I've done extensive research on this. I believe that a good quality kibble (and YES, they do exist!!) is the best to feed your dog. Most importantly, make sure the main ingredient is meat, not cereal etc.
Ruffian...please enlighten me on this deep discount! I have been a devoted Purina person for more years than some on here have been alive and have yet to have ever gotten a discount on my food based on my puppy buyers choice of food, etc.
Tonkas breeder was approached by them before with discounts on dog food, not too sure what they were, but it was based on the amount of food she sold. She turned them down in favor of something else, and I dont know if there was anything added for the puppy buyers. They did give here puppy packs though, that were part of the "program". They had a Puppy book, sample foods, and purina leashes and collars, I still have a leash hanging around somewhere.
While I agree that fresh food is always better than processed food, for both canines and humans, I have to question why the first article cites Wysong as an authority. Some of Wysong's foods contain menadione bisulfite complex or Vitamin K3 which is controversial. As well, their foods contain ground wheat and corn, which are debatable in terms of their nutritional contribution to dog food.
You are right. That is why I backed up the article with a good unbiased website. Did you read the second link?
I just read an article which cited a study that found no cat or dog material in dog or cat food.
I can guarantee you that whoever wrote the article you read, works for the pet food industry. Can you site your source please?
The article on dogs and cats being use for the dog food was in the San Francisco newspaper, unbiased.
I have already read the second link a while ago. I'm not going to read something and automatically believe it. How is that website unbiased? It's obviously biased towards raw food...where's the empirical evidence?
I don't have to cite my source as juno did already.
How is a newspaper unbiased? For all you know, the author of the article read the API website and based his/her findings on that information. Even a newspaper has a bias...just like a news program - look at CNN...I'm not against raw food, I feed my dog raw food. There is no empirical evidence that says raw food is better; the only evidence I have is my dog. But not everyone is willing to feed raw or can afford it. All I'm saying is to be wary of what you read.
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