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Old 01-18-2005, 02:15 PM
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Today i found a store/pet clinic where they had the canutra(acana) food,canadian.Said it's the best,I read a leaflet about it and says that it's free of wheat and glutens and that the ingredients is good for human consumption also 60% chicken.Their philosophy is "Eat well live long"

I don't know sounds too good to be true

I'd be so happy after so much hunting to find a good dog food.

check out their website
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From a quick look, it seems like you've found a very good food. It looks a lot like the Innova.
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Old 01-19-2005, 09:21 AM
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From a quick look, it seems like you've found a very good food. It looks a lot like the Innova.
wow,cool!!Thanks so much for the reply!!!

I'm so happy that finally i found a good food!!!
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it looks to be a decent food, but i wouldn't compare it to innova. i'm basing the following comparison on the acana premium deluxe, since it is the highest quality product.

- innova's first three ingredients are animal protein sources, acana premium deluxe only has one animal protein source, followed by a grain ingredient.
- innova does not contain any preprocessed ingredients and industry byproducts, only whole food sources, vs. beet pulp, yeast culture, dried eggs and garlic.
- innova does not include synthetic vitamin E and K, acana does.

something that also jumps out at me is that they advertise "formulated from human-grade chicken (min. 60%) ingredients" - which is very misleading. on first glance you might think it includes 60% chicken meal, but those listed 60% include all chicken based ingredients: chicken meal, fat and flavor.

anyways, i'm not saying it's a bad food, overall it has nice ingredients and it certainly measures up to some of the higher end brands. the big plus is that it offers you a chance to support a company in your own country, which is always a good thing.
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Old 01-21-2005, 09:33 AM
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it looks to be a decent food, but i wouldn't compare it to innova. i'm basing the following comparison on the acana premium deluxe, since it is the highest quality product.

- innova's first three ingredients are animal protein sources, acana premium deluxe only has one animal protein source, followed by a grain ingredient.
- innova does not contain any preprocessed ingredients and industry byproducts, only whole food sources, vs. beet pulp, yeast culture, dried eggs and garlic.
- innova does not include synthetic vitamin E and K, acana does.

something that also jumps out at me is that they advertise "formulated from human-grade chicken (min. 60%) ingredients" - which is very misleading. on first glance you might think it includes 60% chicken meal, but those listed 60% include all chicken based ingredients: chicken meal, fat and flavor.

anyways, i'm not saying it's a bad food, overall it has nice ingredients and it certainly measures up to some of the higher end brands. the big plus is that it offers you a chance to support a company in your own country, which is always a good thing.

I wish i could find innova but here we have only the big brands,that are really horrible dog foods,like Pedigree,friskies,Purina etc,I'm suprised that i found a decent food that has at least better ingredients than all the above.I've searched a lot around to pet shops/vets etc for better food and the only thing i came across is acana...so i'll give it a try.

thanks for your reply.
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Thanks for the in-depth critique, Mordy.

I'm learning that we're very fortunate in the availability of a variety of legitimately "good" pet foods in the U.S. and that just isn't necessarily the case in other parts of the world.
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that's definitely true, renee. i'm originally from germany and we don't have very many high quality national brands there. labeling laws are also far less restrictive.

on the other hand, people are far more inclined to feed home prepared meals or use "mixer" type foods to which you add meat and other extras, and regulations about chemicals, hormones and drugs used in animals raised for slaughter are much stricter.
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I've been impressed by what I've read about the Sojourner line. There are so many people who would like to feed raw, but realize that balancing the nutrients can be quite a trick, and their products seem to fill that void well.
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