I remember seeing a post back when there was all the dog food recalled. Someone posted a link to a site that rated dog food based on ingredients, and it included key chemicals to avoid. Now, don't laugh too hard, my dog ate my copy I printed out! If anyone knows what I'm talking about and can repost, I would appreciate it. I'm thinking it's time for a change, but want to make an informed decision.
Dog food can be a scarey thing, we really don't know exactly what is in it. I've also seen many dogs eat kibble and commercial dog food all their lives and live to be about 14 to 15 years old. I personally am in the process of learning about raw feeding. I think that this matter is a subject of great controvercy and everyone has the right to their personal choice. I however believe that raw is the right way and that after this weekend I will never go back to kibble again. Dogs are carnivores. If they were in the wild they would not be running to the local petsmart for a bag of kibble to chow down on. When dog food is made, it is cooked at such a high degree that many of the natural nutrients are cooked right out. Now like I said I'm not saying that people who feed their dog kibble are bad people. I think that its a comfort thing and its all about what you have researched. But for the sake of learning something new, try researching into raw feeding your dog and the benefits. Also read some things online about what really goes into dog food. Its scarey and its true. It can cost 30 dollars a month to raw feed a dog...thats the same as a bag of "organic" kibble. At the least I would try makeing my own dog food. Like I said before and I will stress this and say it again...Everyone has the right to their own beliefs. I'm not here to argue with anyone to say what the right way is and what the wrong way is. This is just plainly how I personally feel. I'm still new to the raw feeding so I'm still learning. If you have any questions let me know and I will send you some links of the material that I am reading off of.
Hope I brought a new idea to the table for you. good luck! -Ashley