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  • abndogos

    September 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    The ingredients are pretty good. One thing I don;t like is the amount of calories per cup, it is kinda low, around 350 kcal/cup. If you have a larger dog, you will be feeding a lot of kibble to meet the cal requirements, and IMHO, a lot of kibble in a large breed can increase the risk of bloat. I notice that the adult lamb formula only has 20% protein, that, for my taste, is too low, if you have an active/working dog. An older and/or more sedentary dog. The large breed adult formula has 26 % protein, that is about where a normally active dog’s protein should be, IMHO. My local feed store sels Evo Red Meat Large Bites for @ $45/28lb bag, while I have seen other stores sell it for like $70 for the same size and type. You gotta shop around and look. On Pet Food DIrect it is normally $67 for the same bag. I used to use Innova and Evo, until Proctor & Gamble bought them out(all of the Natura lines, Evo, Innova, California Natural, Healthwise, and Karma). P & G are the ones that have Iams/Eukanuba. When I sat down and compared food, I used a link with a ton of different dog foods so I could easily compare them, like this one http://www.petfooddirect.com/ . If you are thinking about raw, do a lot of research first. Its not just throwing them raw chicken quarters as I know a lot of people do. I have 2 books that I recommend, “Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs,” by Lew Olson, PhD, and “Raw Dog Food,” by Carina Beth MacDonald. There are also on-line groups like http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/rawfeeding/ and http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=261761471359&ref=ts

    thought I’d add some pics of my guys that are on raw