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ggturner

by ggturner on 12 June 2018 - 11:06

by ZweiGSD on 12 June 2018 - 12:06

After reading that article, also read this for even more thought:

https://truthaboutpetfood.com/does-vet-damage-the-reputation-of-university/

 

Sunsilver

by Sunsilver on 13 June 2018 - 12:06

I'm afraid that article by Dr. Freeman triggerd my B.S. detector. What made it go off was this statement:

 

f you’re feeding a boutique, grain-free, or exotic ingredient diets, I would reassess whether you could change to a diet with more typical ingredients made by a company with a long track record of producing good quality diets.  And do yourself a favor –  stop reading the ingredient list!  Although this is the most common way owners select their pets’ food, it is the least reliable way to do so.  And be careful about currently available pet food rating websites that rank pet foods either on opinion or on based on myths and subjective information. It’s important to use more objective criteria (e.g., research, nutritional expertise, quality control in judging a pet food). The best way to select what is really the best food for your pet is to ensure the manufacturer has excellent nutritional expertise and rigorous quality control standards

" The best way to select what is really the best food for your pet is to ensure the manufacturer has excellent nutritional expertise and rigorous quality control standards"  Hmm....won't that bias the consumer towards selecting foods from the big name pet food companies? Anyone think that Dr. Freeman could have been BOUGHT by one of those companies??

delta von Avalik

by delta von Avalik on 13 June 2018 - 13:06

Sunsilver, that's exactly what I was thinking. When I read "I would reassess whether you could change to a diet with more typical ingredients made by a company with a long track record of producing good quality diets." I immediately thought she was bought out by Purina or something. It was honestly hard to read that entire article (even though it was a short one) because at that point it just seemed like a bunch crap and lies. I'll stick to my Raw and Sportdogfood, thank you very much.

Mindhunt

by Mindhunt on 13 June 2018 - 16:06

I love that my vets are pro raw diet and in the case one can't really afford or doesn't have the facilities to be able to store and freeze the raw ingredients, they advocate good quality dehydrated raw or if one must, good quality holistic grain free kibble.  The only vet office I have been in that is NOT filled with Science Diet, Iams, Eukanuba, Hills, Royal Canin,  and so on.......

by GSCat on 21 June 2018 - 02:06

This is the same advice my vet gave me when I told him I was going to transition my puppy from what the breeder sent me home with to Orijen Puppy Large. He said I should feed a food that had years of research to make sure it was good instead of one that was just formulated by a company that hadn't paid to do the multiple year trials (research).

Some of the verbiage in the article and from my vet were virtually identical.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Methinks Purina is worried about its profitability/market share :-(

In all fairness, Purina has done a lot of (expensive) research that others have/are benefiting from.

But that doesn't excuse poor quality control and changing recipes (not for the better) in the companies they buy.

by enawilliam on 21 June 2018 - 04:06

Hello
I love food.



 

by joanro on 21 June 2018 - 16:06

@ ena, me too!

Hundmutter

by Hundmutter on 09 July 2018 - 19:07

Well Purina are apparently buying-out Champion, that covers Origen and Arcana, folks, so watch out for changes to foods you use, in the future ...

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