RFD would like you to believe otherwise. It's all the same stuff regardless if you happen to see different ingredients. That would be smoke and mirrors from the crafty marketing department giving the appearance of different ingredients.To be honest, I think I like the look of the other Abady you feed better than this one. NF doesn't seem to have as many animal-based protein sources. And gee, why is chicken meal so much better in this formula but cbpm is a GREAT source of protein in all their other formulas?
This is the only feed I noticed at Acana website 34% protien: Large breed formulaHow so?
none of the ingridients in abady stand out to me as being particularly great, theres no way its worth the $85 for 35 lb bag, unless they use chickens that lay golden eggs.
I pay $55 for a 30 lb bag of acana, thats 34% protein, my dog eats 1 3/4 cups a day and lasts me 2 months. They use only fresh regional ingridients, free range hormone/antibiotic free chicken, fresh fish thats never preserved with ethoxyquin and their meat is inspected and certified as fit for human consuption.
I dont see how abady comes anywhere close to the quality of acana or orijen.
I see...thank you.I dont see why you get so wound up about the inclusion of herbs, its formulated to resemble what a wolf would eat in the wild, but in this case its also used as a source of minerals/vitamins. Wolves eat grass and herbs in the wild to aid digestion/and or food poisoning, its certainly more species appropriate then rice.
Looking at the Acana Provincial lineup, I noticed they mention 30% of the calories distribution is from those regional fruits and vegetables. Some would argue that has a biological value of zero to the dog, so you can discount 30% of the 34% protein. After doing that, you come up with a combination of protein and fat that is roughly the same.How so? ...I dont see how abady comes anywhere close to the quality of acana or orijen.
ME (metabolizable energy) is 4200 kcal/kg (420 kcal per 250 ml cup) with 35% of energy
from protein, 35% from fat and 30% from regional fruits and vegetables.