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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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FYI new dog food called Humane Choice on the market now.

To celebrate pets, The Humane Society of the United States launched a cruelty-free, all natural and certified organic "Humane Choice" dog food. The HSUS developed this new product to offer consumers a wholesome and nutritious dog food that does not contain animal-based proteins or support the factory farming industry.

The Humane Society of the United States: Email - Chow down -- Humane Choice is now available at Whole Foods
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I hope they don't make the same thing for cats...dogs may be able to survive without meat but cats couldn't.
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Unfortunately, I feel that feeding a vegetarian food to a carnivore is cruelty. I know some dogs do well, but I just don't feel that it's appropriate.


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Im not savvy as I should be on the food issue. but this is a protien based food, a dog can survive on and be healthy or I wouldnt think theyd develope it and promote it. Im assuming that they didnt do a cat food since cats cant survive on this type of protien base?

Im very against factory farming industry. That is why Im a vegetarian. My friends that arent vegetarians but dont support the factory farming only buy organic range fed animals.

Everytime I drive thru Yuma and El Paso I cry when I see the large feed lots and the horrible lives these cows are subjected to. Then to be slaughtered in terror. It has to stop and we have to find solutions. Im hoping this is one of them.
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There are billions of different proteins. Meat is made of particular ones, that dogs have evolved to digest.

You can't just feed a dog (or human) any old protein just because it's called "protein".
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I don't know much about dog food but only 22% protein...and that protein is coming from non animal sources. I can't see a dog actually doing well on that.

Why not make it with pasture raised beef? Free range chicken?

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Plant protein and animal protein are not the same. They're made up of different types of amino acids. Plant protein is missing some of the amino acids that dogs cannot synthesize themselves. This white paper from Orijen is very good at explaining it. I realize it's produced by a company that sells high animal protein foods (although they're probably one of the best when it comes to free range and wild caught animal proteins), but it explains in a clear manner why dogs and cats need animal protein and not plant protein/carbs. The information is out there in other places, just not written as well imo (it does repeat itself a lot though).

Orijen Pet Foods: About ORIJEN:

The link is at the bottom of the page.

Some dogs will probably do well on this food. But their digestive system will have to work harder to do so. Others will do miserably. When it comes down to it, this probably isn't any worse than feeding a food like Beneful. But that doesn't make it a good food and I wouldn't recommend Beneful either.


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Does anyone else see the irony in this?
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My Aunts dog Hershey is on a veggie diet because of medical reasons, he thrives on it. I will have to let her know about this food, probably will be easier for her then cooking Hershey's food every evening.
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Does anyone else see the irony in this?
No....???


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