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Old 03-07-2012, 10:53 AM
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Default Guess who's been invited...

... to an all-day Royal Canin conference locally?

We got an invite at the store. My boss is giving all of us an open invite, and to bring all the toughest questions.



I mean, I'm sure they'll have a retort for everything. I'm dying to hear them. Wonder if their excuses will rival Hills.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:51 PM
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Hehe have fun!

lol kind of hypocritical for me to say since I am currently using my Hill's backpack and kind of loving it.. haha they donated a bunch to the pre-vet students
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:54 PM
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Ooooh, how fun! I've always wanted to ask them why they have so many different varieties of food. I mean really, what could possibly be so different between chihuahuas and toy poodles? for example.

You'll have to give us a full report!!
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Do you at least get free lunch out of this or something?
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:16 PM
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Ask them if they've ever seen Pugs have trouble picking up food, because i sure haven't.
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So, apparently I'm scheduled to work, but even better - we're invited to an all-day retreat the very next week with Royal Canin. More one-on-one? Oh my.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:02 PM
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Retreat is today at 2:30! I'm actually kind of excited - it's at this rescue ranch outside the city (note their sponsor...), we'll be getting a tour and free food:

http://www.keshetkennels.com/

My co-worker and I have been texting our potential questions back and forth. None of them are particularly polite.

"Why do you feel German Shepherds need to eat star-shaped kibble?"

"How does your dental formula help cats when the kibble are small enough to swallow easily without chewing?"
(Compared the Oral Care SD, equally crappy formula but the kibble size is big enough that it forces them to chew... and I'll admit that the oral care part of it DOES work, from what I've seen.)

There is a long list of things I'll write down. I'll try and record the stuff they do address, as well.

I'll report back!
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Well it's nice to see you going in with an open mind, at least.
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Well it's nice to see you going in with an open mind, at least.
We get so many of these questions from our customers, as well. Our neighbourhood is pretty savvy about pet nutrition for the most part - they come in already knowing why corn/wheat/soy are generally bad, and that breed-specific formulas are pretty hoaxy.

I'm just passing it all on, and adding some questions for myself! I hope to be pleasantly surprised in some aspects.
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I'm kind of jealous. I never get to ask my questions at Hill's lunch-n-learns because I'm not supposed to cause strife
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