Animal Rehabilitation & Wellness Institute (919) 861-5868 700 Blue Ridge RoadAlicia Mertz said:Does anyone know where to purchase Innova Evo in the Raleigh, NC area? ...
Heh, I can tell you want to get Mother Hen worked up this morning. :wink: A sidenote about a vet pointing to raw is a good way to do it. :lol:Alicia Mertz said:I've never tried it, but I know a lot of people advocate it as the best alternative to raw, and since my vet seems to think that Dom's "problems" are a result of the raw diet...well, I'll feed him a kibble that might as well be raw. :lol: Not cheap, though.
Let me know if you try the red meat variety. I saw that last night and thought it looked interesting.
Went to their site and clicked on "stores." 8) Damn. Now I have given away a big secret! :lol:Alicia Mertz said:WHOA! Connie, I love you! Where did you get that? I Googled "Innova Evo in Raleigh, NC" last night and couldn't find squat!
Well, that said how much fat (which could easily be upped to 30%, IMO, unless there's a weight problem), but not what sources.Woody Taylor said:.....Heh, I can tell you want to get Mother Hen worked up this morning. :wink: A sidenote about a vet pointing to raw is a good way to do it. :lol:
I'm keepin that red meat one in my back pocket for now. Haven't tried it yet. I tend to fold in a few treats here and there for Annie's dish to keep it interesting. A few pieces of dehydrated lamb lung, some sliced banana, ice, lsome nice salmon treats I have...all little stuff. And I always put in 3/4 tsp of Solid Gold Seameal. She has a beautiful coat and (relative to what I understand from other people's experiences) minimal shedding.
Connie, one of the store managers at the pet food place I go to...Chuck and Don's...was saying that additional fish oil might be overkill with all of the fat in Innova Evo already. What's your perspective? Here is the nutritional info.
Uh...right. Of course you did. Why didn't I think of that? Didn't even cross my mind. #-o :lol:Connie Sutherland said:
Herring meal..... good.Alicia Mertz said:This seems to list the ingredients of Innova Evo a bit more specifically, Connie.
I think--based on the people at my store's opinion, based on what makes sense to me :lol:--is that Innova Evo is not something you buy five bags of and throw out in the garage to pull from during winter. I think it's got a much higher chance to go rancid/break down. I buy the biggest bag they sell (~30 pounds) one at a time, store it in an airtight container, and go through that pretty quickly. I would definitely not buy older Evo product.Bob Scott said:
I thought so. But I don't know.Bob Scott said:
The food is cooked, the macrobiotic stuff that gets destroyed in heating is sprayed on afterwards.Connie Sutherland said:
Then I would expect the shelf life would be shorter then "regular" dry foods. Course a 33lb bag of food doesn't last long here.Woody Taylor said:The food is cooked, the macrobiotic stuff that gets destroyed in heating is sprayed on afterwards.Connie Sutherland said:
Wait...... 33-pound bags?!Connie Sutherland said:Right, but how long does it sit on the shelf in the store?
Maybe the bags are dated..........?