dog food- what brand is best?

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dog food- what brand is best?

Post by purplepincher » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:14 pm

i recently started feeding my crabbies dog food as a treat and they love it! i recomend using all natural chicken dog food. it is a great source of protein!
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Post by Overmountain1 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:33 pm

I bet they do! If you can find an organic brand that would be best. They just can’t handle the trace amounts over time that is found in a lot of stuff, preservatives- even natural- may not always be beneficial to them.
I’m still a little new, but I’m sure one of the other people can tell you even more. HTH!


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Re: dog food- what brand is best?

Post by purplepincher » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:24 am

welcome to HCA! how many crabs do you have? what species are they? i have 2 small PPs named acorn and salsa!
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Post by odelayheehoo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:58 am

Did you check the label on the dog food to make sure it doesn’t contain any type of preservatives, or any unsafe additives that wouldn’t be good for the crabs? I know that you said it’s natural, but a lot of natural food brands still put some types of preservation their food to prevent it from immediate spoilage.

I personally would not be feeding my crabs dog food, but this is just me.
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Post by JoeHermits » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:35 am

Note that in the U.S., preservatives don’t have to be listed if the company didn’t add them themselves (i.e. the ingredients suppliers added them beforehand).


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Post by curlysister » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:47 pm

I don't think I would ever trust dog food to be organic and natural enough to feed my crabs.
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Post by Overmountain1 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:13 am

JoeHermits wrote:Note that in the U.S., preservatives don’t have to be listed if the company didn’t add them themselves (i.e. the ingredients suppliers added them beforehand).


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Wow. Really? That’s kinda insane really. I mean, I knew the USDA was nutty but that’s just... dirty.


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Post by JoeHermits » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:28 am

Overmountain1 wrote: Wow. Really? That’s kinda insane really. I mean, I knew the USDA was nutty but that’s just... dirty.


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It’s not quite as bad with human food, but pet food has way fewer regulations.


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Post by JoeHermits » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:35 am

curlysister wrote:I don't think I would ever trust dog food to be organic and natural enough to feed my crabs.
I’d have to dig up the source for this, but I heard that there are still traces of ethoxyquin in many dog foods even after the giant “no weird chemicals for my dogs” thing.

It’s still used in some places to preserve the ingredients.


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