Science Diet.

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  1. SmexyPibble

    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    Any thoughts on it? Anybody else feed it? We used to feed Kirkland, but ever since we moved they have been on Science Diet.

    The kibbles are really big. My dogs are on it now, and two cups a day does it because they kibble is so large in size.
     
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    To be completely honest, I personally don't care for it at all... especially for the price. I'd never feed it to any of my dogs, unless I absolutely had to for some reason. That being said, I am a firm believer in feeding whatever your dog does best on and is readily available in your area. However, surely there are other foods where you're living that might be a bit of a step up?
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    I wouldn't feed it either, I've looked at the ingrediants on it and it seems like its pretty much just supermarket kibble with a price hike.
     
  4. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Science Diet is one of the foods I hate the most. I did some research on it for my mom because she feeds it and I was sickened by some of the ingredients in it.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I've fed it long ago.... it's overpriced, it is not a high quality kibble at all. My dogs did alright on it at the time, I thought, but after research I couldn't feed it anymore. There's a lot of kibbles that are priced about the same but are much better imo.

    I'd probably recommend looking around and seeing what's in your area that the dogs do well on. Look up ingredients as well and see that it's something you personally feel comfortable feeding.
     
  7. Suzzie

    Suzzie Aging Canine Advocate

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    i'm not fond of any pet food formula with a) corn b) by-products and c) preserved with BHA and BHT (at least they used to be), which can cause cancer.

    for the money, i'd rather buy something good.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    I agree with the others - whole lotta carp for a whole lotta money.
     
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    Echo from the peanut gallery here...EW.
     
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    It is really not good kibble for any dog. Vets get a kick back from having Vet Approved on the front of it for sales.

    Compare your ingredients, Innova, Solid Gold, Roayal Canine, some of the better ones.
     
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    The only time I've used science diet was when Bailey was put on z/d and once afterwards bc one of his med problems was not present when I adopted him and that's what he was on. It did nothing, and he's no longer on it.

    You can get something with much better ingredients for the same price.
     
  12. Kela

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    Agreeing with everything already said here. It is overpriced and a pretty poor quality product. Petco/Petsmart don't carry very many good brands of food so it can be hard to find a good food.

    20 years ago it was one of the better pet foods around, back when there wasn't much of anything available. Now there are new companies surpassing it in price and quality right and left.
     
  13. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    ....Dekka stole what I was going to say.

    Hills products are not allowed in my house - I had too many problems with the cats on them.
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    Nolu.. that is going to be my all time fave response to threads on SD!
     
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    I agree with all of the above. Science Diet is waaay overpriced. Just check out the ingredient list (I cut out the additives for the sake of brevity). Keep in mind that ingredients are listed in order from greatest to least. Corn meal and ground sorghum, yummy yum yum!

    By comparison, here's the ingredients for Kirkland Signature. It's available at Costco for a MUCH lower price than Science Diet, and is considered one of the best inexpensive foods out there. Chicken, chicken meal, and whole brown rice. And notice they use actual veggies, and not just additives? Much better.

    And if you compare it to Innova EVO, a premium food in the same price range as Science Diet, you can *really* see the difference. Here are the ingredients in Innova EVO. Just look at all those protein sources.

    So yeah. There are much better foods out there than Science Diet. If you let us know what kind of stores are available in your area (like petco or petsmart), maybe we can steer you in the direction of a better food.
     
  16. SmexyPibble

    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    Eek. I figured it would be better...

    Fooood switchh...
     
  17. Gerald

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    Expensive crap. All I have to say. lol
     
  18. rayter

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    Not a big fan of SD. Ive read somewhere that Science diet is only recommended by vets because of kickbacks... Duh.
     
  19. Kela

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    Yeah, many many vets are paid to endorse the product. Science Diet kind of has a stranglehold on them.

    I was told that when pet food first appeared on the market, they were one of the few out there and of course SD was much better than the table scraps that most dogs got. So it used to be a good kibble until people learned more about what good food really was. Now they're just outdated and need to change their recipe but they're relying on a reputation that they've had for a long time.
     

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