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Does anyone know where to purchase Innova Evo in the Raleigh, NC area? Or is it only available online? Seems a little crazy to pay shipping on dog food...
 

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Alicia Mertz said:
Does anyone know where to purchase Innova Evo in the Raleigh, NC area? ...
Animal Rehabilitation & Wellness Institute (919) 861-5868 700 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
Bowman Animal Hospital (919) 847-6216 8308 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
Canine Country Club (919) 876-9538 1654 N. Market Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
Dogs Gourmet (919) 821-5301 1805 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27608
Earth Fare (919) 433-1390 10341 Moncreiffe Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27617
La Di Dogs (919) 832-9877 419 B Daniels Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
Pawz Pet Supply (919) 845-9332 7317 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
Pet Mania (919) 676-3225 7901 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27615
Pet Supplies Plus 2 (919) 878-0080 4025 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
Triangle Nutrition (919) 847-8498 8801 Lead Mine Rd. Ste. 1...
Raleigh, NC 27615
VIPet Resort (919) 875-9899 5014 Lacy Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609
Wag (919) 836-8865 603 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603
Wag 2 (919) 841-5093 7414 Creedmoor Rd
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WHOA! Connie, I love you! Where did you get that? I Googled "Innova Evo in Raleigh, NC" last night and couldn't find squat!
 

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They have a red meat variety out now as well. I've not tried Annie on it yet. But we love Innova Evo. Got the fat cat (23.8 pounds this weekend at the vet's office...her belly rolls spilled over the scale...I am way guilty) on the cat version, too.
 

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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. :eek:

Let me know if you try the red meat variety. I saw that last night and thought it looked interesting.
 

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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. :eek:

Let me know if you try the red meat variety. I saw that last night and thought it looked interesting.
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.
 

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WHOA! Connie, I love you! Where did you get that? I Googled "Innova Evo in Raleigh, NC" last night and couldn't find squat!
Went to their site and clicked on "stores." 8) Damn. Now I have given away a big secret! :lol:
 

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.....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.
Well, that said how much fat (which could easily be upped to 30%, IMO, unless there's a weight problem), but not what sources.

Omega 3s from plant sources are not sufficient for dogs. This is the hottest newest Tufts (and other) research (along with the advantage of certain RX antihistamines over Benadryl): That dogs do not change plant-source Omega 3s into the beneficial long-chain EFAs they need. Our rate is about 10% and theirs is about 0%. This means to me that if we rely only on flax and other plant sources of Omega 3 EFAs, we're shortchanging both ourselves and, even more, our dogs. We need marine sources.

Once again: Fish oil! Fish oil and Vitamin E! We need a little smiley that has a trumpet blaring or something. :lol:
 

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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!
Went to their site and clicked on "stores." 8) Damn. Now I have given away a big secret! :lol:
Uh...right. Of course you did. Why didn't I think of that? :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: Didn't even cross my mind. #-o :lol:
 

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P.S. The reason I call it "the hottest" new research is this: It confims all the less-authoritative and smaller studies that have indicated very strongly the benefits of marine sources of Omega 3s, and have also addressed the reasons for the steadily-increasing levels of inflammation we experience (modern diets, pollution, chemical use in big ag) ----- why we need the most efficient sources of Omega 3s, which are a major anti-inflammation agent.

Inflammation is a (in many cases, THE) huge factor in systemic disease, from coronary heart disease to arthritis to allergies.
 

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Acording to their site, Inova Evo is the same thing as their dry food.
wouldn't the dry food need some sort of presevatives that wouldn't be necessary in a canned product?
 

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Alicia Mertz said:
This seems to list the ingredients of Innova Evo a bit more specifically, Connie.

http://www.naturapet.com/display.php?d=product-detail&pxsl=//product[@id='1246']
Herring meal..... good.

Extremely heated and cooked herring meal ........ not so good for the Omega 3s in the fish fat.

MHO only: I would add fresh, unheated, refrigerated, distilled (no heavy metals), no-liver fish oil* and vitamin E, slowly and gradually. Since there is 22% fat and dogs need 30% or more, I personally would not worry about adding this extra fat unless there was a weight problem. This is JMO. Sorry you asked? :lol:

* http://www.crnusa.org/o3group.html
 

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Acording to their site, Inova Evo is the same thing as their dry food.
wouldn't the dry food need some sort of presevatives that wouldn't be necessary in a canned product?
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.

All speculation on this newb's part...
 

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Bob Scott said:
Acording to their site, Inova Evo is the same thing as their dry food.
wouldn't the dry food need some sort of presevatives that wouldn't be necessary in a canned product?
I thought so. But I don't know.

Hmmmmm........ :?:
 

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Connie Sutherland said:
Bob Scott said:
Acording to their site, Inova Evo is the same thing as their dry food.
wouldn't the dry food need some sort of presevatives that wouldn't be necessary in a canned product?
I thought so. But I don't know.

Hmmmmm........ :?:
The food is cooked, the macrobiotic stuff that gets destroyed in heating is sprayed on afterwards.
 

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Woody Taylor said:
Connie Sutherland said:
Bob Scott said:
Acording to their site, Inova Evo is the same thing as their dry food.
wouldn't the dry food need some sort of presevatives that wouldn't be necessary in a canned product?
I thought so. But I don't know.

Hmmmmm........ :?:
The food is cooked, the macrobiotic stuff that gets destroyed in heating is sprayed on afterwards.
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.
 

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You guys reminded me I gotta go pick some up! :lol: Answers shortly! Be back after lunch.
 

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Right, but how long does it sit on the shelf in the store?

Maybe the bags are dated..........?
Wait...... 33-pound bags?! :eek:

How do you get them into the shopping cart?? :lol:

Don't worry about dates on products -- do what I do everywhere in the store (OCD behavior alert): Reach for the very back item on every shelf and haul it out, and then spend a lot of time putting back all the "bad" front ones you knocked off.
 
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