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Old July 7th, 2006, 02:35 AM
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Adult science diet ingredients first 12 ingredients
Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Rice Flour, Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil,
1 meat source followed by 6 grains, it is comparable in ingredients to many of the low cost food yet comes with a premium food price tag

you are lucky if there is 15% meat is this food, technically it is better suited as a pig or cow food than a dog food, canines require meat as the the bulk of their meals to be at their optimum health. Many companies over the years have been taking more and more meat out of the food and substituting with grains to reduce their manufacturing costs, A can of Dr Ballards 40 years ago or a bag of Alpo is a totally food today, those old products then were better then many of the so called premium products today.

My mom's shih tzu has spent most of her life eating science diet she is now 12, 3 years ago her kidneys started failing , then 2 years ago she started having heart problems, her muscles started wasting around the same time, Years ago I tried to get her to switch food telling her the meat content was too low but the vet recommended it so she felt it must be better, and now she is dying a slow death as a result
Meat protien helps helps to keep the kidney functioning and flushing properly, the old theory that high protein is bad came from testing rats not dogs, 6 years ago new studies revealed the big oops, meat protein is also important for muscle development, new studies are showing that seniors need increased protein rather than less to maintain muscle mass, and for cellular repair.

Compare science diet's ingredients to Canidae(first 12 ingredients)
Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Herring Meal, Flax Seed, Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Oil, Chicken, Lecithin,
or EVO(first 12 again)
Turkey, Chicken,Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Herring Meal, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavors, Egg, Garlic, Apples, Carrots
It is not hard to see what has more meat and therefore what is better suited for a dogs nutrition
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