Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time for new pet food

This really stinks.

Now our pet's food can be filled with by-products and harmful fillers just like our own! No thanks. Also, P&G condones harsh animal testing so, no way in hell would I trust them to make my animal's food or give them any more money. It really sucks because we were loyal EVO customers for both Chum and Wrigs.

Orijen, based out of Alberta Canada sounds like a possible alternative.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

We recently started our dog on Fromm Four Star Foods. Very high quality food from a family owned company. www.frommfamily.com. Check it out!

oneandahalfcats said...

Um, hmm, I can relate to this.

We've changed brands a couple of times and were using two once very popular brands here in Canada but found that they had changed in quality over time. Many brands suggest that they are holistic and natural, but still contain things like corn gluten/meal/grits which is really nothing more than a cheap filler and substitute for animal protein and this factor really bothered me. We now use Performatrin and the cats seem to like it and look great.

The list of ingredients reads like a page out of a gourmand's recipe book. You can find this list through the following link if you are interested in having a look, Laura.

Ingredients

It's nice to see things like blueberries and cranberries in pet product lists, which methinks is probably in too small amounts to make a noticeable difference, but better this than see the words 'by-products', blech! :)

Jana said...

We stopped using EVO about a year ago after one of our dogs had an anal gland rupture which the vet thought might be because of fillers in the food. We've been using Orijin ever since and so far it's been great. We live in Ballard and shop at Bark, they've been really helpful with information on the different all natural foods they carry.

Smileygirl said...

I didn't think EVO had any fillers??? SCARY! I'm going to check out all of these recommendations and see what will work best. Chumley is a big concern because of his kidney issues so he needs less protein.

bethanne said...

That's disappointing about Evo. We used to feed our dog Evo, but she eventually got tired of it. Then we went to Orijen, but something in it caused her skin to start itching. So, she has been eating food from The Honest Kitchen for close to a year now. It's a dehydrated food that you rehydrate, and she loves it. She actually gets excited about her meals. They even make a grain & meat free variety. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. She also eats addiction brand dry food (kangaroo & apple variety) on occasion.

rebeccacdm said...

We used to feed our dog Wellness - http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/index.aspx. Our dog LOVED it (a little too much because he became a bit of a Porky Yorkie and we had to put him on a diet) and I think you would really like it, philosophically. All natural foods, etc.

amanda said...

try blue buffalo. We are using the Wilderness for our golden, Jasper and the longevity for the cat. Both like it very much. It is 100% all natural and they are the pictures of health... A little expensive but well worth it! their website is www.bluebuff.com

Anne Good said...

Here's a really great site that rates dog food brands...may help you find alternatives...

http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews

Live For Today said...

Sadie is on Wellness Core. I would feet the cats Wellness too, but they don't like it and have sensitive tummies, so they get Science Diet. I really really like Wellness.

Smileygirl said...

Thanks so much you guys. This is such helpful info. I'm also passing along to family/friends who are shopping around for new food as well. Going to start transitioning soon so it's not a shock to their little systems.