Monday, November 21, 2011 2:02:52 PM
For everyone commenting on "quality" food diets, please make sure you have FORMAL training in canine/feline nutrition before you say anything and other idiots like you believe that you know what you're talking about. I am a current veterinary student and HAVE had formal training in animal nutrition. "Raw food diets" can be a great alternative to processed kibble when owners have consulted with veterinary nutritionists as to the appropriate ratios and nutrients. For those who are not consulting with veterinarians, they are the reason that horribly painful and debilitating deficiencies that were once eliminated are being presented again. You can`t just throw some meat, bones, and organs at your dog and think that it will be sufficient. As to quality food, reputable food producers (including Purina and Hills) spent YEARS researching proper ratios and nutrients to provide your animals with the healthiest food possible. And unless you`re a scientist, it`s the
Monday, November 21, 2011 12:27:27 PM
@TKD_Master: Even kibble can be okay if it's the high quality stuff and not the pooty cheap walmart brand or purina or whatever. Also, tablescraps (particularly fatty ones) can cause smelly dogs. My dogs eat high quality kibble and don`t stink at all.