I do wonder if anyone knows anything about the long-term effects of the high level of Protein in EVO.
DFA's sight is kinda out dated in my opinion. Dog food co. can change the ingr. without changing the bag for something like 2 years. I think DFA's last entry was in 08. Its also a system that rates foods by printed ingr. There is no research done. With that said it is a good place to start, but dont make that the holy grail of dog food.elrojo wrote:Check out Dogfoodanalysis.com . They rank just about everything on the market. They rank from 1 to 6 stars, and explain pros and cons. Timberwolf gets a 5 (which is outstanding). TOTW's Pacific Stream gets a 5, the other two get a "hesitant" 6.
elrojo wrote:I agree dogfoodanalysis isn't the "end all - be all" but it's the best resource I've found. If someone has done chemical analysis on each brand, please point me in the direction of THAT site! I kid but, if you know of other online resources (that don't take money from dogfood companies), please share.
And I certainly won't claim that any food is "the best." No food is perfect for every dog. I own a pet store and you'd be surprised how many people don't want to hear that. They just want to know what the "best" is. Both of my bullies did poorly on Wellness formulas (which rated very highly), and better on Merrick (which rated lower). I tried Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken Meal because of it's rating, and they didn't even want to eat it!
At this point I do a rotation of kibbles (TOTW, Innova, TW and Merrick BG), supplements, and add frozen/raw one day a week. TOTW has had no problems with myself or any customers so far, and sells well since it has the lowest price point of any quality grain-free diet I've found. I'm by no means saying it's "the best" just sayin I like it and had great results when it was my sole food.
If you could call it butchering. Or i guess thats what you would call it. Where roots are (Molokai) My uncle has a sweet potato farm and we can pretty much hunt year round. (at night too) the deer distroy the fields. anyway. I usually only get to go once in a while now that I live on Oahu, but my cousins go all the time and send me stuff all the time. Back strap is mine and my dogs get the rest so one deer last a while in my freezer. I used to give boar to my dogs, but the wild pigs carry TB and Im not willing to take that chance with my dogs. I got an old meat grinder from my grandfather's house. Maybe 100yrs old, but still works and I use that and a food scale and im good.elrojo wrote:I hunt as well (though just deer -WAY out of season) and have often wondered about requesting that some bones and organs be ground. Do you butcher your own? After field dressing, I've had enough of that aspect!
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