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Old April 11th, 2006, 09:24 PM
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Thumbs down talk about recycling garbage!

OMG it hurts to read this ingredient list... i can't believe this product is allowed to be sold to unsuspecting consumers I say unsuspecting, because i cannot believe anyone who actually read the ingredients would feed this to their (carnivorous) dog, would they?

company's promo tagline:

Cycle Lite Isn't Light On Nutrition.
The key to successful weight loss is the maintenance of proper nutrition. Because while your dog's profile slims down, his muscle tone and energy has to stay up. To accomplish this, leading nutritionists have developed the Custom Fitness™ formula of Cycle Lite.

(insert gagging sound from the smell of BS.... some of the stuff isn't even fit for a garbage can, OMG!)

Dry Formula
Ingredients: Corn, soybean hulls, chicken by-product meal, feeding oat meal, brewers rice, animal digest, animal fat (BHA used as a preservative), bone phosphate, condensed grain fermentation solubles, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, vegetable oil, choline chloride, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), L-threonine, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement), DL-meythionine, BHA (preservative), tocopherols (preservative), citric acid (preservative).

SIGH. The more i look at this stuff the more helpless i feel...
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Old April 11th, 2006, 09:49 PM
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WOW....I totally agree That is pure garbage. Perhaps, that`s why the dog loses weight...because there`s absolutely no nutrition in there. : eek:
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Old April 11th, 2006, 09:50 PM
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omg, that's a mixture of all the by-products from all the factories... I can't believe people buy this stuff.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 09:54 PM
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i had never even HEARD of "condensed grain fermentation solubles," what the heck is that? sounds horrid!!
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:05 PM
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Sounds like the grain contents minus the fiber (fiber is insoluble).
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:08 PM
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wow... that's not even on any "ingredients to avoid" list that i have seen so far... what will they come up with next?

-banana peels (for fiber)?
-corn husk powder? oh wait... i'm sure they put that under "corn"!
-cat litter??

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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:13 PM
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Horrible. I don't know how the makers sleep at night.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:22 PM
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you mean "leading nutritionists"....
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yikes!!

stupid question : what the heck is 'animal digest' ?
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Old April 12th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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Animal digest: This is animal tissue that has been broken down with chemicals.

but they don't specify WHICH animal... could be from roadkill, zoo deaths, even from cat or dog
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Excuse me while I hurl.....
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Old April 12th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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sounds absolutely deeeeelicious!
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Old April 12th, 2006, 02:55 PM
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all their products seem more than a little disgusting....

Would you feed this to your puppy??


Cycle Puppy Is Much More Than Kid's Stuff.

There's serious nutrition behind Cycle Puppy. Because Cycle Puppy has been developed by leading nutritionists to give your puppy the Custom Fitness™ for growing up healthy and strong.

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Cycle Puppy provides complete and balanced nutrition for growth and reproduction.


Ingredients: Chicken by-product meal, corn, brewers rice, feeding oat meal, animal fat (BHA used as a preservative), animal digest, bone phosphate, potassium chloride, condensed grain fermentation solubles, salt, dried egg product, choline chloride, minerals (ferrous sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), L-threonine, DL-meythionine, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement), BHA (preservative), citric acid (preservative).



Or feed this to your adult pooch?

Like humans, adult dogs (ages 1-6) require a balanced diet that supports their active lifestyle and lays the foundation to help them stay healthy, energetic, and fit. That's why leading nutritionists have developed the Custom Fitness™ of Cycle Adult.

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Cycle Adult provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance.


Ingredients: Corn, chicken by-product meal, feeding oat meal, soybean meal, animal fat (BHA used as a preservative), brewers rice, animal digest, calcium carbonate, bone phosphate, salt, condensed grain fermentation solubles, potassium chloride, choline chloride, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), DL-meythionine, L-threonine, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement), BHA (preservative), citric acid (preservative).


and for your loving senior pet...who's given you years of unconditional love...:

Dogs aged 6 and older need food that's packed with energy -- without upsetting their more sensitive digestive systems or ignoring their slower metabolisms. And thanks to the research of leading nutritionists, you can feed your dog exactly what he needs. The Custom Fitness™ formula of Cycle Senior.

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Cycle Senior provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance.


