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OT: Purina Dog Food

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by redix, Jan 29, 2008.

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  1. redix

    redix TS Member

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    Yesterday I was buying a large bag of Purina dog
    chow for Athena the wonder dog at Wal-Mart and was
    about to check out.

    A woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did
    she think I had an elephant? So since I am retired,
    with little to do, on impulse, I told her that no, I
    did not have a dog, and that I was starting the
    Purina Diet again.

    Although I probably shouldn't, because I'd ended
    up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50
    pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward
    with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs
    in both arms.

    I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet
    and that the way that it works is to load your
    pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one
    or two every time you
    feel hungry and that the food is nutritionally
    complete so I was going to try it again.

    (I have to mention here that practically everyone
    in the line was by now enthralled with my story.)

    Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive
    care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her
    no; I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's
    butt and a car hit us both.

    I thought the guy behind her was going to have a
    heart attack, he was laughing so hard!

    WAL-MART won't let me shop there anymore.
     
  2. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Actually I've observed that alot of the Walmart shoppers do eat Purina!

    Curt
     
  3. admiral Art

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    Curt

    Do they prefer Purina Dry food of the Canned "wet" food?
     
  4. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Art,

    Some definitely are "Ole Roy" gourmets....

    Curt
     
  5. kelly andersen

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    If you saw the crap they put in purina, you would never give it to your dog.
     
  6. admiral Art

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    Kelly:

    What do you reccomend?
     
  7. kelly andersen

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    I know I wouldnt recommend purina !! I used to pick up chicken parts at a tyson chicken plant in greenforest ark. to go to purina in wisc. the junk they throw in is nasty, frozen with ammonia in big blocks and it still smelled rotten even when frozen. We had to sprinkle coffee grounds on the floor of the trailer and leave the doors open over the weekend, and you could still smell the rotten flesh smell. they throw in whatever is left over and all the dirt & crap off the floor. I'm sure its like thet at all of them, but I know I wont ever feed my dogs that stuff. We use Innova brand food, I'm not saying its better food, but I feel safer feeding this.
     
  8. tj303

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    Purina is no longer an American company. It is owned by Nestle. "European multinational corporation Nestlé S.A. and U.S. Ralston Purina Company announced in January 2001 that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement. Under the agreement, Nestlé acquired all of the outstanding shares of Ralston Purina (NYSE: RAL) for US$ 33.50 per share in cash."
     
  9. Pat  D

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    Hi Kelly, I'm with you on Innova products. I use EVO by Innova it has 42% protein. Also I use Blue Buffolo products which is holistic. I have read into pet products due to a friends recommendations and could not believe what goes into pet foods. Briefly, meat by products means anything, including euthanized animals, which contain the drug they used to kill them, road kill, etc. Due a little research and it's surprising it's legal to sell.
    Pat
     
  10. admiral Art

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    Thanks Kelly & patdf
     
  11. ronbo142

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    I am a big fan of Purina use the horse feed, cat chow and dog chow the whole crew is healthy and happy. By the way Purina has a mill in St. Louis so I am farily sure some americans have jobs that I am directly supporting.

    Ronbo
     
  12. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    Considering that dogs lick their own butts, other dogs butts and savor the activity of rolling in any kind of dung that is available, I don't worry too much what goes in their dog food. By the way they eat Purina and my Vet thinks she is in the best shape of any Irish Setter he has ever seen.

    PS, ever been in a meat packing plant?, or worked in a busy restraunt kitchen?

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  13. SShooterZ

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    Purina Pro Plan for my GSPs.

    Notice during that pet food recall not too long ago that Pro Plan WASN'T on the list? Must be all that "junk" they put in it...
     
  14. Haskins Bill

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    Geez!! Just laugh at the joke!! He could have said it was the Iam's diet. I heard the version where the guy said he stopped in the middle of the street to lick himself and got hit by a car!!Bill
     
  15. Haskins Bill

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    That story reminds of last week I was in the grocery with about thirty dollars worth of stuff and the bill came to over a hundred. I questioned the clerk and she said the elderly lady in front of me told her I was her son and that I would pay for everything. Well I gave my charge card to the clerk and said I would be back in a minute. I caught up with the lady just outside the door and asked what was going on. Well she lifted her lig to kick me and I grabbed and pulled it JUST LIKE I AM PULLING YOURS!!!!! Ha Ha Bill
     
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    How did the Irish setter come out ??????
     
  18. CalvinMD

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    Tried that diet...didn't lose any weight, but my hair is really shiny and all the tartar is gone from my teeth...
     
  19. BDodd

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    I'm with Sir Beach on this one. Anyone that's worked in a restaurant kitchen, anywhere in a meat processing facility, or seen what goes into our sausage and wieners will likely not be too concerned about Purina dog chow.....Bob Dodd
     
  20. BILL GRILL

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    Well my dog does not get dog food at all. My wife or I cook for him. That is the Gods honest truth no matter how sick it is. LOL, Bill
     
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