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Review:This product has been discontinued.
Reading the label, obviously this food is a pretty high quality one. In fact, I won’t hesitate to say it’s among the best from a top to bottom ingredient perspective. However, at roughly 3 bucks a pound (advertised at 76 dollars for 25 pounds online), I’m unsure why a food like this would command so much more of a price than other foods that look nearly identical to it. Just like you can overpay for an inferior product (Science Diet), you can also overpay for a good product. So my opinion here is that this would be a great food if you want to shell out the dollars for it, but just know that there are foods as good as this one that won’t cause as much sticker shock.
What’s good about this food….
Grain free, no by-products, corn, soybeans, or wheat. Solid inclusions of fruits and vegetables. Good meat presence (beef and bison meals).
….and what’s not so good.
Nothing to note.
Beef meal★★★★★ Dehydrated whole muscle meat, packs more protein pound for pound., tapioca, dried egg product★ Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell., sweet potato, pumpkin, peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., pea protein, natural flavors, canola oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food. (preserved with mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative.), bison meal, alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber. meal, carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., brewer’s dried yeast, potassium chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., choline chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., salt★ Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension — used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride., blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., apples, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, spinach, DL-methionine★★★ Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health., L-lysine★★ Source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), needed to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods., taurine★★★ Standard source, necessary for cats who are unable to manufacture taurine on their own, helps regulate nervous system, promotes thyroid and cardiovascular health. Some benefit to dogs., mixed Tocopherols, rosemary extract★★★★★ Natural preservative, concentrated., lecithin★★★★★ A natural antioxidant, very beneficial., Vitamin A supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. supplement, Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. supplement, zinc sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., ferrous sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., folic acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis., biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., manganese sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., copper sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., calcium pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., thiamine mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., pyridoxine hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production., riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism., L-ascorbyl 2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C activity), zinc proteinate★★★★★ Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., manganese proteinate★★★★★ Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., copper proteinate★★★★★ Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation, menadione sodium bisulfite complex★★★ Standard source of Vitamin K activity, necessary for blood clotting, aids as anti-parasitic for intestinal worms. (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate★★★ Source of iodine, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength., sodium selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., cobalt carbonate★★★ Standard source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis., Vitamin B12 supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., dried Enterococcus faecium★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing. fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, Amylase (Aspergillus oryzae), Protease (Aspergillus oryzae), Cellulase (Trichoderma reesei), Lactase (Aspergillus oryzae), Hemicellulase (Trichoderma reesei), Lipase (Aspergillus oryzae).