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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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THE DOG FOOD PROJECT

So many time the dog food analysis comes up in these threads as the key to finding a good food or kibble... I thought I would share another perspective. Please take in mind this is a business for her and I am not recommending her services...I just like how she writes and explains things. A friend of mine has consulted with her on diets for her three Aussies.

http://www.dogfoodproject.com

The Dog Food Project was started by:

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Sabine Contreras, Canine Care & Nutrition Consultant

Sabine Contreras is originally a native of Germany and moved to the U.S. in 1999, after meeting her husband. They live on the West Side of Los Angeles, California and share their home with terrier Quigley and five cats.

Involved with dogs and dog related activities for over 25 years, Sabine is very interested in natural, preventive dog care as well as canine nutrition and has accumulated experience in these fields through thousands of hours of independent research and academic study. Sabine's experience in animal care is not limited to dogs though, but also includes small pets (mice, rats, guinea pigs), cats, horses, dairy cattle and other livestock.

Sabine Contreras is originally a native of Germany and moved to the U.S. in 1999, after meeting her husband. They live on the West Side of Los Angeles, California and share their home with terrier Quigley and five cats.

Involved with dogs and dog related activities for over 25 years, Sabine is very interested in natural, preventive dog care as well as canine nutrition and has accumulated experience in these fields through thousands of hours of independent research and academic study. Sabine's experience in animal care is not limited to dogs though, but also includes small pets (mice, rats, guinea pigs), cats, horses, dairy cattle and other livestock.

At school in Germany she attended Biology and Chemistry classes for 8 and 6 consecutive years respectively and during her 2 1/2 year professional apprenticeship, nutrition/dietetics was part of the accompanying education, and the final written and oral exams by the state of Baden-Württemberg.

After completing coursework in Animal Nutrition, Care, Physiology, Diseases and Parasitology, Sabine earned her certification in Animal Care from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

In her free time, she enjoys digital photography, cooking, reading, camping, hiking, offroading and road trips, especially "off the beaten path". She is also a member of the West L.A. Obedience Training Club and has a lot of fun working on Obedience and Rally with Quigley.

As one of her larger dog-related projects, Sabine has researched the pet industry in general and commercial dog food specifically since 2000 and is the author of the successful website The Dog Food Project, which is frequently updated with new information.

Sabine's writings have been featured in various publications, she has appeared on Dog Talk the Radio Show hosted by Tracie Hotchner (author of "The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know") and is a member of the show's contributing team of professionals.
A friend of mine has consulted with her on diets for her three Aussies.

What I like about her is common sense attitude and how she explains things-- for instance I found out that Corn is not the enemy if Jasper does better on it (um corn gluten is still bad)

But what has always bugged me about the dog food analysis--Is that only High Protein/no grain kibbles get their coveted 6 star rating... and we know that they do not work for all dogs, so I felt their reviews were skewed only to that bias in feeding.

anyways...check out this site. It is full of great information.

I especially liked this article:

http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index....g_food_reviews

she also has a companion site.

http://www.betterdogcare.com




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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-19-2008, 03:37 PM
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Missy, that looks interesting! I don't have time now to read it all, but am saving the sites for further research. I love hearing from all sides so as to make a better decision. Glad you posted this and will let you know once I'm done reading.




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