Nature's Recipe "Vegetarian" both in the dry & canned dog food. Most reasonably priced but least liked by my dog (& his breath stank)
Blue Buffalo but only the canned "Backyard Barbecue" recipe @ $2.59/can (kind of steep!) didn't contain chicken or poultry.
Simply Nourish but only the sweet potato/salmon recipe.
And treats include: Blue Health Bars Baked with Fish & Sweet Potato.
Pet Botanics Beef & Brown Rice or Bacon & Brown Rice Training Rewards
Canyon Creek Ranch Homestyle HAM slices (like a jerky)
Sergeant's PurLuvTreats but only the Fish Recipe Sticks
Precision Pet Products Spinz chew toy
Mrs. Beaster's Biskits, Canine Grain-Free Bison treats
Denta Clean Puppamints
and there were a couple other "treats" that didn't contain chicken or poultry products (not even egg or broth). So I guess my dog is all set when it comes to treats. The food, though, is hard to find.
If you can check the ingredients on the brands you see and let me know, I'd appreciate it. Thanks again! It's my first time here and this seems like a very helpful forum.
Thank you for your quick reply. I thought the same thing about the "sweet potatoes" which seems to be the replacement for the grains & corn in many brands and recipes. I have found several brands that are poultry-free but the selection is few and far between. Most will say "beef," "lamb," "salmon," etc. but when you read the individual "List of Ingredients," there it is! There's always some form of poultry or chicken in the ingredients such as "poultry-by-products, chicken broth, eggs...and so on." If you can check the ingredient lists on the brands you see and let me know if you find any without poultry or chicken, I would appreciate it. I have access to the 2 major pet store chains as well as a couple local farm &/or feed stores which often carry different brands. The ones I have found include:
Blue Buffalo but only the canned "Backyard BBQ" recipe.
Nature's Recipe "Vegetarian" formula (both dry and canned)
and now, the Simply Nourish but only the Sweet Potato & Salmon Recipe.
Treats without chicken or poultry which I've found include:
Mrs. Beaster's Biskits: Canine/Grain-Free Bison Dog Treats
Blue Health Bars - Fish & Sweet Potato recipe only
Pet Botanics - Bacon & and Beef & Brown Rice Mini Training Rewards
Canyon Creek Ranch - Homestyle Ham slices (like a jerky)
Sergeant's PurLuv Fish Recipe Sticks
It's my first time here and this looks like a very helpful forum. Thanks again.
Pups: Rhett and Caoimhe("Keeva"), '11 Border Collies, Leo, '07 Border Collie, Brody, '10 Pug/x and Miss Dixi, '08 Mini Dachshund.
Kitties: Ladi Ducki, 1 year old Turkish Van Cat, Princes Pidgin, 2 year old Snowshoe/Calico cat.
All raw fed and LOVING it, because no living being is made to live off of processed foods.
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And in fact, the last dry food I fed Rebel before we went on raw food was making his ears horribly infected, and it was some kind of non-chicken thing. But when you looked way down on the list, it was there. And i didn't notice it for a long time. he is allergic to processed chicken.
I've been feeding Simply Nourish Puppy since it was recommended to me by a Petsmart employee shortly after the arrival of our precious who is now 5 months. Yes, what exactly does carefully sourced mean? I can find no explanation anywhere exactly what the source of this carefully sourced product is. Also, ingredient #2 is chicken meal. I have processed many chickens, and can only surmise that "meal" is ground up trimmings, skin, feathers, feet, lymph nodes, lungs, gall bladders and anything else people wont pay for. I don't judge this inherently as dogs would eat these things along with the rest of the bird if they were to kill and eat it on their own. However ingredient #2 is pretty high on the list for unmentionables. Not especially cheap at $25 for 15 lbs. I started feeding this because I thought it was a high quality food, and it seems to be doing ok, digestive, allergy, and coat all are fine. I was hoping for better than OK. Please community, do tell, if not Simply Nourish, then what? It seems to be at the top end of what's at the pet store. What is a truly good food to feed? And no, I will not become personal chef to my dog, so dry will have to do.
I too found bugs and trash throughout an entire bag of Simply Nourish when I transferred it to a food container the same day I purchased it. This was only the second bag of Simply Nourish I have ever bought. Now I need to find a new food to change to.
Just out of curiosity have you guys reported it when you found bugs in the food? Since my job is always trying to get me to push this food, and I really don't want to, I am really curious how often this has happened and if it has been reported to the company. I'm also curious if this is something at the manufacturers level or the store level, I know occasionally our wild bird food will get bugs in it if there is a hole in the bag, but I check my department for holes in bags every night when I face and we have the Orkin guy in every week to replace our mite deterrents and check the mouse traps. In any case, I am wondering where the quality control is lacking.
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Chicken meal is basically bone with meat attached, it doesent contain any entrails or organs, it shouldnt contain any diseased parts, but this may vary based on a company. Most reputable companies use some form of meat meal, as long as its named meal like chicken, lamb, salmon meal, etc and not generic like meat and bone meal, its perfectly fine to feed.
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