|Barked: Tue Sep 27, '11 7:03pm PST |
|Sorry, that post was a little scatterbrained.
More or less my point was that because the majority of dogs are on a chicken-base food, it makes sense that when a food issue presents itself that chicken gets fingered. Think of it this way- if the majority of dogs with problem "x" (for example, allergies) come into the office and 90% of them are on a chicken food, then its easy enough for them to infer that chicken is causing the problem.
I think what gets neglected here often times is the big picture- that even though the majority of dogs with problem "x" are eating chicken, chicken-eating dogs make up the greater population of dogs PERIOD.
If that makes any sense at all?
Though it is my personal belief that if you limit your dog to only ONE protein source its entire life, then it doesn't matter WHAT the meat source is (again by numbers it is often chicken), you are going to have problems. Including but not limited to allergies, sensitive stomachs, skin and coat issues,etc.
If rabbit was the go-to cheap protein source that was most often used in pet foods (rather than chicken), I'd bet my bottom dollar that you'd be hearing about a LOT more issues with rabbit (a food usually considered "safe" for problem dogs due to how very rare it is in pet foods).
Edited by author Tue Sep 27, '11 7:05pm PST
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