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Re: For serious dog lovers and everyone else!
« Reply #60 on: Aug 06, 2019, 03:53:57 AM »
Do you REALLY know what can make your dog sick or possibly kill them?  :smack:

https://www.aspca.org/news/just-announcing-top-10-toxins-2018   :thumbs:

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Re: For serious dog lovers and everyone else!
« Reply #61 on: Aug 07, 2019, 04:58:50 PM »
I was watching a local TV news station and the person was talking about dog’s and their diet.

I was shocked at what the person was recommending!!  :yikes:

Two things she said is OK for a dog – yogurt and raw carrots.  :shake:

Two human foods you should NOT give a dog!!  :shakehead:

Dogs are lactose intolerant, so any diary can make them sick or give them painful gastritis.  :ack:

Raw carrots are dangerous for a dog.  They cannot easily digest raw vegetables, and in fact don’t really need them in their diet.  Pieces of raw carrots can get stuck in their esophagus and they can choke or get blocked up and become very sick.  :sad2:

My vet has performed two emergency surgeries on dogs that were given raw carrots.  :smack:

If you feel you must give your dog carrots or vegetables, boil or steam them until they are very soft.  :gap:

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Re: For serious dog lovers and everyone else!
« Reply #62 on: Aug 11, 2019, 05:15:36 AM »
As with us humans, DIET and life style is a major factor in maintaining good health, disease prevention and cure in our pets.

If you are interested learning about how the food that your pet eats has the biggest affect on it’s health, happiness, and longer life - please take some time to peruse this site.  It is full of very important facts and information any caring pet owner should know.

https://petnutritionalliance.org/site/about-pna/

This is especially informative about what you are most likely feeding your pet:

https://petnutritionalliance.org/site/pnatool/dare-to-ask-we-did/


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Re: For serious dog lovers and everyone else!
« Reply #63 on: Jan 11, 2020, 03:53:54 AM »
Recently one my fellow avid dog-lovers had to put down one of their 4 very beloved rescue dogs.  The vet could not conclusively determine the cause of ailment that sadly and eventually required the dog being euthanized.  Based upon what they told me, I suspect that diet may be a contributing factor.  Knowing that I am an eccentric animal lover, we had a discussion about the loss of their beloved family member. 

From that discussion I put in black and white some of my thoughts and shared them.

The subject of dog food, nutrition, manufacturing, marketing, regulations, and testing is deep and wide.  There is lots of controversary, deception, misinformation, and lot of just plain male bovine feces promoted and spread by ignorance and greedy profit-focused suppliers.  Like politics and human food, big companies “pay to play”. What does that mean to the average dog owner?  Too many dog owners are clueless, and sadly, many believe what they see in a typical dog food commercial.

The choice of dog food is very critical for the quality health of your pet.  Why?  How many different foods do you feed your dog…. 1 or 2 or maybe 3?  Unlike humans who get to eat all kinds of food as a source of our dietary needs and pleasure, dogs typically are fed one food day after day, week after week.  So that food must to be very high quality, and meet all the needs of that animal’s dietary requirements, including desirable taste and emotional satisfaction.  By the way, how many of you have tasted your dog’s dog food?

A small percentage of us will take time to research and educate ourselves.  The problem is who and what do you believe, and how does a dog owner sift through the Bravo Sierra to get to the facts and the truth?  You have to spend some time doing serious research and educate yourself. 

Dog food is one of the most common causes of illness and health issues.  It doesn’t matter if the dog lives in Nicaragua or California – their digestive systems are the same.

Like our human medical doctors, it is disturbing, to say the least, that most veterinarians rarely discuss DIET or food when diagnosing a problem.  Prescribing a supplement, a drug, or some medical procedure is usually the first recommended treatment. When a food sensitivity or food allergy is actually suspected, then they suggest their favorite brand of prescription dog food – and usually the most expensive dog food available.

