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#219576 - 03/17/12 09:21 PM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: MaxaLisa]
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My sister is adding an aussie pup in a couple of weeks. After her research she will be feeding Acana Pacifica.

She feeds raw at night and kibble in the morning, I believe.
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#219679 - 03/18/12 11:33 AM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: PositiveDog]
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Thanks Bonnie. I think we have those available here. Very hard to think I might be feeding a dog that can actually eat more than 1 or 2 proteins (knock wood). I don't know what that's like frown

(...But I miss it.)
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#219711 - 03/18/12 07:08 PM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Ah - an easy, healthy dog! I hope that is what you get, Lisa.

Both Pacifica and 6 Fish have fish as the only protein. It used to be grain free was not used for puppies, but this is changing.

My sister has two dogs that can't eat chicken and it makes since to sue something they can all eat.

Acana Pacifica is about $20 less per bag (here.) Makes it a good choice.

I also like this, stated upfront:

Q: 100 % CHINA-FREE Do ACANA and ORIJEN dog and cat food formulas contain any ingredients from China?

A |


There are no ingredients from China used in the preparation of our dog and cat food formulas, including vitamins we are 100% China-free.

Our production focus is on FRESH INGREDIENTS supplied regionally and all of our products are made exclusively within our own award-winning factory here in Alberta, Canada. And rest assured, our products are biologically appropriate, the way Mother Nature intended.

For more detailed information on the ingredients contained in our product lines, click on the Ingredients & Preservatives link.
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#219723 - 03/18/12 08:26 PM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: PositiveDog]
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I wonder where they are getting the vitamins from that are "China-Free" I'd like some for myself!!!
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#219757 - 03/18/12 11:31 PM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: Barb E]
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Lisa,

What "medium sized" breed might this new pup be?? smile
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#219769 - 03/19/12 01:08 AM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: BlackGSD]
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Originally Posted By: BlackGSD
Lisa,

What "medium sized" breed might this new pup be?? smile


LOL, as soon as I know, I will be sure to update here! I'm still wandering aimlessly a bit on this one crazy
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#219785 - 03/19/12 06:18 AM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: Barb E]
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Barb -

You can email them and I am sure they will answer. They were the most forthcoming of any company I researched.

A friend who is working diligently on the chicken jerky treats issues also spent many hours on dog food sites. That led her to want to change her dog's food as well and she also chose Orijen in the end.

They are the only one that answered every question. Most just said it was "propriety" information.
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#219786 - 03/19/12 06:29 AM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Bonnie and barb, I didn't see your posts before - very curious about the non-china vitamins. Maybe we'll trip over that info somewhere.
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#219944 - 03/20/12 06:19 AM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Lisa;

This is the response from Orijen on the vitamins:

Thank you for your email.



All of our minerals are produced and sourced exclusively in Canada. Our vitamins come primarily from North America; if they are not available from North America we source from European producers. Vitamins sourced outside of North America come from Switzerland, Germany, and France and are produced in these countries exclusively. We do not source or use vitamins or minerals produced in any other countries.
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#220024 - 03/20/12 12:26 PM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: PositiveDog]
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Wow, thanks Bonnie! This is great info to have, very much appreciate you emailing them thumbup
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