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Dog Food Problems

What is dog food?

Dog food is food that is food that is created for the sole purpose of feeding dogs. Dog food can include homemade dog food, store bought dry dog food, store bought canned dog food, or even a dog food that is a raw. Experts have answered many dog food questions like the ones below.

What side effects should I be aware of because my dog ate old dog food that was stored tightly in the refrigerator?

The fact that the dog food was stored tightly and refrigerated greatly reduces the odds that bacteria were able to grow rapidly. If you just fed the old dog food to your dog you can try to induce vomiting to be on the safer side of things. If it has been a while, inducing vomiting would not make a difference as the dog food has already began its path through the body.

You will want to watch out for a few side effects that will let you know if your dog is suffering from bad dog food consumption or food poisoning. Vomiting and diarrhea are easy to see side effects but also keep an eye on any abdominal cramping. In severe cases of food poisoning a fever can also be present.

We fed our dog Nutro dog food six weeks ago and it now appears that our dog may be slowly dying. Who can I contact if I suspect dog food problems or dog food issues to send the food for a dog food test?

There have been some cases of problems with Nutro dog food. Symptoms that have been found in dogs that have eaten the Nutro dog food include vomiting, skin problems, pustules, and weakness. Many of the symptoms improved when a different dog food was used.

If you feel that you have contaminated food you can send two cups to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital or school. They will check the dog food for toxins and do other analytical studies on the food.

I give my dog human food and now my dog will not eat their dog food anymore. What can I do to make sure my dog is eating a healthy diet and get them back to eating dog food?

Dog owners that give their dog human food as dog food many find it very difficult in having their dog return to normal dog food. You can begin to wean your dog off of human food by mixing the dog food with human food. Each time add a little less human food. Continue the process until the dog is only eating the dog food. You will need to refrain from giving any human food.

What are the signs I should watch for from my dog eating dog food contaminated with bug spray?

A couple pieces of dog food that was contaminated with bug spray is a small amount. You may not even have any symptoms from this small amount. Symptoms of poisoning will include vomiting, shaking, weakness, or lethargy. If these symptoms arise you will want to have your dog seen by a veterinarian.

Being knowledgeable about dog food can help when faced with dog food questions. Experts can help answer questions about dog food issues or dog food problems. Get the answers to your dog food questions by asking an Expert today.

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