posted on Jun, 5 2007 @ 07:19 PM
Make mine canned please? I'd expect that dry type kibble might cause some gastrointestinal troubles unless some care were taken to have enough
hydration before ingestion even in healthy adults.
That kibble stuff (most but not all) swells significantly when soaked in water. That expansion in one's gut could do real damage if a person was
dehydrated before eating - it could be fatal in some less than fit folks and perforate the gut or bowel.
There is also another concern about passing dry stool or rather the potential inability to do so. Stool impaction if left untreated can be fatal. Also
in there may be a risk of internal bleeding in the rectum that when severe and persistent enough can and does lead to blood poisoning.
On the bright side most of it is rice or other grain/soya base. Some have vitamin levels that are actually pretty high. Not much vitamin C in any. A
couple of manufacturer sites show mineral and nutritional data. All I looked at seem heavy pretty heavy on potassium with iron. Some of that stuff is
Canned food on the other hand is "digestable" shall we say "straight up" as compared to kibble. Pretty full spread of aminoes, great fat content,
oils and like the kibble a bit high in potassium and almost no vitamin C.
If one already has dogs on kibble, how dry is their "stoop and scoop deposit" compared to yours? You get the idea.
I'm quite sure that humans will eat just about anything given dire enough conditions. I would eat the dogs at some point. Then other things...
apparently some types of mud are a delicacy.
[edit on 5-6-2007 by V Kaminski]