DOG mean Homecooked, or Premium, right? Don't feed me crap!

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WELCOME TO THE ORIGINAL FOOD GROUP- Karen and I started this group because we each have personal experiences with many of the issues that are commonly discussed on dog forums regarding food, and because these experiences have led us to do extensive research in an attempt to obtain FACT-based knowledge of these issues. There are also many issues we would like to explore. We thought it would be helpful to put all of these questions, information, and feedback into one place where everyone can find it, contribute to it, ask questions, and learn together. -- Lynne

Magic Died in December 2006, just a couple months before the Recalls of 2007 where it was FINALLY admitted to by the Commercial Dog Food Companies. No wrong doing was ever admitted to, but the settlement from the Class Action Lawsuit amounted to $595. That was all Magic's life was worth? 


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Top 10 Reasons to Feed Your Dog Fresh Whole Food by CeliaSue Below are the Top Ten Reasons to Make the Switch for Your Pet: (from Dr. Harvey)... 1. Ability to control the quality of the ingredients 2. Increase longevity 3. Ability to avoid synthetic ingredients 4. Ability to avoid toxicity caused by preservatives 5. Avoid dyes and coloring agents 6. Maintain healthy weight-increase energy 7. Improved skin and coat 8. Avoid allergies 9.Improve dental health 10. Avoid common degenerative diseases (Arthritis, Kidney Disease, Cancer) All of these benefits can be achieved with a minimum of effort and the results are so rewarding. You CAN do this for your dog!



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Current Recall Information

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Say No to Poor Quality Pet Food...even from your vet!

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Sweet Potato Dog Chews

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Study found Dog Foods were Not what they Claimed

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Make your Pet a Healthy Broth to add to your Homecooking or Kibble

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Pet Food Name Games

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Comment by Jeannine, Gamine & Thalie on August 6, 2010 at 2:15pm
Don't know where to put this infos so here it is!

Some new rumors are popping up about another of Big Pet Food purchasing a smaller, known quality pet food brand. While nothing has been confirmed, my guess is that breaking news will be just around the corner. Another trusted quality pet food brand will soon be gobbled up by Big Pet Food. Here's why I believe the rumors.

VPI Pet Insurance lists Top Poisons that send Pets to the Vet
VPI Pet Insurance provides the most common toxins sending pets to the Vet. The following is VPI's claims from 2005 to 2009.

American Animal Hospital Association Nutritional Assessment Guidelines
This is just what educated pet owners need (NOT!), another Veterinary Association supported by Big Pharma and Big Pet Food instructing Veterinarians how to assess nutritional needs of our pets. The following is the highlights of the newly released AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.

Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Truth about Pet Food
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Is your dog or cat eating risk ingredients? Chinese imports? Petsumer Report tells the 'rest of the story' on over 1900 cat foods, dog foods, and pet treats. For each review you'll discover if ingredients are U.S. only or imported, human quality meat or pet grade meat, shelf life, red flag or risk ingredients, and recall history. New reviews added monthly. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
Comment by Sue & the Crew on July 17, 2010 at 1:38pm
Awesome! Will check homecooking for your dogs out.

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on July 17, 2010 at 1:34pm
Sue, there's the Homecooking for your dogs discussion, see above and anything you might put in homecooking can be used as an additive. I really need to find time to update and revamp this group, but most of the info in there should give you a place to start. Thank You for EVERYTHING! PS: Pain in the arse is good!
Comment by Sue & the Crew on July 17, 2010 at 1:22pm
Just joined. Lynne, I am going to be a big pain in the arse, and ask: is there a discussion on what "real" foods can be added to commercial dog food? I feed Acana/Orijen dry dog food and once in a while add a dollop of plain (no sugar or other crap) yogurt and pumpkin on top. I'd like to try adding other "real food" stuff gradually but honestly do not know where to start. What do the girls need some "extra" of? OH, maybe Kong recipes. If you can link me to past discussions, I would appreciate that. If no discussion exists, hey, I'll be more than happy to start one.

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on December 23, 2009 at 7:34pm
Karen, you should start a discussion on this topic so that all the info is in one place and doesn't get buried in time. This is an important topic to explore, further.
Comment by Linda Lynch on December 23, 2009 at 5:55pm
This is truly a grave injustice to pets and their owners
Comment by Linda Lynch on December 23, 2009 at 4:31pm
This is what our little Schnauzer, Peanut, was given many years ago when she was so sick with a variety of ailments. Now I am convinced it was our ignorance and following the vet and their"prescription" dog food. We spent thousands on her care-not that it would have mattered but So glad we have learned more now. We lost her very young-hopefully our present kids will fare better thanks to being informed!!

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on December 23, 2009 at 1:19pm
The cost is relative. You might pay a little more on the front end for a high quality, food or for homecooking. But on the back end, you will pay less in vet bills and medical treatments to "cover" the problem but do nothing to solve it. Purina is pure crap in a bag as are most of the "prescription" foods sold by vets. In the long term, crap diet will cost much more.

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Comment by L.A. Brickner on December 23, 2009 at 11:30am
Karen, You're absolutely right and I should have clarified. When I said "premium kibble", I meant the stuff sold as such at the grocery store, loaded with grain and fillers. I know there's excellent premium foods, even kibble, that contains only quality, non-grain ingredients It's very convenient and you can even find specials online to make it more affordable.
The irony is that so many owner think they're buying a quality food when they spend a few more bucks at the grocery store. It was interesting to see what happened when it hit Coda's system, though.

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Comment by L.A. Brickner on December 23, 2009 at 7:31am
I just saw first-hand what kind of junk typical kibble is. I'm watching a dog for six weeks and the owner feeds premium kibble to her (I think it's Purina). My dog eats no kibble, just real meat with some vegetables, salmon oil and a little sea kelp. I was feeding the dogs and accidentally put some kibble in Coda's bowl -- but I figured a little bit can't hurt, so I mixed it with some of her regular food that was already in the bowl. Ugh, she had diarrhea all day! Not fun on a snow day.
The other difference is the dog breath. Coda has sweet breath; my foster has typical stinky dog breath. I'll never go back to dog food.

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