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reanne April 7th, 2011 12:32 AM

Grain-free, with no fish or beef?
 
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

[url]http://www.pinnaclepet.com/Canine/dog_food_turkey.htm[/url]

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

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

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


[url]http://www.addictionfoods.com/canada/products.php[/url]

[url]http://canidae.com/dogs/pureland/dry.html[/url]

[url]http://canidae.com/dogs/puresky/dry.html[/url]

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.

[url]http://www.ziwipeak.com/nzl/cuisinefamily.shtml[/url]

rainbow April 7th, 2011 03:34 AM

Another option might be First Mate's grain-free Australian Lamb formula ....

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


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

kathryn April 7th, 2011 09:09 AM

[QUOTE=mummummum;1001222]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.

[url]http://www.ziwipeak.com/nzl/cuisinefamily.shtml[/url][/QUOTE]

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

[QUOTE=reanne;1001543]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.[/QUOTE]

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

[url]http://www.firstmate.com/where_to_buy.aspx[/url]


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 :)


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