Cheap dog food is not food
The other day I helped a lady put a 40 lb bag of Value Corner brand dog food in her car.
I read the label and it had bone meal and ground corn as the first ingredients.
I told her it is not her fault, but the cheap foods have things in them that do not feed or nourish the dog. It is like us eating cardboard every day. They get full but their bodies are starving all of the time. She said she will have to rethink that food.
Years ago I attended a class on dog nutrition and so many cheap foods make a dog sick over time and lead to diseases. I fed my dog Iams and she started throwing up yellow foam.
It had Ethoxyquin as a preservative, which is a substance used in rubber tires. When I switched her to a food preserved with vitamin E and C, she did not throw up any more.
Also meat by-products can be made with diseased animal waste, road kill and even euthanized pets from shelters, and full of chemicals, hormones, steroids, bacteria, etc. Not anything that feeds a dog or promotes health. Over time, the dog may even gain weight because they are so hungry for food they eat too much, while their bodies are being used as a processing plant for ingredients that are just eliminated later. Millions of dogs are starving for real food and are fed cheap, unhealthy foods.
Please read the labels, and look up the 7 worst dog foods … you will be stunned, but you will know if your dog is eating food that is feeding him or making him or her sick.
There are good foods, you just have to read the labels and learn what foods are beneficial.
~Marie Whitmarsh Walsenburg, CO