I have my dogs on a diet consisting of Beef 'n' More, which I am able to pick up at the local Wal-Mart for $8.97 for a 20 lb. bag. I will list the ingredients below. From the Whole Dog Journal it appears that Artemis, Azmira and Back to Basics are pretty well at the top of foods to feed. However, is this food, in sure to be varied opinions, comparable to Nutro, Candidae and the like? ~Gene
Beef 'n' More can be found online at beefnmore.com There are no artificial flavors or colors in it. It has 27% crude protein minimum, 11% crude fat minimum, 3.5% crude fiber maximum, 10% moisture maximum, 1.5% linoleic acid minimum, 1.2% calcium minimum, .8% phosphorous minimum, 15,000 IU/KG Vitamin A minimum, 60 IU/KG Vitamin E minimum, .3% alpha linolenic acid, .4% sodium minimum, 119.0 MG/KG zinc minimum, 1400.0 MG/KG choline minimum.
What they say: Omega-3 fatty acids help your dog maintain healthy skin and a glossy hair coat. In addition, research continues to link Omega-3 to healthy cell structure and brain development, prevention of blood clots and slowing growth of tumor cells. Since your dog can't manufacture these fatty acids, he must obtain them from the nutrients in the food he eats. The linoleic acid in ground flaxseed provides the Omega-3 in Beef'n'More Super Premium Professional Beef Formula (Say that three times fast) Experts say an optimally wholesome diet should provide an Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio of approximately 5:1. Beef'n'More provides an Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio of 6:1.
Fresh beef is our number one ingredient. Beef is a preferred source of quality protein for your dog's muscles, organs and hair coat. Beef is a source of highly available phosphorous, which is an essential element of your dog's bones and teeth. Beef is a natural source of zinc to give your dog healthy skin and proper body metabolism. Beef is an abundant source of B Vitamins, which are essential to your dog's proper metabolism of many other nutrients. Better nutrition means higher digestibility and less waste. The AAFCO procedures substantiate that Beef'n'More provides complete and balanced nutrition for all stages of life. Beef'n'More is freshly made to order and only enough is manufactured to fill current orders so customers can be assured of the freshness of every bag.
Beef 'n' More Ingredients:
Fresh Beef (Protein, Vitamin and Linoleic Acid Source)
Ground Yellow Corn (Linoleic Acid Source)
Soybean Meal (Protein Source)
Corn Gluten Meal (Protein Source)
Beef Tallow (Linoleic Acid Source)
Flax Seed (Alpha Linoleic Acid Source)
Corn Distillers Dried Grains
Corn Distillers Dried Solubles
Dried Whey (Protein Source)
Dl-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Vitamin B-12 Supplement
Vitamin A Supplement
D-Activated Animal Sterol (Source of Vitamin D3)