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Author Topic: Petfood Industry-November 2009-Mars Article-Nutro at Arm's Length?  (Read 2641 times)
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« on: November 12, 2009, 12:05:41 PM »

http://www.petfoodindustry-digital.com/petfoodindustry/200911#pg26

Mars Starts with the Pet

"That phrase-"make the world a better place for pets"-is one Mongeau uses often."

"Another major development for Mars Petcare US is its Center for Excellence, a multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art R&D, testing and training facility in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.  The center will soon support all 20 Mars plants in the US and is the key to the company's efforts to continually improve the quality and safety of its products."

http://www.petfoodindustry-digital.com/petfoodindustry/200911#pg28

Where Nutro Fits In

"Mars Inc bought Nutro Products Inc. in 2007 and moved its headquarters from California to Franklin, Tennessee, USA (near Nashville), in 2008.  Franklin is where Mars Petcare US is headquartered, but the two US-based companies have separate buildings, executives and management teams.  "Nutro remains a totally separate legal identity from Mars Inc.", says Luc Mongeau, president of Mars Petcare US.  "Yes, we do collaborate when we see efficiencies and synergies but really wany each organization to have its separate identity.""

Is the statement a way to put distance between the two companies?
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 12:29:10 PM »

This is a fun issue.  Tongue
I love the sentence, "We spent an entire day recently doing an ideation session..."
Is that like thinking?

Also, check out p. 38 on "gooping up" canned food.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 12:31:57 PM »

An "ideation session" is "creative thinking".........

How the PFC's justify putting cwap in a can or bag and call it food 
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 02:54:28 PM »

And justifying charging two arms and one leg for that bag of cwap (err, scuse, food?).  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 03:00:37 PM »

"Is the statement a way to put distance between the two companies?"

I think so. With all the recalls they've had (and SHOULD have had), I think the distancing is
in case, or when, the next class action lawsuit comes down on them. (Which I'm trying to start thru my lawyer!)
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 01:16:12 PM »

I hope so, regarding distance.


The only food that keeps my mini dachsie from her IBD and Pancreatitis occurrences is Pedigree Healthy WEight Management and the canned lo fat pedgiree, with forti flora by purina added.

If not reems of laundry, and alot of loose stools.

It works for her. Saves on our septic and electric bill, as we did not have many warm outdoor drying days.


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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 05:51:29 PM »

Unfortunately changing diets for IBD or pancreatitis animals is at best iffy. Hope you never get that a bad batch ! My cousins dog is only ok with RC low fat so I know what you are going through.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 02:11:23 AM »

Hi, for over a year been thru home cooking, prscription foods, RC, and others.  For months now the Pedgiree Low fat dry and canned are working

With Ruffles she is non ambulatory, she has stenosis of lower back, bladder is expressed but, she does at times urinate and defecate on her blankie,, we try to keep up with expressing,but, you know days are busy.


I know many call it crap, but, the other option is to put her to sleep, as she could not continue on the path to many bloody stools and vomiting,she is only  9 pounds   and 9 or so years old.  She is from the Manhattan New York Shelter via   the Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue I am with, we have owned her for  6 years.


With this formula she is so active, runs around the yard in her cart harrassing the cats, and chickens.  She has quality of life at this point.


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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 01:07:01 AM »

ancona do you have pics anywhere on here of you lil girl Ruffles? When faced with a decision of food, have to use what works best for them.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009, 03:48:55 PM »

Hi, I have photos  of all five dogs,

How would I send a photo of Lady ruffles to this website?/

I feed what works, for some reason I tried all the  prescription foods, home cooked, but, after months lcrapy pedigree weight control and low fat canned food keep her healthy, active and flare up free, from IBD and pancreatitis. Oh, I also add forti flora and duralactin.

She gets tramadol for arthritis pain at night, that is it

Yes, what works is what is important.

Sandi
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 12:08:44 AM »

For info on how to post pics go to main page at Itchmo and under:

Forum Help/Suggestions/How-To open that up and scroll down to:

How Do I Post Pix Here From Flickr
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2009, 09:25:43 AM »

Oh heavens!
"ideation session"

I must remember that one!
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