Originally Posted by frawri
HI Amber, I am not trying to attack, I am just going by what I have read. I know meal isn't that bad, but I do like what I have seen with other cat owners and they feed wellness brand. I have also been feeding my dogs wellness brand for 2 years now, and love what they look like, and they are very healthy. So it just comes down to what you like and don't like. There can be other products out there that are just as good if not better then Wellness (like raw diets)
I probably came off differently than I meant to on that. A little tired and cranky tonight! But I agree with sharky, that there's better foods for the cost. And I've been doing a lot of reading on a dog board lately, and I'm thinking the raw diet isn't all it's cracked up to be, either. What is the absolute best way to feed a dog or cat? Honestly, I do NOT know! If I did, it's what I'd be feeding. But I think a combination of a good quality kibble, and a good quality canned food, like Nutro, is the best I can do for my pets. I let thier condition and health tell me how it works for them. I've got minimal shedding (especially with my shepherd/collie mix dogs, with thier dense undercoats), minimal waste odor, and minimal waste. They've got healthy, soft, shiny coats, bright eyes, and good breath. They are all the picture of health, and that makes me happy, and makes me confident that I'm doing right by them in the choices I made. And the fact that it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg to feed them is nice, too. They eat better than I do, and I spend less on their food than I spend on mine. And I say none of that because I work for them, I was saying it before I even knew my job existed.
But, if it works for you, that's GREAT!
And about the link, I stopped reading it after the false info about phenobarb in Nutro. If the first thing they mention is incorrect, what about the info on the rest of the site? Has all of that info been carefully researched and found to be true? I'm not confident that it is. Credibility was already ruined for me.
I've read LOTS of sites, lots of info. And you get lots of conflicting info, too. One says this ingredient is good, another says it's bad. And they both make convincing arguements. That's why it's so hard to know exactly what to do. But I went over my feeding program with my vet, we tweaked it a bit to add the canned food for Gizmo's weight (which she won't eat, *sigh* she only likes her dry food), but he concluded that I've got a good solid program and that my animals are benefitting from it. So I'm convinced that I'm doing exactly what I should.