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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Canned Food Hype Is Myth

There was a supposed pet nutrionist on the local news here today. She was taking calls from pet owners and one of them had a question about what she thought of feeding canned food to cats primarily.

The nutrionists' answer was ' The whole movement to feed cats wet food only is not only detrimental to their health,but also a complete myth.' She also went on to say 'This whole movement started with those who promote raw feeding,and that 'she is tired of people being misinformed and slowly killing their pets'.

I didn't agree with her,but found her claims interesting.
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Not canned, not raw, she advocate kibbles? If kibbles, then think we all know where she is coming from? SD spokeswoman? educated by SD, like the vets? Oh no! I'm jumping into conclusion, lol.
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She must have been one of the vets who graduated at the bottom of her class. Truly sad.
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There was a supposed pet nutrionist on the local news here today. She was taking calls from pet owners and one of them had a question about what she thought of feeding canned food to cats primarily.

The nutrionists' answer was ' The whole movement to feed cats wet food only is not only detrimental to their health,but also a complete myth.' She also went on to say 'This whole movement started with those who promote raw feeding,and that 'she is tired of people being misinformed and slowly killing their pets'.

I didn't agree with her,but found her claims interesting.
I'm a Purina pet nutritionist (had to for school) - and don't listen to anything I was "taught". Trust me, I learned barely anything that was the actual truth, it was a lot of what Purina formula to feed for xxx problem. Never listened I feed mostly raw with and a little canned, the total opposite of what they "teach" is good.

My teacher (real life teacher, not the online Purina course) claims she knows everything about everything. Considering what she knows about nutrition and overall health - I don't think she knows much at all - could have just as well been at the bottom of her class. A lot of "dry food is the best", "cats need carbs", "canned food is bad",....if only she knew
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Did this person say what their credentials were? I really doubt there are any legal requirements for using the title "pet nutritionalist".

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I'm a Science Diet "nutritionist" had to take their class for work. It consisted of 8 hours of corn is good, science diet is the best, feed that and it will solve all of your pet's ills. I don't feed Sci Di and my dog and cats also get raw.

A bunch of Science Diet people came to our store, some from out of state their head hanchos. They asked me what I fed my dog, I told them we were having problems finding the right food because he was a chronic vomiter and had diarrhea a lot. They suggested Science Diet Sensitive Stomach. I told her that I had tried a 5# bag of science diet once and my 1 year old herding breed dog got constipated half way through. I asked what I should do then? She didn't have any suggestions. Guess they don't know everything (anything).
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No she didn't go into what her credentials were. She just said that she was a certified pet nutritionalist. She's not a vet,but says that she 'has relationships' with several clinics and will provide her services to pet owners. I am thinking she is linked to SD some how,or maybe another company.

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Did this person say what their credentials were? I really doubt there are any legal requirements for using the title "pet nutritionalist".
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I'm a Science Diet "nutritionist" had to take their class for work. It consisted of 8 hours of corn is good, science diet is the best, feed that and it will solve all of your pet's ills.
Is brainwash legal in the States? It's so funny! I wish I can take that class as well

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^^^ everything is legal in the US unfortunately and that lady really makes me mad sayin "canned food hurts their health" never in my life..... If that lady can call herself a pet nutritionist then all of us might as well start advertising on Facebook or something that we are pet nutritionists haha


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Oh by the way who is your local news station??


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