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Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 1:00 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Deb and company. My name is Patrick and I just recently became aware of just how harmful free glutamic acid, and the numerous other names it goes by, really are for us. I was completely unaware of the conspiracy to misrepresent and cover up the true ingredients in our food. I am disgusted, upset, and saddened by everything I have read over the last few days. Let me say Thank You so much Deb and members of this great site for spreading the truth. I have been dealing with social anxiety and acid reflux disease for some time, and now I think it is related to the glutamate in my diet. With that being said, I also am worried for my dog's health. I have read the studies performed on mice injected with MSG resulting in tumors and disorders, and yet nothing good has been done by our government and companies to put an end to the spread of this neurotoxic time bomb.
I feed my dog "BLUE" homestyle recipe of chicken dinner with garden vegetables and brown rice. Lulu has been on a few different kinds of food of hard and soft food. She didn't like the hard food and simply wouldn't eat it. She also would not eat the raw protein diet I tried giving her. As far as soft dog foods, she seems to like this BLUE the most. However, some of the ingredients include chicken broth, guar gum, flaxseed, and carrageenan, as questionable ingredients. As soon as she is done eating she gets hyper and runs her nose along the carpet and couches itching it as if she has had an allergic reaction to the food (which I'm sure she has). Please Deb and anyone else out there- what is a healthy canned soft food that I can feed by baby girl? Thanks alot again. I am purchasing your book tomorrow Deb! ~Patrick
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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 11:39 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Patrick, Welcome to the club...I know what I am about to say will be unpopular but I am going to say it anyway. When we discovered the fga conspiracy and the secret to regaining our health we also took a look at our pets' diets. I have two cats and one dog. One of my cats was in ill health and going downhill almost as fast as I was. The vet told us that our cat was pre-diabetic and "prescribed" hill's science diet.....corn products were three of the four first ingredients. I knew that couldn't be right so I did a lot of research about pet food and tried to find a safe brand. All of them contained fga in at least three forms. I finally decided to feed them all raw meat. Yep....I know all the arguments, but it made the most sense to me. It has been roughly 5 months of raw feeding and here are the results: My sick cat is sick no more. She was swollen, had chin acne, was inflexible and unable to groom herself, had matted, greasy hair, was irritable(who could blame her?!), and was starting to miss the litterbox. Both cats are sleek and healthy and fit. They are more active and social and have shiny coats. The litterbox is a breeze to clean and they don't have bad breath or tartar on their teeth. My dog is healthier, too. He didn't have health problems but now he is less anxious (he always tended toward neurotic) and he doesn't scratch all the time. His teeth are also clean and his breath smells better.

I have found that this is less expensive than the premium brands and it is no more trouble than preparing our food. We make big batches and freeze them in individual gladware type bowls. Do your dog a favor and read some other information about it and make up your own mind. Some questions you might want to find the answer to are: Why do we feed dogs grains and/or veggies? What would your dog eat in the wild? Why do pets have tartar and dental problems? Do dogs get salmonella or food poison?

Hope this helps, Kristy
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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 11:51 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry but the link is wrong above....Here is the correct address:
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Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 10:26 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks alot for the detailed response Kristy. I tried before to feed Lulu a raw meat diet but she would simply refuse to eat. Since switching to BLUE, I have noticed her breath is better than on her previous canned food. So I guess there really is no good canned dog food, free of most free glutamates. I am going to start eating better also and maybe I will supplement some of her canned food with chicken that I make for myself. Thanks Kristy.
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Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 1:28 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


Yesterday while at Target I found some canned cat food by PetGuard that looked pretty good. My cats are quite allergic to all the dry and canned foods I've fed them. They are currently on "Blue (buffalo)" Wilderness dry and Braised Beef canned, which cause the least reactions.

Here is PetGuard's website for dog food. Take a look. A lot of the canned food has guar gum, but one didn't, like Venison & Rice.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 11:02 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Di, thanks alot for your comments on trying petguard canned food. I will be stopping at Target very soon to test that brand out with Lulu. Obviously she cant tell me how she is feeling :-) but I think that her rubbing her nose vigorously on the carpet is some sign that her body is allergic to something in the "BLUE" food. Also, remind me again why guar gum is considered bad. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me Di and Kristy.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 12:20 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not sure guar gum is bad for pets, but thought you might be looking for a food with only the regular type proteins, and some fillers like rice. I didn't look in the dog food aisle at Target to see what they carry, only the cat food aisle. Hope you find one you think Lulu might like - then please report back to us. I fed my cats the "new" canned food this morning and so far so good, but sometimes it takes a full day to get a reaction, so we'll see.....

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