|Barked: Wed Jan 2, '13 6:45pm PST |
|I get not being able to afford the best high quality kibbles, or raw, or even having dogs that DON'T do well on it. I get that. I don't judge when it's for those reasons.
I DO judge when it's as Abner's owner said. When people REFUSE to be educated.
My MIL actually said to me one day, "Well.. my Beneful is just as good as the expensive crap you feed."
No. My dog has more frequent seizures on that. It's NOT as good for HIM as what I feed. So I feed what he does well on. Plain and simple and I always will. If that food was Beneful, fine. But chemicals, dyes and preservatives often trigger seizures, so I won't feed foods with those in them.
Does that mean I can afford raw all the time? No. Does that mean I can afford Orijen? Absolutely not. Too expensive. Actually, I feed Acana and I buy it from a specific store so I get it for cheaper, bol.
I also work in a pet health/nutrition store though, so I get to educate people all day. But whether or not they WANT to know is different than unsolicited advice. Most often, I'm all about customer service. If they want to know something, I tell them. If they only want a specific thing and feed a brand of food we don't carry, I don't judge and I help them find what they want instead.
The advice I don't like is the advice that people such as my MIL gave me. Basically telling me to feed a cheaper food, as if I can't afford to give my dogs what I do, and as if she had a right to butt her nose into my business. Not to mention the fact that when I informed her that Beneful triggered Charlie's seizures, her response was, "Dogs can have seizures?"
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