joe: Which Innova dog food formula best for a American Bully?
Im planning on changing my American Bully's dog food to Innova and I just wanted to know if their is a formula difference in between the other Innova dog food products or is it just the same product just different flavors?
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Answer by Julie D.
They're all good, but just have different protein sources. (I wouldn't exactly call that flavors, but rather different formulas) The breed or mix of dog is irrelevant.
Answer by C N
All pet foods typically sold in grocery and big box stores are toxic. For further information, go to the Animal Protection Institute's website and read their investigative report, "What's in your pet's food?" You will be horrified by what you have been feeding your dogs--convinced by the misleading happy TV commercials that you were instead "feeding them the best." You weren’t. You were actually feeding them poison—causing—the heart diseases and cancers your dog suffers later.
Dogs are NOT meant to eat grains. They are biologically unsuitable for them. Do not feed them rice, wheat, pasta, etc. Only feed your dogs healthy manufactured foods first in order for them to receive basic nutrition. Foods like BRAVO and WELLNESS are examples of good foods. Supplement your dog's diet with RAW (NEVER cooked) weight-bearing bones like chicken legs. Serve the raw meat either frozen or thawed. The chewing of the bones are satisfying to dogs, provides additional nutrition AND gains the added benefit of toothbrushing--leaving your dog’s mouth sparkling clean. I've had dogs live to be 18 with teeth as sparkling white as the day they were born because they chewed on raw bones. Cooked bones splinter in the intestinal walls, causing major damage--NEVER feed cooked bones.
Do not be afraid to supplement your dog's diet with foods it likes. The main food on their plates--always--raw meats. Cooked meats as a treat, but, raw delivers maximum nutrients. Give all kinds of veggies, chopped in small pieces. Fruits, too, but, not too much--a dog's digestion cannot tolerate too many fruits at one time. My own dog loves apples.
You'll know that you are feeding your dog well when its breath is so fresh, it can breathe right in your face and you don't notice, it does not pass smelly gas, and, its stools/poo are solid, brown/tan in color and appropriate for your dog's size. Always notice your dog everyday--to acquaint yourself with what is "normal" for your dog. Look at its mouth, ears, nose, teeth--and, yes, its butt. Run your hands over its body. Hence, should something ever become wrong with your dog, you will know immediately that something is “not right.”
In the wild, from which our dogs came, hunters took down prey, and, more often than not, went to the belly first. Instinctively, the hunters knew that the veggie-eating prey ate plant materials--thus, the hunters gained needed nutrition from plant material already digested in the prey's belly.
Feed your dog twice daily rather than once a day. Foods feel good in the belly overnight. Be guided by package directions. But, if your dog appears hungry and is otherwise active, up the quantity. If it is an under-active dog or is gaining weight, you must make adjustments accordingly. Make your own treats by buying beef hearts or livers from your local butcher. Make THIN slices by cutting partially frozen meat (for easier cutting), bake the slices in a 300 oven for 20+ minutes. Allow to cool. Break into smaller pieces. Dogs love such treats. Treats are otherwise overly priced in stores.
Your veterinarian knows about these toxic, garbage pet foods. He likely sells them in his own lobby to supplement his office's profits. But, if he's a good veterinarian, why would he do such a thing? Money. The garbage foods that your dog eats today makes the heart disease and cancers that he profitably treats tomorrow. Do not use any veterinarian that sells these garbage foods. He's not a vet you want for your pet.
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