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|01-19-2014 07:49 AM|
Let's simplify this. This food costs $83.99 for a 10lb bag on Wag.com. So that is $8.40lb. One pound of food in its dry state has 1944 calories per lb.
Since this food is grain free let's use another grain-free to compare, Fromm Surf & Turf, which costs $2.30lb at the store in my town. This food has about 1900 calories per lb.
So you can see, GML costs $8.40lb/$2.30lb costs 3.7 times the amount.
Versus TOTW, it would cost about 5.6 times per lb.
Versus Diamond Extreme Athlete, it would cost more than 10 times per lb.
As I said, cost is a personal issue. That is up to you.
On the nutrition front, I would be very concerned about using this food exclusivley based on the little information that is on the website. The phosphorus numbers and ratios are not in compliance with NRC or AAFCO. I suspect other items are not either. I would not rely on ratings on-line. The minimum amount of phosporous for adult dogs and puppies, is .50% and .80%, and this food is below of both of these and the cal/pho is above 2 times and could be dramatically higher. This food should be labelled for occasional feeding or whatever term they use.
If you think high phosphorous is bad, low is equally bad.
As for cooking, all these foods including this and Honest Kitchen are cooked (meat ingredients) before drying. That is the law, 110 celcius I believe. The US does not allow the packaging of meat ingredients like this unless sterilized.
|01-18-2014 11:10 PM|
Your old food is 360 calories per cup. So assuming you feed 3 cups of that, you feed 1080 calories per meal. To match that, you're going to have to feed 1.8 cups of the 600 calorie food to equal that same nutrition.
It looks like a 10 pound bag of this food for about $70. You get about 55 cups of food per 10 pound bag. That's going to cost you $1.25 per cup and $2.25 per meal.
Just assuming, but say you were feeding fromm. You get a 33 pound bag for about $50. You get about 145 cups of food out of that 33 pound bag. That's going to cost you about 35 cents per cup and $1 per meal.
Now I'm sure it's a good food and if you don't mind spending the extra money, go for it. But cost-wise, it's most likely going to cost you more than double what you're spending now on food.
|01-18-2014 09:48 PM|
|01-18-2014 09:46 PM|
|01-18-2014 09:41 PM|
Originally Posted by Lucy Dog View Post
|01-18-2014 09:39 PM|
If a kibble company said "Our kibble makes 51lbs of food wet" would you take that statement the same way?
In any event, the money is a personal issue. What troubles me is that the food is misabled and actually should not be labelled as 'complete and balanced" for any dog, puppy or adult.
|01-18-2014 09:15 PM|
|Lucy Dog||A cup of that stuff still equals the same amount of calories as a typical dog food though. It might expand when you add water, but that does nothing for the nutritional value. You're still going to have to feed just as many cups of food as you would with regular kibble. It's just going to cost a lot more per cup.|
|01-18-2014 09:06 PM|
|DutchKarin||But with dehydrated the pounds don't transfer across the board with kibble. One you add water you will be serving up a much heavier bowl than the weight of kibble. So the 51 pounds of wet rehydrated dehydrated food will not last as long as 51 pounds of kibble.|
|01-18-2014 08:28 PM|
|01-18-2014 08:03 PM|
Originally Posted by asja View Post
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