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Monday, October 20, 2008

The "D" list of dry dog foods

These foods get "D" because of the poor quality ingredients, chemicals, fillers, flavor enhancers, preservatives, and incorrect ratios of ingredients. A specific meat source should always be listed as the NUMBER ONE ingredient in a dog food. Dogs are carnivores! Example: Look for "chicken," not "chicken by-product meal." Science Diet's puppy formula lists "ground corn meal" as the first ingredient, for crying out loud!! No wonder dogs don't like the stuff.

Science Diet
Hills Prescription Diets
Nutra Nuggets
Pro Plan
Pro Pac

Yes, most vets sell Science Diet because it's "what vets do" and it's easier for them to sell it than not, for a variety of reasons. That doesn't make it good. It isn't. Read the label. Feel the product (it's greasy). Give it to your dog, who will turn it down. The "Hill's Prescription Diets" are formulated to address specific allergy or internal issue. But if these issues can be addressed nutritionally, they can be done so more inexpensively and deliciously by simply switching to a BETTER BRAND of dog food.

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