Originally Posted by kittykittysick
ok that really woudl have angered me!! so many breeders/employees of pet food stores think they are vets, or at least know more than vets... obviously do your own research, and obviously the person that took veterinary medicine would know whats best!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. heard bad things about Orijen Kibble! too much protein = polycystic kidney disorder......... watch out! (info from my vet)
Oh it contains too much phosphorous. It's not the protein itself, it's the phosphorous which tends to come with the protein.
I just discontinued feeding my cats all dry food, didn't think I could do it but I finally did. Spotty eats his canned food free choice like he did his kibble twice a day for the amount of time I leave it out. And I'm convinced that even these grain free dry foods are no good IMHO (but no offense to anyone who feeds it, I don't have the right to give unsolicited advice). I can tell anyone stupid enough to give me a lecture on how "damaging" feeding my cats canned food is that because I'm not feeding dry food anymore my cats are not going to get urinary tract disease or feline diabetis and probably won't get IBD since their gastrointestinal systems are not being overloaded with grains and fillers from dry food and Spotty is definitely going to shed some of his 17 pounds.
Here's something you can say to the ignorant pet store employee. "What scientific basis do you have to back up your claim? (She'll be in a frozen state thinking) Well? I'm waiting. No, cats on dry food get plenty of tarter build up and plaque on their teeth from the starches. No, that dry stuff is technology, not real science. Want Science? Just watch nature programs and see what cats in the wild eat. Well? Oh, I see, you're not knowledgeable enough to come up with a smart answer? Well, I rest my case. But I think I'll purchase the canned food at a different store. You just lost a sale." Just say that. Because I would be angry enough to talk like that.