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Instinct limited Ingredient diets is lower in protein and so is ProPac Ultimates grain free. Venture pollock and pumpkin recipe and the duck recipes have less legumes and are high fiber.
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Foods like The Honest Kitchen and Grandma Lucy’s are cooked and then dehydrated/freeze dried. A lot of dehydrated or freeze-dried products are cooked first.
You can find out more about chemicals and air fresheners at ewg.org (environmental working group).
Less air in the package is preferable as fats start to oxidize when exposed to light/air. Also, after opening, packages should be rolled down with as much air pushed out as possible even when kept inside a container. I usually buy kibble in bags that don’t have alot of air in them.
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There are several brands with Limited Ingredients recipes. Earthborn Holistic’s Venture line, Wellness Simple, Nutro, Rawz, and Honest Kitchen, Addiction and Grandma Lucy’s to name a few.
You’d need to check with the company about carb content and “as fed” numbers vs Guaranteed Analysis numbers, but Earthborn Holistic Venture Rabbit, Pork and Squid recipes are chicken, fish and grain free.
The fat-to-protein ratio is quite high, 100%. Also, keep in mind, the guaranteed analysis lists the minimum amounts of protein and fat, not the exact amounts. The ingredients are good. It’s the fat that can be an issue for some dogs.
Lamb is reported to have 2085 kcal/kg (471 per 8 oz patty at 42% protein and 42% fat minimum dry matter) while venison blend lists 1785 kcal/kg (403 per 8 oz patty at 50% protein and 33% protein minimum dry matter)
Cornucopia canned dog food is already on the list of new reviews.
Dry food starts to get “old and rancid” as soon as the original bag is opened and the food is exposed to air (even in a container). Adding moisture in the form of fat can speed this process up and the added moisture can be favorable to mold growth. I would add the oil at feeding time instead of mixing it in the kibble and keep the dry food in it’s original bag, with the top rolled down tight and the whole bag kept in the bin instead of pouring the kibble out. The storage bin also needs to be cleaned as fat from the kibble will stick to the container and continue to go rancid and contaminate the rest of the food and future food you pour into the large container. BTW, are you feeding kibble? Couldn’t be sure from your post. I just assumed.
Human Benadryl is 25 mg, not 1 mg. But please, call your vet and verify the directions and dosage. By what you say, if you were given 1 mg tablets (I don’t know if there is such a thing), then you’re only giving him 5 mg twice a day.September 19, 2018 at 8:30 am in reply to: Need a good low fat food that isnt kibble or canned #121926 Report Abuse
Look at Sojos and Grandma Lucy’s. They both have a couple product lines and pre-mixes so you can add your own lean meats.
The lower rating is due to it’s lower protein content.
@joanne, I feed GreenTripe.com brand’s Tripe, Xkaliber or Tripe/Organ Meat Blend as my by-products.
I’ve been feeding or mixing in some “raw green tripe” for years. Raw tripe now but years ago I fed canned tripe. Even a small amount in one meal per day might help and decreasing the amount of kibble.
You might also try crumbling up a nugget or two of a freeze dried raw food such as Primal Freeze Dried if you do not like raw frozen. It’s pricey per pound so just a few pieces will do. Bone matter helps to make formed stool. There are several brands of raw foods (frozen, dehydrated and freeze dried) to choose from.
Primal also had frozen grinds (meat and bone) and frozen mixes (meat/bone/some veg) in small chubs.
Sometimes, just decreasing the amount of food helps.
Depending on the size of your dog, if you feed muscle meat, you can use raw meaty bones as their treat in appropriate amounts. There are also products like roasted tendons, tripe, gullet, feet and pizzles that can be fed. I often use the “bite size” freeze dried foods as treats or cheese. I have small dogs so the treat expense isn’t too much.
I prefer pumpkin or peas over chickpeas and lentils or at least not have chickpeas or lentils as the main carb.
You would still need to contact the company regarding foods being appropriate for large breed puppies, but Earthborn Holistic Venture is an LID diet.
Earthborn Holistic Venture has limited ingredient kibbles but I don’t know if they are appropriate for large breed pups.
There are 3-4 star foods that have few red flagged ingredients but can’t get a higher score due to the lower protein content. Take as an example Pro Pac Ultimates.
I’ve fed Earthborn Venture Squid, Pork, and Rabbit formulas with good results.
eARTHborne Holistic Venture, Whole Earth Farms, Taste of the Wild Prey, Under the Sun, RAWZ Meal Free (kibble), Instinct LID have poultry free recipes. Pardon the caps, Sandy
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There are no affordable freeze dried raw foods for large breed dogs. The freeze drying process is just too expensive.
