What would you do? - Grain free food

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  1. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    Orijen has been recalled from Australia, at the time it didn't worry me too much because I wasn't feeding it but now I'm thinking I might put Buster back on part kibble diet (probably only 1/4 - 1/3 of his food) for a while.

    So I just went to look at foods available and I don't know what to go with, please oh awesome chazzers, give me a hand.

    I can choose from

    Pro-Plan (ingrediants of Natural Lamb and Oatmeal Formula)



    Eagle Pack (Ingrediants of Holistic Select Duck)

    Artemis
    (grain free - probably the pone I'm leaning towards except it won't be available till mid Jan, might get something else in the time being)

    Natural Balance


    My other choice is to buy Innova Evo, except the only place that sells in in Australia seems to be a huge chain of pet stores which I just despise. Plus the nearest store is 1.5 hours on public transport away.
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    why did it get recalled?

    I would stay far far way from the proplan, I agree with you choice and maybe the natural balance in the mean time?
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    I would very much advise against the Natural Balance.
     
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    I would go with the Eagle Pack. As far as I understand they are a good company and the food is good.
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    really? Why? I know dogs who do so well on it (compared to eagle pack)
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    It was recalled because 27 cats died after eating it, only in Australia though. They think it is most likley because of the irradation process carried out on the food when it enters the country.

    Just reading about it here
    http://www.championpetfoods.com/

    Why doyou advise against the natural balance corgipower?
     
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    I've known many dogs who have had bad UTi problems while on NB and a handful who have developed pancreatic issues while on it. I have nothing to verify that it is in fact the food, but have heard of those two problems often enough to not feed it or recommend it.
     
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    okay, better safe than sorry, I think I'll just stay away from it.
     
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    I think I'd go with Artemis and get some Eagle Pack until you can get it. Those two seem to have the highest meat content, though I like Artemis's ingrediants better.
     
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    out of the list I personally would go for EP until you can try Artemis.
    Personally, my dogs skin/coat did not do well on NB... ;)
     
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    Alright, guess I'll go for a small bag of eagle pack and put in an order for Artemis
     

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