Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition)/turkey dog food

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Another dog owner told me turkey was very bad for dogs according to his vet.  Said it had chemicals that were bad for the digestive track and that it caused serious injury to his previous Scotty. He also said you never see turkey in canned dog food.  But I checked Chewy.com and found a dozen manufactures using turkey as the main ingredient.  Blue Buffalo states many benefits of turkey.   I've been feeding my Min.Schnauzer's cooked ground turkey almost daily.  This is my third one and no vet has said anything negative about turkey for dogs. I add Royal Canine and black rice in the evening.

Any advice?

Thanks

Chuck

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Hi Chuck
I am inclined to agree with the other manufacturers that tout the benefits of Turkey for it's amino acids and lean protein qualities.  Also your experience with feeding is a good testament to it.  
Varying your dogs diet is extremely beneficial (as it is to us) and trying beef, chicken and veggies as well as lean pork and grains will delight your dog.

Thanks for writing.

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Karla Haas

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Welcomes questions regarding cooking for dogs, and may be able to provide information regarding pet food quality and ingredients. Not qualified to answer medical questions.

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Founder, Rudy Green Inc., manufacturer of a frozen, all natural "people food for dogs". I have been an animal rescue worker for over 20 years and have extensive knowledge of pet food and nutrition.

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Bachelors degree in Social Sciences. 20+ years of active volunteerism within Animal Welfare organizations. Over 6 years of studies and hands on research in pet nutrition.

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