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Old 04-02-2006, 02:14 PM
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Default Agree or disagree?

I've had the same vet for over 3 years and I simply think he's a great vet. It kind of worries me though when I read his lastest FYI newsletter when he talks bad about BARF and solid gold. What are your opinions about this?
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Old 04-02-2006, 03:03 PM
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I don't think you should look negatively at your vet because of this newsletter. It's his opinion and he does has his points, cause it is based on his experience.

As for BARF, I understand the benefits of it since it really is more of a natural diet, but there is the worry of handling raw meat.

Not only are you handling it when preparing the meal, but there's also the dog being the carrier of the raw meat bacteria, like via saliva (doggy kisses) and what not.

I guess BARF would be the way to go if you are REALLY careful and make sure there's no cross-contamination.

Just my opinion.

(I hope I don't get bombarded by the BARF users) lol
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Old 04-02-2006, 03:32 PM
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I think that he is guilty of the same assumptions as one of the people he pointed out: he used two examples from the same kennel to point out (with no mention of how much or how often the dogs were fed) that Solid Gold is not a quality food. It's the same as the lady he pointed out who had "one good experience with BARF".

There has been some bad press surrounding Solid Gold in the past, just as there has been bad press concerning raw diets. Do your research and don't feed anything you're not comfortable with. Personally, I feed Innova and recommend it to just about everyone.
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Old 04-02-2006, 04:21 PM
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I completely agree.

Do your research and then feed what you are comfortable with.

Don't get pressured into feeding something you feel uneasy about, as long as you've done the research and are providing a decent food for your dog.
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