Because of the fire on March 25, things have been in a kind of uproar with replacing damaged fences, moving dogs to new facilities, and cleaning up. Our conclusions will be posted, but meanwhile we are feeding Diamond Performance 26/18 (Green bag), Sam's Club Exceed Lamb & Rice, or Sam's Club Exceed Chicken & Rice to the boarders and rescue dogs; and my personal dogs BARF. ((Found a new Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Stomach and Coat -- Salmon & Rice, sled dog food!))
From time to time, Sleddog Rescue has food donated for the dogs and we frequently get asked for food recommendations from adopters. So, we decided to try a non-scientific feeding trial specifically geared for sleddog breeds (specifically Malamutes & Siberians) and available locally.
We don't have any scientific, medical, or veterinarian background so we don't feel able to judge those results. But anyone who has ever scooped a kennel can judge consistency and volume of poop. And anyone who has ever petted a dog can judge texture and shine of coat. Anyone can tell if their dog looks thin or fat after he's been on a food for a few weeks. And anyone can write the results down, and post to the web.
But these trials are recording SHORT-TERM results. They are not intended to replace years of study. They merely are eliminating foods from consideration of our Phase Two trials. A first step, if you will.
These foods were tested on approximately 30, generally healthy Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies between the ages of 1 to 12 years who lived in East Tennessee at Sleddog Rescue, Wayeh Kennels, and several foster families starting July 2001 and ongoing...
Since Dec 15, 2002
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