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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 10:34 AM
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Pet Foods - Good and Bad
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Anyone have a list of which commercial brands of pet food are owned by rethug-supporting companies, vs. Dem supporters?

It can be argued (and maybe this is the wrong group for it) that you're better off in so many ways to feed a raw/homecooked diet - it's better for your pets, and you're buying "lower on the food chain," so to speak. If you have the space and time, you can even grow some of that food yourself. I started occasional raw feeding with the addition of my second dog, my first show prospect and foundation bitch for my own kennel, and now I've switched them both to the raw/homecooked regimen almost completely. But there are times when you're in a hurry, the meat is still frozen, it's late, and the kids are hungry ... and then I keep a bag of kibble or a couple of cans around for backup. I've been using Iams and Pedigree, neither of which I'm fully pleased with. The more I learn about commercial pet foods, the more I want to stay away from them.

But there are some good ones out there, I know. Paul Newman has a pet food out now, which I've tried once, and I really like the list of ingredients (lots of organically grown whole foods ... but in the end, still processed into a kibble form which can't help but lose some nutrients). There are others, too, which are less accessible for me to buy.

Anyway, for those who do feed commercial diets, does anyone have a list of the commonly available foods, and who their manufacturer supports? I'm thinking along the lines of Purina, Iams/Eukaneuba, Pedigree, Alpo, etc. etc. Not just dog and cat food either, but food for other pets, if applicable. If such a list doesn't exist, I will try to put one together if someone can point me in the right direction as to where to start the search....
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