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Old 07-02-2006, 03:12 PM
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Question Natural Way Dog Food

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Natural Way dog food, and if so, what their opinions were? Also, below is the ingredient list, tell me what you think. The closest place to get decent dog food where I live is 1 1/2 hours away, and I can get this in town at my local Kroger, so that would be convenient. There are some things I'm not crazy about, such as too much rice product and the poultry fat not being specific, but I still think it may be a good deal. It's $15/20lb bag. And it looks fairly good to me. But, I want to get your opinions, so:

Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe:
Lamb Meal, Ground Rice, Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamins: Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Niacin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Minerals: Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein, Minimum: 21%
Crude Fat, Minimum: 15%
Crude Fiber, Maximum: 4%
Moisture, Max: 10%
Linoleic Acid, Min: 3.5%
Zinc, Min: 250mg/kg
Vitamin E, Min: 150 IU/kg
Lysine, Min: .80%
Ascorbic Acid, Min: 35mg/kg
Glucosamine, Min: 450mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate, Min: 200mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acid, Min: 2.5%
Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Min: .5%

Chicken Meal, Rice and Oatmeal Recipe:
Chicken Meal, Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Poultry Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Oatmeal, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dried Egg Product, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamins: Choline Chloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Niacin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Minerals: Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein, Minimum: 21%
Crude Fat, Minimum: 12%
Crude Fiber, Maximum: 4%
Moisture, Max: 10%
Linoleic Acid, Min: 2%
Zinc, Min: 250mg/kg
Vitamin E, Min: 150 IU/kg
Lysine, Min: .80%
Ascorbic Acid, Min: 35mg/kg
Glucosamine, Min: 450mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate, Min: 100mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acid, Min: 1.5%
Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Min: .3%
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:21 PM
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$15 for 20 pounds is fairly expensive for a food that looks to be mediocre at best. Ultimately you need to compare by daily feeding cost though, not by price tag on the bag.

A particular food may look less expensive, but whether itis truly economical depends on how much you have to feed of it per day, and how long the bag will last.

The food looks to be fairly low in meat content and 21% protein is a lot less than I'd personally recommend for a normal, healthy dog.

I don't know where you live, so I can't make suggestions, but have you checked out local feed stores or looked into online ordering?
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