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Old 08-04-2006, 01:41 AM
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Default Natures Variety Raw Instinct

I feed primarily Chicken Soup Senior but like to mix in a smaller bag of another food for variety, and in the past have used Eagle Pack Holistic, Calif Natural, and am currently mixing in Healthwise. I'm now considering trying this new Natures Variety food. Any thoughts on the "Nature's Variety Raw Instinct Grain Free Chicken Dry Dog Food"? Experiences good or bad?

The food has the following nutritional information:

Chicken Meal,Tapioca,Chicken Fat(preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid),Pumpkin Seeds,Menhaden Fish Meal,Alfalfa Meal,Montmorillonite Clay,Natural Chicken Flavor,Vitamins(Choline Chloride,Vitamin E Supplement,Ascorbic Acid,Niacin Supplement,Biotin,D-Calcium Pantothenate,Vitamin A Acetate,Riboflavin Supplement,Thiamine Mononitrate,Pyridoxine Hydrochloride,Vitamin D3 Supplement,Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide,Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex,Vitamin B12 Supplement,Beta Carotene,Folic Acid),Kelp,Minerals(Zinc Proteinate,Iron Proteinate,Zinc Sulfate,Ferrous Sulfate,Manganese proteinate,Copper Proteinate,Manganese Sulfate,Copper Sulfate,Sodium Selenite),Chicken Liver,Sea Salt,Inulin,Flaxseed Oil,Dried Enterococcus Feacium Fermentation Product,Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product,Apples,Carrots,Peas,Cottage Cheese,Chicken Eggs,Freeze Dried Chicken,Freeze Dried Turkey,Freeze Dried Turkey Liver,Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts,Ground Chicken Bone,Butternut squash,Broccoli,Lettuce,Spinach,Salmon Oil,Apple Cider Vinegar,Parsley,honey,Blueberries,Alfalfa Sprouts,Grapefruit Seed Extract,Persimmons,Olive Oil,Duck Eggs,Pheasant Eggs,Quail Eggs,Rosemary Extract,Sage,Clove

Guaranteed Analysis:
CRUDE FAT (min.) 22
MOISTURE (max.) 10
CRUDE FIBER (max.) 3.5

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Old 08-05-2006, 06:35 AM
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I'd like to know comparison to solid gold barking with moon and innova evo...all are grain free.
I gave a sample of the raw instinct to my pup..she loved it..the caoting attracts the dogs..she only wants this now...
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Old 08-05-2006, 06:39 AM
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I do feel it's a really high quality kibble. One big difference between NV & Evo is that NV uses tapioca instead of potato... and contains more tapioca than Evo contains potato, meaning less meat. NV also has a looong list of ingredients, which I usually steer clear of.

If you can find it, why not give your pups a Nature's Variety raw meal every so often? They'd probably love it!

<3 Erica, Gonzo & Fozzie
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