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Old 01-01-2009, 04:46 PM
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Question What would you do? - Grain free food

Orijen has been recalled from Australia, at the time it didn't worry me too much because I wasn't feeding it but now I'm thinking I might put Buster back on part kibble diet (probably only 1/4 - 1/3 of his food) for a while.

So I just went to look at foods available and I don't know what to go with, please oh awesome chazzers, give me a hand.

I can choose from

Pro-Plan (ingrediants of Natural Lamb and Oatmeal Formula)

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Lamb, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, chicken meal (natural source of glucosamine), pearled barley, oat meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), fish meal (natural source of glucosamine), dried egg product, fish oil, pea fiber, dried beet pulp, natural flavor, potassium chloride, calcium phosphate, salt, dried sweet potatoes, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, blueberry pomace, dried tomatoes, calcium carbonate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, choline chloride, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), niacin, copper proteinate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.


- The #1 Ingredient is real New Zealand and Australian Lamb, raised without hormones
- Formulated without ground corn, lamb by-products or artificial colours or flavours
- Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA and EPA
- Formulated with antioxidants, including those from Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Blueberry Pomace and Sweet Potatoes


Eagle Pack (Ingrediants of Holistic Select Duck)

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Ingredients: Duck Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Carrots, Peas, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Quinoa (Organic), Inulin, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Beta-Carotene, Dehydrated Kelp, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Inositol, Polysaccharide Complexes Of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, B. subtilus, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus coagulins, Aspergillus oryzae, and Aspergillus niger.
Artemis
(grain free - probably the pone I'm leaning towards except it won't be available till mid Jan, might get something else in the time being)

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Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken, Natural Chicken Flavour, Tomato Pomace, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Kelp, Carrots, Peas, Apples, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Spinach, Dried Skim Milk, Cranberry Powder, Rosemary Extract, Parsley Flake, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Barley Grass Extract, L-Carnitine, Enterococcus Faecieum, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Saccharomyces Cerevesiae Fermentation Solubles, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Protinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate,Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.
Natural Balance

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Natural Chicken, Organic Brown Rice, Chicken Meal, Organic Oats, Organic Millet, Organic Barley, Organic Sorghum, Organic Potato, Organic Peas, Organic Canola Oil, Organic Flaxseed, Chicken Fat (Naturally stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Organic Carrots, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Phosphate, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols, Organic Spinach, Organic Cranberry, Organic Tomato, Yucca Schidigera, , Dried Kelp, Organic Parsley, Organic Rosemary, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Taurine, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Inositol, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-2, Biotin, Potassium Iodate, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite.

My other choice is to buy Innova Evo, except the only place that sells in in Australia seems to be a huge chain of pet stores which I just despise. Plus the nearest store is 1.5 hours on public transport away.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:53 PM
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why did it get recalled?

I would stay far far way from the proplan, I agree with you choice and maybe the natural balance in the mean time?
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I would very much advise against the Natural Balance.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:14 PM
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I would go with the Eagle Pack. As far as I understand they are a good company and the food is good.
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:16 PM
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I would very much advise against the Natural Balance.
really? Why? I know dogs who do so well on it (compared to eagle pack)
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:18 PM
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It was recalled because 27 cats died after eating it, only in Australia though. They think it is most likley because of the irradation process carried out on the food when it enters the country.

Just reading about it here
http://www.championpetfoods.com/

Why doyou advise against the natural balance corgipower?
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:32 PM
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I've known many dogs who have had bad UTi problems while on NB and a handful who have developed pancreatic issues while on it. I have nothing to verify that it is in fact the food, but have heard of those two problems often enough to not feed it or recommend it.
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okay, better safe than sorry, I think I'll just stay away from it.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:23 PM
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I think I'd go with Artemis and get some Eagle Pack until you can get it. Those two seem to have the highest meat content, though I like Artemis's ingrediants better.
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out of the list I personally would go for EP until you can try Artemis.
Personally, my dogs skin/coat did not do well on NB...
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