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I am not sure it is the ONLY human grade food- That said I think the flaxseed is a worthless additive for dogs. It *does* come out being more expensive than comparable levels of Orijen, whose ingredients I like better. [which I am not sure I will even feed that - just considering]

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I am not a believer in Honest Kitchen personally. Most of their products have fruits and veggies, which I do not give to my dogs on a regular basis. One you have to add meat. All of them you add water, so basically, in my opinion, it is like feeding them something of the consistency of stuffing like we eat with our Turkey on Thanksgiving. If I have to add meat to a product, I would save my money on HK and feed totally raw, which in the long run I prefer, however financially, that is not an option right now. I cannot see my dogs wanting to eat 'stuffing' all the time....I know I wouldn't.

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Yes, you are correct in that it is soft, but you could give them a large knuckle bone (UNCOOKED) from the grocery store or pet boutique if that is your concern. If they have never had one, be sure to limit their time as their gut needs to get use to it. Keep it in the frig or freezer when not using. Quote by Dr. Karen Becker, Holistic Vet: "Remember: eating crunchy granola doesn’t brush or clean your teeth. You have to brush your teeth. Likewise, eating crunchy kibble doesn’t brush or clean your pet’s teeth. You still have to brush your pet’s teeth. So please don’t use this rationale to feed your pet a diet of mainly dry foods."
Hopefully that will ease your mind and allow you to try HK!
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I am not sure it is the ONLY human grade food- That said I think the flaxseed is a worthless additive for dogs. It *does* come out being more expensive than comparable levels of Orijen, whose ingredients I like better. [which I am not sure I will even feed that - just considering]
Orijen is a great kibble, I just hope is doesn't change since the other corporation got involved! If you decide to use it, transition very slowly.
I do a lot of dog food brand reviews and as far as I know, Honest Kitchen is the ONLY manufacturer in the USA to have written permission from the FDA to use the term “Human-Grade” on its product label! Hope this helps!
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Returned the bag of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison and I'm going to try the Acana Pacifica food now. Back to a very slow transition again!
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Returned the bag of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison and I'm going to try the Acana Pacifica food now. Back to a very slow transition again!

We went straight to acana and added some pumpkin for a few days and it went very smooth. Poops were perfect by day 2
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We went straight to acana and added some pumpkin for a few days and it went very smooth. Poops were perfect by day 2
Hmm, I was planning a fairly quick transition to Orijen, but now you've got me thinking about trying a straight switch with pumpkin ... I exchanged an unopened bag of TotW Pacific Stream Puppy for a bag of Orijen 6 Fish this morning, but still have a little over half of the 30 lb. bag of TotW that Jazz has been eating. As soon as she's transitioned I'm throwing away whatever TotW is left ... the more I can throw away the better at this point though.
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Here is the link and the the page posted below as well

Taste of the Wild : Information



Recall Information

Diamond Pet Foods, Manufacturer of Taste of the Wild Pet Food, Issues Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food
Recall is limited to product manufactured between December 9, 2011 through April 7, 2012 and distributed to 16 states and Canada

05/04/12
Thank you very much for this.
I got one of the bags and am returning it ... she ate half the 30 pound bag. Now I am looking up Salmonella poisoning symptoms.
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Hmm, I was planning a fairly quick transition to Orijen, but now you've got me thinking about trying a straight switch with pumpkin ... I exchanged an unopened bag of TotW Pacific Stream Puppy for a bag of Orijen 6 Fish this morning, but still have a little over half of the 30 lb. bag of TotW that Jazz has been eating. As soon as she's transitioned I'm throwing away whatever TotW is left ... the more I can throw away the better at this point though.

Return it and get your money back, its what I did. I wasnt going to chance anything since it was so early and they were hiding what was going on. I had to do a full out switch in my mind.
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Thank you very much for this.
I got one of the bags and am returning it ... she ate half the 30 pound bag. Now I am looking up Salmonella poisoning symptoms.
I'm doing the same. My dogs went through almost 30lbs of recalled food. I was JUST about to open the second 30lbs bag we had. Getting a refund on it today and switching to Acana or Orijen. Not playing these games when it comes to my dogs health.

I'm really concerned about their health!! Not only with the salmonella, but also with Zira. She has SIBO, and a switch of food can cause her to go back into a flair up. Not happy about this.

Hopefully your dog got through this without any damage!

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