… here. I am disturbed by the refusal to name names– the brand I use contains rice.
Patrick has commented on dog food with his usual curmudgeonly good sense, but I am beginning to wonder if the more sensible versions of the BARF diet might be a good idea, at least for those of us with bulk sources of cheap meat and veggies locally and enough dogs to make the (large) extra effort worth while. I have nothing against Purina except that it uses corn, and I have an old dachsund with sensitivity to corn. (Well, I’m also pretty down on Big Corn and ethanol and such– see Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma— but that is another story; besides, I doubt Big Chinese Rice is any more environmentally sound).
Patrick? Any thoughts?
You should also check out his comments on fat dogs. Our ancient Moritz Dachs is overweight as she steals from the others and the bird, and doesn’t get the exercise she used to.