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Postby bullyboi » April 20th, 2006, 2:40 pm

This is from wellness dry food, i heard they changed it and it got worse but there site says they enhanced it so tell me what you think of it ...........

Ingredients
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Rice Bran (from brown rice), Rye Flour, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of vitamin E), Whitefish, Tomatoes (natural source of lycopene), Natural Chicken Flavor, Flaxseed, Ground Millet, Carrots, Apples, Spinach, Blueberries, Sweet Potatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride

Minerals
Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate (a chelated source of zinc), Iron Proteinate (a chelated source of iron), Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate (a chelated source of copper), Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate (a chelated source of manganese), Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite

Vitamins
Choline Chloride, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyrodoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin K Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Chicory Root Extract, Glucosamine-HCl, Chondroitin Sulfate, Garlic, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus.
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Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Not Less Than 22.0%
Crude Fat Not Less Than 12.0%
Crude Fiber Not More Than 3.0%
Moisture Not More Than 11.0%
Vitamin E Not Less Than 150 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Not Less Than 2.70%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Not Less Than 0.80%
Beta-Carotene* Not Less Than 5 mg/kg
Lycopene* Not Less Than 0.25 mg/kg
Taurine* Not Less Than 0.09%

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


GOOD OR BAD??
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Postby msvette2u » April 20th, 2006, 2:50 pm

It sounds good to me but what do I know? :|
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Postby bullyboi » April 20th, 2006, 3:01 pm

lol
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Postby Maryellen » April 20th, 2006, 4:02 pm

wellness usually causes loose stools.... to me it has too much rice in it... but thats my own personal opinion..
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 20th, 2006, 4:10 pm

I thought tomatoes weren't good for dogs? :|
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Postby mnp13 » April 20th, 2006, 4:14 pm

There isn't much meat in there. The 'deboned chicken' is raw, so when it is cooked it drops a long way down the ingredient list.
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Postby bullyboi » April 20th, 2006, 5:21 pm

what do you feed then? all of you?
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 20th, 2006, 5:24 pm

I feed a raw diet.
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Postby bullyboi » April 20th, 2006, 5:29 pm

Me2, most of the food cali gets is raw meat but i dont have the time to do it everyday. What about merrick? Ithink the feed store near me has it.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 20th, 2006, 5:32 pm

I feed Pinnacle's Trout and Sweet Potato.
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Postby mnp13 » April 20th, 2006, 7:12 pm

We feed Merrick, Riggs and Connor do great on it.
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Postby Marinepits » April 20th, 2006, 7:37 pm

I also feed Merrick to all four of my guys. Wilderness Blend formula.
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Postby bullyboi » April 20th, 2006, 8:00 pm

I am gonna see if the feed store has merrick.
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Postby Maryellen » April 20th, 2006, 8:14 pm

i feed california natural, with canned merrick
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Postby Patch O' Pits » April 20th, 2006, 9:26 pm

I feed Bravo RAW and TW
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Postby panda » April 21st, 2006, 12:28 am

I feed Nature's Variety, Prairie New Zealand Venison Meal and Millet
Canine Dry Diet and may switch to California Natural. I also feed Merrick canned from time to time.
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Postby Gatsu » April 21st, 2006, 12:37 am

im also with natures variety kibble (i roatate proteins, thankfully shivas got no allergies)

and karnivore raw (prepackaged raw).
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Postby Purple » April 21st, 2006, 8:51 am

Nature's Variety with canned Merrick
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Postby turtle » April 24th, 2006, 12:50 am

I feed half raw (in the AM) and half Timberwolf (in the PM). Works great so far and it's been 2 yrs now.
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