Yeah I think they used to be from China but in the past year or two switched to France? Not totally sure though, I can't keep up with ALL the dog food companies LOL
Abigail Hound- Bluetick Coonhound mix
Murph- French Bulldog
"Certain subparts of the vitamin premixes are only available overseas. Our US supplier assures us that they make every effort to source from reputable non-Chinese vendors. All these ingredients are thoroughly tested and undergo many quality checks to insure safety and that specifications are meet. But even with these checks in place, it is difficult if not impossible to say that some subpart of some vitamin ingredient may originate in China."
So when they say it's basically impossible to know if a subpart didn't come from China, how is Orijen or Acana, for example, able to say with certainty nothing comes from China? Thoughts on this?
It's also why alot of stuff IN dog food doesn't turn up on the ingredients list. If they get fish (from somewhere) it could have ethoxyquin in it, which is horrible stuff. Since THEY did not put the ethoxyquin in the fish, they list it on the ingredients label as "fish." All perfectly legal, and the consumer has no idea there is something very bad in the dog food.
I can't really say what one 'best dog food' is because what is best for one dog is not best for another. My dogs just don't do well on Orijen, NV or GO, although it is a good food. Some of the ingredients don't agree with Rocky and they actually would make Chelsy horrendously ill when she was alive (although Shade thrived on Orijen). Evo was great for all of them because it had less of the botanicals and fruits then the others. You have to go by the individual dog. I don't like foods with a lot of fruits, vegies, and botanicals in them. I just don't think they are needed.
Of those, I would pick Evo or Orijen or Acana only.
I like all the Acana varieties and my dogs do very well on them. Ironically, my dogs don't do well on Orijen...
Since rocky is less active now due to dm issues, would you guys recommend more or less protein?
More protein- orijen
Less protein- acana
Is that correct?
Thanks!! So far looks to be very close between orijen and acana, are they made from the same companies or somehow related? Theyre packaging and prices seem very similar....
I believe the diabetes dog list suggests Orijen b/c of the low glycemic index. More of a higher quality protein is important for both sick and old dogs. High fat may be more of a challenge for a dog with a pancreatic problem. Best wishes!
A. M. Carricato, V.M.D.
Kaliber English Setters
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