old v new

The changing face of dog food

Why is modern dog food the way it is?

Some 40 years ago our family pet dog was fed on the leftovers from the kitchen table and scraps from the butchers which included tripe and sheep heads, we also used the unsold wholemeal bread from the local bakers, garden vegetables that my family used to grow and the odd piece of fish, we even fed rabbits and hares when she was lucky enough to catch them.

I remember once going to the vet but it was because the local GP could not extract the fishing hook from the dog’s ear – the fear of being bitten I think more than anything else.

Society has changed dramatically from those days.

Supermarkets now dominate the food supply chain and food processing is more the norm than natural foods. Continue reading