My yorkie is on merrick canned and honest kitchen zeal. I want to add another food,thinking about dr.harvey’s oracle or grandma Lucy’s. which one should I try? What’s the difference between artisan and pureformance?any other dried froze or dehydrated food that u would recommend?
I have never used the oracle but I love the Grandma Lucy Pureformance. The Pureformance line is grain free, and artisan is not(from what I understand) perhaps someone will join in that has used the Oracle.
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I would definitely go with Grandma Lucy’s. Grandma Lucy’s is a wonderful company. I’ve used all of their Artisan and Pureformance foods. I’ve found Dr. Harvey’s to be a very sketchy company. I’ve contacted them via email on numerous occasions and never received a response. I finally called them concerning the calcium levels in their Oracle formula and the rep was very rude to me and told me that there’s no way to know how much calcium is in the food because they mix the food in big batches (which obviously makes no sense).
I’ve used Oracle for one of mine, the other 2 are on a restricted diet and Oracle is not one they can have. My dog did well on it, but he has never had any issues with food. But I agree with HDM, they are sketchy and I would not buy from them again.
I have to disagree. I’ve been using Dr. Harvey’s for years and they have great customer service. The woman who answers the phone has always been very kind and knowledgeable when I call. I’ve spoken to Dr. Harvey a few times when my dog was sick and he took the time to call me back to see if she got better. I love the company!
How about if you ask for calcium levels then, because we have not had any luck getting our question answered.
Okay I called and they emailed me this answer within minutes of my call with a complete nutrient profile for Oracle, the new food. Maybe this well help answer your question.
“Thank you for your email. Oracle has 1.12% Calcium. (Attached please find the complete Nutritional Analysis for Oracle).
We add Calcium Citrate to all of our pre-mixes including Canine Health, Veg-To-Bowl and Fine Ground Veg-To-Bowl. This is the best and most highly absorbable form of Calcium.
There are also deep green leafy vegetables in all of our foods which have lots of calcium in a whole food form.
The Calcium/Phosphorous is approximately 1 to 1.2 when the pre-mixes are made according to the guidelines that we provide with each bag of food. Keep in mind that the meat is the largest source of phosphorous and the amount of meat added to the pre-mixes can be adjusted to the specific needs of your dog. This is one of the wonderful benefits to making your own fresh food for your companion. For puppies, the Calcium/Phosphorus is about 1.1; 18 months to 7 years old dogs about 1 – 1.2; Older than 7 years about 1 – 1.4.
Please feel free to call us directly at anytime and speak directly with Dr. Harvey, who will be happy to guide you to make any of our pre-mixes specific to your dog’s needs.
Thank you for contacting us. We are always here to provide help and guidance.
Yours in Health,
The Team at Dr. Harvey’s.”
I don’t know why anyone else would have gotten another response. As I said, this company has always been very responsive and helpful to me and my dog loves their food and treats.
Thank You!! My problem wasn’t another response, it was no response. I’ll try them again for my Veg to Bowl question.
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