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Old 04-13-2005, 07:02 PM
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I don't know, here are the comparisons and to me it looks like chicken soup is the best one for the price range. I used Nutro before and we did well off of it but we could do better!

This is the ingredient list for the Nutro Ultra~
1. Chicken Meal

2. Whole Brown Rice

3. Ground Rice

4. Lamb Meal

5. Rice Bran

6, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols; a source of Vitamin E),

7. Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols; a source of Vitamin E),

8. Salmon Meal

9. Flaxseed

10. Natural Flavors

11. Oatmeal

12. Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal

13. Dried Beet Pulp

14. Tomato Pomace

15. Cranberry Powder

16. Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols; a source of Vitamin E),

17. Potassium Chloride

18. Dried Egg Product

19. L-Lysine

20. Dried Kelp Meal

21. Vitamin E Supplement

22. Zinc Sulfate

23. Choline Chloride

24. Taurine

25. Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Extract

26. Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract

27. Zinc Proteinate

28. Ferrous Sulfate

29. Biotin

30. L-Carnitine, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C)

31. Manganese Proteinate

32. Manganous Oxide

33. Niacin

34. Garlic

35. Calcium Iodate

36. Calcium Pantothenate

37. Vitamin B12 Supplement

38. Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2)

39. Vitamin A Supplement

40. Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Beta-Carotene, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid.

Now here is Canidae® All Life Stages Formula™

Ingredient Name

1. Chicken Meal

2. Turkey Meal

3. Ground Brown Rice

4. Ground White Rice

5. Lamb Meal

6. Chicken Fat

7. Herring Meal

8. Flaxseed

9. Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal

10. Sunflower Oil

11. Chicken

12. Lecithin

13. Rosemary Extract

14. Sage Extract

15. Yeast Culture

16. Viable Naturally Occurring Microorganisms

17. Chicory Root Extract

18. Yucca Schidigera
I have heard with this last ingredient that it can interfer with absorption of fat soluable vitamins.

Last here is the chicken soup

1. Chicken

2. Turkey

3. Chicken Meal

4. Turkey Meal

5. Ground Brown Rice

6. Ground White Rice

7. Oatmeal/Rolled Oats

8. Potatoes

9. Pearled Barley

10. Ground Millet

11. Chicken Fat

12. Duck

13. Salmon

14. Dried Egg Product

15. Flaxseed

16. Natural Chicken Flavor

17. Carrots

18. Peas

19. Apples

20. Dried Skim Milk

21. Cranberry Powder

22. Rosemary Extract

23. Salt

24. Chicory Root Extract

25. Vitamins/Minerals

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Old 04-13-2005, 07:35 PM
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Innova is a really good food. Around Christmas time we got little packages, and I've been using them as training treats. Chicken Soup is a pretty good food, I personally don't consider it bad, but Innova is better than it.
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:23 PM
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It looks like Chicken soup is better than Nutro, at least the first 2 ingredients are whole meat and then the chicken and turkey meal, whereas the Nutro and Canindae both have chicken/turkey meal as the first ingredients, and then grains, no mention of whole meats until waaayy later on the list. And Chicken Soup isn't as expensive. I just chose Eagle Pack because I couldn't find Chicken soup in can form, and I wanted to try that since he's never had it before.
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