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Eukanuba uses human-grade meats.

Leah. There really is no difference between human-grade and not-human grade meat.
All the meat that is sold is the same grade. When a farmer brings his cows/chicken/sheep/annoying downstairs neighbours who lets his daughters have loud sleepovers to the market, it all goes into the same pen. They are all the same grade of meat. All have the same quality. If a farmer tries to sell a diseased whatever, the chances are actually higher that it gets into the human food system than the animal food markets.

The processing plants, OTOH, may be something different. There you may find differences in the quality control and such, considering the fact that there are (in theory) inspectors for the human side. I don't know if there are any for the pet food industry.
Another thing to consider (and I don't know how much effect this would have). When you change dog foods, it is recommended that you slowly change, to avoid upsetting your dogs GI tract. Or at least that is always the recommendation that I see in here. Given that, it makes no sense for pet food manufacturers to buy a lower quality. By definition, the quality will be much less reproducible from bag to bag.
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Hi all My 8 month old (labradoodle) puppy Eddie loves to eat fruit so I > alwaysgiven him a little ... been farting continuously. Anyone else have any similar experiences with banana's anddogs? Just curious why it would make him fart.

The body does not digest and absorb some carbohydrates (the sugar, starches, and fiber found in many foods) because of a shortage or absence of certain enzymes. This does not mean there is anything wrong,. It is just a variation that is natural. Foods that produce gas in one person (or dog) may not cause gas in another. Bananas are quite starchy, unlike peaches grapes and citrus fruits. They also contain complex sugars which cause gas as they are broken down.
Actually bananas are not botanically strictly a fruit. They are the berry of a tropical perennial herb.
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Better than a lot of foods out there, but no match for Chicken Soup (orsimilar high quality foods):

That's my point. It's better than Kibbles and Bits and it's readily avaialable. If someone doesn't want to spend the cash or make the effort to find Wellness or Eagle Pack, etc, Euk is a reasonable alternative and you can get it at most grocery stores nowadays.
I feed Sensible Choice, California Natural and Wellness, alternating between them occasionally. With the exception of either SC or CN (can't recall which), the other two were rated highly by Whole Dog Journal. The third was not rated at all, but is comprable in ingredients to the other. My dogs do very well on what I feed, and my vet can't get over how good my 10+yo dogs look.

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Euk is a reasonable alternative and you can get it at most grocery stores nowadays.

You can get Eukanuba at most grocery stores around you? All that is available around here is Iams. Though
they are made by the same Co, I don't think they
are really the same.
Chicken Soup is made by Diamond and I wouldn't consider it the same as Diamond Premium.
I feed Sensible Choice, California Natural and Wellness, alternating between them occasionally. With the exception of either SC or CN ... dogs do very well on what I feed, and my vet can't get over how good my 10+yo dogs look.

I am getting ready to switch foods. I do think I am going to Eukanuba. Reznor's breeders dogs ALL look wonderful on it. And she swears by it and has been using it for nearly 20 years. Another corgi breeder says the same thing.
Since Reznor is the one experiencing hotspots I am more concerned about him. My Vet has told me that since Canidae has so many meat types in it, it could be the very problem. Though it might not be. I guess changing foods time will tell.
None of my dogs liked Wellness for some reason. I guess the baked isn't greasy enough or something?
And California Natural isn't as easy to obtain here. Not that it isn't but a hike. I would prefer to use it but then again my breeder really likes Eukanuba.
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. If someone doesn't want to spend the cash or make the effort to find Wellness or Eagle Pack, etc, Euk is a reasonable alternative and you can get it at most grocery stores nowadays.

If the owner is low on cash and doesn't want to look for the food, they would be better off with PetsMart's Authority or Oven Baked, or Nutro. They are at least as good as Euk, if not better (no by-products), and far less expensive.

But Chicken Soup is no more expensive than Nutro. And it *is* easy to find. On their site they have a field to plug in your zip code, and they tell you where you can find the food. There was a whole page of places in my town.

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That's my point. It's better than Kibbles and Bits and it's readily avaialable. If someone doesn't want to spend the ... Wellness or Eagle Pack, etc, Euk is a reasonable alternative and you can get it at most grocery stores nowadays.

another option for those strapped for cash is Diamond lamb and rice. it's a little heavy on the grains (three rice fractions), but has no corn, soy, or generic "meat" products. you can't get it at the grocery store, but most farm co-ops and feed stores carry it. in my area, it runs $10/20lbs or $20/40lbs.

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they are fine as a snack, they have a whole lot at once for them to be toxic. Lauralyn
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Iams and Eukanuba are one and the same.
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Iams and Eukanuba are one and the same.

They're the same manufacturer but different foods. Eukanuba is higher quality.

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