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Old 11-19-2011, 02:30 PM
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I was in at Walmart today picking up Dameon's meds and while I was waiting for them to fill the prescription I decided to browse the pet isles. I saw they had just gotten a new food in stock, called Evolve. They only had it for cats and not for dogs, but it really seemed like a decent food for the price ($20 for a 15 pound bag, I think).

Taken from the food company's website:

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EVOLVE MAINTENANCE
FORMULA WITH CHICKEN
NATURAL CAT FOOD
INGREDIENTS: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown
Rice, Rice Flour, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed
Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Ground Barley, Fish
Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed,
Brewers Dried Yeast, Taurine, Canola Oil, Calcium
Sulfate, Salt, Dl-methionine, Dried Skim Milk, Dried Kelp,
Dried Cheese Product, Yucca Schidegera,
Cranberries, Blueberries, Tomato, Carrots, Celery,
Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Spinach, Lactobaccillus Casei,
Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Enterococcus
Facecium, Vitamins: Choline Chloride, Vitamin E
Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3
Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine
Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine
Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin
Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12
Supplement, Minerals: Zinc Polysaccharide Complex,
Iron Polysaccharide Complex , Manganese
Polysaccharide Complex and Copper Polysaccharide
Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese
Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium
Selenite.
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (min) ................................................32 .0%
Crude Fat (min) .................................................. .....13.0%
Crude Fiber (max) .................................................. ...3.0%
Moisture (max)............................................. ............11.0%
Linoleic Acid (min) .................................................. ..1.5%
Phosphorus (min)............................................. ..........1.1%
Selenium (min)............................................. .. 0.25 mg/kg
Vitamin A (min)............................................1 0,000 IU/KG
Vitamin E (min) .................................................. .30 IU/KG
Taurine (min) .................................................. ...........0.15%
Calorie Content (ME Calculated):
3648 kcal/kg, 3.6 calories/gram
EVOLVE MAINTENANCE FORMULA WITH CHICKEN NATURAL CAT
The dog food is this:
Quote:
EVOLVE MAINTENANCE
FORMULA WITH CHICKEN
INGREDIENTS: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice,
Rice Flour, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols
and Citric Acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Rice Bran, Oatmeal,
Natural Flavors, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Fish Meal,
Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Canola Oil, Potassium Chloride,
Dried Cheese Product, Dried Skim Milk, Yucca Schidigera,
Dried Kelp, Peas, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Spinach,
Lactobaccillus Casei, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum,
Enterococcus Faecium, Vitamins: Choline Chloride,
Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3
Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine
Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement, Folic
Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Minerals: Zinc
Polysaccharide Complex, Iron Polysaccharide Complex,
Manganese Polysaccharide Complex, Copper
Polysaccharide Complex, Copper Sulfate, Manganese
Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium
Selenite.
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (min) .................................................. ......25.0%
Crude Fat (min) .................................................. .............15.0%
Crude Fiber (max) .................................................. ...........4.0%
Moisture (max)............................................. ....................12.0%
Calorie Content (ME Calculated): 3480 kcal/kg
Does anyone have any experience with this food? The Walmart I was at didn't have the Evolve dog food, which was a shame, but I hope they might stock it in the future?

Would definitely be a step up from the other grocery store brands, that is for sure. Anybody else stumble across this?
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:42 PM
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The beet/beet pulp is a deal breaker for me. Way too much sugar filler for my pups. I'd be scraping teeth constantly.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:34 PM
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Reminds me a lot of Kirkland. Definitely a good food as far as Walmart goes, but I don't think I'd personally feed it unless I was really low on dosh.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:12 AM
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I don't think I'd feed it either - I can get TOTW for a similar price. But for people who only shop at grocery stores, I thought it looked pretty good!
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