FDA grain free dog food alert

Posted by: GLS

FDA grain free dog food alert - 06/30/19 07:58 AM

Just when you think you are doing the right thing for your dogs:
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrit...ree-diet-alert/
Gil
Posted by: 67galaxie

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/01/19 09:21 AM

Mine has responded very well to Victor Performance
Posted by: Tamid

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/01/19 10:35 AM

That's a heads up. I've been using Acana Sport and Agility for my labs for a number of years.
Posted by: Chuck H

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/03/19 12:14 AM

Thanks, I'll forward this link to my veterinarian nutritionist. I think the diet my dog is on may contain the suspect ingredients. Yup. My dog has a nutritionist. LOL.
Posted by: HomelessjOe

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/03/19 06:05 AM

Only in California....

I've avoided the designer dog foods created for yuppies.

I had a buddy that raised racing greyhounds he fed Purina and red meat.
I figure if Purina is good enough for greyhounds it's good enough for a dog I own.
Posted by: Ghostrider

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/03/19 04:33 PM

I have been feeding Purina Pro plan for a number of years with excellent results. Feeding 5 bird dogs they are health and food is very digestible. Waste does not attract a lot of flies.
Posted by: Chuck H

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/03/19 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: [censored]
Only in California....

I've avoided the designer dog foods created for yuppies.

I had a buddy that raised racing greyhounds he fed Purina and red meat.
I figure if Purina is good enough for greyhounds it's good enough for a dog I own.


The dog came to me with a digestive issue. He was on ProPlan Sport and deteriorated last season to where he wouldn't eat and had the runs and was headed downhill fast. I consulted with some of the best vets in the country. I would have consulted with you jOe, if it would have helped the dog from suffering. Over the course of several months and a few of the top vets that didn't get far and numerous foods, I landed with a nutritionist vet that put him on some special probiotics made for people with IBS. She also put him on a Purina Veterinary food that happened to contain some of these ingredients. She stated at the time that the food was unlikely an issue but rather the dog's immune system was deficient and that we'd just put him on that particular food "just in case" and would ween him once he stabilized. Well he's stabilized now. The special probiotics (not just common stuff we were using) turned him around and surely saved his life. It may be time to move him back to ProPlan Sport. But if you're a qualified expert in veterinary nutrition, with your respected reputation here on so many other areas of expertise, I'm open to your qualified counsel on this area, as I'm sure are many others on the world wide web.
Posted by: HomelessjOe

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/03/19 05:33 PM

My only comment to you was a California joke about a dog having a nutritionist

Hate it went over yer head...never claimed to be an X'spurt on anything.
Posted by: Chuck H

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/03/19 05:43 PM

Sounds like you just said a vet that specializes in nutrition goes over the head of people from Tennessee. I don't much care. She saved a great dog's life.
Posted by: HomelessjOe

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/03/19 10:19 PM

What ever you say Chuckie.
Posted by: Chuck H

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/04/19 12:50 AM

As always Frank, your thoughtfulness and consideration is your value.
Posted by: GLS

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/04/19 06:30 AM

The son of lifelong friend who is also now a friend as an adult has an outstanding English Pointer. The EP is now 14. At 8, he was wasting away. Local vets couldn't diagnosis the issue and he was on death's door. Sperm was harvested and stored frozen to preserve the lineage. He was advised by the local vet to take the dog to the UGA vet school where a rare condition preventing the digestion of normal dog food and raw meat was diagnosed and a nutritionist prescribed a food which was rich in amino acids. The diet saved the dog's life. Gil
Posted by: Dave Erickson

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/04/19 07:08 AM

Thanks for the info, Gil.
Posted by: HomelessjOe

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/04/19 07:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Chuck H
As always Frank, your thoughtfulness and consideration is your value.


I bet them California vets will even do face lifts and tummy tucks for a price.
Posted by: King Brown

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/04/19 08:52 AM

Thanks for the alert. Only yesterday another dog food was recommended to me. It's third on the FDA list of suspects.
Posted by: GLS

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/04/19 09:59 AM

The FDA is careful to say that reports might not tell the whole story and is continuing its investigation. I've been a subscriber to dog food alerts
https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall-alerts/
for years and it's worth subscribing to. However, the advisor's list of best dog foods in 2019 includes Blue Buffalo which is in the list of foods giving the FDA concern. Gil
Posted by: Hammergun

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/04/19 11:13 AM

The Pet Food Institute paid for the study. They could have an agenda. I see Blue Buffalo is a member but most of the affected brands are not. Not saying there is nothing to the study or cause for concern. The pet food industry is big business and there is a lot of money at stake.
Posted by: Hammergun

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/04/19 11:39 AM

Double post.
Posted by: Chuck H

Re: FDA grain free dog food alert - 07/05/19 02:12 AM

The pet food industry is like the mafia. They largely govern what can be put on their lables, which can be grossly misleading. For example: "Limited Ingredient" labeled dog food is hardly that at all. In fact, as I was looking for foods that my dog could digest properly, I found Limited Ingredient foods didn't identify all the contents at all. The biggest bully on the block of them is Purina. A lot of people don't like to hear that because Purina is a long established brand in the states. In fact, they have been owned by a foreign company for almost 20 years. From what I can tell, all ingredients in dog foods don't have to be explicitly identified on the label. It's more of a vague reference than identification.