Yes, commercial dog foods are horrible. Especially Eukanuba - that's tested (quite cruelly too) on animals!
not saying your wrong, but do you have any facts or links to back that up. The reason I ask is I feed my girl Eukanuba Labrador Retriever formula
Eukanuba Labrador Retriever formula is specifically formulated to support the breed's overall health - from healthy weight and mobility to immune system strength.
Eukanuba Labrador Retriever formula builds upon the great nutrition of Eukanuba Large Breed Adult formula because it:
Is formulated to provide high levels of
Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfate to help support a Lab’s healthy joints and mobility.
Contains added L-Carnitine to help Labs burn fat more efficiently instead of storing it - so they can maintain a healthy weight and lean body condition.
Like the rest of our adult foods, Eukanuba Labrador Retriever contains antioxidants such as Vitamin E to help support a Lab’s immune system when working and playing outdoors.
the reason I feed her Eukanuba is it seem to work well with her , and it was recommended by the breeder who has been in business for over 25 yrs and has breed some of the top hunt dogs in the country.
Again not trying to argue… because I took the breeders word for it and I am interested in what you think about it.
Well, actually, it's not surprising the breeder told you that because many vets and breeders are supported financially through Eukanuba. Our breeder is a world-class trainer that trains dogs for the IDF, and he's supported financially by Eukanuba (or that might be some other brand; I don't remember), but he's never told us what to buy. I do know of other trainers in the country that do that.
Yup, I do have some links to prove what I said - what I said were common facts actually
Well first off, they're owned by Proctor and Gamble, a notorious corporation that tests all of its products on animals quite cruelly (they make Gillette, Ariel and so on). Iams is the general name for the food brands for both dogs (Eukanuba) and cats (Iams). Cruelty in IAMS Contract Labs
(if you look for it, you can find the secret agent's footage, I haven't posted it here since it's quite
cruel and unsuitable for posting here.Another link proving itComprehensive article that explains what your dog food really contains
(long but highly recommended read)A site that's dedicated to prove that Iams is cruel, contains a list of brands that don't test on animals
Now specifically I can't find that the ingredients in Eukanuba are worse than other brands; however, we do know this as a fact as my father has been researching foods before we got our new dog. Anyway, they test their products cruelly on animals and that's enough for me to stay away from them.
There's a different way to test food, without a need to tear muscles apart and torture animals:
Eagle Pack Pet Foods, Inc. does not do any testing on laboratory or caged animals, nor do we have a kennel facility or cattery.
Members of our Breeder Advisory Council, using their personal pets, normally perform nutritional and palatability tests.
Edited by landlord, 19 October 2007 - 06:00 AM.