My Niece who is a Veterinarian told me they push Science Diet products, because the company provides scholarships for them to attend school, not because it is a superior dog food. Common sense will tell you dogs do not eat wheat and corn in the wild, they eat meat and maybe a little grass. Why would anyone think their dog food should have all these grains in them??? Research suggests today’s GMO wheat (frankenwheat), soy and corn products aren’t even good for us! But the FDA tells us genetically modified food is safe…wrong!!! They have companies like Monsanto paying our politicians to look the other way. But I digress. Short term any dog food will sustain a dog and they may have a shiny coat and appear healthy (most likely from the supplements added to the food), but they often develop avoidable diseases in the mid to later stages of their lives, which can cost us many $$ to treat. Another win for the Vet who is making money for treating the animals with cancer, kidney failure, and joint problems just to name a few.. Some vets are in practice for the right reasons, but many chose that career for the money they can earn. Ask your vet what makes Science Diet such a good choice and question them on the high grain content of the food. I doubt they feed their own dogs SD. More importantly do the research yourself.
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This is great information for dog folks to have. Many thanks to this team of researchers, among others (all notably at universities, not from pet food companies) who have been publishing scientific evidence regarding the protein quality, amino acid content, digestibility and safety of various dog food ingredients and products. We are grateful to you all and hope to see more of these types of studies. Although these do not (yet) go so far as to provide us answers to the most important question: “What is the digestibility of the brand of food that I am feeding to my dog?” they provide needed and essential information.
See what stores in your area offer Science Diet® and Ideal Balance™.
Hills pet foods include Science Diet, Prescription Diet, Ideal Balance and Healthy Advantage. These foods are well-balanced for both cats and dogs, and are recommended and sold by many veterinarians.
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