|Barked: Tue Jul 21, '09 1:58pm PST |
|Aster *jesus christ your driving me nuts* so therefore, it's venting time
Marketing was NOT what made me switch, it was a reccomendation from a friend who found it out their local pet store, switched their dog to it and saw a wealth of health improvments. It's the common brands that lead us to believe they are the healthiest stuff around. It's all over the TV,magazines,animal planet,. Holistic companies rarely post advertisments and rely on people who try it getting the word out. They have better things to do with their money, like hmm maybe buying quality ingredients like protein sources of chicken as oppose to the soybean millrun,corn,and chicken by products that companies like SD uses. Iams has enticing commercials like "how does your food stack up to iams" (and CORE goes above and beyond whatever stack iams has made). Beneful has cute colorful commercials with pieces of chicken and wheat falling through the air(even though the first ingredient isn't even chicken and SUGAR is listed before you even see any vegetables that beneful claims to have sOOO much of)
Holistic dog food is NOT a waste of money.There are tons of people who have made the switch to a holistic dog food and noticed huge improvments in their dogs which they thought were the healthiest they could be. Just go to any of the holistc companies websites and check out testimonials, with stories of dogs on foods like pedigree having problems that went away when switching. Chocolate has a shiny coat,tons of energy,and smaller poo on CORE. The statement you constantly make that all dog foods are the same couldn't be farther from the choose.
For instance, iams main ingredients are corn and chicken by products, ol roy's are bone meal,corn,wheat,and BHA(a preservative banned,or strictly monitered in human food, but dog food companies are permitted to go crazy with this chemical),Good brands like Wellness have actual chicken,turkey,and turkey meals as the main ingredients. Obviously you have no idea how healthy your dog could be if you just tried healthy dog foods! There the testimonals of people who have switched speak for themselves.
the ingredient dog food grading is based on the fact that dogs are meat eaters. And that being said, corn,soy,and wheat, as the first ingredient is totally inappropriate. You say service dogs thrive on Purina and you can't see why dogs would do better on anything else. hmm maybe because YOU HAVEN"T TRIED ITTTT. I think you are have been led into thinking common brands are the ultimate experts. When it turns out, as long as they just throw some vitamins into the food, it's good for them. Low quality pet food compnies put all kinds of crap into their foods. One of them being meat by products, which can be ANYTHING. Tapes have been released of people dumping dead dogs and cats from vets and animal shelters with euthanasia still in them being thrown into the back of a truck on it's way to the pet food plants.
Edited by author Tue Jul 21, '09 2:12pm PST
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