Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Food and Recipes

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2009, 06:57 AM
Psyfalcon Psyfalcon is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,434
Default Cite Sources!

While I'd expect the manufacturers to skimp on details, even other food cites lack any citations. If someone is playing scientist and decides not to cite their sources, I am going to go and ignore everything you have to say on the topic. Are you talking about personal observations? Other websites? Making things up as you go along?

Why is it important:

In one case the Dog Food Project cites a source, it turns out it uses the information incorrectly. Under digestiblility, the cite lists protein sources by the digestibility in percent.

Unfortunately, the cite it links to is also not referenced except by "Nutrition Sources" and and "personal communications with nutrition experts"

Whats different? THOSE ARE NOT "PERCENTAGES". They are a score with the most digestible material given an arbitrary value of one. They are all based off that, and egg whites are not 100% digestible. This is really a small error, since the ratios should still be related, but errors like this do begin to cast doubt on sites... and posts.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 12:56 PM
shadowfacedanes's Avatar
shadowfacedanes shadowfacedanes is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,947

Um, maybe take it up with Mordy, the owner of the Dog Food Project site? She's a pretty knowledgable person, and pretty thorough. If there's something you're not satisfied with reading on her site, I'm sure if you talked it over with her she'd value your input.

~ Ditto and Corvus ~

Paws Jaws and Wrecking Balls
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 01:34 PM
Posts: n/a

Mordy is educated in nutrition and is continuously updating her information. She cites information sources where applicable. By the way, she is not "playing" scientist, she has education to back up her information.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 01:51 PM
milos_mommy's Avatar
milos_mommy milos_mommy is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 15,326

Read the ingredients. Reading the back of science diet just makes me realize it's not something I want my dogs to be eating.
"My favorite color is green, green like newly cut grass. When it comes to green with envy, though, you can stick it up your @ss!" ~ Grammy
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site