We want our comment area to be a place where anyone can feel free to kick back and join the conversation comfortably. You’ll find our community filled with great people — and great discussion.
It’s a lively place. A friendly place. And it’s here to let you have a voice. And allow you to share your thoughts with other folks just like you.
So welcome. And come on in.
Yet We Do Have a Few Rules
Great communities always have some guidelines of behavior to ensure everyone has a good time.
At The Dog Food Advisor, we encourage courteous critiques, polite debate and calm disagreement.
And we welcome thoughtful, respectful criticism.
However, we don’t allow flaming, name calling, trolling or trashing. And we don’t accommodate people with a subversive agenda.
Of course, the use of multiple identities or other deceptive tactics designed to mislead readers are strictly forbidden.
So, if we suspect you’re posting fraudulently, be prepared to verify your email address or to confirm your real name by providing your Facebook, Twitter or other established social media identity.
Some folks simply enjoy throwing gasoline and setting it on fire.
That may be OK for cooking hot dogs on a summer’s night. But it’s never any fun in a blog community.
Please be aware we delete comments that exceed the boundaries of courteous behavior. This includes remarks that are rude, profane, mean-spirited, disrespectful, lack good manners or otherwise unrelated to the topic at hand.
We also reserve the right to block or ban commentators without warning should we deem it necessary.
Yet in most every case, we’re typically fair.
We’ll do our best to offer fair warning to anyone flirting with the line between conversation and disaster. Not everyone is aware his passion might be getting a bit overheated.
A Word to Veterinary Professionals
and Company Representatives
In the interest of fairness, those who publicly claim to be veterinary professionals are kindly asked to post using their real names.
Pet food manufacturers, distributors, retailers and representatives may also comment here. However, those with a vested interest in any product must publicly disclose this important information to others and always post using their real names.
While you are here, feel free to answer readers’ questions and to dispense advice about feeding your products.
However, please do not use this website as a means to distribute free samples or coupons, offer discounts, or conduct product marketing operations.
Also, please be advised we cannot protect you or your company from negative comments posted here about your products or your business practices.
Prohibited Business Activities
We do not permit the use of this website to promote undisclosed or inappropriate business interests.
Prohibited activities include posting links to websites that promote puppy mills, controversial products, fraudulent fundraising, blatant or hidden investment schemes or any other questionable business practices deemed deceptive or unethical by the editor.
If we suspect a user is posting here in promotion of any prohibited business activity, all comments previously posted by that user will be subject to immediate removal.
About Keyword Spam
There’s an especially deceptive practice we see where folks don’t leave real names in the name field of their comments. They instead insert a keyword phrase like “Buy Florida Real Estate” or “Lose Weight Fast”.
These people mistakenly believe that doing this will somehow do something good for their business.
Frankly, that’s kind of silly — don’t you think? After all, if the rest of us want to have a conversation with you, how are we supposed to address you?
“Dear Caribbean Vacations”? That just doesn’t seem right, does it? Besides, putting a keyword in the name field is disrespectful to all the hard work we put into this blog.
So go ahead. Leave a comment. And welcome to our community. We’re glad you’re here.
Mike Sagman, Editor
The Dog Food Advisor