Oscar still eats puppy food so I don’t make his food. For Rita, I make her food – everything except the meat. When we feed her, we open the container that has rice, peas, carrots, pumpkin, etc. and dish up some of that. Then we add a bit of the commercial food for her protein. The reason I have been doing it that way is that she doesn’t eat a lot and mixing the meat and the rice mix together, I was concerned the meat would get bad before the rest of the food did.
Vince just opened one of the storebought containers, which we just received from Chewy. The expiration date is June, 2024. I can’t imagine what would have happened if we had kept this on the shelf til 2024. When Vince opened, it, the contents were a total liquid – jet black – and it spewed everywhere! It smelled like the worst thing we’ve ever smelled . . worse than ANYTHING! I have cleaned, sprayed with Clorox, wiped with Clorox, wiped with vinegar, wiped with Pine Oil, opened windows, lit candles . . the house still stinks! Thank goodness he didn’t open it over carpet.
Vince called the company and their response was basically “Sometimes that happens.” Apparently, they end up with bacteria sometimes in their lines or in the food and the lids don’t seal properly, air gets in and it all decays and just rots . . I’m so frustrated with them right now. The lady was very nice but if this “sometimes happens”, something seems very wrong, in my opinion.
The worst part is that before we could get it cleaned up, Oscar got in there and licked some of it off the floor so now I have to worry about him getting sick.
You can bet I’ve bought the last dog food I’ll ever buy and will make 100% of the food for both of them from now on.
As much as I detest going to the dentist, I’m happy to leave this stinking house for a few hours – even if it means sitting in a dental chair.