Discussion in 'Dog Food and Recipes' started by dakotamaiden, May 14, 2007.
if you cant feed raw would this be as healthy as you can get next thing to feeding raw ???
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)
-The Honest Kitchen dehydrated raw (I feed this and Herschel loves it)
-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)
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
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
thanks ill check it out but is it shipped from canada can i buy it in us iam checking now thanks
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.
You can order it online (Orijen)
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.
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).
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!
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.