reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
What I HAVE found is that vets are like human doctors. They know what they know, but they don't always have the latest and best information.
My vet cringes at the thought of me feeding my dogs raw meat with bones, but in my opinion, it's one of the best and the most natural diet for dogs
as long as it's not COOKED bones.
You are exactly right many human doctors are not up on the newest methods. Especially western medicine. For them the answer is always a pill. Seems
the same way with vets. i know people who have their pets on 3 or 4 medications for all sorts of things. From allergies to anxiety.
What they dont realize is that a lot of pet allergies come from that cheap dog food that masquerades as quality. Science Diet, what a joke. I'm not
sure what "science" they are using to determine what they should put in their food but I think they might just spell it different:
Here is the ingredient list for Science Diets Adult Lamb and Rice.
1st ingredient-Lamb meal(ground up lamb waste, lowest quality meat product)
The next 7 ingredients are grains! Wheat, Corn gluten, etc(this is junk filler, and is not what dogs should be eating) Its a dog not a cow(not that
they should really be eating grains. Grass fed is the way to go, but thats another thread)
Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Rice Flour, Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Animal Fat
(preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt,
vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium
Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Vitamin E
Supplement, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), preserved with Mixed
Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.
So you are feeding your dogs the B.A.R.F.
diet? I have heard really good things about this, but I hear its a lot
of work. I havent gone this far yet.
Here is what my dog gets, Canidae
Not as good as BARF but its grain free and much better than a lot on the market. And the price is only slightly above $cience Diet and Iams(rich).
Its worth it for the health of your dog.
I started this thread so that people would be more aware of the dangers of neutering at too early of an age. And to point out that vets are not
giving all the info. Some of this information has been around for a long time so i dont entirely buy the fact they are just not up to date on the
You would not believed how many people attack me when I tell them that I dont neuter my pets. They act like i'm a criminal.
I understand that a lot of pets wind up in shelters because there are so many but I dont understand what the end game of neutering is? So lets say we
are successful in neutering all dogs, then no more dogs. And if we only had licensed breeders, there are always going to be people who buy dogs and
then decide they dont want them. So we either not allow anyone to have dogs as pets or we accept the fact that some are going to be put down. I
think the licensing process to own a dog should be more strict. There are lots of big questions regarding this subject and the ownership of animals
Anyway, thanks for your contributions to the thread I appreciate your input.