So you are actually saying fresh meat is a bad thing? Many quality foods have fresh meat listed, including ones you've recommended in the past, so the weight loss during cooking includes them too. And again, the argument against rice/grains? One of your highly recommended foods is Wellness, lets take a look at the ingredients:
Deboned Chicken, Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Rye Flour, Menhaden Fish Meal, Whitefish, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Millet, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Flaxseed, Amaranth, Peas, Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Whole Apples, Whole Blueberries, Whole Clove Garlic, Alfalfa Leaf, Yucca Schidigera, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Inulin, Fructose, Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Beta-Carotene, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate (a chelated source of Zinc), Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate (a chelated source of Copper), Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate ( a chelated source of Manganese), Sodium Selenite, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid.
First ingredient is fresh chicken too, whats the difference? Of the next 7 ingredients, 5 are grains...
Now I'll post my grain argument from the other thread in here:
Ok, as far as the grains go, how do you know for sure that dogs cannot digest grain?? I am not saying I know for a fact that they can digest it, but since you are saying the can't digest it, could you please lead me to some scientific evidence to prove its an indigestible food for dogs. Now, I am far from some naive kid who believes everything I read in advertisements by any means, but I find it a little hard to believe that the hundreds of dog food companies, some highly respected, are either wrong or flat out lying about the fact that its a highly digestible carb source and overall good for the dog.
The whole "in the wild" argument holds no water to anything for me. Same goes with the whole RAW argument. People always pull out the "in the wild" card. What makes you or anyone else think dogs, wolves, lions etc etc in the wild are more healthy and live longer lives?? Are these creatures so intelligent as to know whats best for their health? Do these animals conduct tests and read nutrition books in the wild? Do they discuss their new diets at some Jungle Golds Gym out there in the wild?? Heck if we had the same intelligence level would we eat a well balanced nutritious diet?? I know I'd never stuff broccoli and brussel sproats down my throat. Heck no, I'd just eat cheeseburgers, french fries, pizza and Buffalo wings all the time.
In other worlds, the whole in the wild diet thing is absolutely ludicrous. If you have a child or a puppy are you going to let them eat whatever his natural instincts desire?? The whole in the wild argument is just as ridiculous and is no grounds for proving what is or isnt actually healthy or digestible for an animal.
Now if there is scientiific proof that dogs cannot digest grains, I am all ears and if its there I will humbly bow to the facts, thank you for the info and purchase accordingly
Why would you recommend Wellness, when it has the ingredients you are against in other brands?