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PetSmart was giving out free samples of this food this afternoon. First I have heard or seen of it. They were only selling small bags of it. I got a sample of the venison and one of the turkey. It smells pretty good and no byproducts. I went to website - eukwild.com. Nothing came up. Also, there were no prices posted either.
 

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For almost $50.00 for 30 pounds there are way better foods out there. (30-lb bag $47.49)

Wild North Atlantic Salmon & Rice Dry
Ingredients:
Salmon, Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Potato, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Meal, Fish Meal (source of fish oil), Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis %:
Crude Protein (minimum) 23
Crude Fat (minimum) 14
Moisture (maximum) 10
Crude Fiber (maximum) 4
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (minimum) 2.1
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (minimum) 0.4

New Zealand Venison and Potato
Ingredients:
Venison, Potato, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Meal, Fish Meal, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis %:
Crude Protein (minimum) 23
Crude Fat (minimum) 14
Moisture (maximum) 10
Crude Fiber (maximum) 4
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (minimum) 1.75
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (minimum) 0.3

Wild Turkey and Muti Grain
Ingredients:
Turkey, Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Potato, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Meal, Fish Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Choline Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), DL-Methionine, Rosemary Extract.


Guaranteed Analysis %:
Crude Protein (minimum) 23
Crude Fat (minimum) 14
Moisture (maximum) 10
Crude Fiber (maximum) 4
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (minimum) 1.75
Omega-3 Fatty Acids minimum 0.3


( http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/dept.asp?dept_id=1038 )
 

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i agree with barb, much better foods for that price are available. i believe that eukanuba also uses ethoxyquin in their some of their foods and stands behind it.
 

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Have no desire to start using this food but just wanted to see what it smelled like and looked like, Agree, there are much better foods out there for the money. But Hey! they are now understanding that people want more for their dogs/cats.

For those companies that say they use fresh meat. I wonder how long it sits in the sun from transport to its destination. Having a chicken manufacturer here in Columbia that I only know by word of mouth supplies to a company here in this area, have been told that a person I know was driving behind a truck with tarp one day and blood flew back on his car. He stopped the truck and he says it was going to a dog food manufactuer - wonder Diamond - not saying because I do not know. Not trying to slander any company.
 

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No, they are not understanding what people want - not with that ingredient list.
They are seeing a HUGE market segment they are missing out on and are trying to get a part of it.
 

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Originally Posted By: Barb E.No, they are not understanding what people want - not with that ingredient list.
They are seeing a HUGE market segment they are missing out on and are trying to get a part of it.
I think you hit the nail on the head here, Barb!!
 

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Originally Posted By: Barb E.No, they are not understanding what people want - not with that ingredient list.
They are seeing a HUGE market segment they are missing out on and are trying to get a part of it.
Anyone else notice that ALL of the flavors listed have "Chicken meal" and Chicken fat?

So even if someone was inclined to think that Pukeanuba was a good food,
and thought one of these formulas would be good for an "allergy" dog, they probably would be WRONG.
 

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Originally Posted By: Barb E.No, they are not understanding what people want - not with that ingredient list.
They are seeing a HUGE market segment they are missing out on and are trying to get a part of it.
Just out of curiosity what is wrong with the ingredient list?


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Originally Posted By: EastGSD
Originally Posted By: Barb E.No, they are not understanding what people want - not with that ingredient list.
They are seeing a HUGE market segment they are missing out on and are trying to get a part of it.
Just out of curiosity what is wrong with the ingredient list?


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Nothing especially wrong with the ingredients list (it's not horrid, but also far from stellare IMO), but it does seem at odds with the market it seems they are trying to target. I think it pretty obvious from the nifty, exotic names and price tag they are trying to capture part of the market of people buying the more premium brands and many of the grain free foods.

Yet while the names and price tag and marketing are comparable to foods like TOTW, Evo, Core, Timberwolf, Bark at the Moon, etc... the ingredients list are not. I wonder how many people will be fooled by the names and price tag without actually comparing the ingredients? Probably quite a lot, and I'd be that's exactly what Euk is hoping for.
 

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Wow look at the first all completely new pet food from the company that tried to convince us that a chocolate bar could be made better by putting rice crispies in it.

They've done the same thing here with grain free dog food.
 

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Originally Posted By: Chris Wild
Originally Posted By: EastGSD
Originally Posted By: Barb E.No, they are not understanding what people want - not with that ingredient list.
They are seeing a HUGE market segment they are missing out on and are trying to get a part of it.
Just out of curiosity what is wrong with the ingredient list?


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Nothing especially wrong with the ingredients list (it's not horrid, but also far from stellare IMO), but it does seem at odds with the market it seems they are trying to target. I think it pretty obvious from the nifty, exotic names and price tag they are trying to capture part of the market of people buying the more premium brands and many of the grain free foods.

Yet while the names and price tag and marketing are comparable to foods like TOTW, Evo, Core, Timberwolf, Bark at the Moon, etc... the ingredients list are not. I wonder how many people will be fooled by the names and price tag without actually comparing the ingredients? Probably quite a lot, and I'd be that's exactly what Euk is hoping for.
What Chris said.
Well I think it's a horrible food for the price but what I meant by my post is what Chris said.
 

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Until I can find a food that Gracie can tolerate with her SIBO, we will stick with the veterinary food - first under the label of Eukanuba Low Residue and now Iams Veterinary Forumula Low Residue. While I don't like the ingredients, I have to feed what works best for my dog. No food is worth the price (cheap or expensive) if we end up with vet visit after vet visit and meds to control her intenstines again.

That being said, and I have done a fair share of food research, and I'm still not sure....what is "Sorghum"?
 

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