Originally Posted by Whisper
I totally get that. I'm not a fan of beet pulp and I'll avoid it if I can. I just don't think it always needs be treated as cyanide. Both scientific knowledge and experience are both extremely valid. My personal experience has told me a dog can live into their teens with a gorgeous, shiny coat and rippling muscles eating Ol' Roy. Doesn't mean it's they case for every dog.
Yes, true, my childhood companion lived to 16 1/2 on Pedigree, never had an ear infection in her life, but she had the WORSE nasty ash colored smelly grease on her skin! She herself didn't really smell, but whatever that was, it was surely the food, and for me if I know I can do better, heck I will! the only reason I bought this last bag of food was because Enda stopped eating the Fromm so I'm on the hunt again to find something she'll eat, and whatever she's eating Noodle gets too. Jinj is a different story, actually he's doing HORRID right now but that's another story in itself, and I know exactly what people go through with an allergy dog. Honestly, if you know your dog can handle the ingredients, or you're willing to put up with the little maintenance that might come with it (I'm having to clean ears frequently), then try it.
I'm in NO WAY saying this is a bad food, don't take it that way! Just saying to take into account each ingredient and check your dog frequently while feeding it the first time to make sure you're not missing anything (which going back to the ears, is obviously easier to monitor prick ears than floppy, which it why Noods didn't get noticed till he started shaking his head and dropping an ear to the side). Honestly, for myself I actually find more fault with all the peas, but as has been mentioned, compared to the previous food when your dealing with a lot of these types of "limited diets" it'll be one thing or another usually, if it's not peas it'll be potato, or rice, or whatever.