Originally Posted by Lacy's Mommy
She eats Purina Dog Chow. We are thinking about giving her adult dog vitamins, though. She is 4 years old
With all the quality dog foods on the market today--- WHY Purina dog food?? I think if you did a major overhaul on what you are feeding your sweet Lacy in just a short time you would see a dramatic difference in sheding and in the long run you will have a healthier dog. My feelings are pay more now or pay later in sickness and vet bills and other aging problems. I had to learn the hard way...( or should I say my previous dogs had to pay) as I was ignorant to nutrition and the importance of what a animal eats. Since I switched my attitude on what to feed a dog and supplement their diet my dogs are so much healthier in the long run! I had to do research and lots of reading to know what a dog should and should not have in their diet. And it was all SO worth it!
There are always those people who say that they feed their dog Purina it's whole life and the dog lived to be 16 or whatever with no health problems. And it is possible. Just like people who smoke and drink and eat McDonalds and live to be 104. I think the majority of people though do not have such great genes and will have health issues from a poor diet and lifestyle. Most dogs as well will end up less healthy down the road with a generic constant diet of a low quality dog food.
This is just my opinion- and I am not telling you anything except my beliefs on dogs and nutrition. Good luck to you!