I was just curious...it is a very good comparison chart and I have seen it before, I just couldn't remember where...I thought it may have been on the Flint River site but I just checked and its not the same... Thx for the info! :)
Eukanuba and Iams are crappy foods- both are CHOCK full of corn (better kibbles will have NO corn products in them at all). PETA is an odd organization and I very rarely find myself agreeing with anything they believe. It's NOT true that IAMS carried out experiments- but independent labs that they paid to conduct research DID. Euk and Iams are owned by PETA's #1 corporate enemy, Proctor and Gamble these days (the day they sold out, the formulas began to worsen). I don't think it takes much intellgent thought to rationalize that massive corporations don't have your pets' best interest at heart. Purina? Nestle Corp. Hills Science Diet? Colgate-Palmolive. Pedigree? Mars Inc. Yeah- um... these corporate guys know SO much about pet nutrition- and money isn't their only concern, right? :( All have HUGE advertising budgets- do you want to believe what their big$$$ commercials would LIKE you to- or *perhaps* it's better to do your OWN research? Yes- many dogs can survive on crappy foods (hey, we can survive on McDonald's)- but they will THRIVE on better ones. I like www.bowchow.com/dogfeeding.html for good info- WDJ is great, too.
I agree 100% LongDogs.. I feed Canidae, and I count on the fact that they invest their $ into the quality of their product rather than clever ad campaigns designed to mislead consumers. I have YET to ever see a Canidae commercial on tv...let alone one with a cutesy dancing dog on it...lol I think the most ridiculous ads right now are the Beneful Commercials with all the cascading meats and veggies in the background....included in the menage of 'oh so wonderful' (crap) ingredients was a...yup...you guessed it...cascading ear of CORN ...rofl
Lalayla...if you go to http://canidae.com/ they have a store locator on the lefthand side bar...you just type in your zip. If you can't find anything listed for your area, try local feed stores or specialty petstores (not petsmart or petco).
Thanks..yeah, I will have to order on-line, too if I order because the closest one is about 20 minutes away... I am all about convenience... I have a feedmill 5 minutes from my house... It is called natural living for animals and pets...so you would think they would have something like this. I am going to have to talk to them.
My dogs do wonderfully on it...I would recommend it to anyone, especially for skin and coat problems. Now with that said, keep in mind that all dogs don't like or thrive on all foods so results may vary depending on the dog. Canidae definately has great ingredients though. And though it is pricier than some brands, I feed much less because there are no fillers... I pay roughly $35 for a 40 lb bag of Canidae I have 2 Boxers (60 lbs each)...they each get 3 cups of food/day. So. A 40 lb bag of Canidae lasts me about a month, as opposed to the 75 lbs. of Nutro/month I was going through before I switched. And my dog's overall condition certainly reflects the change. Good luck with the switch...I hope your dogs like it :)
JawLaw... I would definately check at the feedmill....most feed stores around here carry it, and even if they don't , they may order it in for you.. or you could check out some of the other premium brands there... Innova California Natural Solid Gold Chicken Soup Wellness Natural Balance are all great brands, just to name a few good luck!
In regards to the 'iamsodead.com' well as usual you have to take everything PETA does with a grain of salt. If I could access my computer's hard drive atm I'd show you an email that debunks that stupid website. Anyway, as it is, the IAMS companyis working in conjunction with the ASPCA to ensure that no cruel and inhumane treatments happen with teh animals. They don't do food 'kill' trials, the ASPCA regularly inspects the IAMS facilities. IAMS isn't the best food out there but it's not a killing machine like the PETA organization says.
I feed Diamond Lamb and Rice. Oscar does great on it. Diamond is also the maker of Chicken Soup. I did alot of research a while back on kibbles and the only other good kibble around me was Canidea and I would have had to drive over an hour to get a bag. So that really wasn't an option.
I have heard a lot of good things about Diamond...it seems to be one of the more cost efficient premium brands out there....aside from Chicken Soup (which is Diamond's high end kibble), Diamond also makes Premium Edge Brand and Kirkland's (sold at Costco).
Smooshie, sorry, I was out for awhile. Yes, I do feed Natural blend and they seem very similar. I just thought I'd compare the ingredients and if Canidae is better, get that one. Actually, I'm guessing they are about equal, Canidae may be slightly better.