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    cindy q
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    does anyone use this?

    #55743 Report Abuse
    theBCnut
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    I haven’t tried it, but I sure want to. If you try it, let us know how you like it.

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    cindy q
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    I will, I just ordered it.

    #56648 Report Abuse
    cindy q
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    My dogs like this food however it is very expensive.

    #56651 Report Abuse
    theBCnut
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    I don’t mind expensive to be able to get a little variety into Micah, so I’m still thinking about going ahead and trying it.

    #56653 Report Abuse
    Dori
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    Never heard of it. Please let us know if anyone orders it and how their dogs do on it. Like BC, I’m always looking for a bit of variety for Katie.

    #56654 Report Abuse
    Dori
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    BC. Does Micah have an issue with ground flax also or just flax seed?

    #56658 Report Abuse
    theBCnut
    Member

    Ground flax is ground flaxseed, so yes. Is that why I didn’t order this food when I looked at it before?I know I’ve looked at it twice and both times I didn’t order, but I couldn’t remember why.

    #56661 Report Abuse
    Dori
    Member

    Sorry BC. The food contains ground flaxseed which is probably the reason you’ve never ordered it.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by Dori.
    #56689 Report Abuse
    USA
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    I took a look at their dehydrated dog food products:
    http://www.shop.dogsfortheearth.com/100-Organic-Dehydrated-Dog-Food_c2.htm

    ALL of the dehydrated foods have the EXACT same GA. The numbers add up to 100% when converted to Dry Matter. Here’s the PROBLEM, the numbers for ALL their dehydrated formulas are:

    Dry Matter Analysis (Done by me):
    Protein 72%
    Fat 16.8%
    Fiber 11.2%
    = 100%

    Problem 1) Where are the carbs? They list fiber, but the ingredients show that there has to be a larger amount of carbs than fiber. There are 15 ingredients that contain carbs in EACH formula and the carbs are not 100% fiber so their fiber % is off.

    Problem 2) The protein % is too high! In order for there to be 72% protein (DM) in ALL their formulas there would have to be very little carbs. Yet they list 15 ingredients with carbs in EACH formula. If this and all their other dehydrated products were 100% lean meat the protein % would be about 80%. 15 ingredients with carbs would bring the protein % LOWER than 72%.

    Problem 3) They leave no room for ASH. There are minerals in the meat, vegetables and other ingredients in these foods, yet they leave no room for them in their GA which adds up to exactly 100% without them.

    Problem 4) Can ALL of their dehydrated foods really have the exact same GA using different meat sources?

    Problem 5) They list the GA wrong. AAFCO says the GA should be listed like this:

    “guarantees are required for minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture”

    It looks like they list an AS FED analysis and not an AAFCO compliant GA.

    Lovin’ The LAMB Dehydrated –
    Guaranteed Analysis(on their website)
    Rehydrated Moisture 75%,
    Protein 18%,
    Fat 4.2%,
    Fiber 2.8%

    Ingredients:
    Lamb with Lamb Heart, Lamb Liver and Lamb Kidney
    Spinach or Kale
    Pumpkin
    Green Beans
    Broccoli
    Carrots
    Squash
    Apples
    Cranberries or Blueberries
    Bananas
    Papaya
    Celery
    Ground Flax
    Alfalfa Powder
    Kelp Powder
    Parsley.
    Seasonable vegetables & herbs may change – but NOT nutritional value..

    #154108 Report Abuse
    jamie L
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    I have MAJOR concerns about this food. #1, I bought two different types of the meat meals….Chicken and Turkey. I followed directions, added hot water….and honestly — I saw ZERO Meat.

    Now, the meat could have been dyed green by the vegetables in there, but to me, there was a WHOLE lot of broccoli or spinach primarily…the patties are actually GREEN color when dried AND when wet. I then emailed them to ask them about meat content, and they basically have ZERO customer service, had ALL sorts of ‘excuses”…see email below in between the asteriks.

    They seem overly defensive to me, and not very customer service oriented. Their food is VERY expensive, so it’s my RIGHT as a PAYING customer to ASK what I am getting for my money. I took pictures for them of all the food…again, I see ZERO meat…you’d think you would be able to SEE some meat in there??!! RIGHT?? I see NONE. Not in ANY of the batches…I think this company needs to be investigated.

