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Looking for Grain Free Dry Food
  • HanakoHanako
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    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking for a new brand of grain free dry food that has never been recalled.

    The only ones I can think of are Fromm, Orijen, Acana, Earthborn.
  • RikkaRikka
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    Post edited by Rikka at 2015-07-19 01:06:59
  • koyukikoyuki
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  • Otto eats Merrick's too and it is very good. We are thinking about rotating it with another brand, though, because he seems tired of it.
  • SayaSaya
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  • ehu_guyehu_guy
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    Ehukai get bored with his kibble all the time so we're constantly changing up the flavors, but essentially we stick with Now! Fresh, Orijen and Acana. We don't always buy grain free, but all of those brands are really good and have grain free options. Have you used this site? http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com It has been recommended by a lot of others.
  • AntoinetteAntoinette
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    I feed Quake Wellness Core Ocean kibble and I also sometimes transition to Acana Pacifica. I feed one half kibble and one The Honest Kitchen Zeal and he has done very well.
  • reibanshireibanshi
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    Rei is still on mostly raw but does eat her Orijen kibble- big fan of the fish one!
  • zandramezandrame
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    OMG, welcome back! Would LOVE to see recent pics of Hanako! :D

    Any specific reason you are looking for different foods (health or dietary concerns)?

    Kouda does better without potato and other starches like tapioca and garbanzo/chickpeas, so that eliminates pretty much all kibbles for us. He's on a rotation of Real Meat (also rebranded as Only Natural Pet MaxMeat). This is very similar to ZiwiPeak, but he likes it better.

    http://www.chewy.com/s/brand_facet:The Real Meat Company,dog,dry-food?noidx=1
    http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Only-Natural-Pet-Grain-Free-MaxMeat-Air-Dried-Dog-Food/999276.aspx

    (The other food we feed is freeze-dried Vital Essentials, but they had a voluntary recall on their frozen tripe 2 weeks ago.)

    Here's the link to the FDA pet food recall list -
    http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm

    Dogfoodadvisor's list goes back to 2009 -
    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/
  • HanakoHanako
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  • Kira_KiraKira_Kira
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  • zandramezandrame
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    For kidney issues, I'm not sure if low-protein is actually better. I've heard it's more about low phosphorus.
    http://dogaware.com/health/kidneydiet.html

    As for more suggestions, this site has a thorough review of dog food companies, and comes down to these recommended brands. http://www.reviews.com/dog-food/
    Their list is searchable as well.

    ACANA
    Addiction
    Annamaet
    AvoDerm
    Back to Basics
    By Nature Natural
    Eagle Pack
    Earthborn Holistic
    Fromm
    Grandma Lucy’s
    Hi-Tek Naturals
    Horizon
    K9 Natural
    Lotus
    Nature’s Logic
    NutriSource
    Dr. Harvey's
    Orijen
    Pinnacle
    Precise Holistic Complete
    Primal
    Stella & Chewy’s
    Stewart Pro-Treat
    The Honest Kitchen
    The Real Meat Company
    VeRUS
    Wysong
    ZiwiPeak
  • FrillfaceFrillface
    Posts: 170
    I'm also looking for a food and I would like opinions on which I should get from these:

    - Victor
    - Earthborn
    - Farmina Low Grain
    - Taste of the Wild

    I wanted to get Orijen but wow it's pricey!


    Also, about the Victor Hi-Pro; is Denso active enough for this? Or should I just feed their normal formulas? He takes nice length hikes every day, and some days also gets beach/field running time. I'm not sure how active that is considered.

    And what age should I stop feeding puppy formulas? He is 7 months.

    Thanks! :)
    Post edited by Frillface at 2015-07-23 02:12:49
  • NikkitineNikkitine
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  • SayaSaya
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  • FrillfaceFrillface
    Posts: 170
    No problem @Saya!

    I really like the Victor brand, so I ended up choosing it to try first. I'll probably try the joint one or Hi-pro first. I also really like how Amazon sells it too!

    My next choice was the Farmina low grain. Maybe I'll rotate both brands once in a while, we'll see ;)

    I have a lot of current food as well. It's making me impatient! Haha.
    The family I adopted him from gave me a 60lb bag of Nutrisource, and I still had about 20lbs of Whole Earth Farms left from a previous foster dog.. :P

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