Their food became available to the public in May 2005 .... without ANY field trials. So, when the public started feeding this food to THEIR dog .... their dog was the guinea pig.
From the moment their food came out, they started claiming their food has "Doubled the Lifespan" of their dogs. Their dogs are now living to be 14 to 18 years old.
Wouldn't you have to be feeding the dog (and many, many dogs to test out the "theory) for that long in order to make that claim?"
The statements below is taken directly off their website on May 2005
Last updated: September 2013
Beginning in May of 2005, they REQUIRED you to feed their food only or they will reposses the dog.
(This is illegal, by the way)
Longevity: Our Physical and Emotional Care Has Doubled The Average Length Of Our Dogs Lives!
Nurturing The Physical and Emotional Needs and Instincts of our Gentle Giants and Little Giants
Our Gentle Giants Live An Average Of 14 To 18 Years!
Our Successful Feeding and Care Procedures
Our Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine dog food is now available and we require it to be fed to our dogs (This requirement may be modified if your veterinarian prescribes a special diet while under medical care). We formulated our Chicken, Rice and Oatmeal recipe with the highest quality ingredients and with the proper balance of protein and fat content to maximize the longevity of our Gentle Giants and Little Giants (our dog food is excellent for all breeds and for all ages). If you haven't already done so, please see Our Gentle Giants World Class Canine Cuisine section of our website for further details - http://www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/our_premium_canine_cuisine.htm.
We have our dogs living far longer than is traditional for our giant breeds. Our program for increased longevity combines early spay and neuter, special feeding and care, and our high nutrition, low protein, low fat dog food. Because our dog food is so nutritious, our dogs can obtain all the nutrition they need by eating less food than with other dog food formulas. This provides your adopted dog with increased protection against bloat and torsion, a major killer of giant breed dogs.
One month prior, in April of 2005, any food OTHER THAN Pedigree Dog Food is detrimental to the health of my adopted dog.
So .... are they claiming that THEIR food is equal to Pedigree, or is Pedigree no longer the PERFECT food to feed the giant breed?
(See the answer below)
Pedigree Dog Food now gets an F Grade from GGR. What happened? Were they wrong the whole time about Pedigree, or did Pedigree all of a sudden start making Grade F food?
What do you think?
Read what others say about this food: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/gentle-giants-dog-food/
Oh ... and Dog Food Advisors gives GG's food 3 1/2 stars. I personally don't think it earns that many, but it certainly is NOT an A+ food.
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