Monday, May 5, 2014

New kibble for Bella

Tiny flowers on our walk
Yesterday I ordered a new kibble to try. It's a relatively new brand for USA.

Ingredients seem pretty good and the sample I got Saya and Bella liked it. Bella usually has to smell any new kibble or treat given and this she went right to eat it.

Saya is raw fed I don't think I'd ever switch her to kibble unless something dramatic happened, but she's been doing well on raw diet since she was 8months and I can afford it so I plan to keep her on it.

I did a small trail to see how would Saya do the samples they send have two cups in it not bad amount for sample.

A cup is about her serving size so I fed Saya the farmina herring kibble for two days no transition and poop was fine no loose poop. she only did #2 once, but she was out off leash while I did yard work so she could have gone second. She is pretty good with eating variety of things and transitions to new proteins and things pretty well so it wasn't too big surprise.

Piece of hornet hive flew off and landed her during a storm..
Bella walking besides me she sometimes walk in front, off leash or besides.
So far Bella is doing well on her current kibble, but I'm curious about this new one. So far what I read it is good stuff and ingredients seem good. The grain and grain free lines look good.

Bella current food is Totw:High prairie.  The formula i ordered is Farmina:Chicken & ancestral grains

They have a lamb formula, but is currently not out yet. I might try that next.

Totw:High Prairie Ingredients:
Bison, lamb meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil, egg product, roasted bison, roasted venison, natural flavor, tomato pomace, ocean fish meal, potato protein, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Protein: 32% Minimum, Fat: 18% Minimum
Calcium: 2.1%, as-fed; Phosphorus: 1.4%, as-fed
Calories: 3,719 kcal/kg (370 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy

Farmina:Chicken & grains Ingredients:
Deboned chicken, dehydrated chicken (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), whole spelt, whole oats, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dehydrated egg product, herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), dehydrated herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), dried beet pulp, herring & salmon oil blend (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried carrots, sun-cured alfalfa meal, chicory root extract, fructooligosaccharide, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), dehydrated pomegranate, dehydrated apple, dehydrated spinach, psyllium seed husk, dehydrated blackcurrant berry, dehydrated sweet orange, dehydrated blueberry, salt, brewers dried yeast, turmeric, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, choline chloride, beta-carotene, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, DL-methionine, taurine, L-carnitine, aloe vera gel concentrate, green tea extract, rosemary extract.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min): 30.00%; Crude Fat (min): 18.00%; Crude Fiber (max): 2.90%; Moisture (max): 10.00%; Ash (max): 6.80%; Calcium (min): 1.20%; Phosphorus (min): 0.95%; Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min): 3.30%; Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min): 0.90%; Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA*) (min): 0.50%; Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA*) (min): 0.30%; Glucosamine* (min): 900mg/kg; Chondroitin Sulfate* (min): 600mg/kg. *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

I'd love to put her on full raw diet she loves it, but for now can only do am kibble and pm raw and it seems to work for her right now.

She gets variety of items like chicken quarters, pork ribs, parts from a whole chicken, pork shoulder roast, boneless pork, ground chicken, ground beef, beef heart, beef, chicken, pork, lamb liver, lamb kidney, beef thymus, deer liver, heart, lung, pancreas, tripe, fish, and once in while beef tongue.

She's in good weight and energy. Lean and fast..

Oh yeah the mower stopped part of it broke it's just crappy mower been giving us issues for long time I think it was bad one when we bought it.. riding mower is important as cutting the fields takes even longer with push mower!

I hope repair people can fix it and it isn't too pricey.

Luckily I got the yard and almost all the first field done. so just gotta finish the first field and the second field trails.

Saya pouncing on a mouse or something.
Bella still has a decent bit of Totw so once she is low I'll start transitioning. I'll write back if she does well. I hope she does. The kibble does have good smell the herring one had a fish smell to it Saya went nuts over it.

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