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by GSCat on 22 July 2019 - 15:07

I've started my 3.5 y/o GSD on a slow transition from Orijen Puppy Large to Wysong Fundamentals. A little bit higher protein in the new food, and a little lower fat. Not worried about the fat... she'll still get pig ears and FreshKisses dental. Wysong Fundamentals (no legumes) contains rice, which my dog has eaten without problems, so I feel OK about this, at least for now. The only issue I have is the kibble size is so small. Even smaller than cat or kitten kibble!

The vet approves, but wants me to monitor weight and stool...

The dog approves... she doesn't pick through the food and eat one or the other first... no tummy upset, etc. (yet).





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by Baerenfangs Erbe on 24 July 2019 - 12:07

First, I do think there has got to be a genetic component to it. Secondly, there are ca 500 + reports out of how many million dogs being fed these brands? Third, follow the money. Who benefits from this frenzy and why is Purina all of a sudden the major go to brand now? It's all just way to convenient for them.

Fourth, practice common sense when feeding your dogs. There are Legume free brands such as Sport Dog Food. Or foods like Victor. I fed Victor for years and only went to Sport Dog because it's more calorie dense. Hell will freeze over before I feed my dogs Purina.


by GSCat on 27 July 2019 - 21:07

I agree about following the money. Purina has been mad about losing market share. The only way to compete is to either improve its food, or undermine the competition's credibility. I think Purina opted to go the unethical route :-( They've got a lot of vets out there spreading the Purina Propaganda, too. I do understand that Purina did a lot of the research that other companies directly or indirectly (via AAFCO standards) rely on, but maybe that should be part of the advertising campaign instead of obfuscation and treachery.

AFAIK, Wysong is still an independent company, and there have been lawsuits between the two companies.

by GSCat on 10 September 2019 - 06:09

The transition to Wysong Fundamentals went fine. The dog might even like this food a little more than the Orijen (which she absolutely adored). Her energy level is through the roof, and her coat looks good. Except it's getting cooler and she's blowing her coat (like a Siberian Husky LOL). Her poo is larger than on the Orijen and smells kind of like chicken and rice (main ingredients), but it's a little loose, so I cut way back on the pig ears, and she'll get some pumpkin tomorrow.  Still giving her Merrick Fresh Kisses (dog dental treats), which smell good to me.  A few more a week than before, since not as many pig ears.  Vet likes how's she's looking and acting.  The cat does not Cat 

I did some double checking and Wysong is still independent... they're NOT Purina :)

Not affiliated in any way with Wysong, etc., etc., etc.

by jillmissal on 15 October 2019 - 00:10

@mindhunt, exactly. There's no proven link to ANYTHING in this discussion and nothing whatsoever has been concluded. I agree with you that a genetic component to the dogs being studied is likely significant. Genetics in general will rule the situation WELL BEFORE nutrition has anything to do with it. Will I switch my 14 year old dog from the grain free food he's been eating his entire life because of this? Even if that food is "on the list?" No.


by Centurian on 15 October 2019 - 11:10

All thgis food analysis in humans and dogs can just drive you nuts. What I he found is that it is just impossible to keep up on . Food labels .. they become to difficult to decipher.
Everything I look at .. seems to be out of place . For example ,: the big fad was to feed ' chicken and rice ' formulated dog foods. Folks.. you know what the first thoughts in my mind were : First , rice like many other foods has become genetically modified .. so I took that into consideration as we compare all these genetic modify foods to the previously non genetically modifed foods .

Secondly , rice *** has a higher degree of aresenic in it compared to other foods and , think about this : ? what is the effect and affect of feeding higher concentration of rice [ aresenic ] to your dog day after day , after day, after day to your dog as well as to yourself ?

So the mlre I t hink and read about the dopg food [ and people foods] the more the waters get muddeld and everything seems to become more confusing ! Just saying ....

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