|Barked: Fri Nov 8, '13 10:05am PST |
|She claimed someone should stay away from Orijen because it's "the worst dog food ever", and "if you can't call the company and get an actual Vet on the phone, it's not a good food - that's one way to tell".
She apparently studied pet nutrition for 'many years' and pet food companies get on her nerves. She ALSO claimed MOST pet stores paid employees commission, which means the highest priced dog food sold got the employee more money(COMPLETELY false, as I've worked in SEVERAL pet stores and this was NEVER the case).
So... I inquired further(I feed my dogs Acana). "Also wondering about the hate for Champion. Is it solely based on lack of a Vet? If a Vet told me to feed Science Diet to my epileptic pooch, should I? For the record, my dog was having THREE seizures a month on Beneful, which contains dyes, BHA, BHT, as well as etjoxyquin, grains, and fillers. Swapped to Acana, his seizures happen MAYBE once every couple months. If that ain't proof of diet quality, I don't know what is. I also WAS NOT paid commission at ANY pet store I ever worked at. Considering most Vets are NOT properly trained on nutrition, basing your faith in a company on whether or not they staff a Vet is ridiculous - and defeats the purpose of PERSONAL research when you go by the word of someone getting PAID to speak to you. JMO.
I'd like to ask, what do you consider to be better?? Where are you getting your information and WHAT information for the hate exactly? Far as I'm concerned, other than a raw diet, Champion has one of the best lines of dog food there is(keeping in mind that NOT ALL DOGS do well on such a high protein diet). You can feel free to pm me so we stop hijacking this thread though if you'd like. I am genuinely curious about the 'years of research' you've done and what you have against them. Would you honestly consider them the worst against companies competing grocery store brands?"
Well... Here was her response:
"The main reason I do not like Orijen is because I work at an animal hospital and since orijen has come out with there "high protien" "all natural" pet food we have had over 30 cases of animals come in because the protien levels in the food are too high and they are shutting down the animals kidney and liver. I called to company to see if they were aware of this. they said "We don't care if our food kills animals we are making money and that is all that matters!" then hung up on me.
So yes there are other companies such as ol' roy and store brands that are bad for fillers and high levels of salt but what people dont know is that with all these new "organic" or "all natural" foods now the pet food companies can put these lables on there food if there is only 1 flake of anything organic or all natural in it, and for the most part its nutritional vaule it cooked right out of the food. also just because it says chicken or beef as the first ingredient on the bag doesnt mean that it's a good food! most companies weight raw chicken or pumped it filled with water and salt first then weight it so it can be the first ingredient on the bag. it's all a ploy to get people to buy it.
anyways if you have any questions feel free to ask
Also as far as a raw diet goes it's great if you cook the meat and feed raw veg, but if feeding raw meet just be careful if you have small children."
Thoughts? Anyone want to weigh in? What's your thoughts on her opinion based upon kidney and liver failure caused by high protein? Oh, and BE CAREFUL if you feed raw meat and have children people! Gasp. What do you think about Champion's apparent response to her inquiry about dogs dying? Would like to hear what Dogsters have to say?
I did at one point let the OP know that Orijen IS extremely high in protein and not all dogs do well with it, and that Acana(and a few others I listed) are better, less high-protein alternatives, and more cost effective too.
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