Public Relation Confusion
There is so much information that we find on the web, books, forums and articles for us to learn about specific topics about nutritional information about raw food or dry kibble. It appears that the dry kibble contains ingredients that is not exactly good for our dogs. With the addition of chemical preservatives and artificial coloring, as long as it looks delicious to us as humans, then it must be good for our dogs.
But the funny thing is, our dogs see only black and white. Their sense of smell is what makes they choose tasty foods.
Now, we want to know the exact ingredients used in the dog food, but when journalistic reporters ask, they firmly deny that they cannot speak on the matter. Well, let's just say that if they used the right fresh ingredients, why not be transparent. So, that leads more inquiries by investigator reporters.
The negative press has forced the pet food manufacturers to confuse information out there. The cons of raw food by paid veterinarians on their payroll versus in dependent veterinarians. Then there are paid consultants justifying the cons of raw food versus consultants working on behalf of the consumers.
Pet food industry do their best to create confusion about what's the right information. BUT it has lead to frustration and more confusion to the point who is right.
To clarify, here's some info:
1. Pet food manufacturers don't care about your dog but only cares about you and how to win you over with visual presentations. Case in point, now most dry kibble has pics of the dry kibble with orange and green kibble (orange; carrots and green; peas) BUT the reality is dogs are color blind, they only see black and white. Second, our dogs are driven by smell. Their strongest sense is smell and hearing.
2. Pet food companies stress that raw food causes salmonella, ecoli and bacteria. BUT they want us to believe that their digestive system is the same as ours. The truth is a dog's digestion has more acid than us and stronger digestive system So, although it is true that salmonella and ecoli causes havoc on us, its not a problem for our dogs. So by these companies comparing our digestive system with that of a dog, that will confuse everyone.
3. Doesn't it say everything when these companies avoid telling us the buying consumer, what they use for the ingredients in the food. They have successfully been able to get away with special wording on the list of ingredients. Can you read all the ingredients used?
Personally, with my Rocky I bought him a package of dental cleaning bones and beleive it or not, they used so much salt ingredient derivatives, that Rocky drank soo so much water that when he relieved himself on his ee wee pad, it soaked up the entire pad. The minute I stopped, the back to normalcy of his urination.
So, their formula is to dispel all facts about raw food by causing massive confusion by the PR firms they hired and the veterinarians on their payroll.