A dog’s digestive system has a high level of hydrochloric acid to break down proteins – way more than humans.  Dogs do not have the enzymes to break down vegetables – like humans.   So feeding a dog a vegetarian diet is not healthy and can be very dangerous.  Giving a dog cooked carrots or other vegetables as a treat once in a while may not cause digestive issues.  ANY vegetable should be cooked and NOT raw.  Vegetables should not be a main part of a healthy diet for dogs. Dogs need protein, specific vitamins and minerals, and clean water.

Dogs do not digest fats, sugar, sodium, or carbohydrates well.  The fat content in a typical Thanksgiving turkey is enough to cause mild to deadly pancreatitis in a dog.  A hot dog is NOT a healthy treat.  Feeding a dog human food from your plate is dumb and dangerous.  Fat content in dog food should be carefully monitored.  Ingredient labels on dog food is deceptive.  Almost all dog food ingredients list “minimum” content and NOT maximum content.  Maximum content is critical to know when monitoring a specific food related health issue.  Generally speaking, dogs are lactose (milk sugar) intolerant and should not be fed any dairy products, including cheese.  If a very small amount of cheese is given as a treat once in awhile, cheddar is lower in lactose.  Longer aged cheese is lower in lactose.
 
Red colored dog food contains chemicals that are carcinogenic.  Corn in dog food can be very high in aflatoxins or mycotoxins that can liver damage or kill the dog.  Kibble is a common staple for dogs.  When kibble is made it is super heated and produces toxic chemicals.  Feeding dogs raw food or human food is just asking for a major issue that could cost you huge vet bills and worse your beloved pet’s life.

A high quality dog food is no more expensive than cheap crap that can produce unhealthy and serious side effects and very costly vet bills!  Buy and feed your dog the best dog food you can buy. 

There are lots of Dr. Google sites to check out.  Not all provide the truth and the facts.  As a pet owner YOU are responsible for the healthy life of that animal.  Please spend some time to research, read, and educate yourself and family members and make your own decisions on the facts and truth.

https://www.petsafe.net/learn/pet-food-the-good-the-bad-and-the-healthy

https://www.petfoodindustry.com/blogs/10-debunking-pet-food-myths-and-misconceptions/post/8190-pet-nutrition-alliance-provides-false-sense-of-security

https://petnutritionalliance.org/

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/
 https://www.chewy.com/

NOTE:  The subject of preventive medication and drugs typically prescribed and administered by vets like heartworm medication and vaccines is a whole other topic for discussion and concern.

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Re: For serious dog lovers and everyone else!
« Reply #64 on: Jan 11, 2020, 05:58:26 AM »
Gnarls, I hate to hear that your friends lost one. I was raised with dogs. We had working dogs and pets. As an adult I carry on the tradition of hunting with dogs and having pets as well. I feed then calu pak purple bag. They all like it, it keeps them full of energy and healthy weighted. My deer dogs may run 50-60 miles in a day and they keep a great figure on the purple bag. I am no nutritionist but I do pay attention to their stool and keep notice of anything that changes in their appearance and attitudes.
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Re: For serious dog lovers and everyone else!
« Reply #65 on: Jan 11, 2020, 03:22:01 PM »
Gnarls, I hate to hear that your friends lost one. I was raised with dogs. We had working dogs and pets. As an adult I carry on the tradition of hunting with dogs and having pets as well. I feed then calu pak purple bag. They all like it, it keeps them full of energy and healthy weighted. My deer dogs may run 50-60 miles in a day and they keep a great figure on the purple bag. I am no nutritionist but I do pay attention to their stool and keep notice of anything that changes in their appearance and attitudes.

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Thank you.  You are most likely in a minority as a dog lover.  :beerchug:

 Caru is a very high quality food!  :thumbs:

Yes.. checking poop can very often give you clues about what’s going on with a dog’s digestive system.  :gap:

As you said, observing and analyzing your dog’s behavior will tell you a lot of information about what’s going in their head and their body.  :yesnod:

Dog’s ancestral wolf DNA makes them intrinsically try to hide or suppress showing illness, injuries, or pain.  In the wild, showing injury or sickness would signal a predator of their weakness and would then become prey.  I can tell immediately when one of my dogs is in pain or feeling sick by their body movements and facial expression. :greengrin:

Gnarls.  :thumbsup:
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