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Old 06-09-2010, 01:06 PM   #31
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Dude you cannot ever say anything bad about Wall Mart and how they treat their employees if you still shop there. Ever. Its just the way things work. I got ticked a Home Depot yrs. back for something they did and I have never been back in that store sense. If you shop there then your supporting everthing they stand for so how can you bash the way they treat their employees?

The only way they can offer those deals your going for is by paying their employees less and by offering fewer bennifitts.
I agree with all of you guys and admit that i might be a hypocrite.

The truth is, employees in the retail world all get treated like crap. That's the nature of the beast.

So I apologize. I only mentioned target because at least the stores are clean and where i live we don't get the regular "scum of society" type that often frequent walmarts. So sorry to everybody. If I had it my way, we'd never shop at walmart again, but i'm not in charge.

So sorry for kind of being a double standard. I still hate Walmart though, i do think they are the worst in the retail world.

And to firstdown, who said he hated home depot, can you tell me why? You can PM me if you want so we don't take this thread off topic, i was just wondering....
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:12 PM   #32
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What's going on here? This thread is about kibble.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:21 PM   #33
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I agree with all of you guys and admit that i might be a hypocrite.

The truth is, employees in the retail world all get treated like crap. That's the nature of the beast.

So I apologize. I only mentioned target because at least the stores are clean and where i live we don't get the regular "scum of society" type that often frequent walmarts. So sorry to everybody. If I had it my way, we'd never shop at walmart again, but i'm not in charge.

So sorry for kind of being a double standard. I still hate Walmart though, i do think they are the worst in the retail world.

And to firstdown, who said he hated home depot, can you tell me why? You can PM me if you want so we don't take this thread off topic, i was just wondering....
No need to say your sorry but if you feel that way tell your wife how and why you feel that way and never go to Wall Mart again.Home Depot, It was back about 13 or 14 yrs ago Home Depot did something that ticked me off on a moral issue and I said I would never step foot in a HD again. The only thing is I forgot what it was and my wife laughs at me as I will drive past HD to go to Lowes. I also will not step foot into a Best Buy (customer service sucks) or use Capital One (moral issue) ever again. Its pretty easy to not use those places so take it with a grain of salt that I have those convictions. Its not like I'm saying I'll only buy made in the US.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:21 PM   #34
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Don't believe me? Look at the dog food ratings here:
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thanks for the link. i checked out purina one. they are all 1 star but my impression of websites like these are that they are for the rich granola type people who take organic stuff way to seriously.

the review did say that lamb (for the lamb n rice formula i buy) is a naturla source of glucosamine which is great b/c my largest pup has a torn meniscus and has to take glucosamine supplements when he limps real bad.

idk, im on the fence about considering switching dog foods. im the type of guy that really doesnt buy into this whole trend of organic stuff, etc. i mean, its a dog, its a rescue mutt, (i consider myself a rescue mutt as well) and we dont need no stinkin organic complicated diet. just pour the crap in our bowl twice a day and im happy. i drink canned beer my dogs eat out of the bag. we are simple people. but then again, if there is a health advantage to switching to a better dog food product at a nominal increase in price i must consider it. besides, what if my dogs dont share my personality and are really divas?
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:27 PM   #35
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I buy Science Diet for my dog. I just buy that because my sister is an assistant vet and she told me if she ever caught me buying Pedigree or Purina she'd pour it in the garbage because it's very unhealthy for dogs. And my dog likes it and has never really had any health problems so it's easy to stick with it because it works. I know it's more expensive but you pay for quality I suppose.
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thanks for the link. i checked out purina one. they are all 1 star but my impression of websites like these are that they are for the rich granola type people who take organic stuff way to seriously.

the review did say that lamb (for the lamb n rice formula i buy) is a naturla source of glucosamine which is great b/c my largest pup has a torn meniscus and has to take glucosamine supplements when he limps real bad.

idk, im on the fence about considering switching dog foods. im the type of guy that really doesnt buy into this whole trend of organic stuff, etc. i mean, its a dog, its a rescue mutt, (i consider myself a rescue mutt as well) and we dont need no stinkin organic complicated diet. just pour the crap in our bowl twice a day and im happy. i drink canned beer my dogs eat out of the bag. we are simple people. but then again, if there is a health advantage to switching to a better dog food product at a nominal increase in price i must consider it. besides, what if my dogs dont share my personality and are really divas?
I'm not a health nut, organic vegan treehugger that eats only nuts and raisins myself. Until I did a little research and actually saw the differences in my dog from the food switch, I never bought into it myself.

