I read about a new product that will be in the Minnesota area (from Canada) in a week. So I called about it. It has no added vitamins or minerals - so no worry with pre-mix / vitamin issues / or other issues that crop up when you might add "extras" to food. Here are the ingredients from their website:
Fresh Chicken, Chicken Liver, Eggs, Certified Organic Sprouted Barley Seed, Wild Salmon, Whole Vegetables (Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Garlic), Amaranth, Whole Brown Rice, Certified Organic Sprouted Green Lentils, Potato Starch, Certified Organic Sprouted Flaxseed, Certified Organic Sprouted Red Lentils, Whole Apples, Sea Salt, Kelp, Yucca Schidigera, Rosemary and Parsley
All Life Stages – Ingredients | Carna4
When I called a local store to see what the selling price would be....are you ready? A 6lb bag is going to sell for around $45 - $50. This is NOT dehydrated. It is baked kibble. High calorie food (499 calories per cup).
I have to say I'm VERY impressed with the ingredients and the AS FED % compared to AAFCO guidelines: All Life Stages – Nutrients | Carna4
But the price? I would almost think NOT including stuff and then using sprouted seeds would offset the cost to make.
The largest bag will be over $125. I think I was told it was a 30 lbs or something like that. And so many thought Orijen was expensive!
If I had the money I would try it. But my pocket book doesn't go as far as it used to. I do hope the company the best and that they do well. Def. see this as a niche market or a good opportunity to try an alternative to pre-made raw, dehydrated or even prescription diets.