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kaffe
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« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2008, 05:27:00 AM »

The foundation of good health is good nutrition... that's my mantra.   Grin
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catbird
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« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2008, 10:05:05 AM »

IMO sharky lacks full credibility on this issue since he/she has admitted to working "in but not for" a Petsmart.  See reply #11 on this thread:

http://itchmoforums.com/news-recall-related/petsmart-updates-estimated-fourth-quarter-2007-results-t3310.0.html;msg41537#msg41537
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sharky
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« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2008, 10:13:15 AM »

IMO sharky lacks full credibility on this issue since he/she has admitted to working "in but not for" a Petsmart.  See reply #11 on this thread:

http://itchmoforums.com/news-recall-related/petsmart-updates-estimated-fourth-quarter-2007-results-t3310.0.html;msg41537#msg41537


lol... I am a she Smiley... likely I know more than ave person;)
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JanC
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« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2008, 11:16:05 AM »

IMO sharky lacks full credibility on this issue since he/she has admitted to working "in but not for" a Petsmart.  See reply #11 on this thread:

http://itchmoforums.com/news-recall-related/petsmart-updates-estimated-fourth-quarter-2007-results-t3310.0.html;msg41537#msg41537


lol... I am a she Smiley... likely I know more than ave person;)

I bet you're the only one who thinks that, sharky!
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menusux
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« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2008, 11:27:16 AM »

FYI--what it takes to promote Nutro:

http://www.nutroproducts.com/demo.html

"Nutro Products, Inc. is looking for Pet Nutrition Specialist with friendly faces who love animals and people and would like to promote our super-premium dog and cat foods.
Part-Time
4 Hour Shifts
Primarily Weekends/Mainly Saturdays
Great Pay
 
Please complete the following information and you will be contacted by a Pet Nutrition Specialist Representative in your area."

Don't see anything there about having any nutrition background or even general PF knowledge.  So how the H33L does the above qualify one for a title of Pet Nutrition Specialist with this company?  Even the term "sanitation engineer" for garbage man makes more sense.  Grin
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catbird
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« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2008, 11:30:56 AM »

likely I know more than ave person;)

and of course, we are all aware of what the "knowledge" that the pet food companies claim has done for us...
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SusanP
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« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2008, 11:34:14 AM »

The farm and garden store near me got rid of the Nutro line entirely because the sales people would come in the store and hassle customers.  If you were trying to buy a case of whatever they would try to take it away.  The aggressive tactics and the reports of illness (still coming in) p'd the owner of the store off badly.  (Same with Science Diet.)
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Laurie
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« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2008, 02:56:09 PM »

  It is the sales tatics practiced by a few sales people, reps, or even vets that want to seduce the consumer into their way of thinking. Mostly out of love of the all mighty dollar, not the pet. For someone who may not know any better, what they preach sounds plausable. For those of us who have become more edumacated, their pitch falls on deaf ears. I believe the vast majority of the members here on Itchmo fall into the later of the two categories.  Wink
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« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2008, 02:59:46 PM »

Sharky, Unfortunately, I thought I knew more about dogs than the average person too.  I put my heart and soul into Hunter (empty nester thing).  I read so many books and articles and subscribed to a natural dog journal.  He was well-trained, well groomed and very well exercised ... it didn't make a bit of difference other than that he probably lived a lilttle longer because of it.  It wasn't genetic - I kept in touch with the breeder and the other five dogs from his litter are fine - and he wasn't old.  His problems started two months after I switched to Nutro.  The vet never mentioned changing foods and it never occurred to me that food was the problem.  After what I have read over the last ten months, there is no doubt that the food caused his death. 

