Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Low value treat reward:Kibble

I feed raw mainly, but for low value treats I do use things like kibble or tiny bits of dog biscuits or treats.

I gotten small bag of Back to basics open range formula. I thought ingredients was Decent and Saya liked it plus it was on sale so not bad price.

Only down side Ainsworthpets the people who make back to basics make two other brands.Which are Source four star from dogfoodadvisor.com and vf-complete which has Menadoine in it.

Luckily they are no longer making VF-Complete kibble which is good..

Info on issues with menadoine here.

I reused the bucket from my first gallon of coconut oil. I had to wash it really good to get it clean..

Fits small bag of kibble just fine and shuts tightly.
I have this container full of treats easier to get into then the gallon bucket so easier to fill the treat bag.

Plus I keep the bucket elsewhere so this small container is nice and fits in my room out of the way.

I got the two small bags of kibble on February 24. The other bag of kibble I got is Fromm surf and turf.

If I had choose between back to basics and fromm I'd choose fromm I like fromm more and they have wide range of formulas to choose from. Either way I don't plan to buy back to basics again.

Ingredients for fromm Surf and Turf:

Salmon, Duck Meal, Potatoes, Pea Flour, Sweet Potatoes, Duck, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Dried Tomato Pomace, Salmon Meal, Whole Dried Egg, Pea Protein, Chicken, Flaxseed, Cheese, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Chicken Broth, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Apples, Green Beans, Lecithin, Chicken Cartilage, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Alfalfa Sprouts, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Folic Acid, Parsley, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcous Faecium, Vitamin A, D3, E, B12 Supplements, Choline Bitartrate, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Sorbic Acid, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite.


Ingredients for Back to basics open range formula is:
Beef Liver, Venison Meal, Pork Meal, Pork Protein, Pork Fat (Naturally Preserved), Tapioca, Pork Gelatin, Peas, Pea Protein, Whole Flaxseed, Beef Hearts, Natural Pork Flavor, Pea Fiber, Menhaden Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Manganese Proteinate, L-Carnitine, Copper Proteinate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Sodium, Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamin Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid

 

I don't ever plan to put Saya fully on kibble, but they do make good low value treats she doesn't get a ton of it and not even full days or meal portion some weeks she doesn't get any some she just gets two or three tiny pieces.

This last Sunday I put the rest of back to basic kibble into the smaller container and added the fromm kibble to the container after I cleaned it and dried it. I did a bit extra work and got the coconut oil sticker off of the bucket so it looks nicer.

I much prefer raw diet myself a bit of hard work at first, but Saya's health improved a lot since putting her on it.

Once I'm done with fromm I plan to get small bag of ziwipeak lamb.
Ingredients:
Lamb Meat, Liver, Tripe, Heart and Kidney, Chicory Inulin, Green-lipped Mussel, Fish Oil, Lecithin, Kelp, Vitamins and Minerals, Parsley, Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Copper Proteinate

2.2lb bag is about $27 or so maybe less or more depends where you get it from.

11lb bags are $123.

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