Ingredients: Corn, soybean hulls, chicken by-product meal, feeding oat meal, brewers rice, whole weat, animal fat (BHA used as a preservative), animal digest, condensed grain fermentation solubles, bone phosphate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, L-lysine monohydrochloride, L-threonine, DL-methinine, choline chloride, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement), antioxidant blend (ascorbic acid, beta carotene, marigold extract), BHA (preservative), tocopherols (preservative), citric acid (preservative), rosemary extract (preservative).
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Old April 12th, 2006, 03:02 PM
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i'm shocked that this stuff gets on the market, period. and consumers go for the colorful bags, the cute shapes, the ads and marketing, the clever words... so few people ever think of actually looking at ingredients, much less wondering what that stuff actually MEANS. they see "chicken" and "rice" and "oats" and "meat" and think "oh, looks good". and these low-life companies take advantage of that!!
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:21 PM
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Prin said.... Sounds like the grain contents minus the fiber (fiber is insoluble).
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technodoll said.... i had never even HEARD of "condensed grain fermentation solubles," what the heck is that? sounds horrid!!
I found the description at this website:
www.iloveshibas.com/nutrition.html

Condensed Grain Fermentation Solubles: What? Apparently this is what is left over after making beer and other grain beverages. Technically, it is the “dried material resulting from drying the water soluble materials after separation of suspended solids from grain fermentation.” (I imagine this is like the dried sticky spot on your kitchen counter where you earlier spilled some liquid from your bowl of oatmeal.) It is an inexpensive by-product of human food and beverage production which adds little or no nutritional value to pet foods.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:40 PM
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OH my GOD!!! are they serious!! sorry but what the HELL is that doing in dog food, or did they miss the "food" part?
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DIS-GUS-TING.......
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Old April 12th, 2006, 10:23 PM
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I didn't think you could do much worse than iams, or old roy and such.. but man, I think this stuff might truely be a winner...
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Old April 13th, 2006, 12:12 AM
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Yep, how they let humans TOUCH that food as they feed it to their poor doggies is beyond me. There should be a law forbidding humans from touching it and then they wouldn't be able to sell as much (they could sell it in auto dispensers though).

Profit profit profit.

These foods are why people think Pedigree and Iams are good foods. Compared to that crap, Iams is AWESOME! There are actual sort of ingredients in Iams (even if they are crap too).
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Old April 13th, 2006, 12:19 AM
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Just for fun, let's compare side by side
Wolf King------------------ Cycle Lite
Bison------------------------Corn
Salmon Meal-----------------soybean hulls
Brown Rice-------------------chicken by-product meal
Millet------------------------feeding oat meal
Cracked Pearled Barley -------brewers rice
Oatmeal ---------------------animal digest

mmm... Makes Wolf King look sooooo yummy.

What's up with the "oat meal" instead of oatmeal?
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Old April 13th, 2006, 08:32 AM
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What's up with the "oat meal" instead of oatmeal?
there are apparently two acceptable ways to spell oatmeal... just learned that by researching, LOL! still sound pretty inferior when written that way... perhaps oat meal relates to a lower-class of oatmeal??
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Old April 13th, 2006, 12:55 PM
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also i'd be curious how much a bag costs: anybody know?
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they do not even have where to buy it, but it is from the same company I believe a jerky treats...YUCH
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from the same company I believe a jerky treats...YUCH
Not only jerky treats but kibbbles & bits, gravy train, reward treats, pup-peroni, meaty bone, snausages, 9-Lives, Starkist. The parent company is Del-Monte and I think they are (or used to be) part of Heinz.

Maybe we should start a boycott?
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boycott firmly in place here! and vocal about it, LOL
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I went into town today and specifically went and looked in the pet food aisle at the only two supermarket chains in town. Neither one of them had Cycle dog food or Gravy Train there but everything else I listed was available.

Has anyone else ben able to find Cycle or Gravy Train?
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Old April 13th, 2006, 09:39 PM
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maybe only sold in the US?....
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In a US bashing mood these days, are we???

Just kidding. I haven't actually seen Cycle anywhere in town, and I do peruse the dog food shelves occasionally, just to see if they are seeing the light about carrying GOOD dogfood.
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LOL, no bashing
just that sometimes certain products never make it over the border.... hmmm so if this Cycle (or... reCycle) is hard to find... many some dogs will be spared being a 4-legged garbage can for multinational corporations...
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Now that is just nasty. I honestly don't understand why anyone would buy that crap. Even when I knew NOTHING about food labels I wouldn't have bought that junk. I at least looked for a type of meat (usually chicken) first. Although I know now that meat gets pushed father down the list unless it's a meat meal. I'm almost ashamed to admit that I used to feed Purina cat chow to my cats because it listed chicken first, but looking now the rest of the ingredients are horrid. They are eating solid gold now though and are much healthier looking.
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