I know of a couple of multimillionaires. I'm not exagerrating. They won over $40 million in the lottery.
I found out that they feed their two dogs this.
It fills me with rage.
Like, why the fuck can't they switch to raw with that kind of money? They get to live in luxury while their dogs live like they would in the ghetto.
Ya, be careful with some of the diets here. Lots of them seem like fads, and I would rather not have my dog be a guinea pig just find out in ten years that it wasn't a good thing for them at all.
>kibble never a good thing
AND you just lost any credibility you might have had.
Natural does not automatically equal good, a kibble can infact be a good thing for certain dogs.
Grow up and learn to research properly and then come back with some credible articles.
no better, sorry.
the first one you posted was almost alright, it mentions two actual sources.
unfortunately the first citation it gives doesn't appear to exist and the second isn't about raw.
whatever, what we're looking for is peer-refereed science published in an actual journal.
that's what citations are, not blog posts, magazines, or propaganda.
also you have to be at least 18 to be here.
Well ya, we all know this. The owners probably just have a combination of not knowing what good dog food is, keeping the dog on it because that's what they were already feeding, forgot about the dog in the excitement of becoming rich, and/or simply haven't thought to change it because their dog seems healthy.
If I were OP, I would have tried to tactfully say something to the owners about being able to spoil the dog now with some better food and toys. Cause if you bring it up conversationally, instead of saying 'you should feed this', then they might inquire as to why you say 'something better'. Then you have a chance to politely explain that the food is rather crappy as far as brands go, and you don't cone off sounding bossy or demanding.
This. I wouldn't actually recommend Blue Buffalo, but their advertising is really close to the angle I'd take with them. You know, the whole "Love them like family. Feed them like family.", get a brand with the first ingredient being meat instead of corn meal, etc.
I thought it was more the worry of what medications are in the euthanised dogs, because they use a shot to kill them which I'm assuming is still in the meat.
Horses I don't know. I am squeamish about it, but I don't know if I could never try it. I think dogs I couldn't try unless it was honestly really the only meat source.
But even then I would feel almost cannabalistic.
Not all meat is good meat, though. How do we tell the difference between "good" meat and "bad" meat?
By "bad", I mean by-products, euthanized animals, roadkill, sick livestock, animal digest, and other things that pet owners get warned about.
>I thought it was more the worry of what medications are in the euthanised dogs
it might be, I don't know.
I just know if you get caught putting dogs or cats in your pet food your company will never recover.
that's not to say it doesn't happen all the time, it's perfectly legal in the US. Just means nobody wants to admit to doing it.
I agree with whichever anon mentioned encouraging the couple to spoil thier pets a bit.
People usually like the results of more fat/oil in a diet. Soft shiny fur is easy to notice.
As a kid, our dog was fed ol roy for nearly 17 years. Considering her health, she probably would have lived another year or so if she hadn't busted the fence to go fight a bunch of coyotes one last time.
Longevity is based mostly on genetics. Unless the dog has allergies, weak kidneys, or some other obvious and easily diagnosed dietary health issue, it is difficult to push someone for a better diet when the dog is healthy.
However, I personally never liked the smell of dogs fed ol roy. Despite knowing two different dogs living longer than breed average on it, I feed my current dog something completely different.