my boy boris wrote:oh wow, i hope no one is a science diet "fan", it's one thing if that is all that is available but to actually choose it...
my boy boris wrote:it is funny to me how skeptical we are with anything that seems under priced or "too cheap", i do the same thing when i go to eat somewhere and the prices are so low curious, is the high protein in EVO the only reason you're not a fan of it? thanks
Misskiwi67 wrote:my boy boris wrote:it is funny to me how skeptical we are with anything that seems under priced or "too cheap", i do the same thing when i go to eat somewhere and the prices are so low curious, is the high protein in EVO the only reason you're not a fan of it? thanks
Actually, yes. Studies in working dogs have shown that protein over 35% DECREASES performance levels. It takes work for the body to convert protein to calories, and dogs are not nearly as carnivorous as the purists would like you to believe.
I've seen more dogs do poorly on EVO than have done well, so my clinical experience is also negative.
Adrianne wrote:my boy boris wrote:HappyPuppy wrote:my boy boris wrote:well TOTW is a great price but i wouldn't trust any food put out by Diamond foods.
Why? Because of what happened a few years ago? I'd like to try Orijen or Acan sometime but never have....
yeah, any company that has directly caused the number of pet deaths that diamond has doesn't deserve a 2nd chance in my opinion
In all honesty I bet they now have stricter rules than companies that have never had an incident.
Misskiwi67 wrote:my boy boris wrote:oh wow, i hope no one is a science diet "fan", it's one thing if that is all that is available but to actually choose it...
Prescription diets, YES! The OTC stuff, absolutely not.
Until you have seen the miracles of prescription food, don't bash it. It can be equally as miraculous as a raw food diet.
Say the senior dog in end stage liver disease who's blood ammonia is so high he is confused all the time. Switch to a liver diet at a whopping 14% protein level, and this dog suddenly has quality of life again.
Watching dogs who's hips look like something out of a science fiction movie be able to walk again thanks to the high levels of fatty acids in j/d.
I wouldn't recommend SD to anyone who has a normal dog, but prescription diets do have their place, and the OP just happens to feed one of the ingenius ones.
my boy boris wrote:the ingredients in sd's prescription diets are terrible. i can't believe as a vet you would recommend them as opposed to a healthier alternate diet for whatever ailment the dog is affected by.
my boy boris wrote:Why not feed a healthy diet to the cat and keep her on hyperthyroid medication? i have a hard time believing that for most conditions sd prescriptive's "treat" an at home recipe wouldn't be better. it's like a person with a serious illness/disease only being able to get their meds/treatment by eating a big mac and fries for every meal
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