Tried Evangers canned-liked it yes and no - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Alternative and Home Cooked Diets A forum for people making their own dog food, using alternative methods or different discussions improving the nutrition of your dog.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Pixiesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Fla
Posts: 2,815
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts
Tried Evangers canned-liked it yes and no

I wanted GO! canned but all the store carried was dry variety, so I tried Evangers because it was also rated highly on DFA. It was chicken casserole, and it really smelled like something you'd make for dinner. So far so good. The can had a picture of a full plate of chicken chunks, apples, peas, and spiral pasta. Well, the contents of my can was 90% broth, with a few shards of shredded chicken, half a pea and one carrot slice-I kid you not. I paid $2.89 a can for chicken water?! Anyway, Pixie did seem to enjoy the small portion of solid food that was there to give her . I called the company to politely express my disappointment, and they're sending me some coupons. They explained that the cans are packed by hand and can be inconsistent (you're not kidding). I must have gotten a Monday can. I'll give it another shot-when I get my coupons.

I'm still homecooking, but she won't eat any veggies or anything but meat, so I wanted to add a canned meal.

Beth, Pixie Puff and MiG too
Pixiesmom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 03:49 PM
Debbie B.
 
dbeech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 501
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Keep us posted. Riley won't touch any fruits or veggies so this may be a good supplement to his diet.

Debbie and Riley
dbeech is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 06:36 PM
Dave T
 
davetgabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,715
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 109 Times in 107 Posts
Not sure about Evangers but Sabine recommended Go for Molly, and she loves it. Price is good too $4 a can .

Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
davetgabby is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Pixiesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Fla
Posts: 2,815
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts
I'm trying to get a hold of canned Go! on your recommendation from a previous post Dave. The store in my town only has the dry so far. I'm going to have to travel to the next town over, and I will. DFA only has 6 star kibbles-no canned (the highest listed is 5 star). I wonder why.

Beth, Pixie Puff and MiG too
Pixiesmom is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 08:16 PM
Dave T
 
davetgabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,715
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 109 Times in 107 Posts
Beth maybe the Petcurean site can help. Remember ,a good canned food is better than a good kibble. Here is their site. http://www.petcurean.com/

Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
davetgabby is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 10:00 PM
Kimberly
 
Havtahava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 10,275
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 18 Times in 12 Posts
I've bought the Evanger's canned a few times. Yes, it can be inconsistent, but I've been very pleased with the quality, especially when you compare it by cost with some of the other canned foods. I also like that you can identify most of the contents by sight immediately after opening it. Their chicken thigh product are whole chicken thighs in the can.
Havtahava is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Senior Member
 
SMARTY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,107
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 8 Times in 8 Posts
Beth the same thing happened to me with the EVO canned, 50% liquid for almost $3 a can.

Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen
SMARTY is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Pixiesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Fla
Posts: 2,815
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts
That stinks Sandi!
I understand if something is packed by hand and is a bit inconsistent, but there needs to be quality control somewhere.

Beth, Pixie Puff and MiG too
Pixiesmom is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 11:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Metchosin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Posts: 169
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a little food chopper. At dinnertime, I take my dog's meat pattie and a veggie (sometimes also some blueberries). I chop them together really fine. I find chopping them together is the secret. The meat scent covers the veggies and the berries.
My dog inhales his dinner.

I do make his pattie myself as well, but that's another story. I think that if your dog likes the main food then the vegetables added to the main food (chopped fine) might just be the ticket.

I'm adding at least 2 or 3 Tbsp of veggies per meal. I do this to manage Tucker's weight and to make his meager-to-me dish look like a real meal.

His 'poopers' are small, solid and don't have undigested vegetables in them....sorry if this is more info than you wanted
Metchosin is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 08:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Missy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,746
Submit Photo: 27
Photo Submissions 48 Times in 35 Posts
I agree with the mixing the veggies in with something they like. My boys happen to love greenbeans which is easy. But counter intuitive as it is...a lot of veggies need to be slightly cooked for a dog to digest. unless you puree.

I have never tried the Evangers full meals-- But Jasper loved their 100% meat cans...Buffalo was his favorite...It got us through a "I would rather starve and be depressed than eat that stuff" phase.




Missy, Jasper & Cash
Missy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome