since there have been so many recalls on pet foods what do you feed your pets?

@sandie61 (2359)
United States
April 1, 2007 12:18am CST
we have been giving ours more people food then usual. I know that is not good either. but how can you be sure that its ok to feed our pets pet food so soon after the recalls?
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• United States
1 Apr 07
I have been feeding my kitty The whiskas pouches because they weren't on the list. It's hard to know what to do. I was gonna switch to organic pet foods becasue there has been a huge increase in their sales since the pet food recall BUT they had another article on organic pet foods and they said these organic pet foods still have the wheat glutin in them which is where the chemical was found in the non orgainics. It's pretty bad that you gotta worry about how to feed your animals!
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
1 Apr 07
it sure is terrible for our furry friends. the bad thing is they seem to keep adding to the pet recall list. so now we do not know what to feed them. other then people food.
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• United States
1 Apr 07
Tell me about it! i't terrible. I have been watching my moose very closely and so far he seems to be just fine and for the pet industry's sake,it better stay that way or I'll sic a lawyer so fast on them it would make their head spin
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@natrlvr2 (384)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I feed my cats,Hill's Prescription Diet Z/D(dry) amd Fancy Feast (canned).My dogs eat different kinds,they get bored with the same kind every time.I do know I do not feed them anything on the recall list.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
1 Apr 07
the thing about that is they keep adding to the recall. since yesterday they now have recalled some alpo dog foods and a prescription cat food. it has to do with the wheat gluten in the foods. I guess they all contain some kind of wheat.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 07
i love my dogs!!! so, definitely i give them a costly dog food. in this way, i no longer worry about other food supplements to feed them like vitamins. so, the premium choice petfood will give them everything their daily needs of vitamins and minerals. However, they too experience taste fatigue so, i do alternate them with other foods such as red meat and liver but never those food that contain allergins such as shrimps and chicken. Chocolates are bad for Dogs so i prefer Milk for their snacks.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
1 Apr 07
thanks for responding and welcome to mylot. chocolate is definitely a no no for dogs. its like poison to them. I am a little leary of buying premium pet food because of the recalls with the pet food.
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@nietske (199)
• Belgium
1 Apr 07
My dog gets a special type of food. He's highly allergic to meat and we need to feed him with dry food on the basis of fish and patatos. My vetrenarian recommends patatos and fish as a treat. If you want to treat your dog fish might be a solution that's not harmful.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
1 Apr 07
thanks. now I know it is ok to give them fish and potatoes.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 07
for my dogs, i gave them alternate foods,dry dog foods, vegetables, pork liver, ground pork and bones or left overs from our meals. there are times when they loose appetite on dog foods, that's why i have to alternate their meals. for the bones, i won't allow chicken bones, itchy type of fishbones and some seafoods like shrimp,squid,lobster,crabs, etc. because it will really damage there fur, even suffer hairloss and allergies on their skin.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
1 Apr 07
thanks for your response. we don`t give our dogs meat bones. I guess we do have to give them people food more now since so many are recalled.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I've been worried now because it seems everyday on the news it's more brands, and now dogs and cats. I can remember several months back my cat getting sick everytime I fed him his dry food. It was a walmart brand. I thought maybe b/c he was getting older and needed better food, I started buying him the good purina stuff. He is doing ok on that. My daughter's poodle eats Beneful (sp) but used to eat the special food from the vets, but that's not safe either. I don't know what we will end up doing, maybe making our own.
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
1 Apr 07
it does seem to be more and more different brands adding to the recall. that is why I`m not comfortable buying any. I`m glad your kitty is doing better on the good purina brand.
@ma_belle (1357)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I actually adopted my dog on the day the recall came out. I have been feeding her dry food and a little bit of wet canned food from brands that have not been affected, such as Whole foods and Old Mother Hubbard. I also have been vigiliant with checking the lists and staying knowledgable on the subject. This whole recall has messed up the industry and I think alot of customers' trust has been lost.