|Barked: Tue Oct 8, '13 1:39pm PST |
|I am beginning to think that grain free food is not a great idea for Joey, and that perhaps he would do better with something with a little grain instead of all the carbs (peas and whatnot) that is usually in grain-free foods. However, I'm not clear as to whether carbs are bad for dogs, or just that they're hard to digest, and therefore there is little nutritional value to be derived. In other words, does that rice that passes through him simply pass through him and that's the end of it (no ill effects, but no benefits, either) or are there ill effects from feeding, say, 1/5 rice? He may have food allergies, so I started feeding him grain free (currently Wellness Core Ocean kibble, plus about a 1/3 canned fish food, which is not entirely grain-free). While he doesn't have noticeable gas, I sometimes think he gets gassy, or else has a stomach ache, as he gulps more than usual. Sunday he had a really bad "attack" and since then, I've been adding some rice to each meal to try to give him stomach a little calming down.
Another question I have is this: I'm not crazy about the addition of salt to dog food, but other than seeing "salt" in the ingredients list, how can you determine if salt has been added? Is sodium selenite salt, or what is that ingredient?
Some people are concerned with ash content of dog food, but how can you tell what it is? I seldom see ash content listed on dog food labels.
Thanks if you can help me!
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