Originally Posted by Laki
Iams debate.. Okay. Not falling for it. Purina/Eukanuba/Mars. etc. . .Iams should not be fed just as much as most general store brands bc of the content. they MOSTLY all contain corn, animal by-products and the like. . You know, horror story stuff.
In my opinion, and I wouldn't be surprised if Peta was cutting those dogs in their own facility, the iams "debate" should be put to rest bc Iams is not the only guilty one.
Holistic and raw is the way to be.
If your pet food is AAFCO approved then it has been used in medical "trials" with cats and dogs. The rules for the feeding trial appear very loose. The food being tested must merely keep 6 out of 8 seemingly healthy dogs/cats alive for 6 months, these cats and dogs are kept in controlled lab environments (without human attention) and they are destroyed after the trail.
Most commerical pet foods do these trials, but not all, you can find a list of companies that don't on the iams cruelty website.
As far as not wishing to do the research and turning a blind eye, that is a choice you can make as well.