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Old 05-18-2010, 05:28 PM
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Angry So frustrated..kibble switch!!

I am so aggravated with trying to find a new kibble!

RAW is not an option for us.

My first choices would be Orijen or Ziwi Peak but I do not want to get caught up on shipping food in.

The one's I am looking at are

Canidae before grain ALS but I think they are Diamond now?
Blue Wilderness - The high protein worries me
Merrick Before Grain - past recalls


I would certainly like to find a food that could be found locally that isnt a Diamond or P & G food that isnt to hight in protein and has not been recalled in the past

Any suggestions or thoughts on the foods listed and/or some more suggestions to choose from would be greatly appreciated
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The Honest Kitchen is an option. It's dehydrated raw so it's not real "raw" but has the health benefits and is simple to feed. Just add water and serve. The ingredients are great and the food is human grade, yes you could eat it yourself. The vegetables in THK are dehydrated at a low temp so they are technically raw and the meat is dehydrated at a slightly higher temp (120 F) to kill off any parasites/pathogens. I love the fact that you can actually read and know exactly what all the ingredients in it are.

My furbabies love The Honest Kitchen and do so well on it too. They have formulas with and without grain and different protein sources. You can feed it alone or add fruits, veggies, raw or cooked meat, kibble, and/or wet food. I highly recommend THK, here's their website: http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/
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I have looked at "The honest kitchen" before and it isnt local either plus it is very pricey
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I am unable to walk into any of our local pet stores and buy Ziwi Peak, but there are two small pet stores that will order it for me. I just pick it up at their store. I don't pay for shipping. Only the cost of the food and tax.
Maybe a small pet store will do that for you? I also contacted Ziwi Peak. They had a representative call me and I told her that I was having a hard time finding their food. She asked me what were the closest pet food stores to me, them she made some calls.
If your interested in Ziwi maybe you can contact them like I did.
Good luck with your search. I know how frustrating it is.
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humm. why dont u want to get food shipped in? o_o; i got sick of kibble itself entirely, that's why we just do cooked meals now and its been working like a charm



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We are really bad about waiting until the last minute to buy food....hate to say it but it is true. We all three fill bowls when needed and we have a lack of communication on when its time to buy more dog food. It is just more convenient for us to be able to run out to the store and buy some.
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I have looked at "The honest kitchen" before and it isnt local either plus it is very pricey
Have you written off dehydrated raw foods completely? There are other brands of dehydrated raw similar to THK but different brands/manufacturers that might be easier to get locally. Just a thought. I can see how THK may look "expensive" but for example I used to pay $55 for a 28.6 lb bag of Evo kibble. I am now paying $52 for a 10 lb box of THK Keen which makes 40-44 lbs of food once rehydrated with water. So when you compare how much it costs per pound of food (Evo kibble vs rehydrated THK) it comes out to:
Evo = $1.92/lb
THK Keen (rehydrated) = $1.30/lb

All this time I've not switched to THK (I've wanted to!) only because I thought it would cost me more. Now that I've switched and calculated it out it is actually cheaper for me to feed THK than Evo kibble. Doh! I feel so stupid for not figuring it out a long time ago. THK is not carried anywhere locally for me either, I have my local specialty pet food store special order it in for me. I just pay for the product, they do not charge me any shipping fees.

Anyway, hope you find something.
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We are really bad about waiting until the last minute to buy food....hate to say it but it is true. We all three fill bowls when needed and we have a lack of communication on when its time to buy more dog food. It is just more convenient for us to be able to run out to the store and buy some.
My local specialty pet food store is fantastic. The owner special orders my food in for me regularly even when I am not out of food. What she does is orders it in advance and sets it aside in the back so others cannot buy it and holds it for me until I am ready for a new bag/box of food. I love my food supplier, she is awesome.
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