Enchanted Cameo, I'm sorry that you are stuck to something as lousy as Ole Roy, and also know some farmer's wives who have to feed it too. My advice is to cook for your dog, with bulk brown rice,the cheapest cuts of meat you can find, and vegetables, minus corn. At least you know what's in it, and even if you could manage that once a day, it would be better than what they're on now. If you want any further dog food cooking tips, PM me.
If you are going to go the homemade route, your dog needs an Omega 3 supplement, plus a vitamin E supplement 2 x a week. Also add a tablespoon of plain yogurt each day for probiotics. Make sure he gets an orange veggie like carrots, sweet potato or pumpkin and a green veggie like green beans, broccoli. Also add blueberries for the antioxidants. Also make sure you use medium meat, not the lean stuff as dogs need the fat.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
The reason I looked it up was my husband said there were only 2 cans of Blue Buffalo on the shelf. I thought how odd since this is a holistic food and was supposed to have changed for even the better. Also, Authority was still on the list, which is Petsmart's brand and there was plenty of it still on the shelves.
Thanks for all the advise and concern. I just want to make it clear I was not at all insulted or trying to sound rude to Scout1. I value all the advise I get from this site. I am actually bow my head in shame for feeding my dogs Ol'roys. But right now I am unemployed, and my husband is a bargain shopper (i bow my head in shame again). We where able this past weekend to contact a rescue group that would be willing to take our 3 remaining puppies into their org, the most wonderful part is that we will be their foster family. All we have to do is get shots. Since they will help with the food for the 3 puppies hopefully we can then get a better food our other babies. Thanks once again for all the advise.
Look into the Kirkland food. You can find it at Costco, if there is one near you. Costco has also saved me a lot of money on things like toilet paper and shampoo as well as on people food, which I can occasionally afford now due to the cost savings on the pet food...
I shopped there recently for a pancake supper for my church and we fed 50 people for under a hundred dollars and there was food left over. I go there to get canned goods for our food pantry all the time.
Have you ever thought about what they did with the food they took off the shelves? It's all about the almighty dollar. It would not surprise me if they didn't store it and after everything died down they didn't put it back on the shelves. Nothing surprises me anymore. Our foods are nearly as bad as our dogs. Cloned meat!!! How would you like eating the same steak over and over?
I have tried many dog foods, Wellness, Solid Gold, Merricks, Chicken soup, a few others that i dont remember off the top of my head now, But have settled on royal canine, I have 3 small dogs and they all like it and eat it. I do buy the 15 pound bag which does last me a month. I also have 2 cats and feed them Nutro adult indoor formula they seem to like it the best out of the few ive tried. and they also get 2 cans of soft canned food a day also. My cats and dogs are free fed. I also have a holland lop pet rabbit and her food and hay and liter seem to cost me tons, between the dogs and cats and rabbits i spend about a 100.00 + a week on foods and treats for the animals. Seems like my whole check goes to petsmart as i am there daily- they know me by name there. Every day i stop after work to buy every one a treat or toy. My animals are very spoiled rotton and great me at the door going threw my store bags looking for their treats. pets are very exspensive, way more exspensive then i would of ever thought.