1 2 3
actually im studying animal science to become a nutritionist.. i have a few holistic veterinary friends who belive the same as i do... please explain to me how corn, soy wheat and othe fillers are good for dogs... also science diet uses known cancer causing agents as preservatives... (BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin) also included are by-products exact definition: the parts not fit for human consumption which are treated with chemicals to make sure that people cannot end up wiuth them...

also let me go into meat by-products ... anything rendered, how is that healthy ... i dont see how road kill, euthanized aninmals, spoiled supermarket meat, and 4D livestock (dead dying disabled and diseased) that have been cooked at such a high temperature that it turns rancid (but does not break down the phenobarbitol used to put animals down) can be good for our animals... do a little mopre research before you say i am misinforming people... and actually pets are dying right and left by the cancers caused by the years of consuming these chemicals...

oh and by the way my animals are not even allowed near the garbage commercially manufactured food... mine eat solid gold which has no fillers, no by-products, and no chemical preservatives... think about it, in europe the standards for pet food is much higher than it is here and the animals in europe have a much lower rate of cancers and food allergies... if you dont believe me about the ingrediants go check out a few sites...

http://www.pcoc.net/dog-food.htm
http://www.solidgoldhealth.com /
actually just wondering how many classes on canine nutrition have you had??... also do you sell science diet in your office and if you do, do you get a kick back from it???
Brooke
Ya know, I didn't get past the 6th line of post, it was so unreadable.

I did get the bit about kick back. Obviously you know nothing about business. Kick backs are illegal. Selling a product with a reasonable mark-up is called "retail". Yes, we do sell Science Diet. Yes, our veterinarians are extremely well educated in pet nutrition.

And... again.
-Sharon (feels better)
actually im studying animal science to become a nutritionist.. i have a few holistic veterinary friends who belive the same as i do...

Therein lies the rub you "believe". Unfortunately what you "believe" is not supported by the facts - not even close. I would strongly suggest you start cracking a book, specifically I would suggest one written by Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, the board certified veterinary nutritionists - who also "believe" but differently they have the facts to back up what they "believe", instead of unfounded internet fantasy.
please explain to me how corn, soy wheat and othe fillers are good for dogs...

I did that elswhere but what the heck

1. The carbohydrate (starch) fraction of corn is 99% digestible as areall grains.

2. The protein fraction of corn is the most digestible of any grain.
3. Corn contains 5 times as much natural essential fatty acids thandoes rice.
actually just wondering how many classes on canine nutrition have you had??... also do you sell science diet in your office and if you do, do you get a kick back from it??? Brooke

Just so you aren't left wondering, I am, and have been an employee of Hill's for over 20 years. I have spent that period of time teaching small animal clinical nutrition to veterinarians all over the country. Legal disclaimer to follow. Point of fact no veterinarian gets a "kick back", they make a profit on the sale of the food - just like your buddy Pitcairn who makes a profit - a huge one by the way - selling books, videos, his own food now, and other scaremongering nonsense to silly naive people who buy his silly nonsense.
As to my education I have in excess of 2,000 hours of veterinary medicine continuing education. I spend the majority of my 50 hour work week working intimately and closely with dozens of veterinarians who are board certified veterinary diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, American College of Veterinary Dermatology, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, PhD toxicologists, nutritionists, micro-biologists etc. People who have devoted their lives to seeking answers to questions you haven't yet contemplated.
Legal disclaimer: Although I am employed by Hill's, anything I say or imply here is my personal opinion ONLY and should not be construed to be the opinion of my employer.
Therein lies the rub you "believe". Unfortunately what you "believe" is not supported by the facts - not even close.

Steve... our office LOVES Hills... can't get enough of the stuff. Love the kick backs we get. ;-)

In all seriousness, Hills is a business too, but they work hard at providing veternarians with products they request. Educational material abound for clients. Their promotions are not just silly coupons - they promote their products by also promoting preventive medicine (ie: their BUN and weight loss programs). We have found the BUN program to be immensely useful in promoting early detection of kidney disease and proper lifelong nutrition.

There's a lot to this, Brookie.
-Sharon
Therein lies the rub you "believe". Unfortunately what you "believe" is not supported by the facts - not even close.

Steve... our office LOVES Hills... can't get enough of the stuff. Love the kick backs we get. ;-)

I'll bet you do, why with $5 and the kick backs you get all year long you ought to be able to buy one nice mocha latte. (Make sure you have the $5 with you though)
I'll bet you do, why with $5 and the kick backs you get all year long you ought to be able to buy one nice mocha latte. (Make sure you have the $5 with you though)

You bet! A house on the Riviera is in my plans. Hey - does that mean that Pet Smart and the other box store pet places get the same "kick back" we get? Or are they allowed to call it retail profit? 'Cause, ya now, we be only in it for da money.
;-)
-Sharon