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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2018, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tefco Raw HELP is this food any good?

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I'm thinking of placing an order with our local co-op and ordering the performance dog raw from Tefco. My biggest concern is if this raw is a complete balanced diet... I always heard you should feed a certain percentage of organ/meat/bone however it looks like this tefco food doesn't really have organ meat? It's nutritional analysis matches up closely to Instinct raw that we were feeding before and it has some minerals as well... It's nearly $400 cheaper per month than the raw we are feeding now so I'd like to give it a try... anyone feed this food? Someone in my other thread thought it had rice in it, but that doesn't appear to be true? I couldn't find this food even on dogfood advisory and I couldn't get much info on where the meat is sourced, how it is grown, and if it has ever had any recalls. I would really appreciate any additional information. I'll attach the nutritional analysis as well.
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Ingredients: Beef, Tripe, Trachea, Finely Ground Bone, Salt, Egg & Trace Minerals

Protein 14% Ash 1.30%
Fat 10% Calcium .13%
Fiber .85% Phosphorus .14%

Guaranteed Analysis:

Calcium (Ca), min................................ 5.00 %
Calcium (Ca), max................................ 6.00 %
Sulfur (S), min..................................... 5.00 %
Cobalt (Co), min................................ 140 ppm
Copper (Cu), min.......................... 15,790 ppm
Iron (Fe), min................................. 6,320 ppm
Manganese, min.............................. 9,320 ppm
Zinc, min...................................... 56,840 ppm
Iodine (I), min................................... 340 ppm
Selenium (Se), min............................. 105 ppm

Vitamin A................................ 3,665,800 IU/lb
Vitamin D-3................................ 317,500 IU/lb
Vitamin E..................................... 21,695 IU/lb
Vitamin B-12.................................... 9.5 mg/lb
Vitamin K (Menadione)...................... 955 mg/lb
Riboflavin..................................... 1,650 mg/lb
d-Pantothenic Acid........................ 2,030 mg/lb
Vitamin A................................ 3,665,800 IU/lb
Vitamin D-3................................ 317,500 IU/lb
Vitamin E..................................... 21,695 IU/lb
Vitamin B-12.................................... 9.5 mg/lb
Vitamin K (Menadione)...................... 955 mg/lb
Riboflavin..................................... 1,650 mg/lb

Niacin......................................... 23,900 mg/lb
Thiamine...................................... 2,170 mg/lb
Pyridoxine.................................... 1,625 mg/lb
Biotin............................................ . 28.7 mg/lb
Folic Acid........................................ 335 mg/lb


Ingredients:

calcium carbonate, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, copper sulfate, niacin, manganese sulfate, ferrous sulfate,
menadione sodium bisulfite complex, riboflavin, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, folic acid, thiamine
mononitrate, vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, d-biotin, vitamin D-3 supplement,
cobalt sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, sodium selenite.

Beef is sampled and tested for BSE by USDA Veterinary Technician

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Pretty sure Jax08 feeds Tefco and recommends it.
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It was pointed out to me that on another one of their pages they list different ingredients including rice and soy. That's just sketchy....
Performance Dog Raw Paleo Diet | Tefco Raw Dog Food

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Performance dog is a very good food. Many sport people feed it. The only American WUSV champion eats it. Jerry is a very up front and honest man. If there are any questions regarding the food, that was formulated by a vet, then call and ask directly.

The list of ingredients for the food plainly State rice hulls and soybean oil. There is nothing hidden or sketchy about it.





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Performance dog is a very good food. Many sport people feed it. The only American WUSV champion eats it. Jerry is a very up front and honest man. If there are any questions regarding the food, that was formulated by a vet, then call and ask directly.

The list of ingredients for the food plainly State rice hulls and soybean oil. There is nothing hidden or sketchy about it.
Jax this was the link I was given:
Raise a Paw for RAW, Tefco, INC.

Rice or soy is not stated anywhere that I can see.
INGREDIENTS: Beef, Tripe, Trachea, Finely Ground Bone, Salt, Egg & Trace Minerals
No where does it say RICE or SOY. This is why I find it "sketchy"!

Soy and rice are not good for dogs, (soy isn't for people either for that matter! It effects thyroid function! Your thyroid is the great regulator of your body, regulates metabolism, heart rate, temperature, etc. Not something to be fooled around with)

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The official Tefco page clearly states the ingredients. There is nothing sketchy about it.

Raw High Quality Dog Food Paleo Diet | Tefco
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It would be the distributer who is incorrectly listing the ingredients in his food that he is selling to 3rd party. Tefco does list rice hulls and soy. It is quite far down in the list of ingredients, and I did ask why the rice hulls..but did not get an answer from the distributor. I may try to ask Tefco directly. At this point I am just curious what they add to the equation, and others have had issues with that ingredient. However, there will always be those that have an issue. Its a commonly fed product to high level sports dogs, so I do feel ok about feeding it. It isn't the only thing I feed them. I also do home assembled piece meal.
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