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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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The Ultimate Diet?

Hello there! I am thinking of making the switch over to raw for my two boys. Now that Mijo's problems seem to have disappeared (knock on wood!) and Guapo seems to be chewing his paws raw (boo!) I am thinking of trying raw to see what it does for them. I was considering Healthy Paws but when I called the store I normally go to they said that they didn't carry it. They carry a type called 'The Ultimate Diet' http://theultimatediet.myshopify.com/ Does anyone have any experience with this food? It seems good, all organic and locally produced. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated.

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Connie,

That food looks pretty decent I think! I have never heard of it before, but I see the store I buy Healthy Paws at has it by special order. Maybe I will order some to just try it out. Anyhow, looks good!

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Connie, it does look great. I like that all the formulas are slightly different. One concern I would have is that all but the venison has wheat germ and nutritional yeast. which if wheat is the problem for mijo or guapo it may not help to feed raw. But then again, I know many people who feed raw add a supplement that may have nutritional yeast in it too... all but venison has oats pretty high up in the ingredients too... so it is not grain free. But if grains aren't an issue...it may be worth a try.

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At The Ultimate Diet, we never use meats or grains unfit for human consumption. Only human-grade ingredients are used. No chemicals. No preservatives. No colorings. No Additives. Nothing artificial. Please note: we offer a No Grains version in the 4 and 12 lb size for all flavors.

The "No Grains" formula ingredients are identical to the grain version with the exception of no oats and no wheat germ.

Certified Organically Raised Beef

Certified Organic Beef, Organic Whole Oats (less than 7%), Un-pasteurized Honey, Organic Garlic, Organic Fresh Carrots, Fresh Organic Parsley, Fresh Organic Seasonal Greens, Sea Kelp, Nutritional Yeast, Wheat Germ, Carob Powder, Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Ground bone

Venison (Hypoallergenic)

Venison, Organic Whole Oats (less than 7%), Un-pasteurized Honey, Organic Garlic, Organic Fresh Carrots, Fresh Organic Parsley, Fresh Organic Seasonal Greens, Sea Kelp, Carob Powder, Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Ground Bone

Naturally Raised Chicken

Naturally Raised Chicken, Organic Whole Oats (less than 7%), Un-pasteurized Honey, Organic Garlic, Organic Fresh Carrots, Fresh Organic Parsley, Fresh Organic Seasonal Greens, Sea Kelp, Nutritional Yeast, Wheat Germ, Carob Powder, Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Ground Bone

Naturally Raised Lamb

Naturally Raised Lamb, Organic Whole Oats (less than 7%), Un-pasteurized Honey, Organic Garlic, Organic Fresh Carrots, Fresh Organic Parsley, Fresh Organic Seasonal Greens, Sea Kelp, Nutritional Yeast, Wheat Germ, Carob Powder, Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Ground Bone

Naturally Raised Chicken and Lamb

Naturally Raised Chicken and Lamb, Organic Whole Oats (less than 7%), Un-pasteurized Honey, Organic Garlic, Organic Fresh Carrots, Fresh Organic Parsley, Fresh Organic Seasonal Greens, Sea Kelp, Nutritional Yeast, Wheat Germ, Carob Powder, Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Ground Bone



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Does the "organic garlic" in the ingredient list ring any alarm bells for anyone? I thought it was toxic?

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Some say Garlic is toxic in high doses but I know a lot who feed it regularly and have had no problems.

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They don't say if there meat contains organs at all which would be very important. You may want to ask.

I noticed on their site that they recommend fasting your dog twice a month. I always wonder about that. But my guys always seem hungry so I never do it.

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Ryan let me know the cost of a bag. I like to rotate different stuff between my own batches. My guys are eating the Beef Botanicals from Tollden right now. I tried chicken botanicals but they wouldn't even touch it. It's the first time I've seen them turn down food lol

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Daniel, I'll ask about the organs, thanks! How often would you switch up proteins anyways? And do you do as many proteins as you can or switch between two or three? Can you get Tollden at Ryan's Pet Foods or is it something to order from the net? I'll ask my store about that one too!

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I go through all the meats. I make my own but generally I go through 6lbs of one then move to the next. When I used to use Tolldens (yes they carry it at Global close by Ryan and I) I would buy the ...6lb bag I think it was and change every time I ran out.

Tollden has two types of complete raw. One mixed with veggies and the other mixed with botanicals. My guys never had a problem with the veggie mix but they didn't like the smell of the botanical duck. Refused to eat it.

Personally if you are going to buy packaged then I would rotate between all three.

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Thanks for the info Daniel!

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