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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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  -Pet Foods - Good and Bad InvisibleTouch  Nov-20-04 09:34 AM   #0 
  - This one I know!  Jen6   Nov-20-04 09:55 AM   #1 
  - I knew Iams was bought by Procter & Gamble...  InvisibleTouch   Nov-20-04 10:07 AM   #2 
     - If you are stuck with shopping at places like PetsMart  Jen6   Nov-20-04 10:16 AM   #4 
     - What about PetSmart, come to think of it?  InvisibleTouch   Nov-20-04 10:19 AM   #5 
     - I read somewhere several years ago  fudge stripe cookays   Nov-20-04 09:49 PM   #6 
     - I don't know anything about Petsmart...  Hun Joro   Nov-20-04 10:29 PM   #7 
     - ha, i've always heard the exact opposite:-)  melnjones   Dec-27-05 07:53 PM   #47 
     - I don't know about their political affliations  Jen6   Nov-20-04 11:13 PM   #8 
     - Royal Canin - also my dog's favorite food!  DemEx_pat   Nov-21-04 06:19 AM   #9 
     - Good to know  cmf   Nov-29-04 10:39 AM   #16 
     - In case you weren't aware ...  Philostopher   Nov-28-04 10:20 PM   #14 
        - Try wet foods instead  Lorien   Dec-01-04 05:02 PM   #18 
        - Thanks for the info, didn't know that about eukanuba. nt  melnjones   Dec-27-05 07:55 PM   #48 
  - More on IAMs (bastards)  fudge stripe cookays   Nov-20-04 10:08 AM   #3 
  - Purina is made by Ralston-Purina, which was/is owned by the family of  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-21-04 10:27 PM   #10 
  - My cats have done well with Natural Balance  Dora   Nov-22-04 12:03 PM   #11 
  - Hilarious Pic Of "Eight Is Enough" Star Dick Van Patten  K8-EEE   Nov-28-04 10:45 PM   #15 
  - We've been feeding our dogs Canidae  SnowBack   Nov-24-04 12:46 AM   #12 
  - I give my cat Wellness...  belle   Nov-26-04 01:36 PM   #13 
  - Its canned food is made by Menu Foods. But then, isn't everyone's? nt  mycritters2   Mar-30-07 10:25 PM   #56 
  - I had been feeding my dog Iams.  wildeyed   Dec-01-04 04:47 PM   #17 
  - Actually, I think the Kirkland brand IS Iams  Lorien   Dec-01-04 05:04 PM   #19 
  - I did a quick google search.  wildeyed   Dec-01-04 05:24 PM   #20 
  - Thanks for the info  Lorien   Dec-08-04 06:05 PM   #27 
  - It's Diamond, not Iams. nt  mycritters2   Mar-30-07 06:17 PM   #54 
  - I'm Afraid I'll Buy 40 lbs and Then She Won't Like It  K8-EEE   Dec-02-04 07:29 PM   #21 
     - I am going to start mixing some of the Kirkland in with the Iams,  wildeyed   Dec-03-04 04:58 PM   #22 
        - Oooh!!! XLNT IDEA!  K8-EEE   Dec-03-04 05:24 PM   #23 
  - How can you change brands on a cat that has a weak  marlakay   Dec-04-04 10:31 AM   #24 
  - slowly add the new into the old in larger and larger amounts  AZDemDist6   Dec-04-04 01:54 PM   #25 
  - The higher quality foods don't cause stomach upset  Lorien   Dec-08-04 06:10 PM   #28 
  - I've joined the IAM's boycott ... my pup has switched to ...  welshTerrier2   Dec-08-04 02:20 PM   #26 
  - Anybody know about Science Diet? (nt)  ih8thegop   Dec-21-04 12:05 PM   #29 
  - I don't trust the ingredients in Science Diet  Lorien   Dec-21-04 12:50 PM   #30 
  - Online resources for holistic pet foods:  Lorien   Dec-21-04 12:55 PM   #31 
  - Well, I tried mine on Whole Foods brand pet food.  crispini   Dec-21-04 01:10 PM   #32 
  - Hey, let us know what's on that label  Lorien   Dec-31-04 02:43 AM   #33 
     - Well, it doesn't say anything about USDA or non-human grade.  crispini   Dec-31-04 04:17 PM   #34 
  - Please, please be careful!  kslib   Jan-07-05 02:35 PM   #35 
  - can I PM you with a doggie health question please ?? n/t  AZDemDist6   Jan-07-05 03:42 PM   #36 
  - sure  kslib   Jan-07-05 03:52 PM   #37 
  - Thanks for the link  Lorien   Jan-08-05 11:04 AM   #38 
  - I agree, raw is playing Russian Roulette  redacted   Mar-19-05 10:52 PM   #42 
  - I used to try to feed the dogs the good stuff  OnionPatch   Jan-29-05 03:47 PM   #39 
  - I don't know about their politics, but Wysong saved the life of an old  mom cat   Feb-02-05 04:29 PM   #40 
  - That's an excellent brand  Lorien   Feb-03-05 12:04 AM   #41 
  - Wysong is what I use for my Cavaliers! I did the BARF diet for  Vadem   Oct-19-05 08:50 PM   #45 
  - Some of Wysong's products are made by Menu Foods  mycritters2   Mar-30-07 10:24 PM   #55 
  - Kit n Kaboodle, which is the cheapest thing out there  Warpy   Mar-20-05 04:10 PM   #43 
  - I give my kitties Artemis holistic cat food...  Spock_is_Skeptical   Mar-29-05 10:56 PM   #44 
  - Artemis Fresh mix is great stuff!  Lorien   Nov-21-05 12:22 PM   #46 
  - Anyone have any dirt on Nutro?  melnjones   Dec-27-05 08:11 PM   #49 
  - An extremely Red company  Lorien   Mar-03-06 12:01 AM   #50 
  - What about Blue Buffalo pet food? nt  melnjones   Jul-05-06 02:10 PM   #51 
  - I am giving my kids Innova EVO.  calico1   Sep-19-06 09:25 AM   #52 
  - My cats like this stuff too n/t  TexasBushwhacker   May-10-08 05:47 PM   #58 
  - This pet food company seems to be taking ethics into account  mycritters2   Mar-30-07 06:16 PM   #53 
  - My cats ***love*** California Natural dry -  Flaxbee   Jan-15-08 06:43 PM   #57 

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