Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Mommy told me today the she got The Whole Dog Jornal for this month in the mail. She said this is the one she has been waiting for. Something about approving dog foods. That lead me to think that I should talk about food. I am going to tell you what you want to eat. Lets start off first with what you don't want to eat.

These are things you don't want to see on your ingredientd label;

Meat and poultry by-products
If your food has by-products in it, you aren't getting the best stuff. You want to eat real meat, not feet and beaks.

Added Sweeteners
I know sweet stuff sounds good, and it tastes good too. That is how they coax you into eating nasty food, by adding sweetener.

Artificial Preservatives
BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin are ones you want to look out for. Some of these are toxic and used in pesticides.

Artifical colors
I don't care what color my food is as long as it tastes good. Don't put anything in my food that doesn't have to be there.

It is really hard for us to digest. It's better if there is rice or potatoes instead of corn.

Now that we have gone over what you don't want, let's get to the good stuff.

What you want to see on your ingredientd label;

It is great to see meat at the top of your food list. Real meat, no by-products. If the first ingredient is a protien meal, even better. This means it was weighed after the water was removed. That means more meat in my food.

Whole vegetables, fruits, and grains.
This stuff tastes good and is good for you. Eat your fruits and veggies.

This means they didn't use any chemichals on the food ever. Organic is great.

Next lets name a few great brands you should try.
Taste of the Wild
Solid Gold
Nature's Variety

These are just a few great foods, but hopefully it gives you a place to start if you want to switch kibble. I have eaten each of the brands above and can say they are all delicious. I hope you enjoy your dinner tonight, I know I will.



Abby said...

Hi Tyson! What a great, informative post! My Mama watches what we eat, too. I'm SUPER allergic to some stuff like wheat and beef. It makes my hair all fall out! We eat Natural Balance Fish and Sweet Potato formula. She makes all my snacks out of stuff I'm not allergic to.


Abby, Olivia and Taz

Rushy The Boxer said...

good tip on food. Rush has to be on HA food Hypo Allergenic food we have to get it through our vet.

but since he was jsut diagnosed with cancer we have been looking into new diets. We've heard that the best thing is actually to cook real food rather than buying dry dog food... have you heard this at all?