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|08-02-2006, 09:14 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: central Illinois
I always feed both girls Purnia One Lamb & Rice. I bought a new bag this past week and after Taffy had eaten her bowl. That night she had dirriaha in her crate and off and on during the next day.
This happened for a few days & nights off and on. My groomer told me to contact Purnia and ask them if they had changed any of the ingrediants.
Guess what they had!!!!!! They Purnia person on some small breeds it would cause the reaction that Taffy was having. She suggested I find the old bag since this was a small town. I went out and found one at the second store I stopped at. I took the bag in the bathroom and opened it with my keys nad sure enough it was the old type
Taffy snarfed it up when I brought it home and now every thing is back to normal.... I was getting pretty worried about her few days of problems.
|08-02-2006, 10:26 AM||#2|
I heart Hootie & Hobbs
Join Date: Jan 2006
I'm glad she's feeling better! How irresponsible of Purina One to change ingredients without some sort of warning!
|08-02-2006, 12:20 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: central Illinois
Purnia contacted me and they are going to send a coupon for a free back of their dog food. I thought this was kind of them since they cause the upset.
My groomer said she has found the same problem with the type of dog food she uses.
Taffy is happy with her food now. Thank goodness.
This is just another lesson to remember. Don't always trust the same old dog food.
|08-03-2006, 09:41 PM||#5|
BANNED FOR NOT MAILING PRODUCTS PURCHASED
Join Date: Feb 2006
Blog Entries: 3
make sure you compare the Ingredients to other brands, such as Nutro Ultra, Wellness. If you look at your bag and see any meat that has "by product" next to it, then thats a bad sign.
The Wellness Way: What Stays Out
Animal by-products may contain intestines, lungs, spleen, livers, kidneys, brains, blood, bone, stomachs, beaks, feathers, and feet. They can come from "4D" animals – that are Dead, Dying, Disabled, or Diseased. Pets should not eat by-products that are not fit for human consumption.
Corn and corn by-products are commonly used as cheap fillers in many pet foods. They are a source of “empty calories” as they are low in vitamins and minerals.
No Wheat by-Products
Wheat by-products such as wheat millings and wheat mill run are cheap fillers derived from the leftovers from human food processing. And wheat is an allergen for many dogs and some cats.
Soybean is an inexpensive way to get protein and bulk in pet foods. However, it is difficult to digest as it contains chemicals that block protein digestion. Soy is also a common allergen for cats and dogs.
Milk, dairy, and eggs cannot be digested by some dogs and cats. Because of this potential sensitivity, we do not use dairy in our products.
No Artificial Preservatives such as EQ, BHA, and BHT
Artificial preservatives are inappropriate for a daily diet, as they have no nutritional value and may be harmful in excess.
Scientific studies have linked EQ (ethoxyquin), BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisole), and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) with certain types of cancer in humans, and there is little information regarding the safety of long-term use for pets.
No Artificial Colors and Flavors
We believe that natural sources are the best for animals’ safety and well-being.
No Excessive Sweeteners
Beet pulp sugar, sucrose, and corn syrup are widely used. However, if they are used in excess they may put stress on the pancreas and adrenals, and could lead to diabetes.
No Excessive Salt
Salt is used by some manufacturers to increase palatability. We believe it should be used only at the low levels that are needed for cellular health. Excessive salt intake can lead to hypertension, kidney stress, colon irritation and many other ailments.