|Barked: Tue Jan 8, '13 10:40am PST |
|Where I live doing a homemade diet would cost a lot more than kibble. I have a terminally ill dog, who has special dietary needs, and there is very little he can eat that doesn't make him sick. I've tried several diets for him and everything either gives him diarrhea or makes him vomit. After 6-8 months of that, we decided that it was best to try him on an RX diet, and you know what, it works. He is doing really well on it, he's happier and has more energy, his coat is shiny, he isn't shedding as much, he's gained back some of the weight he'd lost. Lily gets diarrhea or stomach aches on a lot of the "better" foods, so we end up throwing out most of the "better" foods or giving them away. There are a few "better" foods that she can eat that I have access to and can afford, but even then I've had people make snide comments about what I can feed her.
Look, I don't care if you have personal standards for what you feed your dog, if you do then that's fantastic, that's not what this thread was about. To me the dog food snobs are those who are overly judgmental and rude to others over what they feed. If you want to educate people, be my guest, just don't be rude about it because it hurts your message more than it helps it.
Edited by author Tue Jan 8, '13 10:52am PST