Dog food

@ycanteye (769)
United States
November 4, 2007 2:39pm CST
I was just thinking about all the different kinds of dog foods out now and the way their advertised and all the claims that a dog shouldn't be fed human food. I had a dog who lived to be 14yrs old and was in good health who was fed table scraps quite regularly and we put bacon grease or hamburger grease on his dry food about once a month for his skin and fur which was also quite healthy. We also gave him an egg or two occasionally. He was given regular dog food, didn't have all that fancy stuff back then, and no vitamin supplements like they recommend now. Why all of a sudden do dogs need special food? What are your thoughts on this?
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
4 Nov 07
Yes, I would have to agree, My dogs eat leftovers, I have only probably brought about 2 cans of food in about 6 months, thats all my dogs are fed besides the dry food..My vet said that they are the healthiest looking dogs he has ever seen...
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@ycanteye (769)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Have you told him what you feed them? Just curious about his reaction.
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
5 Nov 07
Yeah.....Mainly meat and vegetables, no poisonous or spicy food though..
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I have a miniature dalmation/pitt bull and I feed her alot of scraps but I also mix in dry dog food as well. She hasn't had any problems in the two years we owned her. I don't feed her any type of bones though unless it is a rawhide bone or a doggy biscuit bone because I once had a cat and a dog die because of bones. Do I think they need speical dog foods? I buy what I can afford but I try to get the one with high protein. Right now I have Purina dog chow and she loves it alot it is a treat for her because she doesn't get it often. I don't feed my dog or cat eggs cooked or raw because I am afraid it will make them sick because of salmonella poisoning. But with the dogs foods being recalled the last few months because of poison you never truly know what your getting when you buy the dog food anyhow so sometimes it is good to stick with foods you make yourself so atleast you know what your dog is getting.
@ycanteye (769)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Sad but true about the dog foods. That recall was scary. Some friends of ours lost a dog because they had given her some of the food that had been recalled. :-(
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