• Michael D’Abruzzo

    Administrator
    September 25, 2010 at 12:33 pm
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    It gets better. I looked up on the site the food that I use and they claim:

    “Brown rice is a good quality grain, but potato product is filler”

    ?! In the first food i reviewed grain was bad and potato was good. The only difference between potato and potato product is that potato product has more potato skin generally (which has more nutrients) and is cheaper because it is a by-product of potatoes when they steam skin them. But, it is still the same thing chemically, nutrionally, etc..

    Are they rating the food based on how expensive the ingredients are or the nutritional value? They also claimed beet pulp as a common cause of allergies in dogs. Where are they getting that from? Anything can be a potential allergin to dogs, but to claim something as a common allergin is a pretty strong statement for a fiber source that pretty much passes through the dog. This is something that I have never seen in 15 years as a vet tech and trainer.

    They also claim the food has small percentage of meat because only one listed – yet there is obviously low fillers based on the calorie content – actually higher calorie content than the food they rated as number 1 in the first review. And, again states dogs are at risk for bloat because the fat is the fourth ingredient. So all that the food had to do was split the chicken into deboned chicken, chicken meal and then the food would be safe according to the site.