I was just wondering what your opinions were regarding Earls dog food?
I have been feeding my dogs, an 8 and a half year old cross breed boxer collie and 6 and a half year old jack russell this for some time. I find it seems to agree with both of them especially my larger dog as he is prone to having a sensitive tummy and his poos have also been much more pleasant to clean up. I had been giving them the beef flavour, but during the week when i went to do my shopping the beef was out of stock and I purchased a large bag of chicken complete dog food. All was going well until fri night when the big fella became unwell with vomiting and diahrea. Saturday morning my dining room was destroyed so i had no choice for him to go outside. In the meantime the jack russell began retching and had a loose bowel motion. I then noticed the big fella was pooing a lot of blood and I immeditaely rang the vet. I brought both dogs down, thinking not much was up with the JR. Both dogs had high temperatures but especially to my surprise the JR who had a temp of 41 and became snappy with me and the vet which is not like her. The vet gave them both injections and put them on antibiotics. I asked the vet could they have been poisoned as I have had issues with neighbours but she reckons it was just a bug. They have been put on a diet of boiled rice with olive oil and parmesam cheese and seem much better but Ive noticed they are still not drinking much. I have noticed a strange smell from the bag of food and I found a used firework rocket in my garden... I suppose im wondering a few things really because Im a dog owner all my life and never experienced anything like this.
1) Can Earls dog food be recommended?
2) Where could I have the bag tested?
3) Does the dogs complaint sound like a bug?
4) Have I reason to believe my dogs have been poisoned by the dog food, rocket or nasty neighbours? (ps my neighbours garden is riddled with garbage and vermin)
5) Last and not least, if it is a bug, can people catch it because now my husband and I have been ill.