What'cha'll think? -------- ALSO: I seriously was GONNA buy a HUGE bag of Eagle Pack Holistic BUT it's loaded with dried beet pulp and I've heard that beet pulp is NO good! And in eagle (even holistic) it is usually in the top 10 ingredients so I wonder what's up with that?
It's a stool hardener.. That's why some other companies have randomly added it in other foods too often in a change long after the food has been introduced to the public..
I find that food heavy in potatoes.. Lot of NB food is heavy in carbs, nothing is wrong with the food, I'm not sure I'd feed anything lately from a company with recall issues, but that's personal preference.
I think that if you are uncomfortable feeding your dogs something, then don't. You are the best judge at what is best for your dogs, find something u are comfortable with. I don't know much about Natural Balance, but I don't see anything wrong with it, I'm sure other posters will have a better idea, but if it doesn't go well with that kind, heres the kind I feed my dogs. Its made about an hour away from where I am, so I'm not worried about recalled items or anything, :)
I feed my dogs Orijen/Acana, I'm not entirely sure if they sell it in the US, but here is a list of ingredients. And if anyone notices anything that shouldn't be in there, please let me know, Im not good at this kinda thing, it seems really good. Fresh chicken meat, chicken meal (low ash), turkey meal, steamed russet potato, fresh-caught Northern Whitefish, chicken fat, fresh whole eggs, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, tapioca, chicken broth, sunflower oil, flaxseed, Atlantic kelp, steamed carrots, spinach, peas and tomatoes, sun-cured alfalfa, apple fiber, psyllium seed, rosemary extract, yeast extract (MOS), glucosamine HCl, cranberries, black currants, chondroitin sulfate.
Here is a good test for any dog food regarding fillers. Take a 4 cup glass measuring cup, place one cup of your dry food in it, and then put in enough hot water to cover the food. Let is sit for about 30 minutes and see how much it expands. The more it expands in size, the more fillers it contains. In the USA they are allowed to put in a certain percentage of unknown/unidentifided ingrediants. This also includes food for human consumtion. If you can only afford a lesser food that does double in size when soaked for 30 minutes, then you should be soaking the food prior to feeding it to your pet. It is best to have the food swelling in the bowl rather than in your pets stomach. When I had my first rescue dog here, she was pregnant. She had 8 very large shepard/pry mix pups, so I thought I would just feed them Ol' Roy puppy food. I took the feed pan and filled it with puppy food and added hot water to soak. When I came back there was little short hairs covering the top of the food. So I thought I had not cleaned the pan well, so I dumped it out and cleaned the pan and started over. The same thing happened. That is when I discovered there was rat hair in the food. I tossed the bag in the trash and when and bought a higher quality food. YUCK
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