I feed my dogs this food
My dogs love fromm. They never had any recalls so I feel safe feeding them this food.
As for not giving him dry food, I think it depends on the cat. My friend has three cats, two of whom are male, and she feeds the primarily dry food with no problems.
You need to do what's best for your pet. Changing foods can cause a whole host of other problems. If he or she is fine with what his or her food, I don't see the need for changing it and possibly upsetting the pet.
My (male) cats are on dry food only. I know that wet food is better for them and I tried to switch them when I first got them but, for god knows what reason, it made Rosie much more hysterical (wandering around the food bowls crying all the time). I couldn't tell if he was hungry or what. I increased them from 1/2 can twice a day to 3/4 and he was still hysterical so I started giving him half a can of wet food and sticking it on top of a bit of dry food. And he started eating the dry food out from under the wet food.
So I gave up.
My cat goes a little nuts after meals now. He runs around all hyper and meows and meows. (For him, it's more like loud meow-croaking. ) I just looked this up and apparently it means he's happy. : Beforehand, he was always lazy and since he's a big lazy cat, a bit of hyperactivity isn't bad for him.
But he definitely prefers the chicken mixture over ANYTHING now. Sometimes when I run out and don't have time to make a new batch right away, I'll give him some canned wet food and at times even watered-down dry food and he just looks at me like, "WTF lady?"
I remember one time we tried giving him ground chicken that was supposed to be pet food, at least according to Whole Foods. The label said, "Not suitable for human consumption." I put some into the bowl, he sniffed, then looked at me like, "Excuse me, this isn't suitable for Mickey consumption either!"
He is one spoiled cat.
My dog gets hyper after he eats too. He want's to play, non-stop. We call it his witching hours.
Iams was among the food that was recalled last year that was being in China and killing the cats and dogs.
I would never feed Iams to my dog.
I have never read any recalls or anything bad Kibbles and Bits so far so I may stick to it for now. They don't have a Senior type thought and my baby will be 10 in July.
My vet says it doesn't matter, but, this is the same vet who just shook her head and shrugged when I ask her what is best to feed my dog so, don't know if I trust her.
Is it really best to feed a older dog Senior food, or does it matter?
I think the big thing alot of senior foods have is added glucosmine, msm or other joint supplements. I give my 8 and 2 year old dogs the same food, and I just add Bio Joint powder myself to the older ones food.
You could also try one of those fountains. I've had cats that would only drink moving water. But at a minimum, a static bowl of water should be changed daily.
Only ice is cooler than Daisuke. ~ IceAlisa after the 2012 WTT men's event.
We fed our dog Iams for years, but recently had to switch to Hill's Prescription Diet due to his increasingly sensitive GI tract. He gets canned and dry food mixed together, moistened with some chicken stock. He also gets a glucosamine supplement and is in pretty good shape. My mom refuses to use Rimadyl after it killed our first dog. The vet insisted it would help with arthritis, and instead his liver failed. There was a news release a couple of years later that confirmed Rimadyl had that little side effect.
I'm glad we switched though, especially after reading about the controversies surrounding Iams and their terrible treatment of animals. I saw a video somewhere too, but I had to stop watching after 15 seconds because I was on the verge of tears. I can't stand animal cruelty.
I definitely change the water out more often, but I also don't put too much water in anymore, cause it isn't gonna get drank anyway.
I give them canned food periodically as a treat. Callie loves it but Leo acts like he is afraid of it. So Callie eats her, and then eats his. And I end up giving Leo a bit of dry food since I feel sorry for him. Leo also does not eat any of the treats I give them occasionally. Callie will eat the treats out of my hand. Silly boy, Leo. Fortunately he does drink water, and he needs to lose weight anyway.
not for the same reason but another brand in a limited recall:
Nestlé Purina Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Only cans with the following “Best By” date and production code shown are included in this voluntary recall:
Purina Veterinary Diets® OM
(Overweight Management) Feline Formula
“Best By” Date & Production Code*
JUN 2013 11721159
Can UPC Code
38100 - 13810
*“Best By” Date and Production Code are found on the bottom of the can.
Cats fed this affected lot exclusively for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling and seizures. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.
This product was distributed to veterinary clinics between June, 2011 and May, 2012 throughout the U.S. and Canada. The product is not sold in retail stores.
No additional Purina cat or dog products are involved in this voluntary recall. No other Purina Veterinary Diets® products are involved, and only Purina Veterinary Diets® OM canned cat food which match the “Best By” dates and production code above are included in this recall.
My old girl loved those chicken wrapped sweet potato treats. I bought them for her for at least a year before I realized they were made in China & stopped buying them. They have them at our local pet store made in the USA but they cost twice as much so she only gets some once in awhile now. Same for the chicken jerky. It's less expensive to buy a pack of the organic chicken at the grocery & cook it for all the pets than one bag of the chicken jerky.
My oldest dog has been eating the Blue Buffalo for years. Still not tired of it & she always has a nice coat & plenty of energy. I've been checking out that Blue Buffalo cat litter (eco-friendly made from walnuts??) but it costs even more than the World's Best Cat Litter (corn), so I can't bring myself to splurge on it quite yet.
Only ice is cooler than Daisuke. ~ IceAlisa after the 2012 WTT men's event.
May 18, 2012
Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula samples, 6 pound and 18 pound bag sizes, manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011, have been added to the limited voluntary recall, due to potential exposure to Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported.
The product was distributed in the following states, further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred:
· South Dakota
Production Code & Best Before Dates:
DSL0801, 27-Sept- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Sept. 27, 2011)
DSL0801, 18-Oct- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 18, 2011)
Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 6pm EST.
Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may have caused pet owners and their pets.
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