What a dispicable disgrace.
If you've done your research thoroughly and know what you're feeding your dog and that's acceptable to you - then fine. I'm not here to dispute that (ask Prin!).
What I am furious about is the gall of these giant conglomerates transforming industry waste and byproducts into "pet food" and fleecing unsuspecting pet owners with clever marketing spins and bullshit - poisoning our cats and dogs while lining their pockets with your hard-earned money and laughing all the way to the bank. I throw most vets into this bin of toxic waste too - bunch of pushers.
Here is a perfect example of what I'm talking about:
This poison, concocted and peddled by Del Monte Foods, is only one dog food in a sea of hundreds. All those brands of cat and dog food lining the shelves of your grocery store, Walmart, drugstore, home hardware store - you name it - in colorful bags, cans and pouches = toxic waste. If you see a brand advertised on TV, in a magazine or peddled by your vet: toxic waste. Don't touch it, don't throw another penny at it, run away screaming. The health, longevity and quality of life of your beloved pet depends on it.
Learn to read and interpret the ingredient labels and never mind the clever hype, marketing and endorsments from breeders, vets and the like for crappy food - if they knew what they were really feeding they would no doubt have a heart attack (mind you, some people just don't care while stuffing their faces with Burger King and Twinkies).
Want a quick lesson? Here is the link to the food mentioned in the video: Kibble n'Bits
Wow. Looks good and sounds great, right?
When it comes to mealtime, dogs always want what you’re eating. Now there’s New Kibbles 'n Bits HomeStyle dog food. It has the look and taste of people food, with tender meaty pieces like they were carved right off the bone, crunchy Kibbles and wholesome vegetables. Plus, it provides 100% complete and balanced nutrition. It’s the great-tasting dog food that makes mealtime more enjoyable for both you and your pet.
Why, I'd almost eat this stuff myself! But oh, wait... let's look at the ingredients:
Corn, soybean meal, ground wheat flour, beef & bone meal, animal fat (BHA used as preservative), water sufficient for processing, corn syrup, wheat middlings, soy flour, animal digest, wheat gluten, propylene glycol, salt, hydrochloric acid, chicken, potassium chloride, caramel color, titanium dioxide, sorbic acid (used as a preservative), choline chloride, sodium carbonate, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), dried carrots, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, vitamin A supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), calcium sulfate, potassium sorbate (used as a preservative), yellow 6, yellow 5, BHA (used as a preservative), dl-methionine, red 40.
Wow. Let me put that into laymen's terms for you:
Cheap indigestible filler, cheap indigestible filler, cheap indigestible filler, cheap beef byproducts (wow! some form of meat!), mystery fat (preserved with a proven carcinogen), water, sugar, filler (think: peanut shells), cheap indegestible filler, glue, chemical, sale, chemical, - wait, what's this? a meat! wow!, mineral, color, more minerals and preservatives, bla bla bla, - wait, what's this? a vegetable of sorts! wow!, more artificial vitamins and minerals, chemicals, food coloring.
I don't know about you, but somehow I don't know how you could fool a dog to think this resembles "people food" in any way, shape or form. What wholesome vegetables? A dried carrot which makes up about 2% of the recipe? What tender meaty pieces? It's sugar, glue and flour! And don't think for a minute that the "beef" or "chicken" in this food has anything to do with what you and I eat: it's beaks, feathers, intestines, heads, feces, stomaches, udders, lips and assholes, tumors, you name it.
This is not food, it's a joke and a disgrace. Shame on them!
If you feed Whiskas, Cesar, Ol'Roy, Dog Chow, Iams, Purina anything, etc etc... I hope the above has made you think a bit and want to investigate... I dunno about you, but I want to use my hard-earned dollars to feed my beloved pets real food, not toxic waste in a fancy bag or cute can.