Blackwood dog food

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  1. Gerald

    Gerald New Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with this food? The ingredients do not sound that great, but supposedly the slow cooking they do is much better. Also, the dogs eat and need less due to absorbing more, and having less waste.
    Thanks to anyone that can give any info on it!
     
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    http://www.blackwoodpetfood.com/aboutus.htm

    I have no experience with feeding this food, but I did look up the ingredients online. They really don't look that great and I don't like the fact that it contains menadione which can potentially cause problems.

    I am not familiar with their "crock pot" style of cooking, but regardless of how a food is cooked, if it's not quality to begin with it doesn't matter.

    There are tons of foods out there that look way better than this one and are very nutritious and you feed way less of them as well.
     
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    Would never feed it.

    The ingredients aren't all that great, and they have menadione.
     
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    LOL I was going to say the same.
     
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    Everything I wanted to say but was too lazy to :p
     
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    I'm not too impressed with the ingredients at all. I'm sure you could find much better, more nutritious food. What other brands have you considered?

    Blackwood

    Poultry Meal
    Corn Meal
    Chicken Fat
    Dried Beet Pulp
    Ground Rice
    Oatmeal/Rolled Oats
    Potato Product
    Brewer's Dried Yeast
    Menhaden Fish Meal
    Flax Meal
    Salt
    Lecithin
    Lysine
    DL-Methionine
    Dried Whey
    Dried Cheese
    Garlic
    Choline Chlorine
    Vitamins/Minerals
    Yucca Schidigera
    Citric Acid
     
  7. ToscasMom

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    Ok let's look at the ingredients a little more closely for you. First ingredient "Poultry meal". Which poultry? Pigeons? Road kill? Usually when a company can't identify the creature the meal is made from, I would run. Second ingredient is corn meal. No other meat identified except for the mysterious "poultry". It gets worse. Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite is a chemical used in euthanization of animals. They call it a source of vitamin K activity to make you feel better I guess. It was banned by the FDA in humans for its toxic effects as a supplement, so if I wouldn't eat it safely, I wouldn't give it to my dog either. If the ingredients themselves aren't suspect enough, this feed is rather low in protein and fat.
     
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    No... I wouldn't touch this food with a ten foot pole, let alone feed it to my dogs. The ingredients are bad to begin with- it doesn't matter how they cook them. You can't turn poultry meal into prime rib with just a crockpot.

    I do, however, love this quote from their webpage:

    Is this, like, an exercise machine or something? It really sounds top secret, and it gets better...

    Scary:yikes:
     
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    LOL Jessie, i was trying to be euphemistic. Thank God you had the guts to say what I was really thinking. LOL!
     
  10. Gerald

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    I agree with what you all said about it. Just wanted some honest opinions on it.
    Thanks for the input!
    Gerald
     

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