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Old 05-27-2014, 06:02 PM
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The grain free kibbles we have avaliable here in Norway is Acana, Orijen and Taste of the wild. Are these SAFE and QUALITY dog foods as promised, or is it a lie too??

XOXO from a confused Baby*s mummy hihi...
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my favorite would be Orijen out of the 3 Acana second, and Taste of the Wild has been recalled in the US once maybe twice
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Oh my GOD, what is a recall?? This whole thing is new to me ! I thought dog food was safe, but clearly not !
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Oh my GOD, what is a recall?? This whole thing is new to me ! I thought dog food was safe, but clearly not !
A recall is when a food/batch of food is removed from the market because something in it poses a health risk. Too many commercial dog foods are terrible, but some are ok. I don't personally feed kibble, but if I did, I would probably feed Orijen or Acana.
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Thank you so much for your answear <3 what do you feed then? I*m starting on Orijen soon, and also will be making my own meat loaf for the kid, with fresh meat and fruit and vedgies

Woooow, and I thought that TOTW was a fantastic brand hehe...

Orijen it WILL BE <3
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I tend to feed a variety of things. Ziwipeak (air dried raw), pre-made raw (Natural Instinct), homemade raw and home cooked.

From what I read, Orijen is meant to be a very good quality kibble so I'd say that's a safe choice. Combined with homemade will be even better, as long as the homemade food is balanced. I fed the puppy version of Orijen briefly when Lilo was a pup and though I prefer Ziwipeak (when it comes to dog foods) she did very well on it and LOVED it.
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Just be careful that you are feeding a balanced diet over time if you choose to home cook. So many recipes on Youtube for example are not balanced at all, usually it is calcium that they are short on.
Can you get ZiwiPeak in Norway? The make an air dried and a canned food, both of which are excellent, and are a reliable ethical company. The company that makes Orijen and Acana is pretty reliable too.
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I agree with Stella. If there is any way you can get Ziwi Peak, that would be a fantastic food for Baby that you could feel very good about feeding him. You would see a marked difference in him shortly after switching him from kibble to Ziwi Peak. I watched the video for the homemade meatloaf, and while I agree a dog should enjoy that, it is too heavy on the fruits and veggies proportionately to the meat. Like Stella said you couldn't feed Baby that without supplementing at least calcium, and frankly you would have to do a study of all the daily vitamin/mineral needs of a dog and match it with the ingredients to see what else is lacking. I have done that before when I fed Lulu home cooked. This is also just a personal thing--not saying he is wrong and I am right, but I'm not fond of the addition of the rice at all. That's just me. I'm OK with a little cheese--not that much and would probably switch it to goat cheese and add at time of meal not cook into recipe.
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