One of the most common misconceptions is that all dog food, including most factory organic and nutrient rich foods are good for the consumer and their pet.
For those in Canada, the CBC will be airing a documentary tonight, Pet Food: A Dog's Breakfast. It explores the questionable ingredients in most commercial dog foods and how the regulations governing pet foods are alarmingly weak. It will air at 9:00 PT.
The above was personally driven home with last year's pet food scare which unfortunately, Freedom, my black lab, fell victim to. Thankfully he had a healthy recovery, however, like most, I've been questioning what exactly is in my dog's food.
A few points made in the documentary: If you do a side-by-side comparison, the "premium" brand is no better than the regular brand.
Most veterinarians receive the bulk of their information from pet food companies themselves, therefore, some are not supremely qualified to offer nutritional advice on certain foods.
This documentary and journal entry is a perfect introduction to tomorrow's entry in which I will be posting one of my dog's favorite meal time recipes which are healthy, inexpensive, tasty and you know exactly what's in your dog's food.
In addition to providing your dog with a healthy diet, a daily dog vitamin supplement not only boosts the nutritional value of the dog's food but it also replaces most nutritional content in commercial foods that are often degraded and or lost during food processing.
For those who miss the documentary tonight, CBC will be airing it throughout the weekend.
Love Sheila & Freedom (my black lab)