The way I see it, things are happening with our food sources and our medicines and we still take the same products and eat the same foods, so mistakes happen and maybe this unfortunate accident will make them even more aware of things like this in the future. I have fed Diamond and I have never had any problems with it. Look at the Jack and the Box they killed a poor kid with their meat, but they are still in business, Burger King had the same problem but they are still in business. Crap happens!
So are you going to stop eating our food and stop taking our medicine because crap happens to our food all of the time. You can't live in fear of everything forever. It could happen to your dog food you are feeding just as easily. You never know.
Why risk it though when there are so many other choices?
I guess it's a personal preference.
Same with me, I don't each Spinach knowing about the E-Coli scare. Why risk it when you can avoid it? There are other means of getting my greens without having to worry. (no rhyme intended) Until the dust settles with the Spinach/Lettuce I won't risk it. Same with my dog's food.
Here it is, I think Diamond dog food is crap, far beyond the reaches of the Recall, in fact I think all commercially made dog food is crap. Could my dogs get sick from what I feed them, sure. but I am not going to feed food from a company that already has had problem in the quality control area.
Well I stop eating? Now that is just a silly question you already no the answer to, besides were not talking about me, were talking about dog food.
and who's afraid? That's not fear...I am going off the track record of the company. They have had a recall. Where dogs died. Lost faith is more like it.
You can feed that preserved scraps from the rendering plant all day and night dogs for all I care. Do not be fooled for one second. they can sell 40lbs of dog food for less than 20 dollars. That would not even make sense if the food was straight chicken. let's see, chicken on the marker goes for about .40 a lbs ( the cheapest i could find was .325 per pound), then you have to ship it, process it, package it, ship it again, then the store has thier mark up. You wanna know why they can sell it so cheap. Because Dog food, is made from what the renedering plant can not sell as human food, it becomes animal feed. then because it is so nasty, they have to cook it, grind it up and preserve the hell out of it. and then to make it cheaper, they fill it with corn, wheat, corn gluten, brown rice, flour, pick your grain. Now I make my own raw dog food. on the retail end it costs me about 1.15 per pound. I figure that's what a good kibble should cost retail--minimaly. there are some that come close, but none actually hit the 1.15 mark. And believe me I get my meat as cheap as I possibly can. I pay .69 a lbs for chicken quarters, 1.19 for ground prok and 1.29 for ground beef. Kirkland brand dog food is the cheapest diamond makes at what 17.00 for 40.lbs that's .425 a lbs, I just do not get how that is possible. well at least how it is possible to make good dog food for that price. Someone has to be cutting some corners somwhere,
Chicken Soup - made by Diamond - is one of the better dog foods available. It has no corn - so had no part of the recall from last year. It is also getting more popular and many people are switching to it because of the way their dogs look and they like it.
Also their Premium Edge line is a very good food - again no corn, no preservatives and no by-products. It is just a step under the CHicken Soup.
I just think it's crazy to go around worrying about things like that. It's not just Spinach, it has been other things, so do you not eat meat because of it or take medicines? They've been tampered with. Do you not go to fast food restaraunts anymore because things happen there too. Diamond only had one batch that was recalled and people are going crazy. I think it's silly.
Gunny you may think it is crap, but some people do not. I have fed it to my dogs after feeding the more expensive brands and there was no difference. There was no difference in their coats or anything. I do other things to make my dog's coats shiny. The food has never bothered my dogs. People think just because dog food that doesn't cost 45.00 to 50.00 a bag isn't worth a crap. I think it's nuts to go pay that much for dog food. Good lord, just feed them from the table and get them some vitamins. True, there is corn is some of their food, but they have food that doesn't have corn in it as well. Their Naturals formula is a good food whether you think it is or not. The veterinarians feed Science Diet which you all think is crap too because of the corn that is in it. I would think the vet would know more than you, are you a vet? I have noticed people on here who think they know more than the animal docs and they aren't even vets themselves. All I can say, is feed your animals what you and your pets are comfortable with.
Well good grief! They are the one's that went to school for years to learn about animal health. I am sure that nutrition plays a part in their education. Do you know more than your family doctor?I am sure they know more about dog's health than a person that hasn't gone to school and I am sure they wouldn't sell food that they thought was not good for the dogs.
My veterinarian advised me not to feed RAW diet to my dogs because they could still eventually come down with a disease from the meat and get sick so I am listening to my veterinarian because he knows more than I do.
Chels do you know who teaches the nutrition the portion of vet school...the hills co. makers of science diet. Do you know who makes the biggest donation to the American veterinary association....you guessed it hills co. Seems to be a conflict of interest to me.
I have fed RAW for many years. Never had a dog get sick from it. never heard of one getting sick either.
I wonder what dogs in the wild do for food? hmmm...raw meat!
***Edited By: gunny on 10/10/2006 2:10:47 PM*** Reason: d
Well that is wild dogs not domesticated dogs. Are you a veterinarian? I guess you just think you know more than they do or just wished you did one.
Everyone I think you all just need to stop going to the vet and listen to these people on TP instead. Do not trust your vets because they do not know that much! Your veterinarians are really stupid they just have a degree for the heck of it. Your veterinarians are just in it for the money and that is it and want to sell you all crap food so they can make the extra buck (like they already didn't need it) and they could care less if it makes your dog sick because it is crap food! So do not trust your vets! Go out and buy a 33lb 50.00 bag of dog food instead.
This is the way some people on here make me feel. They make me feel like my vets are stupid and do not know nothing.