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Old 11-22-2011, 05:22 PM
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While I prefer to go grain-free, I do not think all grains are equal. Some are worse than others. With corn being at the bottom--it's not easily digestible, it has a high glycemic index, it just doesn't need to be in dog food when there are much better ingredients out there. It's just something cheap to throw in there.
But but but grain free kibble usually uses potato as their carbohydrate and really, is a potato chip more healthy than a corn chip?

Besides, those upscale pet food companies who tout how they use actual *meat* in their foods? It's just BONES. You're buying nothing more than a bag of potato and BONES.

Why yes, I did have the honor of sitting through a Hill's Pet Nutrition Lunch and Learn. Why do you ask?

They're really big on "ingredients don't matter, nutrients do". I think that's a load of baloney, myself. I really need to get that In Defense of Food book. Sounds excellent.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:45 PM
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This article brought to you by the American Corn Growers Council

Those "meat is good" dog food commercials make me laugh, too. It's like saying, "fruit is good for you! So eat LOTS of Fruity Pebbles cereal!!" Ummm...not the same thing!
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:02 PM
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Elegy.. I didn't think meat meal was allowed to include bones.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:18 PM
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I'm pretty sure AAFCO requires meat in their meat meal, yeah. BUT THE HILLS SALES GUY PROBABLY KNOWS BETTER THAN ME. Just sayin'.

P.S. I need a sarcasm font, in case it was lost on my earlier post. It was, in fact, a miracle that I sat through the whole session without my head explodiating.

It frustrates me that I could see HELLO THIS IS ALL A SALES PITCH but the other people in the room? Not so much. Sigh.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:33 PM
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I got the sarcasm.. I was just shocked that they are that ignorant or that bold.
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Elegy, I don't know how you didn't just go "ARE YOU FSCKING STUPID?!". I don't think I could have kept my mouth shut.

Even humans don't get that much benefit from corn, especially not now that it's the #1 most GMO'd "food" out there.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:29 PM
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OMG I shared this article is on another forum and there is a self described expert on there going on and on about the benefits of corn. Gotta love it...
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Ha! That is really funny
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I wish I could share the link, its really quite hilarious. How you can hydrolyze a protein so the body doesn't recognize it as an allergen (never mind that the body probably doesn't recognize it as food), and how corn protein nutritionally identical to meat protein... Oy...
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