Natural Balance sold to Del Monte

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  1. tucksmom

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    Gross. Especially in light of what just (finally) happened to Natura Pet post Proctor & Gamble.

    Posted to my work peeps, Natural Balance is a huge seller in our stores.
     
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    I swear every time I switch to a food Cricket can actually eat something happens to that food brand. She is on the rabbit L.I.D formula.
     
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    Glad we feed Earthborn.
     
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    Well that's disappointing. I don't feed it but always thought the LIDs were a nice option for people.
     
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    Me too. :-/
     
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    What happened? :confused:
     
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    They just a couple months ago had a huge recall including all dog, cat and ferret dry foods, plus certain treats?
     
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    I have to figure out what I'm going to feed the dogs now. Bamm and Joey can eat anything for the most part, but Cricket has to be on a limited ingredient diet because of her allergies. I was doing a buy 10 get 1 free thing with natural balance and now I gotta figure something out. One of my friends has a GSD that has absolutely severe food allergies to just about everything and natural balance is what he has been on. Not sure what they are going to switch him to.

    I really wish I had a full size freezer and could just do raw. I have a mini fridge and my mini freezer is packed with raw for the cat.
     
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    Buy as much NB as possible until you can find a food that works?
     
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    That's exactly what I would do. Stock up and store NOW while you find a new food she can have. Buy what's on the shelves now so when they inevitably change what's going in it, you still have the original formula.
     
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    Ya that's not a bad idea. Just have to find a way to store it without mice getting into the bags since we have mice in our house. I can fit at least two bags of food in my dog food bin. Might buy an extra food bin to store the rest or buy a large tupperware bin that I can fit a few unopened bags in.
     
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    I'm not surprised, but I am sad.
     
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    This.
     
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    Me, too. I fed it for years, but finally had enough of their "customer service" last year during the Diamond recall.

    Earthborn Holositcs might be an option.
     
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    Nico has been on NB venison since he could eat food. I have been trying to switch him off of it since he came home because a) I go through so much since he's so active and it's a fairly low calorie food b) I'm not impressed with the fact that it has such a low meat content c) even with my discount ( I get 30% off NB products at work) I don't think it's a good value and d) so many recalls.

    Until recently, I haven't been able to find anything that works for him without giving him the runs even after a very gradual switch. Until I found Nutrisource Grain Free. It has a higher fiber content than most grain free foods ( or heck most grain inclusive, at least the variety I got) and it has added pre/probiotics. So far he's doing really well on it. The regular grain free isn't LID, but I'm pretty sure the Pure Vita line is. It's a pretty decently priced food (I'm paying 45 bucks for the 30 pound bag) and the feeding guidelines are less than the NB, so I'm also getting more use out of a similar amount of food. (The biggest the NB comes in is a 28 pound bag for some of the varities.)

    Saga will be getting switched to either the Seafood Select or the lamb version when her current bag of food runs out.
     
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    The pure vita is definitely limited ingredient, but it is also a 25# bag and more expensive.
     
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    I knew about that news, but I guess from the way it was worded as 'finally happened' I thought it was something different.
     
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    Every time I see this thread I think of fruit cups. And then dog food mixed with fruit cups. lol
     
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    I think of...Del Monte owns Nature's Recipe which was part of the huge China/melamine incident in dog foods a few years back. Definitely not a good thing. :(

    Probably shouldn't eat their fruit either :p.
     

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