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Old 01-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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if anything dogs are omnivores...
Nope they're carnivores. Opportunistic carnivores. Ever try giving your dog a carrot? Comes right out the other end exactly how it went down. Vast majority of vets are not nutritionists so I pretty much never listen to their nutritional advice.
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LOL I've had similar reactions with other vets. Ky's only been to my holistic vet and he encourages raw, so no issues there. But my previous dogs and other vets ... same responses ... I'd just say sure, I'll buy it on the way out, and not bother.

Vets don't learn nutrition ... I think they only have one day on nutrition and it's probably sponsored by Science Diet (that's just me being cynical, I have no idea who sponsors the day training!)
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Vets don't learn nutrition ... I think they only have one day on nutrition and it's probably sponsored by Science Diet (that's just me being cynical, I have no idea who sponsors the day training!)
Actually you're more or less right. The nutrition portion is very short and sponsored by a big company in the veterinary formula diet business, ie Science Diet, Purina, Royal Canin, etc so you can bet it's very biased and useless.
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Actually, it really surprised me when I asked the vet of our Doberman (he's blue and can end up with skin issues) about raw and how it would help. He definitely shocked me when he was kind of for it but warned about the precautions of the portions and mix of all the different vitamins and nutrients. (Omega3's, bone, organ, etc.)

I thought FOR SURE the vets out here would be like the one mentioned above. 'Cause everyone I've talked to thinks Iams is top notch dog food.
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There was lots of nodding and smiling and "oh, really?" from me. Both Rock and I had the same GSD head tilt while looking at him.
I'm still laughing just picturing that LOL.


Ironically I've never had a vet say anything negative about feeding my dogs raw. I did have one comment about the sparkling white teeth and asked what I did to keep her teeth clean. I just shrugged and said nothing, she just eats raw.
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. Ever try giving your dog a carrot? Comes right out the other end exactly how it went down.
What is that really expensive coffee they get from the Civet cat eating the coffee beans and passing them undigested? Kopi Luwak?

Maybe I'll feed Liesl some raw coffee beans, and then later.....





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I think they're part goat. Mine will eat anything.
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There was lots of nodding and smiling and "oh, really?" from me. Both Rock and I had the same GSD head tilt while looking at him.
Now THAT would have been a sight worth seeing!!
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