anyone feed karma organic dog food ??

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    dakotamaiden New Member

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    if you cant feed raw would this be as healthy as you can get next thing to feeding raw ???
     
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    Not entirely. It is a good food and it is made by a good company, Natura, but it is still an extruded kibble. The ingredients that go into it are raised hormone and pesticide-free, which is a comfort. The protein is very low at 20% and you would need to supplement with something else.

    If you want something close to raw there are a few options available:

    -Nature's Variety frozen raw patties (or Freeze Dried Medallions)
    http://www.naturesvariety.com

    -The Honest Kitchen dehydrated raw (I feed this and Herschel loves it)
    http://www.thehonestkitchen.com

    -A grain-free kibble:
    Innova EVO (http://www.naturapet.com)
    Solid Gold Barking at the Moon (http://www.solidgoldhealth.com)
    Nature's Variety Raw Instinct (http://www.naturesvariety.com)
    Orijen (http://www.championpetfoods.com)
     
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    dakotamaiden New Member

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    do you feed herchal any dry with it sounds good low in magnesuim and salt thats what i need how much would i feed a 20 lb sheltie this might be my answer i dont have a scanner so cant send a picture looks pretty close like yours except smaller
     
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    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    In general, organic dog foods are very grain heavy, since the meat is more expensive. The protein percentage is very low as well (under 20%, if I can remember correctly for Karma).

    I feed Orijen... it is a grain free kibble. Here is the website: www.championpetfoods/orijen

    Hershel has a bunch of other foods covered :D
     
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    thanks ill check it out but is it shipped from canada can i buy it in us iam checking now thanks
     
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    Orijen isn't too widespread in the US yet... I think only a few states sell it as of now. If you talk to your local dog bakery/feed store, they may be able to specially order it.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    I'd feed Karma and feed half kibble half high end canned to increase the protein as well as the moisture in your dogs food.(Evo 95% meat would be a good choice)- Karma's pretty expensive here.
    I got to the point with feeding top end kibble + canned that it was cheaper or about the same to do raw. Now I do mostly raw and do good kibble with canned when I am lazy or travelling.
     
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    DoggyDaze Formerly DoglessInSeattle

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    I do kibble in the mornings, raw in the evenings. Mostly 'cuz I don't even want to look at raw over my first cup of coffee. :yikes:

    We had three regurgitation episodes after raw chicken last week. I think it was the chicken liver I tossed in with the breast/leg/thigh. Tonight no liver, no barf. So far (fingers crossed). :cool:

    I haven't tried canned food with CeCe yet. I can't get past the memory of canned food 20+ years ago. You know the stuff, a coagulated gelatinous pile of nondescript pieces parts. I recall that if you opened both ends of the can it slithered out of its metal reservoir with a skooshing sound which was very unappetizing. And the gas! OMG the gas!

    DD
     
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    If we don't have time to properly rehydrate the dehydrated raw then we just give him Canidae. However, on a meal-to-meal basis we don't add dry kibble to it.
     

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