some companies such as Avoderm and Flint River oven bake their kibbles. Why is this any better than the other way? I honestly do not know what the other way is... but why do they say oven baked is best?
Flint River and Avoderm is pricey and full of grains, etc but they put one heck of a price tag on it because its oven baked!
Marketing. Plain and simple. It sounds good because you automatically think that since its "baked" it must be healthier. But a lot dog foods are baked...they just don't state that they are baked.
Dog food companies will never cease to amaze me with their marketing departments LOL
Last edited by DaneMama; 03-09-2010 at 11:57 PM.
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The other way is Extruded which essentially pushes food through a "shape" mahcine that makes the shape of the kibble, cooking it at high temperatures. Kind of like a cookie press, but cooks it too.
Most dog foods are extruded.
Beware of dog food gimmicks. Companies sell to people, not dogs. You can sell it for whatever price you can make your customer believe it's worth. There are only 5 brands I can think of that I'd buy....and you didn't name any of them.
yeah, i highly doubt that oven baked meat lacking grain heavy Avoderm is better than my Taste of the Wild.
I keep having to look at the ingredients in Avoderm because they REALLY want to convert me! LOL
but such a gimmic! Avacodos in the dog food for skin and coat, and being oven-baked. two gimmics in one!
I know better, but still. I cannot help but to flip the bag over just incase they added more meat.
My only problems with Tast Of The Wild is that it is made by Diamond Pet Foods....their fish meals are NOT ethoxyquin free....and it doesn't make sense that a 30lb is only $40. Makes me question the meat content and quality of the ingredients.
Still....TOTW is better than most.
Only kibble I'd feed is Orijen, Acana, Evo, Fromm or Merrick
I looked on their web page and couldn't find a claim for 80% meat. Can you point me to it?
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That means that 80% of the protein is derived from meat...not 80% of the ingredients. Many things including grains have protein. That's why a dog food that hardly has any meat in it at all can still have 24% protein.
exactly, most of the protein is derived from meat... its also grain free..
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