Why is Nutro so bad?? Beamer used to be on thatbefore going to raw...
Yep Marj is correct, I SWEAR Nutro kibble slowly destroyed both of my beloved now deceased dogs' livers over time.
Both of them ended up have extremely high levels of toxins in their system and eventually my border collie died because of the damage to her liver. Immediately, I had myself and husband's liver enzyme levels tested. We checked out fine. I was concerned there was something toxic that the dogs were ingesting, be it water, in the air, whatever that was causing them both to have these high levels of toxins all of a sudden. After our environment was ruled out by our normal levels, I just had this terrible feeling the Nutro dog food I had been feeding my dogs for the past 5 years was the source of their sickness.
I started doing some online research after the dog food recall, and I have found over 700 cases of dog death/liver failure and Nutro dog dry kibble, which was not recalled. I think this is too much of coincidence for me to gamble with.
I began doing research after my b.c. died whilst I still had my dane and switched him to Nature's Variety Instinct. He immediately began to shed less, his coat was glossy, he lost his TERRIBLE dandruff problem and just looked like he all together felt better.
I have also thanks to my breeder and the forum been introduced to a huge variety of EXCEPTIONAL kibble. I am now feeding my Posh only foods and treats made in the U.S. and these include-Innova Evo, Merrick, and Sister Joan's Dog Treats (made by a nun in St. Paul, MN).
It's a sad scary corporate world out there...but there are some really great people who really care about the products and the dogs that will be consuming them.
Best to you.