Most everyone here has done extensive research to the best of our abilities to understand the cause of our animals' sicknesses.  But, I'll bet everyone here will tell you they know there is always more to learn.  I don't mean for this to sound snide, however, my 20 year old nephew works for PetSmart, but that doesn't make him smarter than the average pet owner.  He knows what he is told by the people who trained him.  Just like vets - many still don't have a clue.  So, for your pet's sake, keep your mind open to others' experiences.
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sharky
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« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2008, 05:22:02 PM »

Sharky, Unfortunately, I thought I knew more about dogs than the average person too.  I put my heart and soul into Hunter (empty nester thing).  I read so many books and articles and subscribed to a natural dog journal.  He was well-trained, well groomed and very well exercised ... it didn't make a bit of difference other than that he probably lived a lilttle longer because of it.  It wasn't genetic - I kept in touch with the breeder and the other five dogs from his litter are fine - and he wasn't old.  His problems started two months after I switched to Nutro.  The vet never mentioned changing foods and it never occurred to me that food was the problem.  After what I have read over the last ten months, there is no doubt that the food caused his death. 

Most everyone here has done extensive research to the best of our abilities to understand the cause of our animals' sicknesses.  But, I'll bet everyone here will tell you they know there is always more to learn.  I don't mean for this to sound snide, however, my 20 year old nephew works for PetSmart, but that doesn't make him smarter than the average pet owner.  He knows what he is told by the people who trained him.  Just like vets - many still don't have a clue.  So, for your pet's sake, keep your mind open to others' experiences.


NO offance taken...

I studied human nutrition and animal biology in college ... now I am moms caretaker and on my 2nd "oldie" illness in an animal ... I keep several books around my main info at the moment comes from oriental medicine but the cat likes dry food and is shape particular...  I have both animal and human drug and nutrition books ... so no I review all that I am TOLD and then research .... Luckily I have a vet who has a masters in nutrition so I have a resource many dont ...
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SusanP
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« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2008, 06:09:12 PM »

Attention all Itchmovians!
We have a genius in our midst.
Sharky, in case you haven't noticed, know-it-alls are not appreciated.
Many of us have college, books, years of experience and good vets.
Maybe you have knowledge, but I have serious doubts about your maturity.
Think about being a grown-up.
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sharky
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« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2008, 06:18:19 PM »

Attention all Itchmovians!
We have a genius in our midst.
Sharky, in case you haven't noticed, know-it-alls are not appreciated.
Many of us have college, books, years of experience and good vets.
Maybe you have knowledge, but I have serious doubts about your maturity.
Think about being a grown-up.

I will never claim to be mature;) ... Genius no , I could spell if I was..lol
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sharky
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« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2008, 11:15:47 PM »

Sharky,

You don't speak of our forums vey highly over there on the cat site.

http://thecatsite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2106861&postcount=314
Quote from: sharky;2106861
CRF is a CHRONIC issue folks and DOES NOT happen in a short time...

Right now the FDA and ICHMO( not the forum) would be sites to watch...

So far this would be the allegedly third ??able food since the end of the recalls ... so far NONE = anything  for the worry

http://www.fda.gov/

looking at the front page nothing on ANY pet food

http://thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2145385#post2145385


not the forum?  Ouch.  What are we, chopped liver?  (Maybe fluky liver that is OK for pet food as long as it's drenched in denaturing agents?)

I do apologize for that .. I hadn't been to the forums since right after the recalls and well a rude bunch at that pt....
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« Reply #58 on: January 24, 2008, 04:56:30 AM »

Well maybe all the rude people are over at that other site now?  They better be careful or we'll be poaching all their best members.  Cheesy

Poco might get scared if he gets overwhelmed by cats, though.

Ahhh, our favorite ailurophobic candidate.  Wink

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sharky
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« Reply #59 on: January 24, 2008, 09:06:51 AM »

Oh, I see that was posted before you rejoined Itchmo.  I didn't think what you posted was mean or anything.  Just wondered if you thought we were a bad source of information or support. 

Well maybe all the rude people are over at that other site now?  They better be careful or we'll be poaching all their best members.  Cheesy

Poco might get scared if he gets overwhelmed by cats, though.

aww how cute I had a cat afraid of other kittys for nearly 19 yrs...

some of them may ... most are very sweet ..
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