UK Fromm ingredients review please?

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  1. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I see people talk about Fromm a lot. Is this the same stuff? It's the working dogs variety so tax free, and £20 cheaper per bag than what we buy now.

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    Fresh Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Oats, White Rice, Fish Meal, Whole Egg, Beet Pulp. Cheese, Flaxseed, Brewers Yeast, Lecithin, Monocalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, salt, DLMethionine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera extract, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcous Faecium
     
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    Here's the version I've seen: http://frommfamily.com/products/classics/dog/dry/adult

    Looks extremely similar (ingredient-wise). The bag is not the same though on the link you posted?

    Fromm is a great brand, solid company with a great reputation. I get the Classics for my dads dogs, since it's the best brand for the best bang for your buck, IMO (I mean you can't beat $20 for 15lbs).

    I've started feeding Fromm Gold Adult and really like it. I keep a bag of the grain-free Beef Fritta around too for using in toy puzzles, Kongs, treats, etc, and I also sometimes use that for his meal just to switch things up.

    But I'd shoot them an e-mail and ask if it's the same brand in your link, or on their FB page. They have great customer service.
     
  3. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    This is the classic version. You pay tax on this, but I think it's the same ingredients

    [FONT=.HelveticaNeueUI]http://www.postalpetsproducts.co.uk/fromm-classics-adult-15kg-25-p.asp[/FONT]


    Fresh Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Oats, White Rice, Fish Meal, Whole Egg, Beet Pulp. Cheese, Flaxseed, Brewers Yeast, Lecithin, Monocalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, salt, DLMethionine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera extract, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcous Faecium
     
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    Looks the same to me! I'd feed it, especially if it's a good price. Lucy and Happy are on Fromm, and I've got no complaints!
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    It is the same, cause that site you linked to is on the Fromm website :)
     
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    Looks like the same, just the working dog one is bagged more cheaply - clear plastic with a label instead of a fancy package (doesn't affect the food!). I'd say go for it! I'm not a huge fan of Fromm myself, but it's certainly not a bad food by ANY stretch. And it sure sounds like a great deal.

    £20 cheaper?! Holy crap, how much is the food you feed now? :yikes:


    ETA: Nevermind, obviously if this food is £33 per bag, then the one you feed now is roughly £53 per bag. Yay math! :cool: (Also, I'm really missing the £ key that was on my last laptop right about now, and I feel stupid writing out "pounds" when we're talking dog food...)
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Everything is expensive here. Quality dog food is about £50 for 15kg sack... That a lot of money!

    If we can get it at £35 a sack it'll make a huge saving for us! We go through a lot, Fred eats sooooo much compared to Bodhi!


    Think well order a bag and see how it goes down :)
     
  8. Roger Biduk

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    Hello Dizzy,

    Most of the pet foods I've seen in Europe are horrible.
    I wouldn't give this to my dogs or recommend it to clients.
    Fromm has a grain-free that's better.
    This stuff has a huge amount grains and ingredients everyone should avoid.

    Fish Meal - Generic product name, usually waste not fit for human consumption. Often from from rancid fish, high mercury content.
    This particular ingredient is anonymous, meaning it doesn’t even specify the fish source because the manufacturers don’t know what they are!

    According to U.S. law (Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security) fish meal MUST be preserved with ethoxyquin, a know carcinogen to prevent explosion during transport.
    Pet foods containing quality ingredients never, ever use fish meal in any of their products. They will always name a fish source such as more expensive whitefish meal or salmon meal that is guaranteed to be ethoxyquin-free.

    Beet Pulp - Known to be an artificial stool hardener. This is dangerous because when the stool remains in the colon too long, it exudes toxins into the blood stream, which could lead to a variety of short term (E.Coli) or long term health problems.
    Sugar in beet pulp causes the same serious problems in cats/dogs that are caused by corn.

    Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Oats, White Rice - Pure junk. Waste product, very poor protein sources. Grains are used in pet food as cheap fillers/ingredients to boost protein levels instead of using high quality meat sources and are very, very harmful to dogs and cats.
    The optimum diet for a dog or a cat should closely resemble their natural diet.
    A diet heavily weighed with grain promotes insulin production and the production of inflammatory chemicals. Over-production of insulin makes it hard for the body to maintain its correct weight, and can lead to diabetes and other very serious problems.
    This is exactly why over 50% of cat/dogs are considered overweight or obese.

    In an evolutionary sense, a wild dog’s and cat’s diet contain almost no grains. They never eat cooked grain.

    Good holistic veterinarians will tell you that grains like corn, rice, oats and barley cause most or all of the degenerative diseases that pet owners pay vets thousands of dollars to try and cure.

    Grains used in pet foods have usually been deemed unfit for human consumption because of mold, contaminants, poor quality or poor handling practices, which is obvious by the fact that most pet food recalls are the result of toxic grain products such as corn or wheat.
    Pet food is one of world’s most synthetic edible products, containing virtually no whole ingredients.
    Grains are starches (carbohydrates) and are very hard for cats/dogs to digest, if they can at all.
    They metabolize into glucose (sugar) and convert into fat resulting in health problems such as periodontal disease, hypoglycemia, hyperactivity, diabetes, obesity, cataracts and allergies (just to name a few) and may lead to premature death.

    It doesn't matter where in the world you live you can always feed the best and that's a balanced, enzyme-rich raw meat diet.

    Remember:
    No annual vaccinations + no misuse of drugs (corticosteroids, steroids, antibiotics, etc.) + feeding a species-appropriate diet = Healthiest Cats/Dogs = No vet visits = Unhappy Vets, AVMA & AAHA = Happiest Cats/Dogs = Happiest Pet Parents!
    Bon chance, Roger Biduk
     
  9. katielou

    katielou Slave to the Aussie

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    You could look into fish4dogs.

    Sign up to the breeders club by making up some info and its pretty cheap.
     
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    I totally just realized that *I* get the non-fancy bag of Fromm Adult Gold from my fav store. It's 45lbs and I get it for $49. :D Exact same product!
     
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    Aw dang! Although I do prefer the Gold, our supplier sells the original formula in the regular silver/purple bag, but her prices are usually low as it is, it's SO worth the drive out of the way! Sometimes I do mix it up though and buy the 4-star line because Enda LOVES the pork and applesauce!
     

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