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"Quality" Pet Food Makers -- Who are they really?

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1C5 wrote:
Jul 26th, 2018 10:47 pm
I'm a little concerned about the possible links to heart disease and grain free food in the articles I have been reading. I'm currently feeding my lab Orijen Original. Can someone suggest the highest quality grain included food I can try?
I was going to try the Kirkland but on page one it says stay away from it. That post is years old though, not sure if it has improved since then.
I read the article. I going to try PC food. It gets decent reviews.
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Labrie wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 2:30 pm
I've never put much stake into pet foods (been years since owning a pet) but we recently got a Siberian husky pup and have been trying to solve the issue of "soft stools" for almost 3 weeks now. After being to the vet a couple times for vaccinations and deworming and a couple different "quality" puppy foods they recommended, the issue was still not fixed. Huskies are known for having sensitive stomachs but the vet keeps insisting grains are great for all dogs and saying he probably has a parasite, however there's no other symptoms of infection.

I finally had enough and decided to try a more "natural" approach after doing lots of research. He's now been on a rotation of canned salmon, cooked ground turkey, potatoes, carrots and pumpkin all mixed with a little Orijen kibble and literally overnight his stools are now perfect. He only goes 2-3 times a day as opposed to 5-6 and just over all seems happier.

My point being, don't put all your faith into these big pet food brands and their marketing. A lot of them contain fillers and lots of grains which aren't necessarily good but they're cheap. You can get quality food for your pet when you do your own grocery shopping without breaking the bank.
I know this is an old post, but did your husky's gastro issues subside? I have a husky 1 yr old and she's very sensitive. Gets soft stools easily. No parasites. My previous huskies all had excellent healthy stools and they were on so-called garbage foods like Purina 1. Now that i'm older and run my own household, i feed my current husky the Blue Buffalo brand of kibble. She craps alot and will have soft stools if something else is introduced. I've been thinking of going back and giving Purina One a try.
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andyabcd wrote:
Jul 30th, 2018 1:47 pm
I know this is an old post, but did your husky's gastro issues subside? I have a husky 1 yr old and she's very sensitive. Gets soft stools easily. No parasites. My previous huskies all had excellent healthy stools and they were on so-called garbage foods like Purina 1. Now that i'm older and run my own household, i feed my current husky the Blue Buffalo brand of kibble. She craps alot and will have soft stools if something else is introduced. I've been thinking of going back and giving Purina One a try.
He is doing great now. We went with a raw diet for a few months and things got better pretty quick. We hit another snag when we ordered our second batch as my wife wanted tripe in it ( as it’s supposed to be excellent for dogs) but he hated it. We have been using Fromm kibble for awhile now and he likes it and we throw in some cooked meat of whatever we are having for dinner. He’s 20 months now and loving life.
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