I've been looking through the forums about food for corgis, and I have seen an alarming trend. I'm sure most people responding are trying to be helpful, but some of it seems like "guilting." When an owner says they feed Purina Puppy Chow, it's a little unfair to trash the food. Not everyone has the funds to feed the really high quality $40 a bag food, and no matter how much someone loves their corgi, they can only do what they can afford to do. Just want people to remember that. We all love our dogs, from the Purina to the Blue Buffalo feeders.
I agree! One of the worst comments I had personally aimed at me (and the person was trying to be kind, so I don't fault them personally--- can't recall who it was) was "Iam's is ok if that's the best you can afford" or something like that.
Would you do that to someone with anything else? "Oh, Chevy's are ok if that's all you can afford." "Oh, that neighborhood isn't too bad if it's all you can afford." "Clothes from Target aren't too bad if you can't afford anything better." Anyone who said those things would instantly be dismissed as a bit of a snob!
It's like Sam says: it's a religion to some. I take it all with a grain of salt.
I agree. Thing is, I'm well into middle age and confident enough in my decision-making that I don't let it get to me, but I've seen so many people post "Oh my God I was feeding XYZ and did not realize how awful it was and now I feel so bad!" or "My vet put my dog on XX Prescription Food and I looked online and realized it's awful for him!"
And that's a shame.
A woman I work with feeds her Boxer Beneful. I would not personally feed that because it's got sugar in it, and almost all the protein in most recipes is from vegetables of some sort. But she hasn't asked my opinion, and I haven't given it. If she asked, I'd give some general terms of what I look at when I read a label (and I do read labels), but I would not trash what she feeds. One of hers (who has since passed) had allergies and after awhile foods would bother him, and funnily enough he did well on the Beneful.
I had a cat who lived to be 17 on Friskies Dental Diet. She was free-fed and never overweight. My current kitty gets nothing but "the best" based on what they are now saying about cats and carbs (even the mainstream vet community, not just online activists). And I have to be soooo stingy with feeding her tiny portions. Who knows, maybe she would have been a fat tub on the Friskies, too, but gosh the poor thing gets two tablespoons of dry food and one tiny can of wet a day and that's it. And she's always trying to scrounge off of us and the dogs.