Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Millet, Oat Groats, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Grain Sorghum, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Menhaden Fish Meal, Rice Bran, Carrot, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavor, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Chicken Cartilage, Salt, Fish Oil, DL-‐Methionine, Lecithin, Potassium Chloride, L-‐Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, Rosemary Powder, Ground Thyme, Ground Cumin, Mustard Seed Powder, Crushed Red Chili Pepper, Cranberry, Apple, Pumpkin Meal, Kelp Meal, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Fructooligosaccharide (FOS), Glucosamine HCL, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Mineral Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Organic Dried Kelp, d-‐Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Selenium, Calcium Iodate
I don't think I've seen Millet listed in dog food before (I know I give it to the birds, though), and I had never even heard of Sorghum?! I googled Sorghum in the results I glanced at, read it was a pretty low-grade, low-cost filler. I wrote back to the guy and told him as much, as well as my opinion that the food was grain-heavy (not necessarily more so than the DN, I realize, but as the others are on grain-free, that's just not going to fly).
He disagreed and kind of insulted my choice to feed my dog anything Diamond related. But here are a couple snippets
If you were to examine my foods a little closer you would see they are superior to Diamond naturals..They are not grain heavy. How many different grains are in the food doesn't have anything to do with the total amount of grain the food has in it. These foods are based on 2000# formula's. A food could have one grain on the ingredient list and have 1000# of grain in it. Another food could have 5 different grains listed on the ingredient list and still only have 500 total lbs. of grain in the overall formula
Though I'm pretty sure their placement on the ingredient list is indicative on the proportions in the food.
[qoute]Sorgham and millet are not low quality grains. Sorgham is whole grain and gluten free, high in antioxidents, rich in b1, niacin, iron, zinc, dietary fiber, and B2. It also boosts smoother blood sugar behavior in dogs.
Millet is also gluten free, is rich in vitamins and minerals, and is one of the least allergenic and most digestible grains.[/quote]
Anyone have any thoughts on any of this?
(PS My Akita doesn't get grain free food because giving him enough to make him full makes him gain weight)