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#234705 - 06/06/12 06:41 PM Who Makes What?
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An ongoing thread to keep track of who makes what in dog food.

Here is a starting list:
http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/who-makes-what-in-pet-food.html

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#234713 - 06/06/12 08:57 PM Re: Who Makes What? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I noticed Nature's Logic is listed twice, I've emailed to find out which it is.

If it's Crosswind I'm going to fall out of my chair laughing, you can't get two more different foods!!
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#234748 - 06/07/12 12:17 AM Re: Who Makes What? [Re: Barb E]
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I gave up on Kumpi. But I still use Zukes training treats. They are made by Crosswind. If you listen to Evelyn Serpa, it is Crosswind that does all the testing on the foods, and they seemed to be consistent in quality from bag to bag. But I just could not justify $50/bag for corn meal, and some of my girls remained rather skinny on it.

I went to 4-Health, and after a few bags, the old Diamond inconsistency and then the recall. Now my girls are losing weight again. Uhg. I switched to Diamond Naturals, Adult and Extreme Athlete in hopes that the higher calorie, higher protein, higher fat would help. Now I am trying to give it a chance to do the job. The price is right, but it may not be.

If this does not work, I think I am going to switch to Pro-plan and give that a try.
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#234979 - 06/08/12 10:11 AM Re: Who Makes What? [Re: Barb E]
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Originally Posted By: Barb E
I noticed Nature's Logic is listed twice, I've emailed to find out which it is.

If it's Crosswind I'm going to fall out of my chair laughing, you can't get two more different foods!!


I heard from NL and they have contacted Susan and the page has been updated to the new information which is:
Quote:
Good morning, Barb;

I work with Scott Freeman at Natureís Logic and he shared your recent emails regarding our manufacturing partners. As Scott indicated, Natureís Logic has been working with Mid-American to produce our dry kibble formulas since March of 2011. I have contacted Susan Thixton at Truth About Pet Food and she tells me she has already updated the information in her blog post from yesterday and on her Petsumer Reports. Thanks for bringing this to our attention so we could correct it.


I did go back to the link and the site has been updated now.
I got a lot of links to info provided by NL - I'll post them in another thread for anyone that might be interested
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#235052 - 06/08/12 03:05 PM Re: Who Makes What? [Re: Barb E]
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Thanks Barb smile
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#237701 - 06/21/12 02:29 AM Re: Who Makes What? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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#238916 - 06/26/12 08:27 AM Kibble manufacturer, some Wellness kibble, Ol Roy
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Acc. to an email response from Wellness, this is where they currently manufacture at least some of their kibble:

http://www.animanufacturing.com/

Their own brand name food 'Atta Boy!" is lowest quality, corn based:
http://www.anibrands.com/brands1

Company profile:
http://www.manta.com/c/mm21tl8/american-nutrition-inc
"Products or Services: Chiwawa Food, Ol Roy Dog Food, Homemade Dog Food Recipes, Purina Dog Food and Pinnacle Dog Food."

Another company profile:
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=4345061

Someone in Cambridge (not me!) posted what looks like an enlarged and enhanced google pic, incl. with google map info:
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/69887500i

I have no idea whether this factory (and others) is any better or safer than Diamond (or Menu of infamous past). To find out, maybe find USDA inspection records? At least it's manufactured in the US, but the ingredients? And hygiene?
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#260068 - 11/09/12 02:05 PM Re: Kibble manufacturer, some Wellness kibble, Ol Roy [Re: shepnterrier]
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More on who makes what:

From Wellness:
"We are no longer having any products produced at Diamond. We have spent the last 2 years expanding production at our Mishawaka, Indiana facility to bring the majority of our production into our own WellPet facilities.

Below is a list of our current manufacturers.

Wellness Dry Dog
WellPet Mishawaka IN
American Nutrition UT, PA
Hagen NY
Vitaline PA

Wellness Can Dog
American Nutrition UT
Simmons NJ
Simmons- Canada Toronto

Treats
Wellness
WellBars Bio Biscuit St Hyacinthe Canada
WellBites Mountain Country Foods UT
Pure Rewards Mountain Country Foods UT
Pure Delights Mountain Country Foods UT"
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#260069 - 11/09/12 02:07 PM Re: Kibble manufacturer, some Wellness kibble, Ol Roy [Re: cassadee7]
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From Solid Gold:

"In April, Diamond Pet Foods did stop producing the 4 foods that they had been making for us; in mid-August they resumed production of those four foods which include Hund n Flocken and our three bison products (WolfCub, WolfKing and Just a Wee Bit) at their Meta, MO facility.

Crosswind Industries, located in Kansas, manufactures our remaining formulations which include Holistique Blendz, Hundchen Flocken, Barking at the Moon, Millennia, Sun Dancer, Katz N Flocken and IndigoMoon."
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#260081 - 11/09/12 04:56 PM Re: Who makes What? Kibble manufacturers [Re: cassadee7]
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From Natural Balance:

the following LID dry formulas are made by Diamond:
bison, fish, venison, duck, and ultra premium

the following LID dry formulas are NOT made by Diamond:
lamb, chicken, duck/legume (new), rabbit


Edited by MaxaLisa (11/09/12 06:36 PM)
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