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I just want to ad to this thread that one of the reputable breeders in the Southern Magnolia Havanese breeders club sold a puppy last week to a woman whose parent is a canine cardiologist (those are rare) and her word is to take this information seriously in regards to small breeds as well.

I feed Merrick kibble with the raw bits and found chick peas and potatoes in the first five ingredients, so it is time for a new food in this doggie household.

Hmm, just how many times removed was my two cents from the original source (canine cardiologist)? Four times?

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I just wonder if the way to go isn't to change an otherwise high quality food, but to supplement with taurine instead? Going all freeze dried or frozen raw might not work for most people (cost, convenience, etc.), and I haven't found any of the high quality kibbles that don't have one or more of those things in the top 5.
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I have noticed most kibble contain some kind of liver. There are so many liver treats in pet stores. I avoid pet food that has liver added. All I can think of is the liver filtering blood and chemicals. It doesn't seem like a good thing for us or our dogs to eat.
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I have noticed most kibble contain some kind of liver. There are so many liver treats in pet stores. I avoid pet food that has liver added. All I can think of is the liver filtering blood and chemicals. It doesn't seem like a good thing for us or our dogs to eat.
I remember my mom cooking my dad liver, bacon and onions because he like it. 🤮
I feed homemade raw and I must include organ meats in my dogs diet because that is where a lot of their vitamins come from. I assume kibble has supplemental vitamins added to take care of this. However, I must include them in the proper portion. For example, liver is very high in vitamin A and too much can cause issues. I also try to source my organ meats from local pasture raised animals vs. factory farmed to avoid the chemicals you mention. I think liver is very nutritious for people too. Traditionally people ate all parts of an animal...things we now consider yucky but which are very nutrient dense. However, back then they did not have factory farms.

I also was wondering how safe it is to feed liver treats. I avoid them for fear of overdosing my dogs on vitamin A because I include liver in my dogs diet. But I wonder if too much would also be bad for dogs on commercial diets.
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