Grain free kib with a SINGLE protein source???

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Grain free kib with a SINGLE protein source???

Postby falldeepintoxen » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:22 am

Is there one?

I'm heading to the pet store on Thursday, and would like to get a grain free kibble that doesn't have poultry or poultry bits in it.

Is there one?

***I've searched and searched, but I'm at work so it's a bit limited.

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Postby RescueAPBT » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:31 am

Innova Evo Red Meat. Isabeau loves it and has done very well on it. Here's a little bit of info on it:

http://www.evopet.com/products/default.asp?id=1490

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Postby RescueAPBT » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:33 am

Sorry to double post, but there IS more than one protein source. It's made with beef, lamb, buffalo and venison. No poultry though!

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Postby Maryellen » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:41 am

california natural herring and sweet potato is an allergy dog food..

eagle pack holistic salmon/anchovy is an allergy food too

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Postby Chili Peppers » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:22 am

DVP Natural Balance Venison:

http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogfor ... ngredients

DVP Natural Balance Duck:

http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogformulas/PandD.html

DVP Natural Balance Fish:

http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogfor ... PFish.html

You get that in the Instinct formulas from Nature's Variety, but in the canned formulas only, as the kibble has more than one protein source.

http://www.naturesvariety.com/instinct_dog_can

EVO canned food is also single-protein fomulated, but not the kibble.

Same thing for Merrick.

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Postby Chili Peppers » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:34 am

Sorry for the double-post. You also have a couple of dry formulas that have fish as a single-protein source, but they use more than one type of fish:

Orijen is one of my favs:

http://www.championpetfoods.com/orijen/ ... ients.aspx

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Postby Savage Destiny » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:35 am

Maryellen wrote:california natural herring and sweet potato is an allergy dog food..

eagle pack holistic salmon/anchovy is an allergy food too


Cal Nat herring also has barley in it, though.

I'd go with the Natural Balance formulas that Chili posted if you want single-protein grain free.

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Re: Grain free kib with a SINGLE protein source???

Postby usurpers26 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:44 am

Grain free, fish protein:

http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/pr ... e_formula/

falldeepintoxen wrote:Is there one?

I'm heading to the pet store on Thursday, and would like to get a grain free kibble that doesn't have poultry or poultry bits in it.

Is there one?

***I've searched and searched, but I'm at work so it's a bit limited.

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Postby A-Ron » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:49 am

My girl throws up with other food so she is on Royal Canin duck, it is pretty expensive but it works. http://www.nationalpetpharmacy.com/stor ... 20249601KT

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Postby falldeepintoxen » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:59 pm

Thanks, everyone


Natural Balance looks appealing, specifically the Venison and Sweet Potato, but should I be concerned that the first listed ingredient is the sweet potato?

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Postby falldeepintoxen » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:07 pm

Oh, and do they have quality control issues?

I got a bit of free time and googled some reviews, and the most common seems to be that people bought a new bag, and the smell and color was off/different, still fed it to their dogs, and said dogs became ill. They contacted the company, and was told that the changes were due to 'natural differences' in the meat and potato used...I dunno. I guess every company has an issue at some point...but is it resolved?

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Postby Chili Peppers » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:20 pm

falldeepintoxen wrote:Oh, and do they have quality control issues?

I got a bit of free time and googled some reviews, and the most common seems to be that people bought a new bag, and the smell and color was off/different, still fed it to their dogs, and said dogs became ill. They contacted the company, and was told that the changes were due to 'natural differences' in the meat and potato used...I dunno. I guess every company has an issue at some point...but is it resolved?


I've fed Natural Balance allergy formulas to highly-allergic dogs with fabulous results. Never had any issues with irregular quality or significant changes in the food.

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Postby deedeesmom » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:24 pm

I feed the venison, and have no issues. I have noticed a difference in color and smell occasionally and have had no issues with my allergy dog. I know they don't use dyes so color variation is normal, and with season changes, maybe their meat sources vari resulting in smell changes? not sure on that. The only thing they had a problem with was when they had all those recalls, the venison USED to be with brown rice and they ended up with contaminated rice gluten, but they acted fast with the recall. They now test their food regularly for numerous things.

Have you checked out their site? They have lamb and rice LID now as well, and there is a place where you can check out everything they test for. I love the NB tho. I feed the ultra premium all life stages to my show girls and have no complaints at all about it. My allergy dog does wonderful on the venison and sweet potato. I don't worry about meat not being the first ingrediant only because it is a LID. Venison can be expensive lol, and non prescription food prices are heaven for an allergy dog!

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Postby jlphilli » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:53 pm

falldeepintoxen wrote:Thanks, everyone


Natural Balance looks appealing, specifically the Venison and Sweet Potato, but should I be concerned that the first listed ingredient is the sweet potato?


The first ingredient is sweet potato, including the water. Just like if "Chicken" was listed as the first ingredient. So technically it shouldn't be the highest amount of ingredient in the mix. [/i]

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Postby artemiss » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:21 pm

Kira is doing fantastic on the Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream formula. I am pretty sure it is just salmon/fish.

The was something that made her itchy in all the NB formulas, (I am thinking maybe flax oil?) and prior to feeding this, the only thing she could have was a prescription Royal Canin Venison and Potato food.

(interestingly enough, the kibble shape is almost identical to natural balance kibble, I don't THINK they are made in the same place, but they must use the same type of kibble maker, lol)


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