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Del Monte Foods and Natural Balance Pet Foods(R), Inc. Announce Merger Agreement
  • SayaSaya
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    I just saw this on friend's wall talking about this so I thought I'd post this here too in case someone feeds this.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/del-monte-foods-and-natural-balance-pet-foodsr-inc-announce-merger-agreement-2013-05-22

    Not sure if this will affect quality or maybe not or maybe remain find and eventually ingredient change.. I don't know we'll see what Del Monte does with this brand.

    I haven't followed Natura too much except they had a recall recently forgot what for.

    I used to feed Bella Natura kibble evo red meat kind before the P&G bought it then I stopped rotating it.

    I mainly feed raw diet, but do feed Bella kibble.. I hope Fromm keeps up being a good company as Bella does well on that and few other brands.

    I used to use the NB dog food rolls as training treats and kibble topper, but stopped after while since haven't been to pet store in awhile.

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    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • Uhhhh, I hate seeing these companies being bought out. I used to love all of the Natura line, and it crushed my soul when I saw them get bought out by the devil, himself. We have a cruelty-free household, meaning nothing we buy is tested on animals or is owned by a parent company that tests. Its hard work, but at the end of the day, its worth it. I avoid P&G like the plaque. The recall for their stuff has rattled the whole petfood community. But I don't think I'm the only one who wasn't surprised.

    I really hope Natural Balance stays true to form. It was one of the first commercial foods that worked to create alternate diets for allergy dogs. I thinks that's pretty noble.

    I raw feed Kai, and its just not one of the brands we tend to use for the cats but still, I hope it doesn't go downhill. It has done wonders for a lot of animals.