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Old October 6th, 2010, 08:46 AM
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Too much Potato

Ok you food experts out there. Is there maybe too much potato in some of the grain free foods? Was thinking of Oven Baked, it has pumpkin in the top ingredients as well good meat ingredients. It's a 35 % protein. What is dried egg product? Dogs are on Acana now.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 02:36 AM
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If it's Oven Baked Parallel then it looks pretty good ....

Ingredients
Deboned chicken, Atlantic whitefish, ocean fish meal, dried egg product, lamb meal, pumpkin puree, chicken fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols and rosemary extract), beet pulp, dried alfalfa, ground whole flaxseed, tapioca, whey protein concentrate, xanthan gum, salmon oil, inulin (prebiotic), fresh spinach, fresh blueberries, fresh apples, fresh carrots, fresh sweet potato, yucca schidigera extract, salt, lecithin, garlic puree, choline chloride, taurine, dried kelp, green tea extract (catechin), glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulphate, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus lactis, and lactobacillus casei, vitamins and minerals (sodium bentonite, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, mineral oil, vitamin E acetate, copper proteinate, manganous proteinate, B12 vitamin, niacin, sodium selenite, calcium D-pantothenate, folic acid, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin, calcium iodate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 ), natural flavor. (This product may contain trace amounts of peanuts)

Except ......

I would contact them and ask about the "ocean fish meal" .....what kind of ocean fish and what is the fishmeal preserved with? Also the dried egg product .....it is one of those contoversial ingredients than can contain eggs and shells that are not fit for human consumption.

I wonder why it "may contain trace amounts of peanuts"? It sounds like it may be manufactured at a plant that makes other things as well.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 09:10 AM
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Thank you for your reply. Been doing a lot of research on food and my mind is boggled. I wondered about egg product too? This food started out by making baked biscuits and they probably make a peanut butter flavour. That is perhaps the reason for "may contain peanuts". Was wondering about the potato they use in other brands, when talking to a pet food store owner he said there was talk on experimenting with beans and chick peas..........what will they make next? Is sure has come along way from "Dog Chow" though.
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Old October 9th, 2010, 01:54 PM
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Beans in dog food? Oh geez, as if Scruffy didn't 'poof' enough now lol
Except for the egg product (that word is scary, product!) and whey that Oven Baked doesn't look too bad.
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