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Old 12-24-2012, 01:03 PM
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Thinking about picking up a bucket to toss in the closet...

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https://www.costco.com/Pet%E2%80%99s...0701&langId=-1


https://www.costco.com/Pet’s-Banquet...0701&langId=-1
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I like the way their description says that it does not contain any wheat products, yet wheat is the 4th ingredient on the list.
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I like the way their description says that it does not contain any wheat products, yet wheat is the 4th ingredient on the list.
Bwa-ha-ha. We are often on our own, aren't we Mike?

I prep for my dogs but I do so wish I could find good food that stores for a long time. What I wouldn't spend for my M'Mo, Rye-Rye and Tommy. Cutest Aussies you ever did see.
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I like the way their description says that it does not contain any wheat products, yet wheat is the 4th ingredient on the list.
That is like Phosphate Free, Tri Sodium Phosphate (TSP).
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I've already packaged up Dog Chow in ziploc bags in a 5 gallon bucket. I didn't want to see my hound go hungry. Now however, I've inherited another dog, I'd better pack up some more...
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I keep 200 pounds of dried dog food on hand and just keep rotating it. I would supplement my Great Dane's food with rice. He actually loves rice flavored with any kind of meat.
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Actually, after looking at their recommended amount, it's almost twice as much as Dog Chow.
I feed my 55 lb dogs four cups of dry food every day each. The Pet's Banquet recommends 7 to 8 cups a day!
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What do folks think of those jerky dog treats? Waggin' Train, Canyon Creek, True Chews (Petco) are brand names that come to my mind. I'm afraid to buy them because of the Chinese melamine scandals. I know Waggin' Train is a product of China -- not sure about the others.

Jerky treats, if not contaminated, would IMHO make ideal emergency pet food. They store well and could be torn up and rehydrated for use as daily pet food, maybe mixed with some dried veggies and even a little bit of oatmeal mush or rice mush.

But there's that whole melamine thing. Damn Commies.

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I'm storing extra home canned meats, rice, oats, and dehydrated sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, and pumpkin along with an assortment of other ingredients for our dogs for any longer term needs. Actually, I'm just storing a lot more of those things. I am putting them up as food, I'm storing extra because that's the plan for the dogs after about 9 months (how much dry food I store.) I've also put back some cans of higher-quality canned dog food for the days I'm sick and can't cook for the dogs. I figure if the guys are having to eat beanie weenies because I'm sick, the dogs will have to have something quick too.
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What do folks think of those jerky dog treats? Waggin' Train, Canyon Creek, True Chews (Petco) are brand names that come to my mind. I'm afraid to buy them because of the Chinese melamine scandals. I know Waggin' Train is a product of China -- not sure about the others.

Jerky treats, if not contaminated, would IMHO make ideal emergency pet food. They store well and could be torn up and rehydrated for use as daily pet food, maybe mixed with some dried veggies and even a little bit of oatmeal mush or rice mush.

But there's that whole melamine thing. Damn Commies.
My 'girls' (boxer and hound) love these:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=15610939

They're cheap and they state that they're distributed by Del Monte in San Fran, CA

However, they're just treats, and really wouldn't work as a dog jerky
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What do folks think of those jerky dog treats? Waggin' Train, Canyon Creek, True Chews (Petco) are brand names that come to my mind. I'm afraid to buy them because of the Chinese melamine scandals. I know Waggin' Train is a product of China -- not sure about the others.

Jerky treats, if not contaminated, would IMHO make ideal emergency pet food. They store well and could be torn up and rehydrated for use as daily pet food, maybe mixed with some dried veggies and even a little bit of oatmeal mush or rice mush.

But there's that whole melamine thing. Damn Commies.
Do you can? I've found that from time to time the local grocery stores put beef liver on sale really cheap here. When they do I pick up enough for a canner or two of seasoned beef liver. 20 pounds will give me 20 pints and with our two dogs (big and little) after I add the other things I store, a pint gives me three meals (day and a half) for both of them. Since I can all the meats I put up with the same attention to rules and safety regardless of who I'm canning for, in an emergency we could eat it also. I do hope, however, that the dogs get all the liver, I'll share the turkey with them.
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I usually store at least 5 to 6 months of food for my two fur kids, but not emergency food. I need to resupply because I am down to about 4 months right now.
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I spent some time overseas living in a very rural area and dog food consisted of the leftovers from the table, including lots of rice. None of the dogs were starving. I figure except for America in recent times, dog food was scraps from the table. That's my plan for feeding the dog in a long term emergency.
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my emergency for pets is canned dog food rice ect and table scraps
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I thought pets were emergency food!
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I don't like the idea of feeding my pets table scraps. I believe in "you are what you eat" and I apply this to my dogs also. I don't think table scraps are a complete food. There's some really craptacular dog and cat food out there...dry dog kibble that's recalled because of mold, recalls on all kinds of contaminated foods for pets. I think I would rather make my own.
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my emergency for pets is canned dog food rice ect and table scraps
Actually, my dogs love rice. Mixing rice, canned veggies with canned dog food is a good idea. And table scraps are a lot better for dogs than some of the junk dog food out there. It's amazing some of the stuff they put in dog food.

Don't forget the raw such as chicken, rabbits, squirrels.

I believe dry kibble will spoil because of the oils in it.
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I store extra food for my dog but I don't think I'd buy any of that costco crap . Although the 15 year shelf life is pretty good .
I buy her premium dog food because I think she deserves the best . I have a 2 month supply of 5 pound bags that I rotate but I'm going to increase that soon . The dry dog food I buy comes in bags that are similar to mylar . It has a shelf life of 2 years .
Besides , the fda requires dog food be fit for human consumption . If it came down to me only having dog food left to eat - I'd want to eat the good stuff .
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Feed my dogs Science Diet dry dog food because my vet reccommended it. Use a food sealer to seal 2 cups per bag, but also stocking extra cans of wet dog food for them. And who knows, when I retire I may have to live off my prep stuff, including the canned dog food!
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pets are emergency human food,makes it kinda useless.
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