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Old 10-24-2008, 10:30 PM
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Ole Roy Wal-Mart dog food

I was told that this food was bad for your dog,Is this true?
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:08 PM
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Wow, my family has been feeding our dogs Ole Roy from our local
Walmart for like...ever! I never heard once of it being bad in anyway.

What is so bad about it I wonder....
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I was told by my vet, that it was bad. After my dog was having allergic reactions to it. Her lips, gums, anas, even between her toes were bright pinkish red. And she was really fatigue. She just layed around, uncomman for a wolf hybrid!
We now feed out dogs beneful. Its still cheap like 20+.

BUT If you buy in bulk form back to basics dog food, its like the best kind out there and it would save you tons of money! Most of the breeders order from there. Im going to since my rottie is going through the food like its well we have to buy 150 lbs a month!
Ill try and find the web site they also have cat food.
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Ok here it is
All Natural Human Grade Holistic Dog and Cat Food - Back to Basics
OH they even have free shipping!
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:33 PM
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yes it is quite bad for your dog.

Here are the ingredients and below I'm going to tear through the ingredients:
Ground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground whole wheat, corn syrup, poultry fat, Meat and bone meal (Animal Fat Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid), Chicken by-product Meal, Rice, Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin D and E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulafate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Meadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex Source of Vitamin K, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid

Ground yellow corn: First thing on the list...meaning 50% if not more of the dog food is CORN. Corn is a grain...and I highly doubt they use human grade quality grain. If it isn't human grade quality, it CAN be old, moldy corn that is no longer fit for humans.

Soybean meal: Soy is another grain...defiantely not something you want in a dog food. Since dogs are carnivores mainly, and soy is a meat alternative, it's not the best choice.

Ground Whole Wheat: Another grain...so far the first three ingrediants are grains. Grains are the LEADING cause of allergies in dogs. And Wheat is the MAIN grain that causes allergies

Poultry Fat: What type of poultry? No this is NOT mean chicken. It COULD be chicken, but doesn't have to be. It means "bird".....crow, hawk, rooster, blue jay, whatever. Sadly, yes I am not lying

Meat and bone meal: Ummm...MYSTERTY MEAT! When it does not list what type of meat it can mean ANYTHING. It could be beef, chicken, venison, duck, pork, bear, rabbit, ANY type of mammal....and no it doesn't mean freshly killed animals either. They could be dead for a while

Chicken by-product meal: This is every part of the chicken NOT intended for consumption. Beak, claws, feet, wings, feathers, etc. This is something you NEVER want to see in a dog food. (along with the above ingrediants)

Rice: Not a bad ingrediant as long as it's good quality. It IS a grain, but not one that dogs are normally allergic to.

Animal Digest: What type of animal? Again....mystery meat (see Meat and Bone Meal)

Then the rest are vitamins and minerals.

So, in a nut shell...Ol' Roy has EVERY type of grain there is, by-products, unknown meat, and Soy.


It's definately one of the cheapest Dog Food brands...only about $1 per pound...but "normally" in dog food, you pay for what you get....but really today it's not true. I've seen $38 Nutro Bags (40 pounds) and I can get a 35 pound bag of better quality dog foor for $32-35.

Some good dog foods are:
  • chicken soup for the dogs soul
  • nature's variety
  • Canidea
  • solid gold
  • timberwolf
  • wellness
  • orijen
  • country naturals (made in NY)
Those are GREAT dog foods...all are human grade indregiants and no questionable indregiants.
There are no artifical perservatices...so it only lasts 4-6 weeks once opened (unless you keep HALF of it...or more...in an air tight container and NOT open it.........or freeze it).
So if you have a small 8 pound dog, you'll need to get the 5 pound bag or else he won't be getting all the right nutrience.


Also another nice thing about the above, is that there will be less stool when compaired to Ol' Roy



Hope that clears up some stuff....any questions, feel free to private message me

(Also, sorry it's long...I warned you all...and Mike...that I was a dog food freak)
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Ok here it is
All Natural Human Grade Holistic Dog and Cat Food - Back to Basics
OH they even have free shipping!
(sorry Mike for the double post)
BtB is a fairly decent qualty food, but not the best.

Dog Foods:
Low Qualities:
  • Science Diet
  • Eukanuba (spelled wrong)
  • Iams
  • Sensible Choice
  • Royal Canin
  • Fromm
  • Back to Basics (this is close to being medium quality)
Medium Quality
  • By Nature
  • Nutro
  • Pro-Pac
  • Eagle Pack
  • Diamond
High Quality
  • Innova
  • Nature's Variety
  • Canidae
  • Timberwolf
  • Solid Gold
  • Wellness
  • Merrick
  • Chicken Soup for the Dogs Soul
  • Orijen
  • Country Naturals
Read the ingredients...see what's in the dog food....ask questions and learn what each ingredient means and if it's good or bad.
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High Quality[list][*]Innova[*]Nature's Variety[*]Canidae[*]Timberwolf[*]Solid Gold[*]Wellness[*]Merrick[*]Chicken Soup for the Dogs Soul[*]Orijen[*]Country Naturals
Don't forget about Taste of the Wild.
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yeah, thanks forgot that one. I was going through all the dog foods that the pet store that I work at carries...and we normally keep all the high quality foods together.....but we had to move Taste of the Wild to make room for the new Wellness (Large Breed Adult and Puppy...then small breed adult and puppy) so we had to move then elsewhere)...so I always forget them
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Hey Sonny, do you know anything about Blue Buffalo? Our TSC store carries it which is closer than the store I get the TOTW from. I was thinking of switching if it's as good (or better) than the TOTW.
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Hey Sonny, do you know anything about Blue Buffalo? Our TSC store carries it which is closer than the store I get the TOTW from. I was thinking of switching if it's as good (or better) than the TOTW.
TOTW is grain-free isn't it? It would be a big step from TOTW to Blue. Ingredient wise they are fairly similiar, but I don't know the quality of the ingredients. It is the PetSmart (or is it PetCo) brand, and no offense to fans of their store, I find that they know little on pet food health. But that's just my view of it.
I was just looking at TSCs website...the highest quality food they carry would be Nutro...I was hoping they had Nutro Ultra because that's a fairly decent one, but they didn't.

I'd say you would probably be okay, ingredient wise as long as your dog isn't allregic to grain. But I'd definately invest in the Eagle Pack Transitions because it can be a big step going from a good without grain to one with grain
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