Dog Food

@DJ9020 (1596)
United States
March 15, 2007 3:58am CST
Do you feed your dog 'premium' dog food, or just get it at the grocery store? Is there really a difference?
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@vogelvrij (196)
• Netherlands
29 Mar 07
I dont have a dog, but I have 4 cats (and 4 goldfish) but I think what goes up about the food for cats does the same for food for dogs. If you buy not premium food but just some food at the grocery store there is too much salt in it. And the quality of the products being used in it, are less. But the main problem is the salt it contains. The more salt there is in the food it might taste good for the dogs and cats, but it will raise their bloodpressure and that can cause kidney problems when the are older. I always buy food at the petshop for our cats. Not the grocery stuff. Although I tried once a can of very very cheap catfood at a discountstore, it was about E 0.20, and they loved it. But thats too salty. Take good care of the health of your pets!
@Galena (9124)
30 Mar 07
you can't really rely on price as a guideline though. for example, I will never ever feed Pedigree to any dog of mine, as I think what's in it is appalling. there's a cheap tinned dog food called Chappie, which is much better quality than Pedigree. read the ingredients, not the adverts.
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Its funny, but I read the ingredients for people food, and check the salt content, but never thought to do that for my dogs' food. Good advice!
@Galena (9124)
15 Mar 07
a lot of the dog foods that are portrayed as being high quality contain some very nasty chemicals that I wouldn't feed my dogs if you paid me to. I give my Dogs Burns dog food, which is very natural and contains no nasty chemicals. since they've been eating it, their poos have been healthier and their coats are very very shiny
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
3 Sep 07
I hadn't heard of that brand.
• Canada
16 Nov 07
I haven't heard of that brand of dog food either! We give our shihtzu Katie Purina Dog Chow! The vet said it's working great and she is really healthy when she got her shots 2 weeks ago.
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I think that there is a difference. Some of the cheaper foods are made with less than quality ingredients. Although, you can read the contents and compare. I have found that some dog foods are made by the same company, just under different names and the prices are dramatically different.
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
17 Oct 07
And I'm never really sure what some of the ingredients mean, anyway.
@ma_belle (1358)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I get a natural brand of dog food for my dog which would be considered 'premium'. I have tried the cheap stuff but I feel that my dog digests the premium stuff better and she doesn't have yucky gas like she did with the cheap stuff.
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
5 Sep 07
We don't seem to have a gas problem, but their breath is awful! Of course, they're due for a teeth cleaning, too.
@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
3 Sep 07
My dog is very picky eaters, it does not eat any vegetables or any brand of pet food, it only Raw Meat, regardless of what meat, as long as the meat is eaten it. I have heard that the Food very nutritious, how can I fed the dogs eat?
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I think dogs need more than just meat, you might try mixing the meat with other ingredients. If you mix it up well enough they will have to eat the rest.
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Good Morning! I honestly don't know if there is a difference in "premium" dog food or not, but we buy our dog food from the local co-op. We get him a big bag of their store brand and he loves it! He is very healthy and gets a good checkup at the vet every year. Have a great day! SheliaLee
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
3 Sep 07
I guess if he's healthy that's the most important thing.
@sanjude (254)
• India
15 Mar 07
i think pedigree is the best food for dogs!!!!!! what do u think of it!!!!!
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@Galena (9124)
15 Mar 07
I wouldn't give it to my dogs if you paid me. have you read the ingredients list? I feed my dogs Burns, which is very natural, and contains none of the chemicals that are in most things people think are okay to feed to dogs.
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