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Why would a pet store employee tell me that blue wilderness is too high protein (34%), then hand me a bag of Orijen which is 40%. I’m kinda baffled. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that the employee knew nothing. LOL. I’ve had my dogs on wilderness for 2 years. They do agility and pulling. Why do I have to explain myself to some random employee at a pet store. Every single time I go there, I gotta listen to “U know thats a high protein food”? I think I’m gonna say “no?, jeesh, I thought this was all refined corn products” “thats the best”. insert sarcasm.
Oh, and he handed me the Orijen after I told him my dogs are on a grain free diet.
Yes, after many many tries with other brands. Blue Buffalo turns out to be the best. My wife is a vet tech and animal nutritionist (why dont I ask her? she’s my wife thats why. LOL) My dog’s are very active. The vet reccomended grain free with high protein. We have had great results on it. I just feed a little less. They are satisfied and ready to work and play everyday. My lab/pitt mix has a more muscular chest than me. LOL. Very very healthy dogs. Always work with the vet. Blood work. I check the kidneys and liver all the time. Its working out. I mean, A RAW diet must have more than 34% protein and people swear by it.

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Answer by Gone fishin’
You are lucky that you know your stuff. Think of all the customers that have been mislead by this guy probably because the other product has a promotion going or the profit is higher.

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3 comments on “Food question…Protein?

  1. Cookie The First One

    When this employee tries to switch you to something other than what you really want to buy, simply say thank you for the information but I prefer and have had luck with this, and walk away.
    You needn’t lower yourself to the employees level by arguing or being a smart mouth like he is….Rise above it.

  2. Actually 34% is, as far as I’m concerned, way too high, unless there’s a reason why individual dogs need to be having that much protein and I guess doing agility and pulling would qualify? Does any brand make one at 40% Ye Gods.

    For mine, I don’t want puppies on anything higher than 28% or they risk running into too much too fast (bone growth problems) and for maintenance, non working, nothing higher than 24%. But each to their own and frankly if the pet store you go to are giving you grief – there’s always another? I buy online as it’s delivered, free, to my door and I don’t need to be lugging heavy bags to the car, and up my drive LOL Plus I’ve found it much cheaper to buy online – if you shop around there are some excellent deals out there.

  3. So… yeah?

    I hate that too. Why do I have to answer so many question about why I want something when I’m buying it? Can’t I just buy condoms and a ski mask without being grilled?

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