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“Science Diets” For Dogs ? Veterinary Foods For Tibetan Dogs

Science Diets For Dogs

The year was 1930. Morris Frank was a young blind man who was out exploring the back country of the United States with his guide dog Buddy. His aim – promoting the philanthropic organization Seeing Eye. Buddy was a German Shepherd who suffered from kidney failure.

Mr. Frank consulted his trusted veterinarian, Dr. Mark Morris Sr., about his dog’s illness, and the diagnosis was that the kidney failure was due to inadequate nutrition.

To help Buddy, Dr. Morris, with the help of his wife, developed a special food for pets with kidney failure. It worked well for Buddy, so Dr. Morris and his wife began selling it.
The product, named Raritan Ration B, was stored in Ball glass jars and mailed to Mr. Frank, who was on tour with Buddy. The jars often broke in transit, so the food producers needed some other way of packing their product.
That’s why, years later, Dr Morris partnered with Hill Packing Company. The partnership eventually evolved into Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
The business got bigger, and the company began developing recipes and formulas to help pets with a wide variety of health problems.
From 1968 onwards, veterinarians began recommending Hill’s food products to their patients, and the concept of “Science Diet” emerged. That concept eventually became one of the company’s brands.
In 1976, Hills was acquired by Colgate Palmolive. Hill’s brands were then in 86 countries, and the company’s sales soared to billions of dollars.
Dr. Mark Morris Jr., son of the company’s founder, continued his father’s legacy in pet nutrition, up to a point where he was considered the father of nutrition for the welfare of small animals. He worked to establish feeding standards for zoo animals, and was a founding member of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN).
Beautiful story, right?
No doubt. But the touching part of the story ends here. Then it turns into a story of deception and ambition – a story very similar to those of all the big pet food brands.
Mark Morris Jr. passed away in 2007. Today there is very little – not to say nothing – that remains in Science Diet of that initial good intention of the Morris doctors (father and son) to provide food capable of healing or coping with pet health problems.
Mark Morris Jr. passed away in 2007. Today there is very little – not to say nothing – that remains in Science Diet of that initial good intention of the Morris doctors (father and son) to provide food capable of healing or coping with pet health problems.
However, many veterinarians continue to recommend Science Diet products to their patients, believing that they are really good for them.
If only veterinarians took the time to read the ingredients listed on food packages.

The Prescription Diet Food Lie

Since veterinarians don’t necessarily read the food packages they recommend, Dr. Dana Scott, CEO of the natural supplement company Four Leaf Rover, did it for them. And she ran a little experiment on prescription diet dog foods. She cut the ingredient list from the packages of three common commercial foods and one diet prescription food. Then, she gave the clippings to a group of veterinarians to rate them according to each list of ingredients, not knowing which product each was from.

Guess what? The ingredient list of the prescription diet food was rated the worst of the four. And if we take into account that its price practically doubles the prices of common food products, we can get an idea of ​​the business that Science Diet prescription food represents for its manufacturer.
Okay, so Science Diet products are not as good for my dog ​​as vets say, right?
Not only are they not that good. In fact, they are worse than regular foods.
A review of Science Diet food on Dog Food Insider notes that the quality of its ingredients is “disappointing”, especially for an expensive product, recommended by vets.

Among the reasons why it is disappointing is the use of whole corn grains as one of the main ingredients. Whole corn grains are difficult for dogs to digest. Also, the vast majority of corn used for food products is known to be GMO (unless the food is organic, which Science Diet is not), and GMO vegetables are proven to be harmful to dogs.

Besides, corn is very prone to containing deadly mycotoxins, which, even in small amounts, pose a great risk to our dogs’ health.

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And it’s not just corn. Another major disappointing ingredient is soybean mill run, a processed soybean that is considered a soybean cheap and poor quality filler product. In addition, soy is highly allergenic, which causes problems for many animals, and also contains enzyme inhibitors, which makes it difficult for dogs to assimilate proteins.

And if we add to this that practically all soybeans, like corn, are genetically modified, we conclude that they are a really bad ingredient for our beloved household companions.

How can Vets be so misinformed?

Some are dazzled by the successful marketing campaigns run by large dog food brands, in collaboration with the FDAAAFCO, veterinary schools, blogger associations, and pet influencers. All of which form a self-protective circle that has pet owners trapped.
Other veterinarians make direct profits from the sale of Science Diet products, so they recommend them even when they know they are not good for the pets that consume them.
Meanwhile, the websites of the big pet food brands publish false information about their products, which reaches many pet owners without going through any regulation. The information that you can read on websites should be considered an extension of that which appears on food packaging, so its accuracy should be controlled.
For example, Hills publishes that the AAFCO verifies that pet foods are complete and balanced, which is not true: the AAFCO does not have regulatory authority, so it cannot carry out any official verification.
If any of the Morris doctors – father or son – could see where their efforts to create beneficial foods for pets with health problems ended, perhaps they would want to turn back in time. And prevent the venture they started with such passion from falling into the hands of greedy merchants who care more about profit maximization that about pet health.