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What do you think of this food?

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What do you think of this food?

Post  Guest on 8/28/2011, 7:10 am

Natures Variety has a new limited ingredient food, here is the list of ingredients.

What are your thoughts?



Limited Ingredient Diet
Turkey Meal Formula
INSTINCT GRAIN-FREE NUTRITION FOR DOGS


  • One single protein and one hypoallergenic starch
  • For sensitive stomachs caused by food allergies
  • Exclusive green tea antioxidant coating for great taste and nutrition
  • Grain-free, gluten-free, allergy formula
  • Perfect kibble size for small to large dogs
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages and all breeds



ingredients
Turkey Meal, Tapioca, Canola Oil, Peas, Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Coconut Oil, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Sea Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Dried Green Tea, Mixed Tocopherols with Citric Acid (a natural preservative), Rosemary Extract. Visit the Ingredient Glossary to learn about each ingredient.

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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  Renee on 8/28/2011, 12:03 pm

I think in general that Nature's Variety is a good high quality food.

You can check out unbiased reviews on www.dogfoodadviser.com
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  Guest on 8/28/2011, 12:20 pm

Thanks Renee, I does rate the current one I'm feeding from them with 5 stars, this one is brand new. I think it looks good but I'm not a food expert.

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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  northernwitch on 8/28/2011, 12:22 pm

Looks okay to me. I had issues with my crew with both tapioca and turkey.

I never like when they list "natural flavour" as an ingredient. Natural flavour of what?

I've used their kibble a couple of times, but never this one. I still like Taste of the Wild best so far.
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  Guest on 8/28/2011, 12:29 pm

Blanche, which one are you using? The person at the pet store recommemend that one.

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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  ayleash on 8/28/2011, 12:34 pm

ooooh! new food for the new dog??

I am "researching" diamond naturals myself... but the local store (listed as a distributor), doesn't sell it! Not that I won't drive for good food (human or dog!)!! But I have been bound to the Agway every other month for a long time now for my present kibble, and since what I hear here is "change" can be good. . .

sorry - no help on your question... just a "free association" on the topic (y' know me: shrinklet! (daughter of 2 (TWO) shrinks!) HA HA - ugh!).

Very Happy
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  Renee on 8/28/2011, 1:01 pm

northernwitch wrote: I still like Taste of the Wild best so far.

Taste of the Wild is still my go to as well... but, it gave my Kingston some pancreatitis... so, I needed to go with an LID diet, and I think I did the Nature's Variety. Just not the turkey formula. I went with lamb.
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  northernwitch on 8/28/2011, 3:05 pm

Donna--I think most of their formulas are good ones. I generally use the Pacific Stream (I think that's the name). I've not had to deal with pancreatitis so far (probably just jinxed myself).
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  northernwitch on 8/28/2011, 3:07 pm

Pacific Stream:

Protein: 25% Minimum, Fat: 15% Minimum
Calcium: 1.9%, as-fed; Phosphorus: 1.1%, as-fed
Calories: 3,600 kcal/kg (360 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy

Salmon, ocean fish meal, sweet potatoes, potatoes, canola oil, salmon
meal, smoked salmon, potato fiber, natural flavor, salt, choline
chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca
schidigera extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product,
dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried
Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum
fermentation product, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation
extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper
proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium
iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate,
manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin,
calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine
hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin
B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  SacramentoPugs on 8/29/2011, 1:28 pm

Donna, I'm a big fan of Taste of the Wild, too. I rotate between the Pacific Stream formula and High Prairie, Wetlands, and just tried Sierra Mountain for the first time. Marlee does really well on this food, both canned and dry. The price is good, too.
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  Guest on 8/29/2011, 2:36 pm

thanks, as soon as I get my new little man I will start the switch.

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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  Pugsaunt on 8/29/2011, 3:15 pm

Penny is on Taste of the Wild, too. We go between the salmon and the bison. Oddly, Nature's Variety is the one brand that she would not touch. Spit it out. No way. Licked the pumpkin and yogurt off it. I'm just glad that it was only a sample, and not a full bag.
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  SacramentoPugs on 8/29/2011, 4:32 pm

Pugsaunt wrote:Spit it out. No way. Licked the pumpkin and yogurt off it.
LOL! Such a diva! I love Penny.
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  Pugsaunt on 8/29/2011, 5:03 pm

SacramentoPugs wrote:
Pugsaunt wrote:Spit it out. No way. Licked the pumpkin and yogurt off it.
LOL! Such a diva! I love Penny.

When she's feeling really diva-ish, she will eat the cheese from around her pills and spit them out! Like I say, she rules me with an iron paw!
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  PrissyPug on 8/31/2011, 1:09 pm

I thought that if the first ingredient was anything but 'real meat' then it's not a quality food? That's what I've been basing my food decisions on.
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  MandyPug on 8/31/2011, 1:25 pm

PrissyPug wrote:I thought that if the first ingredient was anything but 'real meat' then it's not a quality food? That's what I've been basing my food decisions on.

If it's a named meat meal, such as turkey meal, it's fine. It's actually recommended to look for food that has named meat meals in it to back up the fresh meats because the meal already has all the water removed vs. fresh meats which don't because the list is made BEFORE the food has been cooked. When you remove the water from a fresh meat in an ingredient list, it drops 5-7 spots down the list when cooked.
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Re: What do you think of this food?

Post  PrissyPug on 8/31/2011, 3:50 pm

MandyPug wrote:
PrissyPug wrote:I thought that if the first ingredient was anything but 'real meat' then it's not a quality food? That's what I've been basing my food decisions on.

If it's a named meat meal, such as turkey meal, it's fine. It's actually recommended to look for food that has named meat meals in it to back up the fresh meats because the meal already has all the water removed vs. fresh meats which don't because the list is made BEFORE the food has been cooked. When you remove the water from a fresh meat in an ingredient list, it drops 5-7 spots down the list when cooked.

Thanks! I didn't know that.
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