It's pretty well known that I can get pretty fired up about canine nutrition. I will admit perhaps too fired up, but tha's what happens when you've dedicated about 30 hours a week for the past year researching the commercial pet food industry, contacting manufacturers, discussing business practices. That's my story. Canine nutrition is a hobby for me, as well as my job. I take it serious as my dogs are my absolute life and if anything were to happen to them, I couldn't live with myself unless i knew without a doubt that i gave them the absolute best.
So, this guy came in to drop his dog off at my work for boarding. He's a nice enough guy with a sweetheart named Molly, a recent Border Collie mix they rescued from the shelter. He forgot to bring her food from home (pedigree. ugh) and since he didn't have any time to rush home to get it, had no choice but to buy something that we had in stock to feed Molly for her week long stay. I asked him which he'd like us to feed her, and he responded with "whatever is the cheapest." Alright, I'm used to that answer but it never fails to really tick me off. I added a bag of less-than-mediocre Eagle Pack Natural Formula to his bill. It's the only food we carry that I feel is awful, and the only reason we have it is because one of my bosses feeds it to her dog.As I ring him up he goes on and on about pet food prices and how they're just dogs and why spend so much when you can get Pedigree for less than $20 at wal mart.
I really have to bite my tongue. I just don't understand how people can be so careless with their pets. Pedigree, Iams, Eukanuba, Ol Roy, etc. just absolutely make me sick. Do people even realize hat's in these terrible foods and how they can and do effect our pets? It's disgusting. I find that most people hide behind the "my dog is doing perfectly fine on it" excuse. Well yeah, i'd be perfectly fine eating a big mac three times a day, until I mysteriously die in my sleep because o a heart attack.
I wish more people would wake up and look into the pet food industry. Ask questions, and get answers. I'm glad that I have spent the time to do the research, at least that's three less dogs eating death nuggets.
Oh well, I guess until the vet bills roll in, ignorance is bliss.