Hi all, been a while
After reading a thread on Black Hawk food I decided to do some research on different brands of food and quality because I just can't afford Black Hawk or any of the others that seemed to be of a similar quality. What I've found has horrified me.
For starters, I came across an American vet site that listed 5 foods as toxic to dogs - grapes, raisins, chocolate (more specifically the caffeine in cocoa), onions, and GARLIC. I was aware of the others, but I had not heard that garlic was on that list, although being in the onion family it shouldn't be surprising. In fact, I've heard garlic recommended for various canine complaints over the years.
So now back to my commercial dogfood research - do you know how many (and plenty of 'good' brands too) list garlic as an ingredient? What the hell??? Both in dry and canned food. My dogs aren't on canned food, but they do get kibble, and I just can't find one that I'm happy with that I can afford. They're on supercoat atm which I'm not particularly happy with but seems to be one of the better ones in it's price range (and yes, it has garlic powder in the ingredients list). Ha, I even thought about making my own, but I would have to chain myself to the oven all day to make enough for one days feed
I would love to hear some opinions, and any knowledge people may have about toxic foods - I just read in another thread that avocados 'can' be toxic to dogs. Anyone know how or why? This is a minefield - all I want to do is feed my dogs decent quality food, you wouldn't think it would be that hard....