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Well, I thought that brands made it to the Editor’s Choice list for reasons other than their star ratings (cleanliness, reliable sources, transparency, etc…)
I feel like the ingredients in the Rayne products are not questionable and the guaranteed analysis of the kangaroo and sweet potato kibble says 28% protein. The Iams prescription food that Dixie was eating before has “animal fat” and the protein is 19%.
This is why I thought that it might be an Editor’s Choice brand.
- This reply was modified 9 years, 1 month ago by meky6ra.
Oh, sorry 🙁 So if it can’t be rated, then it can’t be included in the Editor’s Choice list?
I’d like to nominate Rayne Clinical Nutrition for Editor’s Choice, though I don’t think that you’ve reviewed their products yet.
My dog has terrible food allergies/intolerances and my vet suggested this company to me after I shared my misgivings about typical prescription diets. I REALLY hope that this company meets your standards, as it would give a solution to people who can’t feed their dogs over-the-counter dog foods, but don’t want to feed them garbage.
Their website is http://www.raynenutrition.com.
Ugh, read the comments under the Pioneer Naturals review before you buy them! I used to feed Dr. E’s Limited Ingredient dog food and had the same problem that all of the reviewers had, then switched to Pioneer Naturals (which is made by the same company) and had the same problems. Someone mentioned in the comments that Pioneer Naturals didn’t follow AAFCO guidelines and I’m inclined to believe them. For a long time Pioneer Naturals had no AAFCO statement on their website (even though their other products did) until they changed their lists of ingredients. So did that mean that the original ingredient list was untruthful or didn’t follow AAFCO guidelines? I wonder… Anyway, I’ll never feed Great Life foods again.
As to a venison-only food, what about The Honest Kitchen? They don’t make a venison food, but they make a base that you prepare and add meat to yourself. I’m going to try that once my allergic dog finishes her food trial.
Well, usually my dog’s treats are carrots, broccoli stalks, and bits of hotdog, hehe! I guess if I buy “dog treats,” they have to be made by a dog food brand that I already trust, sourced from the USA, made without chemicals, and made with whole ingredients. I don’t worry about the ingredients TOO much since she only eats them occasionally.
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Thank you, Hound Dog Mom!
I’d like to hijack this thread and ask if anyone knows who manufactures Nature’s Variety.
- This reply was modified 9 years, 5 months ago by meky6ra.
So, what IS tripe?
I’m so sorry to hear about your losses 🙁 Don’t blame yourself! We shouldn’t have to worry about dogfood killing our dogs. My dog lost four pounds with the Wellness Simple Healthy Weight Salmon and Peas. I like that one a lot.
Thank you! I’m scared to start feeding raw food, also :-p I worry about bacteria and getting the vitamins/minerals right. I would really love to make my dog’s food for her. I wouldn’t worry about the quality of the ingredients in her dogfood.
This thread has blown my mind! I wonder if I can even think about affording to feed my dog raw! How much does it cost you guys monthly? How long has everyone been feeding raw? How would you transition a dog to a 100% raw food diet?
P.S. I’m sorry if those questions have already been answered!
I won’t be feeding her pork again. I think that I also won’t feed any Merrick products anymore because of the things that I’ve been reading about them. When people are involved, mistakes happen, and I think that most people won’t begrudge a company one or two honest recalls. A company who has persistent recalls or who KNOWINGLY sells products that can make animals sick while concealing the facts is unforgivable. We can’t do our jobs as consumers if they don’t perform a proper recall.
Yes, she has a history of allergies. She was more or less allergy free for two years, then I decided to try the WEF, then BAM! hives! I’m pretty sure that she’s had all of the other ingredients before, if the ingredients list is accurate.
When my husband and I adopted her, we didn’t know anything about dogfood, didn’t know what was in the food that we were feeding her, and struggled with her horrible allergic attacks. Her health was what made us start researching dogfoods. Before we stopped feeding her supermarket brands or Royal Canin (the food our vet recommended) I don’t know if she ate pork or not. Since then, though, she hasn’t had pork and she hasn’t been itchy until now.
I also know that she’s allergic to plastic, which is what the WEF packaging is made of. I thought that maybe it was the plastic, so tried Merrick Pork, which has packaging similar to ones that she’s been ok with in the past. WORSE hives than the WEF were the result. Now she’s back on her Wellness Simple Salmon and Peas. Her hives are going away, so this is why I think that it was the pork.
I also don’t think that a dog has to be on a dog food for very long to be allergic to something. Sometimes a dog develops an allergy over a long period of time, but sometimes not.
Wellness has a line called Simple. Those are pretty good.
I guess her allergic attack could have been caused by something in the environment that happened to be around at the same time that I gave her the new food… My vet said that was possible. Nothing else in the ingredients seemed like possible triggers, also. It just seemed like too much of a coincidence.
Lol, I can understand the terrifying part. He has a lot of teeth.
How would I know if she had a pork allergy if I had never fed her pork before?
She developed really bad hives all over her body. I had been transitioning her to it for a few days when I noticed the hives and scratching. Now that she’s not eating that food, her hives are going away.
Oh no! I just bought a bag of WEF beef and lamb and started transitioning my dog to it. I did notice that it smelled a little funny, but not bad enough to cause alarm. It had a bitter smell that reminded me of horse feed. Fortunately for us, it inflamed my dog’s allergies (I assume because of the pork, as she’s never had it before) and I had to stop feeding it. I inspected the kibble pretty well and didn’t see any unusual particles.
Hey, I have a bloodhound, too! I think that protein sensitivities vary from dog to dog. My girl is intolerant to poultry, so right now she eats Wellness Simple Healthy Weight Salmon and Peas. The single protein source helps you discover exactly which ones your dog is intolerant to. You might know that your dog doesn’t do well on a certain food, but if it has lamb, turkey, and fish, it could be any of those meats. Dixie does well with venison, fish, and buffalo.
Um, the only ones that I can think of are wet dog foods made by Wellness and Merrick.
Why do you want it to be carbohydrate-free?
HDM, you’re absolutely right! At least Purina lists their terrible ingredients in their packaging for anyone to read.
Hi, sorry to hear about Ginger! I hope that she feels better soon! I’ve been feeding my dog Wellness dry dogfood for a couple of months and she seems fine. The only problem we had was with the Core Reduced Fat formula. It gave her terrible gas, but apparently it’s because Dixie’s intolerant to chicken. She eats the Simple Salmon and Pea recipe now and she’s fine. What was your dog diagnosed with?