Where's the beef? (Hint: Look in the dog dish)

  • Article by: Kim Ode , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 11, 2009 - 5:50 PM

Todd Churchill's Thousand Hills Cattle Co. has earned its reputation for making grass-fed beef taste good. Now, he's out to win over your dog.

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atch1111Nov. 11, 09 7:20 PM

That's it.

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DavegaebertNov. 11, 0911:29 PM

if you lose your job you can eat the same food then as Fido yur dog....

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lilriverNov. 12, 09 6:05 AM

Just another way to rid you of your hard earned dollars due to your love and concern for your pets. Take a good look at the new vet offices springing up. They are nicer than most doctors offices. $500-$1000 to clean your dogs teeth. Check out all the new dog foods and the exhorbitant prices, all of them professing to be the best. These people prey on our love for our companion animals.

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mariezzNov. 12, 09 7:00 AM

The best way to reduce one's carbon footprint is to have few children. Churchill chose to have 6. That being said, eating less meat in general and choosing to eat grass-fed, organic (or sustainably grown using organic practices) is also important to minimizing one's negative impact on the earth.

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trdunnNov. 12, 09 7:13 AM

These are the same guys that catered the event 2 years ago. If you were there, you also would remember the..um..uniqueness.

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bosshogNov. 12, 09 8:05 AM

Remember, it is the big marketing blitz and brain washing of companies that has convinced people that they should feed their dog store-bought dog food in a bag. We were buying what we thought was PREMIUM (expensive) dog kibble and our one dog would not eat it for days at a time, even though the others did eat theirs. We gave up and starting cooking their own food. The recipe for breakfast is 1 part quick oats, 1 part cooked rice, 1/4 beef cooked in canola oil, and sprinkle on some kelp for extra minerals/vitamins. That dog that refused to eat her store-bought premium dog food now looks like a completely different dog. Instead of being lethargic and acting old, she jumps around, begs for her food, and her coat is shiny. Even visitors comment on how shiny and pretty she looks.. (and they NEVER get a bath and still play outside, even in the mud).. but because they have a healthy diet they don't need a bath because the dirt naturally sheds off within a day. For lunch they get whatever we are having, including home-made pizza. We never eat processed meals though. The commercial about the dog dropping an alka seltzer in its water bowl because you switched dog food is another marketing ploy to convince you that dogs don't like switching foods to make sure you stick with whatever store bought food you currently buy. Our dogs get a different lunch EVERY day and I dare you to find healthier happier dogs anywhere.

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tclifftonNov. 12, 09 2:11 PM

How do these dogs taste eating a diet like this? Wouldn't you just be better off eating the $10/lb beef yourself to begin with? These people need psychiatrists and a few human friends. Doggy spas, tax payer paid government pet insurance (really there's a House Rep out west talking about this), skipping work because your dog is sick, get a grip people.

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Exile1Nov. 12, 09 7:44 PM

The remarks posted by bosshog couldn't be more accurate. If you want your dog to get old in a hurry and die young, feed it "kibble" or dry dog food, which was created in the sixties for convenience of feeding your dog. It's the equivalence of McDonalds. If you have the time raw beef, raw hamburger, raw chicken, carrots and other vegetables are what your dog's digestive system is longing for. Remember,a dog is related to a wolf. The digestive system is quite different from humans in that salmonella is never an issue. A pet multivitamin, vitamin C, and vitamin E also have advantages. Most butcher shops discout meats depending on dates and freshness, which brings costs down. Remember the saying on milk cartons in school, "...you are what you eat..." The same holds true for your dog, mans' best friend.

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shibafanNov. 12, 09 9:16 PM

06375 Winter, William George Mpls., MN 7/2/1975 2/28/2001 License Suspended

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jetskreemrNov. 13, 09 8:56 AM

We have been buying raw frozen meat for our cats for years from Urbanimal (there are numerous brands there). It was apparent to us when our cats began having health issues even though they were young that there was something wrong. One of their major health issues was related to a grain-based diet (kidney stones). Animals such as dogs and cats don't eat this in the wild, so why should we feed them this when we care for them? To all you naysayers, all of our cats' health issues went away after we started them on the raw meat diet. My ROI is that I don't have to give them expensive meds or vet treatments for the conditions they no longer have. You definitely get what you pay for. Do a bit of research and you may actually learn something.

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