Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Merrick Before Grain

Saya loves hanging on back of the couch.
Local pet store had Merrick Before Grain salmon on sale so we picked it up to try.

Ingredients looks pretty good so we'll see how Bella does on it.

Salmon (Deboned), Chicken Meal, Potato (Dehydrated), Turkey Meal, Canola Oil, Sweet Potato (Dehydrated), Dried Egg, (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E and Ascorbic Acid, a source of Vitamin C), Yeast Culture, Natural Dried Chicken Liver, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Guar Gum, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry (Dried), Blueberry (Dried), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Venison Broth, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Natural Venison Flavor, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Rosemary Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Natural Celery Flavor, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Natural Color (Turmeric), Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite

3586 kcal/kg (calculated)
One pound provides 1625 kcal of metabolizable energy (calculated)
One cup (100 grams) provides 383 calories
*Caloric content calculated using Modified Atwater Method

Guaranteed AnalysisCrude Protein (min) 32.0%
Crude Fat (min) 15.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 11.0%

From looks of things Merrick is coming out with new line of kibble so it's bit different.

I think they only have chicken, buffalo, duck, and pork formula now no salmon formula. It's still grain free.

From looks of it ingredients are a bit different no chicken liver in the chicken formula. Not the end of the world or anything..

Ingredients in the new stuff looks good.

Merrick before grain dog food chicken guaranteed analysis
Guaranteed AnalysisCrude Protein (min) 32.0%
Crude Fat (min) 15.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 11.0%

Merrick grain free dog food chicken formula guaranteed analysis
Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude protein (min) 38.00%
Crude fat (min) 17.00%
Crude fiber (max) 3.50%
Moisture (max) 11.00%

Protein is a bit higher in the new brand.

I never fed Merrick food before so we'll see how Bella does with it.

Saya is about out of her fromm beef kibble. I'll have to get a small bag of something I'm going to try different brand.

She eats raw diet, but I do use kibble for low value treat. I like fromm grain free as they're tiny so she isn't getting a bunch of big pieces.

Not sure what I'll get once I'm out I'll check the pet store for something different.

I'm thinking of getting a bag of ziwipeak for training treats too I ran out of the samples I gotten so some new ones would be nice. It's pricey as heck, but should last a while if I use it as a training treat.

Oh yeah I've gone insane.. haha I got a pair of Spyridon  vibram fivefingers. Only one store in my area. Indy has more stores, but I don't want to go driving all over the place.

Luckily they were having a sale going on so got a decent discount on them. Also got toe socks since winter is here.. I was hoping to try the lontras as they're supposed to be winter versions of the five fingers they only have men at the moment.

They feel fine so far I'm gradually wearing them each day to get used to them.

Without the toe socks they're not to bad outside, but with them they're more comfortable.

My brother has KSO kind he seemed to like them since he wore them a lot out and about walking and when we were in Arkansas he wore them during our kayak trip.

I've been reading up on them and when I saw them at the store I tried them on then went to a party. Next day I tried some other pairs and I liked the spyridon. It fits fine without socks and the socks do make it a bit more snug, but not too horrible. I'm going to start walking the dogs with them to see how they feel.

Last night was our first snow fall that stuck to the ground coarse it melted the next day. 

Winter is on it's way!

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