December 27th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Anyone feed Flint River Ranch to their pets?
What about Canidae Dry?
I have switched from Eukanuba to Flint River Ranch for Royce and We have seen dramatic results with his coat. It has become soooooo soft. He stopped shedding too.
Also, little Gaia was fed Canidae Dry since she was at the breeders. Her coat, on the otherhand, is not as soft/smooth. Should I switch her over to Flint River Ranch as well? or just keep her with Canidae Dry?
Anyone have any opinions on either brands?
December 27th, 2005, 11:17 PM
Which Canidae? This one? This one looks good- it has 2 solid protein sources as #1 and 2 on the ingredient list, which is better than the Flint.. http://www.canidae.com/dogs/all_life_stages/dry.html If it's not helping the coat, maybe add Omega 3 oils? (I don't know much about them, but they were mentioned in another thread earlier... And they are what is in the fish that helps the coat...)
Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Herring Meal, Flax Seed, Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal....
Also, the bacteria they put in the canidae are a waste of time. If they are cooked, they are dead and of no use to the doggy. Good bacteria have to be alive for them to help.
And which Flint river ranch? I looked at the fish one (fish is great for coats) but potato is the real first ingredient and fish gets bumped... You know that in this case, if the first ingredient was "trout meal" then there would be more trout in it than potato, but since it isn't dehydrated trout, most likely when the water is evaporated during cooking, the trout will end up after the grains.
Trout, Potato, Course Ground Millet, Herring Meal, Oatmeal, Sweet Potato, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flax Seed
I really don't like their original formula:
Chicken Meal, Whole Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Lamb Meal, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Ground Wheat, Dried Whole Egg, Lecithin, Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Wheat Germ Meal, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal,
"Poultry fat" is too vague for a good food. It can mean any bird (even pidgeon, crows, etc).
And when they split ingredients up like they do here: Whole Wheat Flour, Ground Wheat,Wheat Germ Meal- it's because it should be the first ingredient. They break it down so that the parts each are not the primary ingredient and they can claim that Chicken is #1. Don't be fooled. Especially since a LOT of doggies are allergic to wheat.
I also hate how Flint River Ranch advertises. If you're researching something doggy, you come up with their site with at least 10 different different names. I find it sneaky. They post dog food "facts" under different names, but because they're so ad hungry, you can figure out easily that they own the site.
What kinds of doggies are these? If you want a nice coat, I'd go with Solid Gold Wolf King (http://www.solidgoldhealth.com/products/showproduct.php?id=62&code=170) or Just a Wee bit (http://www.solidgoldhealth.com/products/showproduct.php?id=68&code=140) depending on the size of your doggy.. I know it makes the coats crazy (everybody here knows I feed Wolf King). Any other food with a type of fish meal as a first or second ingredient will help the coat. Just try to make it not second to a grain or a carb (more meats are better at the top of the list, but sometimes a doggy can do really well on a food that is more grainy... You never know.).
I posted a couple other ones here: http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=22421