GMO food is of course full in business. If it is dog (or cat) pet food, usually huge quantity is GMO; - and manufacturers produce under licenses. This is the reason why I would like to point to a possibility how we can feed our beasts not only more cost-effective but above all healthier. Well, that also has a catch: like everything in life that is of course connected with some work. The reward is high: Fewer visits to the vet, at least 50% savings in costs to feed the dogs and many other benefits.
How to do it: Here in France, butchers are paying quite a lot for the disposal of their waste sections, meat cuttings, because they should not throw them in the garbage. They're really glad if someone comes and asks for them to give this, unsuitable for human consumption, meat residues. As a compensation I usually give the butcher and his team this English jams and cakes (the guys like sweet things) but I do not pay in money. But since I saw what cutting I got, I never bought meat in a retail chain butchery!! A few other favours are also good *
In our small town (Uzes) I get from the butcher per week about 20 to 30 kg of this cuttings in one of these beautiful black garbage bags. In the garden is standing one huge cooker under which I set a fire and then cook the entire contents for about one hour. I rarely feed raw meat, only when the beasts stare at me while cooking their feed.
Raw meat firstly increases the risk of worm infestation and secondly because raw meat can result in changes in behaviour in dogs - especially for hunting dogs ...
After the cooking excess-fat must be cut out (I biol this fat extra for a while, till the fat is a liquid, add sun flower seats into this liquid, this together comes into these plastic yoghurt cups with a stick inside. Once this is dry and hard, I'm hanging this into the trees so the noisy birds have to eat as well ;-)).
For the dogs the meat residues must be cut into smaller pieces. Some dogs have so bad eating habits and would swallow half a cow. Some are simply eating too fast. Cartilage is good but 90% of the bones I throw into the trash.
Too many bones are not good and also the garden would soon look like a cemetery because most dogs would simply bury the bones which in turn also attracts rats and other unwanted animals.
However, what remains of this weekly cooking session are ultimately about 1O kg dog food (weight loss by cooking). In my case, it looks like this: a Rottweiler needs about 800 grams to 1 kg of food per day, for both this is about 500 grams uncontaminated food per day in the morning (I give it after the 1 hour walk in the fields). In the evening then they are getting this simple "GMO"dry food from one of the many vendors. It is important when you travel with your dog! They are in kind of stress when travelling, eating is not on top of their agenda then, so they simply have to used to eat this "convenience" food as well...
I someone has some ideas for improvement would be good.