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*** Please note, since Procter & Gamble took over this brand there have been a number of recalls due to traces of salmonella being found in a number of products. This includes California Naturals, Innova, EVO, Karma and Healthwise formulas ***
Evo is part of Innova‘s line of products, and is their high-protein, no grain food. This is especially good for their cat counterparts, but isn’t bad for dogs either. Besides, most of the grains used by pet food companies today are cheap and nearly worthless anyhow.
The first 4, and 5 of the first 6 ingredients are named animal meat products. No by-products or “animal digest★ Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor.”. They use potatoes as a main carb source, which is good. Chicken fat is used instead of beef tallow★ Tallow, includes old restaurant grease, is very hard to digest, leads to diarrhea, premature aging., which is good to see. They use eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell. for additional proteins and a good number of fruits and veggies (apples, tomatoes and carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber.) to supplement the animal products. They even use cottage cheese, which is unique to Evo as far as I’ve seen.
The ingredient list is also pretty short, which is usually a good thing, as longer lists tend to have more chemicals and additives.
It’s no more expensive than Science Diet and 10 times better. Highly recommended.
What’s good about this food….
Incredible meat content, potatoes for carbs, eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell., vegetables used, very limited preservatives, cheese.
….and what’s not so good.
Nothing at all.
Turkey, chicken, turkey meal, chicken meal, potatoes, herring meal, chicken fat, natural flavors, egg, apples, tomatoes, potassium chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., vitamins, garlic★★★★ Good antioxidant, antibiotic. IS SAFE TO USE!, cottage cheese, minerals, alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber. sprouts, ascorbic acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative., dried chicory root, direct-fed microbials, vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. supplement, lecithin★★★★★ A natural antioxidant, very beneficial., rosemary extract★★★★★ Natural preservative, concentrated..