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Old 11-23-2012, 12:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the reviews.

This food was recommended to me by the breeder/trainer because it is most comparable to the food that they were giving him in Germany. Unless it causes any problems I think I am going to continue to feed this along with boiled chicken 2x per week.

Out of curiousity how many cups do you feed your GSD? I am giving mine 2 cups, 2 x a day.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i give 5 cups for a 90 pound working dog

chance eaglepack has corn in it, for a dog like hers use to getting a good diet you think it is a good idea? IDK

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ingredients: Chicken, chicken meal, whole brown rice, ground rice, rice bran, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), lamb meal, salmon meal, natural flavors, flaxseed, sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried plain beet pulp, rolled oats, potassium chloride, egg product, tomato pomace, dried pomegranate, dried blueberry, dried cranberry, dried pumpkin, dried spinach, dried carrot, salt, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), l-carnitine, biotin, niacin supplement, potassium iodide, copper proteinate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), vitamin A supplement, beta carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), sodium selenite, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid


IT seems like a nice food its not the best of the best but it does seem like a good food, i think it seems better than eagle pack. My dog could Never handle it ever but for a dog that has a strong stomach I think it is a nice food. I just dont like how it has normal white rice in it.

The food that made my dog the most sick and disgusting looking was orijen and people love that food.

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For the price difference, we like Costco's Kirkland, which is also creeping up in cost, but not as much as some of the "brand names".
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Nutro has been involved in serious recalls in the past as well as inexplicable cases of animals sick and/or dying. I wouldn't feed it to my neighbor's dog who never shuts up and destroys my fence.

If you want to feed something that grainy, I would say Kirkland (Diamond plant, FYI) or go with something "clean" (family company, no recalls) like Fromm that has grain recipes. Even the Purina "Infinia" is a good line of food for the price, though still made by a big mfr.

If you must feed kibble, my personal choice would be Orijen, Acana, Fromm grain frees, etc.

I also use Honest Kitchen with both raw and kibble.
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Nutro has been involved in serious recalls in the past as well as inexplicable cases of animals sick and/or dying. I wouldn't feed it to my neighbor's dog who never shuts up and destroys my fence.

If you want to feed something that grainy, I would say Kirkland (Diamond plant, FYI) or go with something "clean" (family company, no recalls) like Fromm that has grain recipes. Even the Purina "Infinia" is a good line of food for the price, though still made by a big mfr.

If you must feed kibble, my personal choice would be Orijen, Acana, Fromm grain frees, etc.

I also use Honest Kitchen with both raw and kibble.
Purina Infinia is not the Purina that makes Pro Plan and all the other foods. It is Purina Mills which is part of Land O Lakes. Years back Purina Mills was part of Ralston Purina, which is now Purina we all know.

Infinia is actually made by the same company that makes Precise.
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Nutro has been involved in serious recalls in the past as well as inexplicable cases of animals sick and/or dying. I wouldn't feed it to my neighbor's dog who never shuts up and destroys my fence.

If you want to feed something that grainy, I would say Kirkland (Diamond plant, FYI) or go with something "clean" (family company, no recalls) like Fromm that has grain recipes. Even the Purina "Infinia" is a good line of food for the price, though still made by a big mfr.

If you must feed kibble, my personal choice would be Orijen, Acana, Fromm grain frees, etc.

I also use Honest Kitchen with both raw and kibble.

Economically Motivated Adulteration

The FDA itself provides some pet foods with a free license to economically motivated adulteration. Every pet food that contains the ingredients by-product meal, meat meal, meat and bone meal, animal digest, and or animal fat could be considered adulterated according to Federal Law. FDA policy (which by the way does not override Federal Law but no one of authority seems to care) tells Field Inspectors to NOT enforce Federal food safety law; it is acceptable to FDA that diseased, dying, dead, and disabled (4D) animals can be rendered into the above common pet food and pet treat ingredients. Animal protein ingredients from 4D animals are neatly packaged into a shocking number of high priced pet foods and treats. The key to the vault; economically motivated adulteration.
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I've never understood people who won't change until there is a problem. What if that problem is your dogs kidneys failing because of this food? Do you really want to experience the "fun" of a lethargic dog, bloody diarrhea or in mine and a couple others case; the scene of your dog PUKING straight blood "before you change"? Did you read the reviews of the problems people have on this stuff? Isn't it better to take precautions NOW rather than later??
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Economically Motivated Adulteration

The FDA itself provides some pet foods with a free license to economically motivated adulteration. Every pet food that contains the ingredients by-product meal, meat meal, meat and bone meal, animal digest, and or animal fat could be considered adulterated according to Federal Law. FDA policy (which by the way does not override Federal Law but no one of authority seems to care) tells Field Inspectors to NOT enforce Federal food safety law; it is acceptable to FDA that diseased, dying, dead, and disabled (4D) animals can be rendered into the above common pet food and pet treat ingredients. Animal protein ingredients from 4D animals are neatly packaged into a shocking number of high priced pet foods and treats. The key to the vault; economically motivated adulteration.
Wow, so are you saying that dogs eat like wolves? 4D animals are what wolves eat everyday. Coyotes as well. Have you ever seen a wild animal turn down a meal because it was diseased, dying, dead or disabled? Sounds like Mother Nature to me.

If you are that concerned use a food from an EU Certified plant.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Wow I used to recommend nutro/natural choice all the time back in the days when I worked in a pet food store. Then Spots stew and Innova came out which obviously were a better choice. Nutro still is good although not top of the line and it doesn't contain byproducts.
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