Monday, January 31, 2011

He's got Eukanuba Eyes...

His hair is yellow-gold, 
His eyes a red surprise, 
His lids are gunky brown 
He's got Eukanuba Eyes 
He's got Eukanuba Eyes

/End butchering of Kim Carne's hit song.

I came across a new picture of a stud dog (golden retriever - it doesn't really matter) - I took one look at his weepy, red-rimmed, goupie, gunky and sleep-seeded eyes, then his immaculately trimmed paws stained red between every toe and thought to myself  "wow, that's a Eukanuba dog". For fear of being judgmental - after all, lots of goldens have pretty significant seasonal allergies (whether or not the two phrases 'significant seasonal allergies' and 'stud dog' should be used in the same sentence I'll hold my tongue - for now), I  asked the breeder what they fed this extremely overweight 'stud dog'. The response confirmed my suspicions: "OH, we ONLY feed Eukanuba - isn't is coat to DIE for?"

I didn't reply...I wouldn't have said anything nice. How anyone - even factoring in kennel blindness - could look at that dog with his red stained and obviously irritated paws and his red tear-stained face and say that he looked good and even further boast at the quality of his coat? They're out of their mind - totally delusional. Yes, he's dripping in coat, but it's not a correct coat - I'll wager it takes an hour of blow-drying to get him dry to the skin. Nope, no thank you - I'll take my wash and wear, towel dry coats thank you very much.

Garbage in - Garbage out...and I feel sorry for the dog who really must feel awful - he certainly looks awful. But sure, keep thinking that Eukanuba is this super-awesome high quality dog food....{GROSS}

Eukanuba Adult Dry Dog Food Ingredients:
Chicken, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken By-Product Meal (Natural source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine), Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Salt, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Flax Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Vitamin E Supplement, Brewers Dried Yeast, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

1 comment:

Kristine said...

Yikes, that definitely sounds like allergies to me. It's sad this owner doesn't recognise that. I wonder if her vet told her this was normal? It is definitely worrisome. I have never tried Eukanuba before and now I think I shall steer clear permanently.