    As a matter of fact, I myself am going to go ahead and find somewhere that will test for protein content …I am VERY PiCKY about my dog food, and it’s my right to know WHAT I am buying for my pets…they clearly, from below, did not like me questioning them….that, to me, is a HUGE RED FLAG. Their treats LOOK like MEAT…which is why I questioned them so much on this……they said the treats are totally different from the main meals. Okay, great, but I still don’t see where the meat is in the main course food! My dogs did like the food, but to me….I believe in my personal opinion that I just paid $150 for a bunch of broccoli and spinach patties….ALSO, if they have been around TEN years….WHY have more of not heard of them?? Too many red flags for me, I will no longer be buying their food!

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    your message is very disturbing. We do, indeed, have a very unique dog food, so it’s understandable that you are not used to it. However, your suggestion that our biscuits do not contain meat is entirely false.

    In fact, every biscuit is mostly meat. (please see ratio diagrams attached) All of our food recipes contain the the same ratio of meat to vegetables. Our recipes are exact and calculated, measured with accuracy and inspected for quality control every step of the way. We start with scientific requirements for vibrant wellness and never waiver. Science is our guide but Organic Mother Nature is our provider.

    As you can see by the 2 attached images, we have a HUGE VARIETY of vegetables, fruits and herbs but they represent a relatively SAMLL PORTION of the biscuit. Our recipes have been the unwavering same for over a decade. All our biscuits are formed and packaged by hand, each one is also closely inspected. Our food is based on the philosophy of providing non-processed, human quality, organic ingredients for the healthiest dog food, so over-all, there is no normal – in the strict sense of the word.

    Since we do not use any processing of our 100% organic, human grade ingredients each biscuit has a different look and feel. There is no way to avoid idiosyncratic differences in batches/ biscuits when individual ingredients are not pre-processed for uniformity. There is no way, ever, that one biscuit will look exactly like another. Sometimes, this can be more noticeable. Especially if, for example, the spinach is much darker, broccoli is much greener, the protein/meat mixture ratio is more light meat than dark, the blueberries are juicier or the apples more meaty than juicy, etc.

    These are only a few reasons why our 100% organic, naturally air-dried products differ from batch to batch and even biscuit to biscuit. Every idiosyncratic inherent nature, of every single ingredient contributes to the biscuit in their own organic way. There is no difference in the volume of ingredients or the ratio of ingredients dehydrated in each biscuit.

    As time goes by and seasons change, the natural inherent qualities of our human grade ingredients transform as well, there will be times when it’s more noticeable than at other times. Our food recipes are very UNLIKE our treats.
    Treats such as Chicken & Pumpkin or Chicken & Apples have only 2 ingredients. Both Organic. Treats recipes are mostly pure muscle meat with a dash of antioxidant. Our food, however is a complete and balanced diet providing optimum nutrition and antioxidants.

    For over 10 years, we’ve built a reputation of stellar integrity, excellent customer service and Most Trusted Dog Food in USA for 3 years in a row.

    We hope this helps you better understand our products and

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    Sallynova
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    I’ve used this food for almost 5 years and my dog’s lives have improved tremendously! My vet turned me on to this food when I switched to her and left my old vet. I have 3 dogs and each one had problems my old vet couldn’t help. Steroids, injections, pills, creams – prescription food – you name it! What a nightmare and it cost me literally $1000’s! After I switched to this food, tear stains went away, they stopped scratching themselves all the time and changed into robust playful puppies again. Now, once a year I take them to my vet and so far, year after year they get perfect blood panels! I love this company! It’s a big plus that Susan Thixton from Truth About Pet Food has them on her Most Trusted Dog Food list. She is amazing and so thorough and picky! I want to stick up for them because so many of my friends, neighbors & family have been buying food and snacks from this company for years. All of us love it and have never had a problem with their customer service. You can look on their website at all their helpful blogs and information and learn all about their ingredients. Also, their facebook page and website is full of 5 star reviews. Run by women and the real deal! I don’t write much on this forum except about this food because its really, really good!

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