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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Regarding dog food

I have observed a shortage in the cheapest brands of dog food. I buy the only dry dog food sold at Aldi, but last week and this week, both the Aldi in Greensboro (High Point Rd) and the one in Kernersville were out of it. I asked the cashier and she said they expected to get more, but couldn't say when. I went to Wal*Mart (Wendover Ave) to buy a bag of their basic Ol' Roy brand of "premium dog food", which is the cheapest they sell, and the 22 lb bags were sold out. I bought the 44 lb bag. The 44 lb bag of Ol' Roy is $15.98, compared to an 8 lb bag of Beneful, at $11.98. I use about .5 lbs per day to feed two dogs.

There is much controversy among dog owners and "experts" regarding what constitutes healthy dog food. Some say to feed your dog only fresh vegetables, certain grains and meat. My veterinarian says no "people food", but doesn't express a preference in dog food. The purists feed their dogs such "healthy" foods that they brag a human could eat it too! My dogs have been eating Ol' Roy or Aldi brand for as long as I've owned them (six years for one, and two for the other), and my vet says they are in excellent health.

Apparently, the folks who tout the expensive dog foods turn into hypocrites and switch to the cheapest dog foods when the budget demands.

It's ridiculous that folks in America are fighting over what to feed their dogs, when they are fed better even on Ol' Roy than the poor, starving humans in Haiti, who eat mud. The millions of domesticated household pets in America are a sign of our great wealth and privilege. We should be aware that our nation, our economy, could collapse, and leave us all so poor, that instead of worrying about what our dogs are eating, we may be eating our dogs.

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3 Comments:

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Bobmo said...

Thank you, Number Four. That was great food for thought!

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger Becky said...

:)

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

If I hadn't read that the mud cookies had some vegetable shortening in them I would have thought I was reading an article Th Onion. I wonder how many calories are in a mud cookie.

 

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