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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-12-2012, 09:24 AM
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This is a wonderful spreadsheet. It really makes me wonder about Science Diet... my puppy has been on it since before we got her, and she has been doing wonderfully on it (gorgeous shiny satin coat, healthy), but it appears to be the only food on the list that doesn't have meat as the first ingredient...
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It's going to be especially helpful to people who are trying to work around allergies.

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Great chart!
Unless they’ve changed since the recall fiasco, Solid Gold and Canidae is manufactured by Diamond.
Blue Buffalo is manufactured by Dad’s in PA and CJ Corp. in KS. Simmons manufactures their canned food.
Eagle Pack, Wellness/Wellpet are owned by Berwind and manufactured in their own plant in IN
Hope this helps!
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Thanks everyone for the encouragement!

The info about Blue Buffalo is definitely helpful. I knew that CJ made some of their dry foods at one point but was unsure if they still did. The information I have been able to find about where their food is manufactured is quite outdated and from what I have seen, they will not confirm anything or give any information about who and where their food is manufactured, which is why I left the manufactured by info about their foods blank.

WellPet's foods are, as far as I know, still only 'mostly' manufactured at their own facilities. Diamond made some of them until recently, but that contract is ended AFAIK. I forgot to add the info about WellPet being a Berwind company though, so I will add that now.

Canidae and Solid Gold are another somewhat unknown ... Canidae now has their own facility and it is turning out product now. How much I'm not sure ... I don't think they are making everything in house at this point, and whether their relationship with Diamond is ongoing is, again, unclear. Solid Gold no longer contracts with Diamond. Their 'News' section of their homepage makes it clear that their relationship with Diamond is at an end. However, the one formula that I have included on the chart so far does not have a new manufacturer yet, so any remaining stock was manufactured before their contract with Diamond ended. Here is the quote from their website:

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Until April of this year, Diamond Pet Foods made four dry dog foods for us: WolfKing, WolfCub, Just a Wee Bit, and Hund-n-Flocken. In the middle of April, our manufacturing contract with Diamond was unexpectedly terminated. Our other manufacturer, Crosswinds Pet Foods, started making Hund-n-Flocken, but they are unable to make the three bison foods. We are working on setting up a new manufacturing facility for WolfKing, WolfCub, and Just a Wee Bit but it is taking a bit more time than we expected.
The last time batches of WolfKing, WolfCub and Just a Wee Bit were made was in the middle of April. Unfortunately, our supply has been exhausted and we are out of stock on all sizes of all three foods, except for a small amount of 4 lb WolfKing available for distributor order.
We know this situation is extremely inconvenient and difficult for our customers who rely on these foods. Until we can get the foods back in production, we are recommending MMillennia for dogs eating WolfKing, MMillennia or Barking at the Moon for dogs eating Just a Wee Bit, and Hundchen Flocken for puppies eating WolfCub.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-364-4863 or [email protected] with any questions about this situation.
We are working as fast as we can to get these foods back on the shelves and back in your dogs� food bowls. We will keep everyone apprised of any new information.
And a link to the page where this is from: Solid Gold Health Products for Pets - News

Thanks again everyone, I am continuing to add more foods to the chart and welcome any suggestions on how it can be improved.
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Great chart!
Unless they’ve changed since the recall fiasco, Solid Gold and Canidae is manufactured by Diamond.
Blue Buffalo is manufactured by Dad’s in PA and CJ Corp. in KS. Simmons manufactures their canned food.
Eagle Pack, Wellness/Wellpet are owned by Berwind and manufactured in their own plant in IN
Hope this helps!
Canidea, has a new facility, which is up and running. This is a link to where and who makes what. Some have changed, but not many. My hat goes off to these companies who are dropping Diamond, hopefully it well send a message to how much people love their pets and that we are getting more educated in pet food.

The Pet Food List. Pet Food brands, manufacturers, products, ingredients, sources, cat, dog, food.

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Any chance you could add the maximum calcium percentage instead of just those minimum amounts?

Also, ash percentages would be helpful too.
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I'll see what I can do about max calcium and phosphorus numbers, ash percentages as well. It will take a barrage of e-mails and/or phone calls and no guarantee that everyone will be forthcoming with the information, but I will try to get what I can.
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I'm just mentioning the max calcium because that's what really matters (among other things) when trying to figure out an appropriate food for a puppy. The minimum amount really isn't that important because you need to know the range - min to max. Since this is a spreadsheet for puppies, I'd think you'd need that max amount too.

Ash usually goes hand in hand with calcium. Typically, the more ash, the more calcium. I generally like to feed lower ash kibbles.

Nice job with the spreadsheet though. Definitely a big help and a good reference guide.
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Max calcium is rarely more than a few tenths of a percent higher than minimum. As fed numbers are great as it gives the real picture of what you get. Ash tends to depend on how much bone matter is in the meat meals that are used. Very few companies publish the ash content and even fewer publish the max or as fed levels of nutrients like calcium and phosphorus. I agree that all of those figures would be very useful to have and I'll start e-mailing those that don't list them in the next couple days. Hopefully the majority will be helpful in providing the info.

Thanks for the suggestions by the way.
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