Ok, lets look at the ingredients of Pet Promise again. It has corn, dogs don't need corn, it has NO value to them whatsoever. Egg product? What in the heck is that? Why dont they just use FRESH eggs? I know Natures Variety does. What are oat groats? Again, why not just fresh plain oats? Soy flour.. theres a VERY common allergy among dogs. Salt? Eh.. sea salt is better. And menadione (vitamin K) is an illegal cancer causing chemical in humans. Why its allowed in pet food is beyond me.
Pet Promise is junk food. Sorry. There are lots better foods out there for your money. Dont give it to Nestle who couldnt give a rats behind about your dog.
http://www.ashleyspets.com "A dog is not almost human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
"Glad I could be of help! Some of those foods you can actually pick up from a PetsMart or PetCo like AvoDerm, Blue Buffalo, Eagle Pack, Natural Balance, Royal Canin, Solid Gold , and Ultra Holistic. If you can't find these at your local PetsMarts or PetCos then you can check their websites and simply order them online. Care-A-Lot Pet Supply ( http://www.carealotpets.com ) also sells some holistic foods (Canidae, Chicken Soup, Merrick, Premium Edge, Solid Gold, and Wellness). J-B WHolesale ( http://www.jbpet.com/ ) also sells some holistic foods as well. You should be able to pick up Evolve, Newman's Own Organics, Ultra Holistic, Solid Gold, Merrick, Royal Canin, and Wellness from J-B."
Oh, ya, those were the foods that I had heard of, lol.
I just switched to Timberwolf Organics last nite. I like the fact that it has more meat and veggies than ingredients I have no clue about.
i also JUST switched to timberwolf organics yesterday, attempting to feed raw once again and realizing i just can't.
anyhoo, as far as the price goes, if you get it shipped directly (within the US) to you from their website, it's about $10.50 for a 4lb bag (free shipping yay!). i used to feed chicken soup and then nutro (chicken soup wasn't accessible after i moved). the nutro costs about $7.59 for a 5lb bag according to petsmart.com.
granted, the timberwolf organics costs more compared to the size/cost of nutro, but you feed about half as less compared to nutro because the food contains less fillers. i.e. kuma weighs about 16lbs, and nutro's guide says to feed 1.5 cups a day. timberwolf says to feed 3/4 cups a day, which is exactly half the amount of nutro.
sooooo... if we do the math.....which i'm not going to sit here and literally do haha, it actually costs LESS to feed the better quality food.
Luke hates IAMS Smart Puppy and Puppy Chow anyway, and with all the recall scare going on I am happy to switch. He started actually eating his food when I found an organic food called Brandon Farms. Anyone ever heard of it? It was free of fillers and by-products. The only things I saw in the ingredients were meat, veggies, and fruits, all organic. It is quite expensive, but then again you only have to feed a puppy Luke's size like 1.5 cups per DAY as opposed to nearly 4 cups of IAMS.