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Is kibbles and bits bad for your dog?

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JacobsMommy05

Asked by JacobsMommy05 at 2:45 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Pets

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  • no i wouldent think so, just maybe not as healty as purina...
    DeeMarie87

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 2:48 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I agree purina is better. My DH's step dad is a veterinary pharmaceutical salesman and he has always been comfortable with purina.
    SoniaL

    Answer by SoniaL at 2:51 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • My dogs love Kibbles and Bits!!
    Cindy18

    Answer by Cindy18 at 2:56 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • It's full of corn and dyes. Purina is full of corn too. Dogs cant digest corn or absorb any nutrients from it. It's filler. Filler =more poop for less nutrition.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 3:03 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • YES! Anything from Purina, Pedigree, Eukanuba/Iams, Hill's (Science Diet), Ol Roy is unhealthy for dogs. Dogs are carnivores; just look at their teeth! They were meant to eat meat and bones, NOT vegetables. These brands are all full of corn, wheat, soy, byproducts, chemical preservatives, 4D animals (dead, dying, downed, diseased; ie roadkill & sick livestock), and other nasty ingredieants (used resturant grease). Please do some research on high quality dog food brands. Some of them are Wellness, Orijen, Taste of the Wild, Blue Buffalo, and Canidae. Here are some good web sites to get you started: http://www.dogfoodproject.com/, http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/, http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/, and http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/.
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 3:07 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Ecodani is correct. Take the time to look at the ingredients of all the foods on the shelf. You will notice that the majority of them have corn listed as the first ingredient. Ingredients are listed in the order of quantity. Therefore, corn is the highest content. It is a strictly carb diet. There is little protien and nourishment in these foods. You are filling your dog with filler. Period. So, they poop out most of what they ate. It goes straight through them and they get nothing from it. IAMS & Eukanuba are excellent brands. The first ingredient is a protien like lamb or beef. Therefore, you are feeding your dog something he will benefit from. And, amazingly, he/she will poop a lot less since their body is absorbing the nutrition its receiving leading to a healthier dog. The exact same is true for cat food. My dog eats Eukanuba & my cats eat IAMS. This has definitely lessened yard and litter duty.
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 3:11 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Eukanuba & IAMS are protien based foods. They are not made of vegetable and carb fillers.
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 3:13 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Purina, Ol Roy, Kibbles and Bits, Pedigree and any other grocery store brand is disgusting. Its full of corn, dyes, food colouring and other shit.

    Whatever vet pharmaceutical dude says that pedigree is okay is getting a kickback from them...a big one. No intelligent, well schooled vet tech, or anyone associated with animals will recommend those foods.

    Go to www.dogfoodanalysis.com This will help you to find a food that won't break the bank and will keep your dog well fed.
    Acid

    Answer by Acid at 4:20 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • What about Pro Plan selects?
    JacobsMommy05

    Comment by JacobsMommy05 (original poster) at 4:47 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I just looked up the ingrediants to Eukanuba and it has corn meal in the top 5. Is that still ok or not the best?
    JacobsMommy05

    Comment by JacobsMommy05 (original poster) at 4:52 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

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