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Old 07-19-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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Nutro Pet Food

I do not know if I have already choosen this product before as I am still in the process of choosing a brand of wet food for my Rottie. At the moment he only eat wet food if I put sharp cheddar cheese with it or when he is really hungry. Otherwise, he'd go for his dry food (Beneful) which he had choosen (through trial and error)...

But thanks for the warning...
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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Cooper's Mom, my vet says it is okay to only feed dry food as long as you keep the water bowl filled. Our 5 yr old german shepard/border collie mix has never had a can of wet food and is very healthy. If you want to add moisture to the dry, try a can of green beans or carrots. This will add bulk and moisture and flavor without calories. My vet also recommended to stay away from store brand dog foods.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:25 AM   #4
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LadyCook, thanks for the info. Fortunately, I don't use this either. Beneful and Moist & Meaty for my guy.

Those nightmare stories are heartbreaking.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:20 PM   #5
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Thank you for your reply, Jabbur...I have been raised around dogs almost all my life and we give both wet and dry food. We take care of our next door neighbour's dogs some weekends and they also give just dry food. Hannah was once on a diet so we were instructed to give her 1/3rd of a can of green beans. She is a German Shepherd...

We once tried to give Cooper raw carrots to chew instead of his toys and our vet said, it is not too bad to give him that as a replacement but when we did, that two days was hell for him as he was blocked. Hence we gave up on carrots.

I will put green beans on my shopping list if only to try...This silly dog has a stupid habit of leaving his breakfast for lunch and his dinner for breakfast unless otherwise he likes what's in it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:52 PM   #6
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In case there are some who are interested in seeing what the latest recall list, this link will take you to FDA's site. The spreadsheet has some good information (and you'll see a trend as to which manufacturers had the most recalls).

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/petfoodrecall/
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:21 PM   #7
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Thanks Ladycook!

My dogs have eaten Nutro for 10 years at least. Now the beagle has prescription food but the wiener dog still eats Nutro. I recently got a huge sample of Science Diet, so he'll be eating that for the forseeable future.

But you have to wonder about some of those people. One still fed the dog the food even after describing it as looking like it was covered with tiny white bugs?

My dogs eat dry food only now. Sometimes they get some wet (just a taste) , but I stopped buying it during the dog food scare.

Even Opal the greyhound with no teeth ate dry food.

They love carrots. And toaster waffles.
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Our dogs eat California Natural dry food. Always have. No wet food, per se. Once a day they get Nupro joint supliment with vitamins. At 5 years, thye are healthy active and have shiny coats.
They do get some fresh fruits and vegetables. Carrots, cuke ends, lettuice and some green pepper as I clean and prep fruits and veggies for us. No scraps or anything we would not eat.
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Jeez, this is scary. My 2 dogs eat Nutro's small bites lamb & rice (dry chow, just like the kind mentioned in the article). I'm not sure what to do, but they'll be going off Nutro this week, as soon as I find a good safe substitute.
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Thanks for the heads up. My dogs have been off Nutro for quite awhile now, mostly because when I switched to a diet food I went with a friend's recommendation and tried Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul (though I hate the brand name!).

Up until now I had nothing against Nutro, but the company's behavior as reported in that article is abhorrent. I'm going to start spreading the word to avoid their products.
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