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    Well I must have the strangest dog in the world then... She would pick her dry food over raw meat...

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    Actually there is one exception to what I said before: My partner has a friend with 2 dogs, he earns about $3000 a week and his wife also earns a fair bit. They have no kids and both drive fancy cars yet their dogs just get fed cheap supermarket brand biscuits and are two of the most unhealthy looking dogs ever... dull coats, bad breath, terrible teeth, really dull looking eyes, lots of skin problems etc. I keep trying to drop hints every time he says how healthy my dogs look but he has a "they're just dogs, who cares" attitude... I must say it annoys me a fair bit! If they had kids and/or a normal income then I wouldn't mind but it frustrates me how somebody can have so much money, clearly unhealthy dogs and not do anything about it.

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    This dude seriously believes this nonsense? Does he not realise that in Australia we have very strict food handling, processing and labelling laws?

    There is simply no logical way AT ALL that there is any animal in pet food that is not on the label, no matter what the source. There is also no law in Aus that would allow for road kill to be incluced in the list of ingredients on pet food. And there would certainly be no allowance for the inclusion of any animal that had been PTS, no matter their location {shelters, pounds etc} when that occured. What sort of fools do you take us for, OP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkest View Post
    There is also no law in Aus that would allow for road kill to be incluced in the list of ingredients on pet food.
    Exactly. Surely everyone knows that all the roadkill is saved for Maccas and KFC

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    It's really not doing much for the credibility of his dog training business either.

    But I have well meaning friends send me all sorts of scary emails about the latest scam - eg mobile phone ads or privacy or credit card privacy or viruses etc. At worst it can be an irish type virus - the sort you get when you install it yourself. Or a credit card or password grabber ie invites you to enter all your details to check to see if you've been compromised or not. If you fall for that - chances are...

    Mostly the messages are just hoaxes.

    I really can't see how there would be enough dead pets to supply the commercial pet food industry - not like beef carcasses or chicken carcasses from the meat supply for humans industry - why would they bother with something hard to get.

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    Now you all are jumping to conculsions and being ridiculous. I NEVER accused anyone of being a bad parent, and I didn't bring kids in and start throwing around that anyone mistreats them etc so stop acting like I did.

    Never said that any of you feed your kids junk food continuously, I actually asked would you ONLY feed your children that because they liked it and ate it? Your answer OM (around the other ranting) was NO you wouldn't feed that to them as their main diet. I never said it was bad to allow your children to eat junk food, drink coke etc, I just said you wouldn't make it their main dietary staple. I certainly never accused anyone of being a bad parent. Stop twisting the things I have written as an example.

    My point was you feed your children what is appropriate for their health not what they necessarily like. Yes sometimes you let them have things that are not great for them but you don't make those things their main food source.

    So why do it to your dogs? My dog eats it so that is what I am going to feed, rather than..what is best for my dog?

    Someone posted that not all dry food is bad. I never said ALL dry food was bad, I also noticed that person feeds Earthborn. Earthborn is a holistic dry food that doesn't contain corn, preservatives, colours or added salt, they also get their meat from ethical places, and do not fill the food with excess grains that are unnecessary.
    Most holistic dry foods are great, I still wouldn't feed them fulltime but I use them to put into my dogs treat toys and if I have run out of food and don't have time to go and get some.

    LOL @ vet not being a part of the conspiracy. Next time you see your vet ask him or her how much time during their 5yr veterinary degree was spent on nutrition and which one of the pet food companies taught it.

    FYI - For anyone using price as a reason not to feed raw. It is cheaper for me to feed my 2 30kg dogs and a 23kg foster dog on raw then on even a moderately priced dry food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkest View Post
    This dude seriously believes this nonsense? Does he not realise that in Australia we have very strict food handling, processing and labelling laws?

    There is simply no logical way AT ALL that there is any animal in pet food that is not on the label, no matter what the source. There is also no law in Aus that would allow for road kill to be incluced in the list of ingredients on pet food. And there would certainly be no allowance for the inclusion of any animal that had been PTS, no matter their location {shelters, pounds etc} when that occured. What sort of fools do you take us for, OP?
    Look at the back of the label on some of the dry dog foods. The thing listed as "animal fat" means any animal. Ie: the rendered down fat of any animal they are able to get their hands on, there is no laws in Australia that make the pet food companies specify what animals they have used.
    Pinkest, you have a much too high an expectation of the pet food industry laws in this country, they are beyond pathetic.

    Really Hya? I am sure you out of everyone on here is well aware of the euthanasia rates in the pounds and shelters across the country, you really don't think there is enough euthanised pets to be used in this industry?
    The Lost dogs home alone killed almost 14000 animals in 2010
    RSPCA 2010/2011 Financial year almost 19000 dogs, almost 38000 cats and almost 12000 other animals.

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    (edited by moderator - play the post not the man - or woman) @K&P You're the one who first mentioned my children in any context. I might not feed my dog what you find acceptable and frankly I don't give a flying fat focaccia what you think. My children and my dog are perfectly healthy. I am a responsible pet owner and a bloody good mother. I don't appreciate you telling me that I am a bad dog owner because I don't feed my dog what you feed yours. I feed my dog on a majortiy dry food diet, he gets raw occasionally. Good on you for being so goddamn perfect.

    Your know it all attitude really isn't appealling. There is a way of giving people advice without jamming it down their throat.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 06-13-2012 at 04:57 PM. Reason: please don't call people names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    Are you an idiot K&P? You're the one who first mentioned my children in any context. I might not feed my dog what you find acceptable and frankly I don't give a flying fat focaccia what you think. My children and my dog are perfectly healthy. I am a responsible pet owner and a bloody good mother. I don't appreciate you telling me that I am a bad dog owner because I don't feed my dog what you feed yours. I feed my dog on a majortiy dry food diet, he gets raw occasionally. Good on you for being so goddamn perfect.

    Your know it all attitude really isn't appealling. There is a way of giving people advice without jamming it down their throat.
    I think I read somewhere that you feed science diet for sensitive skin? I know why!! The ingredients might not be the best but it was the only thing I could find that settled Meika's skin and didn't make her itch 24/7. I eventually went onto Nutro and that worked but it was bloody expensive so I've just ordered a bag of Black Hawk which I've read is good for sensitive skin and is heaps cheaper! $85 for 20kg and from memory Science Diet was about $110 for 14kg, so we will see how Black Hawk goes

    You're definitely not a bad owner or person for feeding your dog what works for him

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    I think I am going to close this thread down now. It has run its course IMO and turned into a bit of a slinging match.

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