This food is certified humanely raised and handled.
You might contact this brand to see if they use humanely processed animals. They advertise using humanely raised animals.
BalanceIt.com sells a supplement to go with homecooked food.
I’ve given roasted trachea and tendons. They’re not chewy/slimy like bully sticks.November 2, 2017 at 8:15 pm in reply to: Recommendation for high quality food with no chicken products #105593 Report Abuse
You’re welcome! And be sure to obtain the actual calcium and phosphorus content from the dog food companies on the foods you choose. The bags normally only give the minimum amounts, not the maximums.November 2, 2017 at 10:34 am in reply to: Recommendation for high quality food with no chicken products #105548 Report Abuse
Have you looked at the Editor’s Choice list of Puppy foods? There is also an article with a calculator in (in the Review side) it so you see if the current food you are feeding is within large breed puppy guidelines.
Please read this post from the Editor:
“Until *** becomes more transparent with its test data and its controversial claims have been verified by an independent third party or by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, we ask readers to refrain from posting any further references to this organization or its opinions anywhere on this website.”November 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm in reply to: Current best options for Lite/weight reduction dry foods #105513 Report Abuse
Earthborn Holistic Venture kibbles are 355 calories or less and high in fiber.
The various links to Petcurean’s product lines are here:
Fresh is Best freeze dried food. freshisbestinc.comOctober 18, 2017 at 10:43 am in reply to: HELP. DOGFOOD RECOMMENDS THAT DON'T CONTAIN 8 ALLERGENS #105256 Report Abuse
You’re welcome! I’ll keep posting more foods if I see any. Wet foods will have more variety for you. There are some that are single protein and vitamins/minerals like Kasiks and Hound and Gatos. Grandma Lucy’s is a freeze dried product. You rehydrate before serving.October 17, 2017 at 6:57 pm in reply to: HELP. DOGFOOD RECOMMENDS THAT DON'T CONTAIN 8 ALLERGENS #105249 Report Abuse
There are 3 formulas for dogs: beef, fish and turkey.
Earthborn Holistic Venture LID
Taste of the Wild Prey LID
Natural Balance LID High Protein
There are some recipes in this topic as well:
HoundDogMom has a recipe that exceeds AAFCO recommended profiles somewhere in this topic.
I haven’t fed a kibble made by Diamond Pet Foods in several years (though I did feed TOTW fish recipe In the past) and TOTW is launching an LID line this fall. There are several brands that have chicken free recipes. Search for “No chicken ” or ” chicken free ” in the search box at the top of the page. Some brands are Earthborn Venture, Canidae Pure, Instinct LID, Under the Sun and Whole Earth Farms.
You can request a review here:
Earthborn Venture foods have 325-355 calories per cup.
Look into Annamaet Lean, Dr Tim’s Metabolite, Wellness Core Reduced Fat.
A brand’s 4 star rating (or higher) doesn’t guarantee that it will be an EC brand as there are more qualifiers than just the rating.
If you look through the 5 star foods, there should be other low carb options. For instance, Wysong Epigen, Solid Gold Barking at the Moon, Earthborn Holistic Great Plains Feast, Wellness Core (some recipes), Nature’s Variety Instinct (some recipes), Stella and Chewy’s Raw Blend (dry food), Farmina N&D Grain Free, Weruva Caloric Harmony.
Kibble is a bakery product and needs starch to keep its shape. Canned foods can be lower in carbs since they don’t require a starchy binder and they’re probably not as expensive as raw foods.
Call the company or email them. That information is not mandatory to put on the bags.
It also depends on if you’re looking for a food lower in ash. Foods with high amounts of meat meals can be higher in ash.
Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble Whitefish Recipe
Castor and Pollux Utramix Grain Free Red Meat Recipe with Raw Bites, Castor and Pollux Ultramix Grain Free Poultry Free Salmon Recipe. Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Pork, Beef & Lamb (Poultry Free). Some recipes from the following brands: Earthborn Holistic Venture, Earthborn Holistic Grain Free, Earthborn Holistic, Nutrience Subzero, Nutrience Grain Free, Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingedient, Canidae Grain Free Pure, Canidae Under the Sun Grain Free Whitefish.
This one has some guidelines and some sample recipes.
You can also order supplements from BalanceIt.com to add to your meat/carb of choice.
Nature’s Domain has one organic kibble. It’s available at Costco.