Page 9 of 16 FirstFirst ... 7891011 ... LastLast
Results 81 to 90 of 156

Thread: Moreton Bay Figs - Bad for Dogs???

  1. #81

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    I'm sorry. I only read one link, and that was an alleged story from USA, I thought.

    That is being based on an 'if' though Jessicat.
    I can respect that Devils_Advocate
    I do see where you're coming from, and perhaps I shouldn't have made such a snap decision..I was just so horrified. If a similar situation arises (which I hope it won't!) I'll make sure to have a calmer reaction.

    I'll always do anything I can to help rescues.

  2. #82
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Near Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    4,215

    Default

    Look...I have my 15 kg dog food and would be happy to give it to rescue organisation. I after all used to feed it to my dogs. I don't think I could get myself to plunk it in the toilet

  3. #83

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Look...I have my 15 kg dog food and would be happy to give it to rescue organisation. I after all used to feed it to my dogs. I don't think I could get myself to plunk it in the toilet
    Good! You're not as impulsive as me!

    In my defense, only the tinned stuff went in the loo...

  4. #84
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Near Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    4,215

  5. #85
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Near Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    4,215

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicat View Post
    Good! You're not as impulsive as me!

    In my defense, only the tinned stuff went in the loo...
    ok

  6. #86
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Devonport, Tasmania
    Posts
    6,675

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicat View Post
    Good! You're not as impulsive as me!

    In my defense, only the tinned stuff went in the loo...
    That's a relief!

    If you do decide to change your dog's diet, once you've chosen a diet and are happy with it, then by all means, please reconsider donating the dry food to your nearest shelter or refuge. It would be very appreciated.

  7. #87

    Default

    Well I did put the bags in the bin, but they're unopened. I can easily take them out and donate to our rescue (where we got James from!)

    Don't worry, there's nothing yucky in the bin so it's quite safe. I'll make sure to cleanse the bags though.

    Thank you for not jumping down my throat...I realize now it was a silly impulse decision.

    And to the OP sorry for hijacking your thread!

  8. #88
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    4,241

    Default

    They. Are. Dogs.
    They don't care what they're eating, you're the one that has a problem with it.
    I personally think spending money on human grade food to give to an animal is ridiculous. Cause they are animals.
    Are there any obvious benefits from feeding a BARF diet over say - Pedigree?
    Education not Legislation

  9. #89
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Near Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    4,215

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    They. Are. Dogs.
    They don't care what they're eating, you're the one that has a problem with it.
    I personally think spending money on human grade food to give to an animal is ridiculous. Cause they are animals.
    Are there any obvious benefits from feeding a BARF diet over say - Pedigree?
    In the wild...what would a dog eat.....kibble or meat/vegies/fruit? I can hear you thinking...they would eat anything if they are hungry, which is probably true. But I will bet my left arm that they would choose a mango over some kibble!!!

    Yes...they ARE "just" dogs...and they might not "care" what we feed them...but I care! I care about the fact that dogs are being pumped with preservatives and synthetic colouring in their foods...I care that Sumo got really sick when he ate that garbage...had splat sh!t every second day...had bleeding bowels...his coat looking dull and lifeless and had extremely bad breath. I can now see he looks healthy, shiny coat and is thriving on fresh human grade food with NO preservatives in it!

    It is your prerogative what you feed MyF, because it is a decision you have to live with. I have to live with my decisions and they are...I will NOT feed them kibble filled with corn and soy which are known factors in causing allergies in dogs...I will NOT feed food that contains ANYTHING called "a number" (preservative or artificial colouring)...I will not feed meat/poultry "by-products"...they could be any bloody thing! What is a "by-product" anyway? If it was GOOD nutritious meat...it would say MEAT!

    If the kibble that is sold is soo bloody fabulous and "adequate" for our dogs...why is it that they have to add extra vitamins/minerals etc to balance it out?!? I'll tell you why...because what they use in that food has little or no nutritional value. It is pumped up with beet pulp (a filler) which will make your dog feel full. It will also make your dog sh!t 3-4 times a dog...leaving huge smelly landmines for you to pick up! What they leave on your lawn is what they can not digest...is what they bodies do not need or do not want!!!

    I will tell you something. I had a chat to my dear vet about foods etc. He said to me...there should be no reason why your dogs couldn't live till they are 20, but due to what we feed them...this is just not the case anymore! He also informed me NEVER to feed pet grade mince due to the excuberant amounts of preservatives in it and said...there are no regulations as to how much preservatives can be used in pet foods...and we gladly give this sh!t to them!

    Anne said...preservatives are not killing our dogs...how do we know? We know they are not good for us, but still think it is ok to pump our pets bodies with them...because they don't "care" what we feed them. More to the point...they don't have a bloody choice, because we are the providers of their foods!

    When I got my dogs...I made several commitments to them and one of them is...feed them good nutritional foods. I was as ignorant as many people and believed the Hills Science Diet and Advance hype. Surely they must be good for your dogs...the vets sell them...right?!? Both these brands are stocked with by-products...corn...beet pulp etc etc! They get 1* in pet food review...it is garbage!

    And we wonder why our pets die prematurely of cancers...they suffer from seizures and other diseases! Maybe...just "maybe" some of the factors are the crap we are feeding them. To be honest...I think feeding them table scraps are better for them than feeding that garbage to them...at least we know...WE were willing to eat the food we are giving them!

    You try and live off McDonalds and Takeaway for a month and lets see how you feel! Then after that...eat healthy for a month...nice fresh foods and come back and tell us if you feel any different!

    There are some fairly good kibbles out there...kibbles that do not have by-products, corn or soy in them. They might be a bit more expensive, but "maybe" they might just save you in vet bills further down the track!

    I would like to have my dogs for longer than 6-8 years and if there are anything I can do about that...then I will!
    Last edited by Cleasanta; 02-25-2010 at 08:11 AM.

  10. #90
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Devonport, Tasmania
    Posts
    6,675

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    They. Are. Dogs.
    They don't care what they're eating, you're the one that has a problem with it.
    I personally think spending money on human grade food to give to an animal is ridiculous. Cause they are animals.
    Are there any obvious benefits from feeding a BARF diet over say - Pedigree?
    I spent a fair portion of my life feeding my dogs dry food Myf, and a portion doing it the other way.

    The benefits I found in every case were much smaller feaces, hardly any smell to them, and they would biodegrade (?) very quickly compared to the other. I found their teeth in far better repair, and their muscle development changed significantly.
    I would have to say though that the biggest difference has always been with ailments or allergies a dog has had, such as skin issues, ear infections and such.
    I have done a lot of research into it over many years, but I guess I have also been guided by the fact that unlike you, most of the vets I have ever met or known have thought like this too.
    I listened and learnt about both sides of feeding, and in the end trial and obvious results is what made me believe highly in a natural diet over a commercial one.
    I think it's also a mind-set thing TBH. I wouldn't want to eat dried bikkies all my life, and I am an animal too. Lol.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •