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    I am rereading a book byJohn Richardson and Leslye Sharon Cole called the Dog Whisperer. In it he has said that it is better to feed your pup wet food in the beginning as the pups can absorb the goodness from wet food easier than it can from dry food.
    And this book is his views on this subject.
    All I know is what I put up above in a post.

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    Hills Science Diet is quite possibly the worst on the market...

    Try Royal Canin if you're determined for a vet brand, or do some research on Innova, Nutro, Artemis etc. Innova, Nutro & Artemis all cost about the same as Hills and have a much healthier list of ingredients with minimal to no preservatives or additives.

    Hills equivalent to us is McDonalds/Hungry Jacks. Mind you so are most of the supermarket brands. Advance isn't much better, and if you care about animal welfare stay as far away as possible from Iams & Eukanuba.

    Supercoat (from the supermarket) has more nutritional value to a dog than Hills Science Diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    Hills Science Diet is quite possibly the worst on the market...

    Try Royal Canin if you're determined for a vet brand, or do some research on Innova, Nutro, Artemis etc. Innova, Nutro & Artemis all cost about the same as Hills and have a much healthier list of ingredients with minimal to no preservatives or additives.

    Hills equivalent to us is McDonalds/Hungry Jacks. Mind you so are most of the supermarket brands. Advance isn't much better, and if you care about animal welfare stay as far away as possible from Iams & Eukanuba.

    Supercoat (from the supermarket) has more nutritional value to a dog than Hills Science Diet.
    I actually got told by several vets and pet shops to use hilss Scienjce diet it is the best for large breed pups

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roz View Post
    I actually got told by several vets and pet shops to use hilss Scienjce diet it is the best for large breed pups
    I was also told by a few people that it is one of the best??????????

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    Vets don't spend that much time on nutrition & will usually recommend whichever brand they sell.

    I mean no disrespect to the vets, but until they start telling the truth about these foods I won't be taking their advice on them. Fair enough if you need a prescription diet but there are much better alternatives for normal foods that have been proven to be much better for your dogs.

    Look at the list of ingredients on the bags... Compare the list from Hills Science Diet to something like Black Hawk Holistic, Eagle Pack, Innova or Nutro then tell me HSD is better....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcesteve View Post
    I was also told by a few people that it is one of the best??????????
    They're all much the same unless you are buying exlcusive super premium. What one lacks, and other has but it will lack soemthign the former one had.

    The internet is filled with people offering advice. Truth is, none of them are nutritionalists or even close to it and most have only read and heard the same things you have.

    My advice, for what it is worth, is to find the person (or a group of people) you respect and whose dogs look like they're in great shape and follow what they say and ignore the rest.

    For some reason, we are making the feeding of dogs a science and it really doesn't have to be.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Totally agree with Anne. The truth is that the best food for your dog is the food it does best on.

    All my dogs up until now were brought up on pal meaty bites, cans of chum and pal, a raw bone and suitable table scraps. All led long healthy lives.

    The only reason I changed to supercoat was that I took on a pregnant bitch and wanted a better kibble. She also had lots of other things I added to her diet.

    It is certainly not rocket science and everyone will have differing opinions.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    well if agree it is the dogs choice and i have tried several and this is what he eats now. hill science puppy large breed and he doesn't put fat on anymore and go crazy. He eats what he needs and thats all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    Vets don't spend that much time on nutrition & will usually recommend whichever brand they sell.

    I mean no disrespect to the vets, but until they start telling the truth about these foods I won't be taking their advice on them. Fair enough if you need a prescription diet but there are much better alternatives for normal foods that have been proven to be much better for your dogs.

    Look at the list of ingredients on the bags... Compare the list from Hills Science Diet to something like Black Hawk Holistic, Eagle Pack, Innova or Nutro then tell me HSD is better....

    well my vet sells royal canin and reccommends hills science sothat just shot you down. The vet I sees actually thinks for the dogs and not what they sell.
    Most of you think you are right but not all vets are out for money but do actually care for their animals that they see. I have never seen a more caring vet in my life and I have seen a few different vets so you all don't know everything.

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    Oh good... One out of how many thousand in the country?

    I think it is great that you have a vet that you can trust on nutritional information. I prefer to educate myself so that I can make the best informed decision for myself, rather than allowing someone else to do it for me. Then again I'm the same with my own health for that matter.

    You didn't shoot me down at all. I said vets USUALLY recommend what they sell. That does not mean all do all of the time.

    Until you've educated yourself on the matter and can give some facts (not heresay) then perhaps you should refrain from attacking those that have taken the time to do so.

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