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#16    Sherapy

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 05:19 PM

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what is "natural" for dogs robbie?

dogs tend to be scavengers.  So the "take what they can get" approach justifies the poor quality petfoods available?

Do you support the raw foods diets for dogs?

I hope you don't classify the mainstream petfoods as natural.  

Don't forget, the standards for animal food is lower than human food as well.

In the end, perhaps the natural approach is let your dog go scrounge up whatever it can find.  Sounds natural for a scavenger.  If it survives on it, it must be alright, right? wink2.gif

Its crap that they put in dog food and call it 'good' for them...a cat is carnivorous you have to feed em what they eat natuarlly....

I don'[t know of hte raw foods diet for pets Hyper ???what is it??? Why does health conjur up cruelty and celibacy to you Robbie ? If you don't mind mind asking.....




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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:17 PM

healthy conjurs up cruelty with me what are u tlaking aobut sherri?


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 06:28 PM

Meat based food for my 2 dogs all the way.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:17 PM

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I don'[t know of hte raw foods diet for pets Hyper ???what is it???


here is the first thing that came up on google:

http://www.outoftheearth.com/natdiet.htm

that gives an idea.  I don't have dogs so I never looked into the diet beyond that it is about feeding dogs "real food" opposed to the processed, bonemeal filled foods found in the stores.

Even robbie should like it since it contains real meat. wink2.gif


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:26 PM

ohmy.gif You're not advocating making a naturally carnivorous animal a vegan are you? Wouldn't that be the same as breeding cows or fish to eat corn?

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:42 PM

WOW, I never knew dogs can survive just of veggies....that's interesting.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:44 PM

laugh.gif I know they don't, frog....


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:46 PM

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ohmy.gif You're not advocating making a naturally carnivorous animal a vegan are you? Wouldn't that be the same as breeding cows or fish to eat corn?

was that directed at me?

if so, no.  I don't advocate putting carnivores on plant-based diets.

I was merely pointing out dogs, being omnivores, can do quite well on a meatless diet.


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:55 PM

My dog will eat almost anything but olives, onions and pickles so you may be right. However, I won't deny him his favorite...which is meat. thumbsup.gif


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:08 PM

I never considered giving a cat only veggies.  Why would that thought even cross someone's head?


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:49 PM

thanks for the link Hyper, you know some Vets ( friends of mine) take their pets health as seriously as their own....to some its a crucial question...to some it isn't....Its a discussion not a podium to convert pets..its a good question...Kudos to the thread starter and to those that are contributing good info.....Its very interesting......

Nova i can't believe your cats eat what they do...Interesting...My cats love brewers yeast 'shrugs' and my dog loves oranges...

Edited by Sheri berri, 09 June 2006 - 10:23 PM.




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Posted 09 June 2006 - 10:03 PM

Poor animals. sad.gif

If people don't want to respect the circle of life - that's their choice! But forcing an innocent animal on your lifestyle! What the hell is wrong with them?!  mad.gif

I for one am going to keep going with the circle of life as are my two wonderful, healthy dogs. thumbsup.gif

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 11:21 PM

sheri,

there is an old saying that the best food for a cat would be a "mouse in the blender".

People don't like to deal with feeding carnivores what carnivores eat though.  It is messy and doesn't conform with the sanitized views on foods held by many.  There is of course also the issue of parasites which is a real health threat to an animal fed raw meat.

The truth is the commercial petfoods are made for the humans, not the pets. (the smells, textures, etc conform to what the human will tolorate).

When it comes to taking the health of your pet seriously, anybody that "reads labels" for their own food should carefully read the labels of their petfoods.


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Posted 10 June 2006 - 04:30 AM

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sheri,

there is an old saying that the best food for a cat would be a "mouse in the blender".

People don't like to deal with feeding carnivores what carnivores eat though.  It is messy and doesn't conform with the sanitized views on foods held by many.  There is of course also the issue of parasites which is a real health threat to an animal fed raw meat.

The truth is the commercial petfoods are made for the humans, not the pets. (the smells, textures, etc conform to what the human will tolorate).

When it comes to taking the health of your pet seriously, anybody that "reads labels" for their own food should carefully read the labels of their petfoods.



Hyper, I agree, ironcally i just assumed everyone read the labels of their pets too, that is a great point the foods are geared towards the humans pallet, I hadn't thought of that, but now I'm remembering commercials and what not lol.....







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