The Quality of Pet Food Ingredients (Part 1 of 2)

The Quality of Pet Food Ingredients (Part 1 of 2)

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/05/10/my-top-3-pet-food-picks-from-an-upscale-boutique-shop.aspx?x_cid=youtube Proactive veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker visits an upscale pet boutique to evaluate the quality of the different types of pet food. (Part 1)

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25 Comments

  1. yeah I watched the same video. If you watch the video again..keep looking at the bottom center of the screen. You will notice that there is a white body bag which appears to have a dog that is still alive trying to break out of the bag. pretty horrible. I will never go back to kibble and I am very happy that I got to switch to a raw diet when my puppy is still 14 weeks old. I can’t believe dog’s are fed kibble through out their lifetime.

  2. @catloversonly
    My bad! Thanks so much for mentioning that – was an obvious oversight on my part. I will get right on trying to find some of that for our dog 🙂

  3. There are also some good, grain free, dehydrated foods from New Zealand that shouldn’t be overlooked. The thing that i like about dehydrated, raw foods is convenience. If I decide to go camping with my family I can’t take a half of a side of beef with me for several, giant breed dogs. I can package enough food for a week across several backpacks though, and that’s why I do like dehydrated, raw foods. They have their place.

  4. i know i’m not a doctor but still i will give you what little info i know, fish food is very palatable to cats and has strong smell, it can happen that they will become uninterested with less smelly food and therefore become addicted to the fish, the fish can also have fire retardants and other substances that can be too much for the cats metabolism, one shouldn’t feed a lot of fish, mainly poultry which is the less allergenic source of meat, the site catinfo dot org has really good info

  5. @jahill99 I’m not sure if you have already solved the problem or figured out what to do, but it sometimes help if you add canned pumpkin (no added sweetener in there of course) to help with diarrhea. Taste of the Wild also has a puppy formula now.

  6. I think ‘Made in your country’ is a better phrase than ‘Made in USA’ because local is always better, no matter where you live and no matter what animal you are feeding, including yourself. Buying from your own country supports local industry and the food is fresher which is ultimately better for your pet (and for you too!)

  7. Hello!

    I am having a very hard time finding a well balanced food for my 4 & a half year old Golden Retriever puppy. Right now we have her on Taste Of The Wild dry only because it was simply the easiest for us at the time.. It seems to be giving her loose stool. I heard a raw diet isn’t good for puppies.. Any advice out there?

  8. Thank you Dr. Becker! You are helping many innocent pets get their owner’s educated.Good work! And keep it coming, too. Thanks!

  9. @marshaisme in my experience, it’s not a bad thing to do but it’s definitely not the same as can food. And the reason being is by how it’s been cooked. Another thing to consider is if you do poor water into the dry food, make sure you are using a ceramic bowl or a stainless steel bowl. Plastic bowls tend to have pores in them and bacterias can get caught in it and cause problems. But of course make sure you wash the bowls after feeding every time. Hoped that helped

  10. Hi doctor! I have a question! I have a friend that tells me stories about how she feeds her cat human processed tuna (in water). I know cats like fish and all, but I was wondering if that would be healthy for the cat? I also have another question. I read online that feeding your cat boiled carrots, or vegetables (so their soft) is something healthy for them to digest, is that correct??

    thank you!!

  11. making dead pets as ingredient in the dog food is MUCH MUCH SICKER than people who eat dogs and cats in other parts of the world…

  12. Only thing I didn’t like about the video, she stated that when looking for canned food options you are going to find "water sufficient for processing" on the label, when in actuality there are many brands that do not add extra water to their mixes and therefor have more substance to their foods.

  13. My guess is to avoid lawsuits perhaps? Someone in the public eye speaking out on specific brands could be dicey, sadly

  14. The Banana Seal for pet food actually keeps your pets food FRESH right in the bag it comes in – guaranteed! Check it out at SaveTheBananaSeal

  15. Hi Dr.Becker, I enjoyed this video and all of the information you provided about "dog foods". My question is, why didn’t you talk about foods such as Hills, and Royal Canine? Ive looked at many Vet prescribed foods, and they seem to be just as low quality as soon of the foods that you talked about in your video. Vets should be ashamed to be selling a product that will only mask the problem that is affecting the particular dog or cat.

  16. raw food is the best way to go my little jack russell had bad itchy skin it was red she was pulling her fure out all the vet did was give her shots more poison in her body and omega 3 oil to put in her food still nothing did not work i put her on all natural meats chicken beef pork all with the bones also friuts and vege and 5 weeks laters allergies all gone eyes much brighter crystyl clear much better stools no stinky breath i would never go back to comercial dog food its all poison

  17. At the pet boutique I work at, we suggest Ziwi Peak (not dry food, but it’s like been air dried, so the nutrients haven’t been destroyed), or we suggest Orijen or Acana. Orijen and Acana are cooked at a lower temp. so the nutrients aren’t destroyed as much during the cooking process. But we really try to push them towards wet food if they’re not down for raw, though.

  18. First off, Hills pays for the education of most of the vets you have seen their products in (look it up), the vets that did not have their education paid for by hills you see their product in, are taking a huge kickback on recommending their product as a "cure". "Low residue", "Kidney", "Low Sugar (not sure why sugar is in the food to start with)", most, if not ALL hills start with CORN as their main ingredient, find anyone else that says this is important in a dog diet.

  19. The videos you produce are amazing! I’m laser focused on the screen listening to every word because I can tell that your really know what you’re doing. Thanks for all the education. My black lab, Jake, thanks you.

  20. Hi! Have you ever tried intellectus 424 diet (do a google search)? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my sister lost a ton of weight with it.

  21. I love this – finally someone (with impeccable credentials) willing to speak in everyday terms about which pet foods to look at and those to run away from. Of course since I reside in Canada it might have been nice to have been mentioned as a possible source for some of these products as well BUT hey, that’s my problem.

    Thanks Dr. Becker

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