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"Quality" Pet Food Makers -- Who are they really?

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You can get Horizon Complete at Costco? I'm using Acana now but it's a tad expensive and it seems like my dog is getting fat from it.
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No Horizon Complete (or any of their foods) are not available at Cosco. They're only available at independent retailers.

Complete is a food with grain, Pulsar and Legacy are their grain free lines.

You can find a store that sells Horizon via their website.
spinningpiledriver wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2015 12:49 pm
You can get Horizon Complete at Costco? I'm using Acana now but it's a tad expensive and it seems like my dog is getting fat from it.
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Does anybody else feed their cat PC chicken and rice grain free? Any opinions on it? I bought some recently for my two cats and they like it.

I read most of this thread. I have always suspected vets were getting some sort of kickback for pushing some foods in their offices. I have had friends who could not afford expensive cat food but who were convinced that they had to buy food from the vet if they wanted to save their pet.


[QUOTE]• No corn, no wheat, no soy
• No by-products, no artificial preservatives
• With probiotics and prebiotics, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids
• Added vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids including taurine, which promotes a healthy heart and healthy eyes
• Specially formulated to support a healthy urinary tract
[/QUOTE]

Ingredients and guaranteed analysis:

http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/pr ... 0013.html#


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Does anybody feed their cat Orijen?

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The only store I know that carry both Horizon Complete and Legacy is Bauhound. Most other retailers will require you to put in an order and it will take 4-6 weeks to get them in.
http://www.bauhoundhaus.ca/locationhours.html
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I feed my puppy the following:

Her freeze dried complete meal (beef)
http://www.primalpetfoods.com/product/detail/c/14/id/50

Her frozen raw (turkey and sardine)
http://www.primalpetfoods.com/product/detail/c/7/id/8

:D I find it amazing so far :D

Has anyone tried Big Country Raw? They're in the Niagara Region http://www.bigcountryraw.ca/
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I purchased 2015 recommend dog food from TruthaboutPetFood.com, if anyone needed, I can forward to you.
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Minor Bros in the Niagara Region also carries both Horizon Complete and Legacy, and Pulsar also.

www.mbcountryliving.ca

nirianto wrote:
Feb 3rd, 2015 11:05 am
The only store I know that carry both Horizon Complete and Legacy is Bauhound. Most other retailers will require you to put in an order and it will take 4-6 weeks to get them in.
http://www.bauhoundhaus.ca/locationhours.html
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www.homesalive.ca also carries it and ships Canada wide.

I was using Orijen 6 fish for my lab but decided to try Horizon Legacy at $30 less per bag. So far, the dog loves it and so does my wallet!
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Anyone had experience with Hollistic Blend Graind Free Dog Food? Looking at the ingredients, it looks really good comparable to Orijen.

http://holisticblend.com/en/food-formul ... rain-free/
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Don't know if this was mentioned Smuckers just acquired Big Heart Pet Brands which does 2.7 billion net sales in the US but only about 70 million in Canada.
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I feed my boxer Acana Pacific stream. He started out on Royal Canin Maxi puppy but when we switched him to the Royal Canin Maxi adult dog he developed allergies and his vet said it may be because of the grain or chicken in the Royal Canin and recommended we switch him over to a grain and chicken free diet which has worked really well since he no longer scratches his chest or gets ear infections. Also his coat is really soft and shiny and does not get dandruff anymore and we don't have to feed him as many cups as compared to the Royal Canin which has the grain fillers so it is worth the extra money.
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I read some of the posts here about Oven Baked Traditions, and really appreciated IV4N's post about its inclusion of grains in its ingredients and possible other allergens.

Aside from that, does anyone else have had experience feeding their cat OBT canned foods? It was recommended to me by the store clerk at Global Pet Foods where I pick up my Orijen dry food, and I liked that it's canned in Quebec/domestically. (Despite its ingredients being from other North American countries.)

The only worry I have with switching to this is the inclusion of fruits and other high-sugar carbs higher up in the ingredients list. Has anyone ever had a bad experience with this brand?
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SteveRoss wrote:
Jan 31st, 2015 12:39 pm
Does anybody else feed their cat PC chicken and rice grain free? Any opinions on it? I bought some recently for my two cats and they like it.

I read most of this thread. I have always suspected vets were getting some sort of kickback for pushing some foods in their offices. I have had friends who could not afford expensive cat food but who were convinced that they had to buy food from the vet if they wanted to save their pet.

Ingredients and guaranteed analysis:

http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/pr ... 0013.html#

Does anybody feed their cat Orijen?
I've fed my cats Orijen for at least 5 years. My previous cat, who died of lymphoma (unrelated to his diet, most likely), thrived on it. My surviving cat is healthy and doing well on it.

They use quality ingredients, but there's still a question in my mind as to why they're adding cranberries and blueberries and other high-sugar fruits to their formula which could potentially spike a cat's blood sugar. Another concern is the high phosphate content, which is linked to (not necessarily the cause of) late-onset renal problems in senior cats.

I'm overall happy with the pet food though and I'd say if you're going to stick with commercial pet food, this is probably the best you'll get.
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