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Old 02-14-2005, 06:49 PM
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Hi I was just wondering if any of you have heard of "Medi Cal" good things or bad. My vet reccomended it it is special vet food and has to be bought from a vets office or the animal hospital.
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Old 02-14-2005, 10:39 PM
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medi-cal is the prescription line of techni-cal foods.

i question why you would want to feed a prescription food unless there is a particular health problem. and even for certain health issues a prescription diet is not necessary.

here are the web links for the two product lines:
http://www.techni-cal.com
http://www.medi-cal.ca

if you want ingredient definitions etc. on commercial foods, click on my signature below.
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Old 02-14-2005, 11:43 PM
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Umm my vet recomended Medi-Cal. Lucky is on the Medi-Cal Preventive Formula, I just read up on it on the Medi-Calk site you listed and it sounds really good. It says it lowers the risk of heart and joint disease, may slow down aging, promotes healthy skin and a luxurious coat, and Helps maintain a healthy urinary tract and prevent the formation of struvite urinary crystals and stones. Lucky doesn't have any health issues though. I had Lucky on Natural Balence just for one bag of it because he was getting bored of his food and didn't eat much and now since then he eats alot lol. But the Natural Balence food was so so cheap it was like 10 dollars less then Medi-Cal, but it was in a bit of a smaller bag.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:39 AM
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I just read up on it on the Medi-Calk site you listed and it sounds really good.
really good?

a food that doesn't even have a meat source as first ingredient but instead one grain type and one grain fraction? that contains more processed fractions and preprocessed ingredients than whole, fresh ones?

please look past the fancy advertising claims and examine what your dog needs. you can find a comparison guide here:
http://www.mordanna.com/dogfood/index.php?page=identify

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he was getting bored of his food and didn't eat much and now since then he eats alot lol.
he's not eating more of the medi cal because it's a better quality food than the natural balance but because it contains flavoring agents that are added to the food to make it more attractive to animals. if it weren't for those flavors there wouldn't be any dog interested in eating what is essentially a chicken-flavored cereal.

the price of a bag of food doesn't mean squat. a bag of science diet advanced protection or a bag of nutro natural choice ultra cost more than some of the real high-end brands but they don't even come close in quality.

and just FYI - both medi-cal and techni-cal are owned by royal canin, which is in turn owned by mars, just so you can keep track of what other types of foods they produce.
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:35 PM
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:09 PM
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Im guessing you don't know about Sierra I wrote about her int the rainbow bride and in the member intros. I didn't say this but she was on Royal Canine. She died just in last November and i don't know why.
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Hey, Lucky - glad you told us that you're still young enough to have to convince your parents about dog food (and lots of other things, lol). If you need help convincing them, let us know and Mordy and I and I'm sure several others will help you with it.
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Old 02-15-2005, 07:53 PM
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i agree with renee, i had no idea.

maybe you can make use of some of the stuff on my site and print it out for your parents to read.

there is really no need to spend a lot of money on a prescription food from the vet, you can get higher quality products for less money - you just need to know what to look for.
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:37 PM
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Umm no big lol. Read my member intro Its called " A Newbie trying to get through..."
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