Was it really "The Truth About Your Dog's Food"?

February 15, 2014   |   By Piers Smart, Scampers Natural Pet Store

Well, after all the hullabaloo, I'm not sure the Channel 5 documentary really gave anyone The Truth About Your Dogs Food. But what the documentary did do is show just how many differing ideas there are about how to feed our pets and it certainly created plenty of conversation in store at Scampers!

We have had visitors from all over the country since the programme was aired and all have gone away with a much clearer understanding of pet food and hopefully great independent pet stores will all have benefited from the interest created by the film.

Unfortunately TV being TV the programme, in our opinion, spent too long showing some rather extreme ideas and ended up confusing people even more than they were before the programme!

We of course would never recommend vegetarian or vegan food for your best friends nor do we subscribe to some of the more outrageous views of some of the other contributors regarding pet food in general. It was also disappointing to hear some pretty uninformed comments trying to scare owners into using their particular brand of dog food. That being said there were some really good points made about processing, dodgy ingredients and nasty preservatives! The sort of thing we have been talking about for years and fantastic that this subject made it to the national press and media.

Here at Scampers we have a much more open minded view about how to keep our dogs and cats healthier through diet and we do not believe that any one food or food type is necessarily the best for every animal or every owners needs, budget or choice.

In fact all of us here now feed a variety to our dogs and cats and they look great and feel great and why not? Don't we enjoy variety in our diets...I for one would hate to have even my favourite food every day, for the whole of my life!

Our goal is to give the real truth about pet foods to our customers which we believe is so important to enable you to make an informed choice about what to feed your pets and why. We now have probably the widest and best range of natural pet food options available in the UK and we can explain the advantages and disadvantages of each one including; what is in them, where they are made, how they are made, who makes them and why we have chosen to stock them.

We will also explain why you will not find pet foods from Nestle Purina, Mars, Hills or Proctor and Gamble!

No pet store can carry every brand of pet food but we have a natural range that covers every type of process and every type of ingredient ..other than VEGAN!

So if you have any questions regarding the programme or would like further information on any pet foods or you would just like a sample please ask myself or any of the Scampers Pet Care Advisors...it's our job and we love it!

Piers Smart

Scampers Natural Pet Store


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disqus_4a1xrHgTmj 10 years ago

Totally agree, As long as its a species appropriate diet it doesn't matter what form it takes whether its raw, air dried, grain and cereal free kibble or a good quality tin or wet food. Its the big companies who's only thought is the profit they make.

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