Purina Pro Plan
Posted 10 July 2005 - 12:05 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 10:38 AM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 10:58 AM
When erroneous information is posted in these forums and allowed to be perpetuated, soon people begin to believe they are fact. I'd rather see these errors corrected line-by-line with the supporting data before others take these errors as fact since it's much more difficult to correct the false perception later. I have at least one good example from this forum if you are interested.
Originally posted by ErinKate:
When it turns into someone waiting to point out someone else's mistakes, line by line, I think it is childish. It also losses it's effect.
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:17 AM
What he failed to realize is that they are a company working within broad guidelines of what is reasonably safe (ie. won't make the dog/cat drop dead over night) and will keep animals alive. So if they do the minimum they make money and if they do something a little better then it's "premium" and they charge more and they still make lots of money. The point is that as a company they need to make more money than they need to provide ideal nutrition because they couldn't make the same profit margin doing so. That's my take on the whole thing anyway.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:13 PM
Regarding the comments about line-by-line refutations of claims made by some posters, I am all for it. As Mark and others have said, it's the only way to clear up misconceptions and prevent perpetuation of incorrect information.
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 11:56 AM
The Dog: I had to switch between dog chow and gravy train because he waan't an easy keeper either. He was an outside dog and ate poorly in the heat of the summer. I prefered feeding the dog chow because it didn't seem to have the dyes that the other did. I have a good friend that feeds her 5 dogs Dog Chow to this day - she used to feed Eukanuba. Ran into a rough time in life and had to feed something cheaper. When things got better, her dogs were doing so well that she didn't feel the need to switch back.
Sometimes, I wish I could get over my "dog food phobias". This is what happens when one reads too much
Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:02 PM
Debbie! Many years ago, my ex and I fed Gaines Burgers to our Labs, as treats. Their food was something worse, I'm sure. I'll never forget the Gaines Burgers because Magic grabbed one out of my hand and immediately swallowed the entire thing, including the plastic wrapper. I found the wrapper in the yard the next day. :eek:
Originally posted by Debbie Crowder-BaaramuLuke:
Okay...what's the "worst" food you ever fed and were proud of it? I fed my dogs Gaines Burgers when I was 16 and they LOVED them!
Posted 13 July 2005 - 05:40 PM
Bubo, my second dog and one that came with extremely fragile health, got me looking for something even better and at that time the human-grade ingredient kibble wave had begun. I started with Innova and went from there.
Jen and Don have both been on the cheapest possible foods. Jen was kept at a friend's right after the accident and pretty much looked like she had one foot in the grave when she came back. Of course she'll do that on the best food, too, sometimes - she's just determined to make people think I don't feed her. Don was absolutely obese when I brought him home - it had been a few weeks since he had been worked and that economy sporting food will pack on the weight pretty quick.
Ben's eaten Gaines' Burgers too! I won't describe what he was like when he came back after that experience - they had the best intentions and the accident gave me no choice in the situation.
On the other hand, Greg during the same time also got the Gaines burgers and did so well that I kept him on them the very short time he had left after he came back. He did have a series of strokes but I don't think it was the change in food.
For a dog that's not grain intolerant and isn't experiencing stomach upset, I don't think there's anything wrong with using something like the burgers to tempt them to eat. Short term. Though I have yet to find a dog on this side of death that won't at least eat a bite of my salmon and spinach dip.
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