My dogs wouldn’t eat it after six months.
I was happy to find this raw food available for dogs. At first my two small dogs ate it cooked and they ate it. They prefered Big Dog to even good quality dried food and supermarket sausage, so I was happy. But in time they became less enthused until eventually they refused to eat it - they would rather starve. In curiousity I tried eating it myself. It was inedible, very bitter. Sometimes it didn’t smell fresh when thawed too. I was shocked. So, sadly, I cannot endorse this brand.
Sick, Twisted, Disappointing
Used this food for a couple years. I have a picky German Shepherd who actually would eat it. He likes each sachet in four, easy-to-pick-up sections when he eats, so he doesn't get his face dirty.
Tonight, he was particularly picky. So I hand-fed him. In one of the little sections of one sachet, I found what appeared to be a cat claw still attached to its base. Funny, the BEEF Big Dog RAW does not list CAT in the ingredients list. I sincerely hope that this was not a cat claw and belonged instead to one of the animals listed in the ingredients (chicken, beef, etc).
I was mocked by what appeared to be the official Facebook account when I brought it up on Big Dog's Facebook page. Hopefully I am mistaken, but it is very disconcerting.
Stopped using due to the smell
I was using Dr B's BARF for my puppies until one day I came across Big Dog. At first my dogs loved it, it was similar to Dr B's, although not as fresh smelling. Given I have two pups, I was glad to be able to save a little on the price as Big Dog is cheaper! One the forth box, I started noticing that the smell of the product was becoming increasingly foul, rotting meat kind of smelling. So bad that my pups wont eat it now. First I thought it might be old - but it was still very in date, I use a box every two weeks and I keep it in the freezer u...ntil the day before I will need it - so I was doing the right thing. I decided to give Big Dog another chance, but after a second stinky box of food that the pups wouldn't eat I have changed back to Dr B's for good. It smells so much nicer - almost good enough to want to eat it myself!
Perfect at Last
We have loved two silky terriers and both experienced digestive problems after consuming common supermarket pet foods. A few years back and after a recommendation, we changed to Dr Billinghurst (Doctor B’s) BARF that was a marked improvement although with minor digestive problems. This food also contained fresh blood that was off putting to our fussy dog. Our present Silky Terriers loves Big Dog Raw Food brand and has never eaten faster, and never been happier and healthier.
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