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Old 07-26-2006, 10:20 PM
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The vet just happens to prescribe the brand they have right there, because they get $$ for selling it. No other reason. I'd be amazed to see a vet prescribe a food they don't carry. The only time they prescribe something else is the bland cooked chicken and rice when your dog isn't feeling well.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:35 AM
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No matter how many people want to ridicule those of us who have done their research and now know better as "militant",
Lighten up, Mordy.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:43 AM
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Lighten up, Mordy.
I don't know, I think she was quite right... Frankly, I'm not sure why you think that trying to inform people on dog nutrition is being militant and intolerant. Especially as it's usually an improvement for the people's wallets too.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:15 AM
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I don't know, I think she was quite right... Frankly, I'm not sure why you think that trying to inform people on dog nutrition is being militant and intolerant

I didn't say she was wrong, I implied she was being too sensitive. I said the attitude around here was a little militant/intolerant in an attempt to cheer up the OP, who seemed overwhelmed. I wasn't attacking anyone. The atmosphere around here is a bit harsh when someone asks about feeding. It's nice that Mordy has all this info and tries to help people, but she and others here are undeniably inflexible about this topic. You can easily defend that by saying it's important, that you can't be flexible about some topics, etc., but it's a little startling to a newcomer.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:15 PM
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I don't know, I think she was quite right... Frankly, I'm not sure why you think that trying to inform people on dog nutrition is being militant and intolerant

I didn't say she was wrong, I implied she was being too sensitive. I said the attitude around here was a little militant/intolerant in an attempt to cheer up the OP, who seemed overwhelmed. I wasn't attacking anyone. The atmosphere around here is a bit harsh when someone asks about feeding. It's nice that Mordy has all this info and tries to help people, but she and others here are undeniably inflexible about this topic. You can easily defend that by saying it's important, that you can't be flexible about some topics, etc., but it's a little startling to a newcomer.
Of course it is startling to a newcomer--it goes against everything that massive marketing campaigns have led people to believe for years. I think presenting a comparison of ingredients as Mordy just did is the best way to inform people about dog foods.

Casablanca--if you want to say that people on this forum are militant about high quality, healthy foods for their dogs, then I think we can say the same about you and your pushing of lower quality foods.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:46 PM
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Of course it is startling to a newcomer--it goes against everything that massive marketing campaigns have led people to believe for years. I think presenting a comparison of ingredients as Mordy just did is the best way to inform people about dog foods.

Casablanca--if you want to say that people on this forum are militant about high quality, healthy foods for their dogs, then I think we can say the same about you and your pushing of lower quality foods.

so true Herschel
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:19 PM
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Casablanca--if you want to say that people on this forum are militant about high quality, healthy foods for their dogs, then I think we can say the same about you and your pushing of lower quality foods.

I've never advocated any food, so I'm not sure what you're talking about. Unless mentioning that my dog got sick on Beneful qualifies as advocating for it?
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:32 PM
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The vet just happens to prescribe the brand they have right there, because they get $$ for selling it. No other reason. I'd be amazed to see a vet prescribe a food they don't carry. The only time they prescribe something else is the bland cooked chicken and rice when your dog isn't feeling well.
EXACTLY!!

When Riot went bald from feeding him Nutro (allergy of wheat was found out) I had told him that Belgians should not be fed anything food with "corn" or "wheat" in it as well as "chicken".

What does he prescribe me? Science Diet crap that has corn and chicken in it. I dont really notice until I get home b/c I thought I could trust him.. NOPE

Instead of sending the food back for my money back, I decided to just donate it to the Humane Society here.

I then spoke with several belgian breeders and one Belgian expert about nutrition for a Belgian and I ended up just feeding Riot "Fromm Duck and Potato". Hes doing very well on it, he also did well on Innova though(but it had Chicken in it which Belgians can't have on long term, they can have it short term).

Definatly stay away from foods that say "By-Product" on it. Go for ones that say "meal".
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:39 PM
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Can we stay on topic and drop the personal remarks please? They don't do anything to help along this thread.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:57 PM
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Wow..I came hear as a new puppy owner also..thinking eukanuba was the best but am grateful that people care enough to do so much research and inform others of poorer quality foods..a dog will survive on those foods but " thriving "is diff. Like my child could survive on mcdonalds and pizza...but no way do I settle for it.
Now..I am still learning...ands willing to keep learning for my pups quality of life to be the best I can help it be...so thanks to this board
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