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Grain-free, with no fish or beef?

reanne
April 7th, 2011, 12:32 AM
Does anyone know of a grain-free food with no beef or fish, and preferrably not chicken (other dog is allergic to it, but dog that will be eating is as far as I know ok with it), besides Natural Balance? I am just not a fan of the Natural Balance-I don't like their stools on it, and I find it to be an exceptionally greasy food compared to other foods I have fed.

I've taken my new rescue dog off of the Acana Pacifica because I think she is also allergic to fish. I looked at the other Acana and Orijen foods but it doesn't look like with them I can stay away from Beef, Fish, AND grains at the same time. So if anyone has any recommendations, that would be wonderful! I am googling up foods, but would love a place to start.

It's unfortunate she seems to get itchy from fish, because I have been really happy with Acana. I would like to get away from the Natural Balance if possible though.

I can't do raw because my senior dog doesn't do great on it, plus I do not have a regular fridge and freezer so I don't have the space even if my boy could eat it.

Thanks for any help! :)

mummummum
April 7th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Reanne ~ can't remember if it's grain free off the top of my lid, but didn't Acana come out with a new Bison formula recently?

reanne
April 7th, 2011, 12:45 AM
Yeah there's the Ranchlands formula, but it has beef in it. I wish they had single protein source foods. I would have really preferred to stick with them. I liked being able to feed all Canadian!

kathryn
April 7th, 2011, 12:50 AM
http://www.pinnaclepet.com/Canine/dog_food_turkey.htm

http://www.championpetfoods.com/acana/show-product.php?formulation=gfd

http://www.championpetfoods.com/acana/show-product.php?formulation=rl

(the ingredients won't load for me for acana but you should check them out)


http://www.addictionfoods.com/canada/products.php

http://canidae.com/dogs/pureland/dry.html

http://canidae.com/dogs/puresky/dry.html

I hope this helps some.

reanne
April 7th, 2011, 12:59 AM
Thanks Kathryn! Pinnacle looks good but doing a search it doesn't look like I can get it here. I checked Acana already, none of them will work, sadly :( The Addiction Venison might work (the others have grains, and also I forgot I don't think Nahla can eat pork either LOL). Only comes up to a 20lb bag though, but worth looking into! I like the look of the Canidae except that salt is pretty high on the ingredient list-anyone have experience with it?
Thanks for the links! :)

reanne
April 7th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Well, I might try California Naturals. I wish I could another grain free duck formula, besides the Natural Balance. Ugh...frustrating!

mummummum
April 7th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Haven't used this myself but I do recall researching it when I was looking at kibble options. It is NOT inexpensive as I recall.

http://www.ziwipeak.com/nzl/cuisinefamily.shtml

rainbow
April 7th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Another option might be First Mate's grain-free Australian Lamb formula ....

http://www.firstmate.com/dog_food.aspx?guid=88E-C24606A2CF53


They are a Canadian brand and have their own manufacturing plant in Chilliwack, BC. :thumbs up

kathryn
April 7th, 2011, 09:09 AM
Haven't used this myself but I do recall researching it when I was looking at kibble options. It is NOT inexpensive as I recall.

http://www.ziwipeak.com/nzl/cuisinefamily.shtml

Ziwipeak runs for about $100 for a bag (maybe 10 pounds?) where I live. My boss sent it back after it sat on the shelf for a few weeks and gave a heart attack to any customers that looked at the price :o

Marty11
April 7th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Acana came out with Bison and Lamb :thumbs up not sure if there is any fish in it though...

reanne
April 8th, 2011, 02:42 AM
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll check them out. The ziwipeak can be found pretty close to where I live and I think Firstmate is easy to find. I forgot about them.
Every Acana grainfree formula has either beef or fish in it. Ugh! Thanks for the help!! I think I saw last night that there is an Evo formula we could try too.

rainbow
April 8th, 2011, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll check them out. The ziwipeak can be found pretty close to where I live and I think Firstmate is easy to find. I forgot about them.
Every Acana grainfree formula has either beef or fish in it. Ugh! Thanks for the help!! I think I saw last night that there is an Evo formula we could try too.

Here's the store locator for FirstMate ....

http://www.firstmate.com/where_to_buy.aspx


If you decide to go with Evo keep on top of their ingredient list for changes since they are now owned by Proctor & Gamble. Usually large corporations are good at replacing with cheaper ingredients.

reanne
April 9th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Hm apparently my reply last night didn't work. thanks for the heads up about Evo, I would rather just stay away from it then! FirstMate is available in tons of places here, and I'm goin to check out the Ziwipeak.
Thanks again!

reanne
April 11th, 2011, 05:04 PM
No luck with the Ziwipeak-nobody carries it here anymore. When we finish this bag of Natural Balance I'll try the FirstMate and see how she does on that. Thanks again :)