Purina dog food?

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  1. zoe08

    zoe08 New Member

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    Can anyone give me some good links as to why Purina dog foods are not good quality.

    Someone is posting on another board I am on that the beneful and Purina ONE and Pro-Plan as good lines of dog food.

    I am pretty sure this is not the case, but I would like the information to back this up when I go to reply.

    I did tell the OP about the dogfoodproject website, but this is someone who has replied to the OP's post saying Purina is a good food, but she used to work for Purina.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    I would list the ingredients and point out there is more grain in there than anything else. In Beneful there is more salt than there are veggies. Ask why carnivours are being fed primarily grains? And why are more and more top breeders and competitors going raw or grain free.

    Google dog food die for.. some good articles.

    Ask why purina uses 4 D meat and why its tested positive (in an independent lab) for the same drug that is used to euthanize cats and dogs. (which stems from 'by-products if you listen to the people at rendering plants)
     
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    .... I think the ingredients speak for themselves on why those are bad foods....
     
  4. Pam111

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    She posted the same thing on my board, too. I don't even feel like arguing. I actually hate when dog stuff gets brought up on other boards because no one ever seems to want to hear good advice so I just don't comment at all
     
  5. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    If it were me, I'd pick apart the ingredients list for Beneful and Purina Dog Chow, explaining bit by bit what is exactly wrong with it. Then post the ingredients list of a GOOD food, and not say anything. People will be able to see for themselves.
     
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    I bought Purina for at least 40 years and didn't switch over until I joined Chaz and was shamed into it . I've always supplimented and can truthfully say that I don't see any change ..... but it makes me feel better to serve a better food !
     
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    Grammy, Purina was, once upon a time, a decent food. Now it's conglomerate owned and used as a dumping ground to make a profit on waste that SHOULD be discarded as unfit for use.
     
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    Understand !
     
  10. zoe08

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    Thanks everyone!

    I know Pam, but I can't help getting involved. I probably got a lot more involved than I should on the designer breed crap being talked about in the what puppy should Obama get thread! It seems no one really WANTS to learn the truth about any of it. They just want to keep believing whatever they believe without researching any of it.

    So I am not sure whether I will post or not. They all think that whatever their vet says is 100% great information, even if the vet says Iams or Purina is great food.
     
  11. Suzzie

    Suzzie Aging Canine Advocate

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    seriously - if my vet told me iams/puke-ina/yukanuba were good foods... I'd change vets. If he wasn't up to date on the latest nutritional needs for my pet - what else is he deficient in?
     
  12. lizzybeth727

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    Good luck finding a vet who knows anything about food.... If you have one now, don't move away!
     
  13. gale

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    All the vets I've seen sell eukanuba/science diet/iams (maybe not iams anymore). If I quit every vet that thought those were good foods I wouldn't have any left to go to. lol
     
  14. Suzzie

    Suzzie Aging Canine Advocate

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    i actually have two vets I go to (one when I cant get into the other) that are very knowledgeable about pet foods and do NOT recommend the crap foods to anyone. :)
     
  15. gale

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    I think your vets might be the exception to the rule. Then again I've only been to about 3 or 4 vets here. Just going by what I've read from others though. If I switched vets because of that I'd have to drive an hour or more. There aren't a whole of of choices out here in the sticks.
     

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