With Friday’s recall announcement from Diamond Foods including our Taste of the Wild, we had to do some scrambling on Saturday to get some new food in the house.
While we were researching foods, we discovered a dog food store relatively close to the house (ok, nothing is actually close) – a place called Moondoggies Natural Pet Foods. Here is a novel concept – an extremely knowledgeable person in the store who was more than happy to answer all of our crazy questions and put up with our paranoia when it comes to what we feed The Herd. We had always liked the store we had gone to down in Asheville, but that is nearly an hour from the house. This is so much more convenient and the assistance we received was outstanding.
By the way, we learned something from this episode that many of you may know, but we figured we should share it anyway. We had always opened the bags of dog food and poured them into storage bins for easy handling. We have discovered that has several problems: (1) if you ever need to check the production code, you need to have the bag; (2) the bags are designed to keep the food fresh; and (3) the bin itself can become a carrier of disease if you ever have a food problem. Going forward, we will continue to use bins, but we will place the dog food bag inside the bin. We hope you learn from our mistake.