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Old 01-20-2009, 07:42 PM
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Just read Feb's WDJ and my dog's food, Addiction, is on the list of 2009 top-approved dry foods! I currently feed their Salmon bleu as part of his rotation and he loves it. I feel good as I think Addiction uses excellent quality ingredients. Some other good foods in the list as well:

Addiction Foods
Artemis
Breeders Choice
Burns
Canidae
Evangers
Nature's Variety
Pet Chef Express
Wellpet
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:05 PM
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Ugh, Canidae is still on their list?

Were any of the Natura foods (Innova, Evo, etc.), Orijen, Wellness etc on the list? I don't get WDJ, so I'm curious!
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:15 PM
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ANY Natura food deserves to be on that list before Canidae.

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:22 PM
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never even heard of the top 4 (I feed raw anyway)
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:33 PM
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I think there was more?

I'll have to see if I can find that edition of the WDJ again... I could be mistaken, though.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:33 PM
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Hmm went and looked them up... had to LOL at the pronunciation guide for Venison!

But I was not impressed with their food and would not feed Salmon Bleu to my dogs..

Quote:
# Salmon Meal
# Potatoes
# Chicken Fat (Free from Chicken Protein and naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols - a source of Vitamin E)
# Whole Smoked Salmon
# Dried Blueberries
# Dried Cranberries
# Dried Raspberries
# Calcium Carbonate
# Dicalcium Phosphate
# Potassium Chloride
# Kelp Meal
# Flaxseed Meal
# Calcium Propionate
# Zinc Sulfate
# Zinc Oxide
# Ferrous Sulfate
# Manganese Sulfate
# Copper Sulfate
# Calcium Iodate
# Cobalt Carbonate
# Sodium Selenite
# Vitamin E
# Riboflavin(Vitamin B2)
# Niacin (Vitamin B3)
# D-Pantothenic Acid(Vitamin B5)
# Thiamine(Vitamin B1)
# Vitamin A
# Pyridoxine(Vitamin B6)
# Biotin(Vitamin B7)
# Folic Acid(Vitamin B9)
# Vitamin B12
# Vitamin D3
# Glucosamine


With added:
- Smoked Salmon for that extra gourmet taste dogs love
- Raspberries with unique phytonutrient content rich in Vitamins B & C
- Glucosamine for joint health
No:
- Grain
- By products, Fillers, Corn, Wheat, Soy, Artificial Colors and Flavorings

# Crude Protein - (min) 24%
# Crude Fat - (min) 13
%
# Crude Fibre - (max) 4%
# Moisture - (max) 10%
Those are waaayyy too low. For a dry diet thats crazy low, esp a grain free one.

take orijen
Quote:
Fresh salmon (includes chinook. coho and sockeye species),
salmon meal,
russet potato,
herring meal, fresh
lake whitefish,
sweet potato,
fresh lake trout,
fresh Northern walleye,
freshwater cod,
fresh herring,
sunflower oil,
salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherals, a natural source of vitamin E),
sun-cured alfalfa,
dried sea vegetables (brown kelp, Irish moss, dulse and bladder wrack),
leeks,
psyllium,
crab shell,
rosemary,
lecithin,
apples,
black currants..

TONIC HERBS AND BOTANICALS

Chicory root (FOS), licorice root, fennel seed, zea mays, peppermint leaf, marigold flowers, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, rosehips.

ORGANIC MINERALS

Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate.

PROBIOTIC MICROORGANISMS

Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Enterococcus faecium fermentation product..

PREMIUM VITAMINS

Mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin, pyridoxine (source of vitamin B6).
I like the ingredients better. AND I like the fact that the protien and fat levels are comparable with a raw diet:
Quote:
Guaranteed Analysis
Protein 44.0%
Fat 18.0%
I still find the fat pretty low.. BUT my guys are dog sport dogs. So when I did feed orijen I had to supplement. And its all fish.. no chicken.

But how on earth did Addiction rate higher than Orijen I have no idea..
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:41 PM
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Okay, in their Jan issue they talk about the top WET foods.. I don't have the feb issue yet, sorry my confusion! But here they are anyway!

Top Wet Foods are:

Artemis Pet Foods
Beowulf Natural Feeds
Breeder's Choice Pet Foods
By Nature
Canidae Corp
Canine Caviar Pet FOods
Castor & Pollux Pet Works
Diamond Pet Products
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance
Dogswell, LLC
Drs Foster & Smith
Eagle Pack Pet Products, INC
Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Co
Fromm Family Foods
Life4K9 Pet Food Corp
Merrick Pet Care
Natura Pet Products
Natural Pet Nutrition
Nature's Variety
Petcurean Pet Nutrition
Peton Distributors
Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc
Verus Pet Foods
Wellness Natural Foods and Treats for Pets
Weruva International
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:44 PM
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Did they list what ones they 'looked into'? Or is that the total list of ones they looked into?
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:48 PM
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No, but they wrote a full article on how they chose the ones they did, though.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:46 AM
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These foods were listed alphabetically in WDJ. I didn't put out the entire list in my first post but here it is, FYI:

Top Approved Dry Foods
Addiction
Artemis
Back to Basics
Bench & Fields
Breeder's Choice
By Nature
Burns
Canidae
Canine Caviar
Castor & Pollux
Della Natura
Diamond Pet
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance
Dogswell
Drs Foster & Smith
Evangers
Fromm
Tuffy's pet foods
Life4K9
Lincoln Biotech
Merrick
Natura Pet Products
Nature's Variety
Perfect Health Diet Products
Pet Chef Express
Petcurean
Peton Distributors
Precise pet products
Smartpak
Solid Gold
Taplow feeds
Wellpet
Versus pet foods
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