Fact is, there are a TON of foods that are really bad for dogs that use corn fillers, horrible quality ingredients, etc. I'm not trusting my dog's health to China's quality control standards. He is not a person and won't care what's in his bowl (he eats paper), but he is a member of the family and a living creature, so I'll take care of him.

I saw 2 other dogs in the family (same breed, Boston Terrier) die before the age of 10 from cancer and other health issues...they ate Pedigree and table scraps their whole life. I don't want to give up my dog or watch him suffer in the end because I wanted to save a buck. My dog is 8 and still has the energy of a puppy...that has to be a good sign. Yeah, it's annoying sometimes and we're afraid he's going to live until 20, but hey, he's part of the family.

Sure dogs will eat anything and look happy...so do McDonalds customers...doesn't make them healthy just because they're smiling.

If I had to eat the same meal twice a day, every day...I'd try to pick something healthy for myself.

Besides, Bison meat...heck, I'd eat that.
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yeah buster thats my dilemna now. am i being hard headed? probably. maybe its about time i look into this and make a switch and stop being lazy, content. but about a month ago my vet asked me what i was feeding them, i said purina one, i asked if i should switch. they said no, purina one is good. my pups are in great shape and weight.

can you recommend a quality dog food that has glucosamine? sorry i should do my own research but figure you could save me some hassle. going thru the site you linked had a zillion different dog foods.
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We use the Costco Kirkland brand. For the "cheaper" kinds it is rated very high. Everything I've read says to avoid Purina and similar. Basically it came down to Costco or $50 bags. I went with Costco.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:51 PM   #39
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yeah buster thats my dilemna now. am i being hard headed? probably. maybe its about time i look into this and make a switch and stop being lazy, content. but about a month ago my vet asked me what i was feeding them, i said purina one, i asked if i should switch. they said no, purina one is good. my pups are in great shape and weight.

can you recommend a quality dog food that has glucosamine? sorry i should do my own research but figure you could save me some hassle. going thru the site you linked had a zillion different dog foods.
Remember vets are vying for your money. Most either recommend a dog food that they sell or don't want to offend customers and tell them they are feeding their dogs crap. When customers feel talked down to they tend to go be customers elsewhere.

I agree with some of the others. Buying at least decent food for my dogs just seems humane. If someone showed me that the food I bought wasn't good I'd buy something else. If it costs more then so be it.
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My wife got stuck on Blue Buffalo a year or so ago. Supposed to be organic and all that jazz. Both our dogs are young so they've never really had anything else to compare. Its a little pricey but the ingredients don't include all that filler junk.
Something just seems wrong about this statement.
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I hope most wouldn't feed their kids shit food, so why feed your pets shit food?
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:28 PM   #42
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I hope most wouldn't feed their kids shit food, so why feed your pets shit food?
Well my kids don't lick their balls or ass so there is a difference. I always get a good laugh when I watch a dog licking themself then run over and start to lick their owners in the face.
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Did FD start this thread? I'm kind of partial to IAMs myself. It gives my coat a nice shine.
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Something just seems wrong about this statement.
Good catch. lol.
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Well my kids don't lick their balls or ass so there is a difference. I always get a good laugh when I watch a dog licking themself then run over and start to lick their owners in the face.
This had me busting out laughing, LOL.

Ultimately the food your dog can tolerate is going to be an individual thing. Just like for people. Some dogs have iron stomachs and can take anything, others get the runs from nothing.

There's a tendency for people to blame the dog food when something goes wrong with the dog, but typically there's an underlying medical condition that's to blame.

I've heard of quality problems with certain dog foods (unsanitary conditions at the processing plant, etc.), but if you do some research and find the dogfoods with decent records, from there it's just a matter of finding the one that agrees with your pet's stomach. There's no food that will make them live longer or anything like that. Genetics have a much greater influence on longevity than the food does.

Same goes for humans, too. My grandmom smoked unfiltered cigs for 55 years, was an alcoholic, had hypertension, ate like shit, and lived to be 89. Go figure.
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