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Stella & Chewys

runwiththewind
February 18th, 2009, 07:51 PM
I'm thinking of trying Stella & Chewy's. Does anyone like this food. If not, what problems have you experienced. I noticed they have organic beets and organic beet fiber. Would that be the same as beet pulp & is beets really beneficial to dogs? Thanks.

http://www.stellaandchewys.com/site/products_dogs/frozen_chicken.asp

http://www.stellaandchewys.com/site/products_dogs/freezedried_chicken.asp

Goldens4Ever
February 18th, 2009, 10:59 PM
It is a Wisconsin-made product (& I live in Wisconsin). I was told that their facility is exceptionally clean. I would have no reservations about any of their products. I don't, personally, carry any of their products, but there are a couple retailers here in Green Bay who do & people seem to like it. :)

runwiththewind
February 19th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Goldens4Ever - :thumbs upThanks a bunch for your feedback.

kandy
February 19th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Beet pulp is actually what's left over after the sugar is removed. Beet pulp is used in dog food because it's a stool hardner and I tend to avoid foods with beet pulp because the hardner could mask problems.

The only thing I would worry about with raw beets is the high sugar content.

runwiththewind
February 19th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Kandy - I was thinking the same thing - converts to a high sugar content. Of course for diabetic dogs, this probably wouldn't be good ingredient.

Goldens4Ever
February 21st, 2009, 12:08 AM
Beet pulp is actually what's left over after the sugar is removed. Beet pulp is used in dog food because it's a stool hardner and I tend to avoid foods with beet pulp because the hardner could mask problems.

The only thing I would worry about with raw beets is the high sugar content.

Ditto that! :) There's better ones out there: Primal, Nature's Variety, Paw Naturaw, Wild Life Whole Prey, etc.