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B.G. Food (Merrick) & Raw

Has anyone heard of this food? The guys at my pet store recommended this as an alternative to Evo Red Meat since I was asking about variety in Scooter's diet. The sample flavor they gave me is chicken.

They also gave me some raw food that's dehydrated and I would mix it with warm water. I know there are some that really like the raw food but I'm not sure which direction to go.

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The BG gets a 5 star rating at dogfoodanalysis.com. So the ingredients should be fine. It also comes in a Buffalo flavour.

I would stay away from a dehydrated raw food. It really does defeat the purpose of feeding raw. You might as well just stick to the good kibble.

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They had "raw" food that was frozen. Is that what you refer to when you say you're feeding raw?

I'll check out the link you included, he's refusing the Evo but I wonder if he's just tired of it because he'll eat almost anything else we give him. I used about 10 pieces of the new food in chicken flavor as treats today while training and he loved it.

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my boys both threw up the BG. but every dog is different.




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Well I actually make my own raw food. I go to a supplier where I get raw ground beef, chicken, turkey, lamb etc. Some of it has ground bone in it and some doesn't . I also add some organ meat, pulped vegetable matter and supplements.

However, frozen raw was how I started out but due to have 2 very active dogs, I found it cheaper to do it myself. There are various raw suppliers, Nature's Variety the most common in this forum. But there's also Healthy Paws and Carnivore. I've bought some frozen patties from Carnivore, Elk and Bison. My guys loved it. Their patties are meat only. YOu can also buy vegetable patties and mix them in with the meat. The Natures' Variety has the vegetables and organ meat already in.

Just like kibble, I think trying different raw foods is good too. Gives for a more complete diet.

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Daniel-You're a more devoted puppy-parent than I am! I already cook for 5 every day so having food for Scoot that's ready to eat is wonderful to me! I'll give this new stuff a try, mixing it in with his Evo, and see how he does.
Thanks for the info on the raw stuff, I won't even bother with it.

Missy-Ewww! I hope that doesn't happen!

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Please tell me why dehydrating defeats the purpose? I'm curious because I actually ordered a sample of Honest Kitchen because I thought it might be a nice alternative for travel, rotation, etc. However, there is no ground bone in Honest Kitchen, is that why?

I wonder why BG is "only" 5 star? Is it because of the lower protein content? There are a whole lot of ingredients on that list...

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The raw-dehydrated food they gave me is Honest Kitchen.

BG has a lower protein content than Evo, I was told it's still more than enough. I sure don't know! That's why I ask about it on this forum.

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Please tell me why dehydrating defeats the purpose? I'm curious because I actually ordered a sample of Honest Kitchen because I thought it might be a nice alternative for travel, rotation, etc. However, there is no ground bone in Honest Kitchen, is that why?

I wonder why BG is "only" 5 star? Is it because of the lower protein content? There are a whole lot of ingredients on that list...
YOu just hit the nail on the head. It's good for travelling etc but from everything I read it shoudn't be used as a replacement for actual kibble or raw food. It's meant to be used occasionally ex travelling.

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Hi Ann

I'm not worried about protein content being too high, I've pretty much decided the whole goal IS more protein and also to eliminate grains. I'm noticing in the last 11 days that Saydee has been off grain, her tear stains have virtually stopped so I am becoming more and more convinced every day my pup's fur gets whiter... (I'm also using acidophilus supplement which may contribute as well).

I really like Evo, and I trust Natura (the company that makes Evo and Innova) more than I trust most dog food companies. I figure if the high protein is an issue, I can always dilute it with wet food, etc. I really believe if you are going for kibble, Evo is at the top of the list.

I'm just wondering why Daniel doesn't care for dehydrated raw. I was hoping Honest Kitchen was a nice option for rotating...
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