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Dog food

Discussion in 'American Bully Health' started by nico1988, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. nico1988

    nico1988 Little Dog

    whats everyone feeding there pups? i feed mine taste of the wild and have been switching every other day with fish oil and Vitamin c,the more i talk to people ive been hearing alot about black gold any opinons?im trying to figure out if im going to change the food if there is something out there a little cheaper. thanks for the inputs yall
     
  2. kharris

    kharris Little Dog

    I currently feed TOTW pac stream but I'm in the process of getting stuff together to go 100% raw. I'm so excited & I will only be spending about $25 a month to feed 3 dogs. Heck yes!! As for black gold, I personally wouldn't touch it. TOTW is MUCH better PLUS totw is grain free:) I found this on dogfoodadvisor.com for ya about Black Gold....

    The first ingredient in this dog food is meat meal, “the rendered product from mammal tissues, exclusive of blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents except in such amounts as may occur unavoidably in good processing practices”.[SUP]1[/SUP]
    Since in this case the source animal is not known, this meat can come from anywhere. Road kill, dead zoo animals, diseased or dying livestock — even euthanized cats and dogs.
    On the brighter side, however, meat meals are meat concentratesand contain nearly 300% more protein than fresh meat.
    Although this item does contain all the amino acids a dog needs, we do not consider meat meal a quality component.
    The second ingredient is brewers rice. Brewers rice is a cereal grain by-product consisting of the small fragments left over after milling whole rice. Aside from the caloric energy it contains, this item is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.
    By the way, contrary to popular belief, brewers rice has nothing to do with the process of brewing beer.
    The third ingredient is cornmeal, a coarsely ground flour made from dried corn. Corn is an inexpensive and controversial cereal grain of only modest nutritional value to a dog. Corn is also hard for dogs to digest.
    For this reason, we do not consider corn a preferred component in any dog food.
    The fourth ingredient is wheat. Wheat is another cereal grain and subject to the same issues as corn (previously discussed).
    The fifth ingredient is poultry fat. Poultry fat is obtained from rendering, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.
    Poultry fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life.
    However, poultry fat is a relatively generic ingredient and can be considered lower in quality than a similar item from a named source animal (like chicken fat).
    The sixth ingredient is corn gluten meal. Gluten is the rubbery residue remaining once corn has had most of its starchy carbohydrate washed out of it.
    Compared to meat, glutens are inferior grain-based proteins lower in many of the essential amino acids dogs need for life.
    This inexpensive plant-based ingredient can significantly boost thetotal protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.
    The seventh ingredient is chicken by-product meal, a dry rendered product of slaughterhouse waste. It’s made from what’s left of a slaughtered chicken after all the prime cuts have been removed.
    In a nutshell, chicken by-products are those unsavory leftoversusually considered “unfit for human consumption”.
    In addition to organs (the nourishing part), this stuff can contain almost anything — feet, beaks, undeveloped eggs — anything except quality skeletal muscle (real meat).

    IMO, totw is the best food you can get for the cost.
     
  3. Br0nX

    Br0nX Puppy

    Yeah I'm thinking of switching foods. I get 30lb bag of science diet small bites puppy for $17 bucks I got a hook up but, I notice its not that great was thinking of switching to taste of the wild no hookup :-( whats the average price for a 30lbs bag of totw ? How are you getting raw food for just $25 dollars?
     
  4. kharris

    kharris Little Dog

    Science diet is junk too IMO. TOTW is great, especially for the price. It varies a dollar or two here (florida) depending on which kind (pacific stream, prairie, etc) that you get but the pac stream, here, is $45 plus tax for 30 pounds. But it's high quality so you would actually feed them a smaller amount per day. it would last you about twice as long as an equal size bag of science diet or any other lesser quality food. So when you add two bags of SD, that's $34, so for only 10ish more dollars you can significantly increase the quality of their food:) & i live in a small town & our local butcher has been a family friend since before i was born. (I'm 23. lol) He is giving me all of his scraps that i want for free and is going to order the things that i want, and only charge me his cost. i'll have to come off about 250ish dollars for my first order but i calculated it all out by the pounds of food that i will get & by the amount that i will feed per day & it comes out to about $25/$30 a month. Well, minus the cost of the freezer that i had to buy of course, but i got a brand new one for only $200.
     
  5. Br0nX

    Br0nX Puppy

    Yeah thanks for the information I know science diet is junk. I've been doing a lot of reading and research and found that out. They going to change they formula according to http://www.dogfoodproject.com/ . yeah i see the average price for a TOTW 30lbs is $48 bucks any another brands you know that's a fair price and good quality.
     
  6. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Earthborn Holistic I've heard is also comparable in pricing.

    You'll find mixed reviews about TOTW. It was at once point a decent brand but a few months back their manufacturer recalled all of their brands. Many folks won't touch anything made by Diamond anymore. But many others will still feed it. The key is to be an educated consumer and make up your own mind based on the information in front of you.
     
  7. Br0nX

    Br0nX Puppy

  8. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

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