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Old 06-16-2014, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
DutchKarin
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Default Which of these two diets would you choose and why?

Hi everyone. Would just value some thoughts on these two kibbles.

Just some background. Have a Dutch Shepherd with GI problems. We have done a lot of testing and medicating so don't need to discuss that. My vet has recommended a food trial as one possibility is food allergy. He is one year old, high energy, and weighs 60 lbs but a bit underweight.. should be around 64 lbs. I started him on Natural Balance Duck and Potato but thought about going a little bit better quality. Am wondering if either of these looks better than the other to you and why? Both rate 4 stars on that food review site.

Food A:

Duck meal, deboned duck*, green lentils, red lentils, duck liver*, pears*, duck fat, green peas, yellow peas, algae, garbanzo beans, pumpkin*, carrots*, freeze-dried
duck liver, kelp, chicory root, ginger root, peppermint leaf, lemon balm, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

Crude protein (min.) 27%
Crude fat (min.) 15%
Crude fiber (max.) 6.5%
Moisture (max.) 12%
Calcium (min.) 1.3%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.9%
Calcium: Phosphorus Ratio 1.4:1
Omega-6 (min.) 1.6%
LA (min.) 1.5%
Omega 3 (min.) 0.8%
EPA (min.) 0.2%
DHA (min.) 0.1%
Omega 6:Omega 3 ratio 2:1
Glucosamine (min.) 1200 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 1000 mg/kg

Food B:

Duck meal, oatmeal, potatoes, whole oats, de-boned duck, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), apples, natural flavour, flaxseed, quinoa, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, dried kelp, vitamins (vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, inositol, niacin, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C), d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, beta-carotene, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), minerals (zinc methionine complex, zinc proteinate , iron proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, copper sulphate, ferrous sulphate, calcium iodate, manganous oxide, selenium yeast), dried chicory root, L-lysine, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product, yucca schidigera extract, dried rosemary.

Crude protein (min) 22%
Crude fat (min) 12%
Crude fibre (max) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 10%
Calcium (min) 0.9%
Phosphorus (min) 0.65%
*Omega 6 (min) 1.8%
*Omega 3 (min) 0.36%

THANK YOU.
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