Monday, May 09, 2011

What's This Got To Do With Horses?

The Dog Food Advisor’s approach to choosing dog food is based upon one very important concept… No dog food can ever be magically better than the ingredients that were used to make it

How could it?

Sounds familiar - There are no magic bullets in equine nutrition - the phrase which has been my watch word for several years now.

The other day I picked up a bag of Pelican Bay dog food at Costco - grain free with salmon meal as the first ingredient. I've been feeding it for a few days, my kids like it, the ingredient list seems sane and the cost is an improvement over what I've been paying for other "premium" dog foods.

In looking on the net for feedback from others, I came across a review of this food on the Dog Food Advisor web site. Basic, common sense and addresses some commonly raised pet food questions.

Then I found the About the Dog Food Advisor article - and felt like someone had been reading my mail.

Losing a beloved animal companion in a way that never should have happened is what drove me, also, to learn about nutrition. I trusted my veterinarian (who has since learned with me) and the information provided by feed company representatives. I had a medical background as a paramedic and RN but little grounding in nutrition.

We had slowly (yet innocently) "starved" to death a beloved member of our own family.

Penny's Tragic Story is eerily similar in some ways to Perla's Story.

So what has this got to do with horses?

Most of us who love horses also love our dogs (and kitties and other furry things). Dr. Mike Sagman's Dog Food Advisor is a wonderful resource to help us keep these members of our family healthy.

Thank you Dr. Sagman for the hours you have devoted to advocacy and for sharing your experience and knowledge by creating this invaluable resource. - equine nutrition
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