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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Darford dog food

This is a relatively new food so I'm having trouble finding any reviews or input on the ingredients.

http://www.darford.com/index.php

It looks like there are two formulas:

Turkey, Chicken and Duck: http://www.darford.com/products.php?pl=6&pr=33

Sardine, Whitefish and Mysis Shrimp: http://www.darford.com/products.php?pl=6&pr=32
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 11:03 AM
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The ingredients lists certainly had me thinking about change...until I got to :

" If an 11.5 kg box of Zero/G Chicken costs $69.99:..."

Now, that's not the product you are referring to. It may be even more expensive given that it's new. This is def. more $$$$ than Orijen no matter the size of dog.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 11:47 AM
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I pay $75.95 for a 13.5kg bag of Orijen so I guess it's about a 50 cents more a kg which would be about $6.50 more for the same amount.

I'm sure the fish would be priced even higher. Maybe I'll grab a small bag or sample to see what it's like.

It's made in Canada but I can't figure out where it's manufactured.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 11:52 AM
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Okay -- right there on the website -- food manufactured in Minnesota.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 12:46 PM
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I didn't know that Darford was making kibble now but then I haven't been to the pet store lately. I bought two bags of Orijen dog food the last time as it was on sale but I'll be going again soon so will check it out.

Darford has been making dog treats for quite a while .....their plant is located not far from me in Vernon, BC. I wonder if they're making the kibble there as well for distribution in Canada and the plant in Minnesota is for the US.

I buy their dog treats occassionally (one of the pet stores here sells them in bulk) and they are high quality.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 12:55 PM
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I found this info on their website http://www.darford.com/story.php ....


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...... but the company he and Darcy started has grown to over 30 employees and operates today out of a modern, 25,000 sq. ft. export certified manufacturing facility in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. Our food and treats for dogs are sold in North and South America, Asia and parts of Europe. To complement our current plant operations in Canada, we have expanded our international manufacturing presence by opening a second facility in Ohio to meet the increased demand for our high quality products in the United States.

In addition to manufacturing our own line of products, Darford has become an industry leader in developing products for other companies. As a result, many of the high quality, all-natural treats found on store shelves today under other brand names, are in fact made by Darford.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 04:58 PM
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Darford Zero G ratings

Hi there Darford Zero G ratings can be found on here DogFoodAdvisor.com :


Darford's Zero/G dry dog food gets a 5-star rating on DogFoodAdvisor.com
The following recipes were submitted for review:

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Darford Zero/G Turkey and Chicken
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Darford Zero/G Sardine, Whitefish and Mysis Shrimp

Here's the results from DogFoodAdvisor.com:

"ZeroG is an above-average protein. Near-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food. In addition, even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the lentils and peas, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a notable amount of meat."

"The recipe's use of legumes in place of grain or potatoes make this recipe a potential candidate for those looking for a kibble with a relatively lower glycemic index."

"Bottom line? Darford's ZeroG Dog Food is a legume-based dry kibble using a notable amount of chicken and turkey as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars."

I hope that helps...

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