I am soo frusterated right now! A minute ago i called the vets office to find out what measures i need to take (ingredient wise, supplements, etc) to start home cooking food for my cats and foster kittens. I told them that I was uncomfortable with many of the dry/wet food products out there now because many have been involved in the recent recalls and i do not trust those companies. They called me back (i had to leave a message) and said, well, we really don't recommend home cooking food because you can do more harm than good if you don't cook it just right/etc. No ....! I said that this morning when i called- the entire reason for calling them was to find out what i need to include so that i DO give them a balanced diet and do not do harm to them by not researching and consulting a lisenced vet! They said, don't worry about home cooking- just feed Purina, it's not involved in the recall. I told them that they were wrong! Purina IS involved in the recall- they have several dog foods that have already been recalled, they use Menu foods, and there is no way i'm buying a product from a company that uses Menu or has food involved in the recall- that i did not appreciate that " unsafe recommendation." I do not trust Purina- there is no way my cats will be going back on that. I thanked them for their time and let them know that i would be consulting another vet that will take the time to listen and help me,because the ingredients in Purina are not good and i do not appreciate them recommending a fishy company to me who i can not trust. I told them they seriously need to take a look before they recommend it at a vets office of all places- the first listed ingredients in many of the products are grains and other stuff cats do NOT need- they are carnivores! The first litsted ingredients should mostly be meats. (that's what i switched my cats off of Purina in the first place - that and the recall for the record). I'm sooo annoyed! So scratch that vets office- i WILL home cook my animals food- i will not support comapnies i do not trust, and i will research and make sure they have everything they need for a balanced, SAFE diet. I can't believe they told me to just feed my cat's Purina......they didn't even take the time to listen. I'm beyond annoyed!
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4/27/07 at 11:42am