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Purina Naturally Complete- would you eat this?

For some reason I was reading the ingredients of dog food, and I was like, wow I'd eat this! Would you?

INGREDIENTS:Whole grain corn, chicken meal, beef, whole wheat, corn gluten meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), soybean meal, brown rice, oat meal, pearled barley, calcium phosphate, animal digest, calcium carbonate, caramel color, salt, potassium chloride, brewers dried yeast, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, copper proteinate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.

Tue. Dec 19, 12:22am

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maybe if I was starving. Actually, there was an article in the paper a few years ago saying that if you were stranded on a desert island with only 1 food and water, what kind of food would you take. The answer is dog food. Any one type of "people food" will overload your system and nothing is as rounded as dog food.

ah, man cannot live but on bread alone.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 7:07 AM

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While it may have all the nutrients, it isn't subject to the same standards of cleanliness in production as human food is. And we all know that human food standards still aren't always good enough.... Seriously, chicken meal? There's no control on this stuff for CJD-type prion diseases, you can be sure it includes all kinds of brain and spinal cord.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 9:27 AM

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yuck :)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 9:46 AM

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I always wished someone would come out with "bachelor chow"- something moderately tasty, easily portioned, and only takes a minute to heat up in the microwave. I mean, I love good food and I love to cook, but there are times when I just want something quick, filling and low-cal.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 10:06 AM

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Actually, I've worked in dog nutrition and these ingredients are horrible. You never want to feed your dog any food with corn or corn meal in it. Dog's digest it like sugar and it can make them extremely hyper and misbehave. its also hard on their bodies :(

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 8:44 AM

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I agree. I would never feed that to a pet. Pets should not be eating wheat or corn, and I don't for that matter either. My house is wheat and corn free- for both me and the cat.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 10:06 AM

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so... no wheat or corn for your pet. what brand of food do you feed them then?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 10:16 AM

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My cat eats Acana dry food, and I try to supplement with barely cooked chicken or beef, but occasionally she gets a can of actrium, which uses rice as a binder instead.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 11:02 AM

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My cat eats Acana too but she doesn't like it as much as her old stuff that had corn in it. =)

My dogs eat Orijin and they love it! Not only is it better for them they don't need as much at each meal because it is more nutritious. This is also weird but their poop doesn't stink as bad on Orijin!

Any dog food with corn or wheat as the first ingredient means it is full of fillers

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 12:20 PM

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I still think dog and cat food out of cans looks more and more like human food! So, why not just feed them table scraps? They make it look very appetizing on commercials! ;)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 6:27 PM

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