Post # 76
I don’t know what specific formula you’re buying, but check out chewy.com – they have some Fromm brands. Free 2 day shipping over $49, and you can set it up for auto-ship so every 4/6/8 whatever weeks and they’ll fed-ex it to your house 🙂
We get our Taste of the wild food there as it’s a lot cheaper than the 1 specialty store near us that carries it. And it’s nice to not have to think about making a trip out to buy it, it’ll just come right to your door
Post # 77
meant to tag you in above post lol
Post # 78
Wellness Grain Free Wild Game recipe.
Post # 79
tis the season for shedding and some lines shed so much more than others. The difference between my parents two cats is crazy.
Post # 80
I raw feed and honestly its awesome! My dog loves his food so much and he’s in fab condition (for a rescue with 100 health problems). My parents dogs are raw fed (last 8 years) and their german shepard is almost 11 and doesn’t look or act a day over 3, his hips are perfect, coat glossy, clean ears, good teeth, he goes swimming in a hydro pool once a week and can swim for half an hour! I feed a ready prepared mince as my dog wont eat chunks or bones, my parents feed a mix of mince,chunks and bones. Seeing a dog loving its food is great! If I didn’t raw feed i’d feed simpsons 80/20 dry mix, 80% meat and fish and 20% veg.
Post # 81
I don’t have a dog but we’ve got 4 finicky cats that eat Orijen. It’s made by Champion Pet Foods, the same company that makes Acana foods, and it’s amazing. CPF is Euro certified, so all their food is made to incredibly high standards, and they do just about everything they can to exceed industry standards and create the highest quality food they can. For example, they steam their food in its natural moisture, rather than extruding their kibble. This brings out the food’s natural flavor while keeping more of the ingredients’ natural nutritional value, as opposed to superheating everything to a bland mess and replacing lost nutrients with artificial vitamin supplement packs, which almost always involve sourcing fully or partially from China. This means that the food’s ingredient list consists of simple and recognizable ingredients, and your pet gets their vitamins and minerals from organ meats and plant sources, like dandelion and chicory root. Additionally, Orijen is grain free and pretty high in quality protein (38-45% i believe) so they eat less, and get more from their food, which means there’s much less waste compared to grain-filled grocery store quality foods, like Purina or even Science Diet. Orijen and Acana are our top of the line kibbles in the pet store i work at, and they pretty much nutritionally rank just below freeze dried raw, while being less expensive per pound than any freeze dried or frozen raw. I would recommend it, with maybe a bit of freeze dried or frozen raw on top for the yummy nutritional boost 😊
Ps: For what it’s worth, Science Diet sponsors the short (a couple days) animal nutrition classes that most vets get their information from, and they offer a pretty generous markup (about 60%) to the clinics that sell it. The bags usually list corn as one of the first 5 ingredients by weight, which serves only as a filler, and holds virtually no nutritional value to your pets.
Post # 82
My old vet tried to push a perscription diet on mine too. He was a little over weight and they kept pushing one of their special weightloss diets despite me saying repeatedly he’s wheat intollerant if I feed him that he will stink, chew his paws raw and all his fur will fall out!! But I raw feed and they seemed to think I might as well give him rat poison.
Post # 83
- Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall
Merrick! That’s about 3/4 of what they eat during the day, we supplement with treats (thank you barkbox), fruits, veggies, chicken, cheese, eggs, or etc. almost daily. They like the variety and the vet says they are very healthy so it must be working. I will say we grossly undermine the amount it says to feed them on the bag though, we give them around half of that, maybe even a quarter (don’t remeber the last time I looked) and use the supplements to fill them up and let them snack.
My pups love carrots, lettuce, apples, and blueberries haha