gypsy84 Posted June 13, 2007 Report Share Posted June 13, 2007 My sister is an Animal Health Technologist and works in a vet's office. Tonight she brought home 2 bags of Hill's Perscription Diet and told me I could buy one 40kg bag for $20 from her - she gets it discounted. This is the bag she brought home. I was under the impression (at least from what I've read) that corn and rice are mainly used as fillers, and are not essential to a dog's diet. Also I've read that a good quality food will have at least 2 different real meat sources in the first 3 ingredients - not including by-products or meals. Ingredients Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Soybean Mill Run, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphophate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine, preserved with BHT and BHA, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Beta-Carotene. Most of that is just mumbo jumbo to me, I can't tell if it's the best food you can buy (as I was told) or if it's a load of crap. Is it a quality food? Right now Gypsy's finishing off the last of her Nutro Max puppy - the bag was so big it lasted til now. I do need to get her a new bag of food soon. I've looked for Canidae but I don't think any stores around here carry it. And I can't afford to pay more than $40 for a bag. I've considered going raw but I love the convenience of taking a scoop of kibble from the bin twice a day. I know there's been so much talk of different foods lately especially with the recall, but I've tried searching and nothing's come up about the Perscription Diet food. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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