Dry dog and cat foods tend to start going rancid after a couple of months, because of the oils.
I’ve quit using commercial dog foods, since they make one of my dogs VERY sick–she gets pancreatitis. Now, I make my own dog food once a week (I keep it in the refrigerator), so all I need to store is rice (50 pound bag at Costco is just a bit over $14, and it lasts for months) beef kidney, canned pumpkin, and mixed vegetables (all things I store anyway, except for the kidneys). The eggs I put in the dog food I get from my own chickens, so always have a good supply.
The dogs LOVE it, there are no unpronounceable ingredients, artificial colors, preservatives, etc., and best of all, the dogs haven’t been sick ONCE since I’ve been making their fool. Not only that, but it costs less that the commercial dog food.
We also had a black lab that was prone to pancreatitis. Most of the time when she was fine we fed her a good American made brand of dog food with no grain like Taste of the Wild but when it would flare up we would boil very lean hamburger and mix it with the white rice and that worked well for her and she loved it. Another thing she really liked and it was very good for her was boiled small chunks of sweet potatoes. In a pinch she would also eat then out of the can from the grocery store after we drained off the liquid.
Statistics: Posted by MoosePath — Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:39 pm