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post #31 of 50
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Also, the lady in the feed store told me that Merrick was coming out with a grain-free dry cat food. Has anyone else heard this? There's no evidence on Merrick's website.
Merrick told me they were developing a dry cat food, but didn't know when (was about 6 months ago that I asked them)
post #32 of 50
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I emailed Merrick and the new food will be available in stores within the next couple of weeks, and available online May 1st. They will also have 100% meat cans, but are meant to be used as a supplement and not a complete diet. I also have the ingredients! It's too long to post here, so I'll post them in succession over few posts to follow.
post #33 of 50
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CHICKEN:
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 36.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (Not More Than) 3.0%
Moisture (Not More Than) 11.0%

3780 kcal/kg (calculated) – One pound provides 409 kcal of metabolizable energy (calculated). One cup (100 grams) provides 108 calories (Caloric content calculated using Modified Atwater Method).

Chicken Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.
post #34 of 50
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SALMON:
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 36.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (Not More Than) 3.0%
Moisture (Not More Than) 11.0%

3771 kcal/kg (calculated) – One pound provides 407 kcal of metabolizable energy (calculated). One cup (100 grams) provides 108 calories (Caloric content calculated using Modified Atwater Method).

Salmon Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.
post #35 of 50
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TUNA:
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 36.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (Not More Than) 3.0%
Moisture (Not More Than) 11.0%

3765 kcal/kg (calculated) – One pound provides 406 kcal of metabolizable energy (calculated). One cup (100 grams) provides 108 calories (Caloric content calculated using Modified Atwater Method).

Tuna Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.
post #36 of 50
All of those do have alfalfa though.
post #37 of 50
I was on PFD's website looking for alternatives to EVO and/or the EVO 95% meat cans (incase I need to switch to a different alergy diet for Toby)... Wellness has 95% meat cans for DOGS similar in makeup to the EVO 95% cans...but, almost twice as expensive (as is all wellness *sigh* ) They didn't have a "cat" version though.

Art
post #38 of 50
This is so disappointing. Why would pet food companies put an ingradient known to cause problems into their food? The change in proportions in chicken and chicken meal is also likely a measure to save money for EVO. I am looking for an alternative grainless dry food for my cat - any suggestions? Please help.
post #39 of 50
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As I said before, I got a bag of Taste of the Wild for my cats. It's been about 3 days and they're eating fine and, more importantly, their diarrhea has cleared right up!
post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by asntp View Post
This is so disappointing. Why would pet food companies put an ingradient known to cause problems into their food? The change in proportions in chicken and chicken meal is also likely a measure to save money for EVO. I am looking for an alternative grainless dry food for my cat - any suggestions? Please help.
Harvard Business School has a course called "Administrative Practices." It studies how to run business to increase profit, both historically and theoretically.

One thing they study is called "the sausage game." Essentially, there really isn't much difference between sausage brands. So, for a new brand to gain a foothold, it has to have excellent quality and a low price. Once the company attains its market goal, it then begins to lower quality and raise price until there is a noticeable drop in market share, and they stay there.

So, EVO may have attained their market goal, and now they fiddling trying to bring their profit up.
post #41 of 50
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As I said before, I got a bag of Taste of the Wild for my cats. It's been about 3 days and they're eating fine and, more importantly, their diarrhea has cleared right up!
That's what I switched to after my cats didn't like Evo. No runny poo, just not interested in eating it. They ripped apart the Taste of the Wild bag before the food they had in the bowl was empty lmao. I think they approve and I think it smells better than the Evo.
post #42 of 50
My cats have the runs and stinky poo/gas on Evo dry. I had to stop feeding it. However, they don't get the same effects on the wet. It's weird though, because your cats didn't previously have trouble with it.
post #43 of 50
I got my two bags of EVO in the mail today and opened the first...They ate it fine and so far no throwing up...I'm not opening the second bag yet though. I'm going to wait to open the taste of the wild until they are on the last bag of EVO (so I can transition them to it if they like it).

Art
post #44 of 50
this is just the dry right?

I buy the Evo canned and alfalfa is not in mine...
post #45 of 50
This was a great conversation to stumble upon. I've been thinking of changing my cat food and one of the foods I was looking at is Taste of the Wild. It sounds like a lot of you like it and find it a good fit for your cats. What made you choose it?
post #46 of 50
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This was a great conversation to stumble upon. I've been thinking of changing my cat food and one of the foods I was looking at is Taste of the Wild. It sounds like a lot of you like it and find it a good fit for your cats. What made you choose it?
Well one of the big thing was the price. And the availability at a pet supply store near my house. Any other grain free cat foods I have to go to a store 15 miles away to get at a health food store. I also prefer some sort of fish in the formula to improve their coats. The fact that my cat LOVE it is a thing to keep me going back for more.
post #47 of 50
How disappointing! My cats have had some gastric distress lately and I have been looking everywhere but the food. But everything makes sense now. I sent a letter to Inova Evo stating my disappointment. Back to the pet store for a new recommendation.
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by BitsyBetsy View Post
This was a great conversation to stumble upon. I've been thinking of changing my cat food and one of the foods I was looking at is Taste of the Wild. It sounds like a lot of you like it and find it a good fit for your cats. What made you choose it?
It's the only grain free I haven't tried before. It isn't as high in protein as EVO so it isn't my first choice as a replacement but my cats won't eat the other high protein grain frees (Orijen, Core, Raw Instinct). My cats aren't crazy about it but so far they are eating it if it is mixed with Pinnacle (the other grain free I feed).
post #49 of 50
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Originally Posted by BitsyBetsy View Post
This was a great conversation to stumble upon. I've been thinking of changing my cat food and one of the foods I was looking at is Taste of the Wild. It sounds like a lot of you like it and find it a good fit for your cats. What made you choose it?
I originally bought it because it was the only kibble I could find that was high in protein, grain free, by-product free with added probiotic and raw bio- coating.
The price is awesome too.
post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by saya View Post
I originally bought it because it was the only kibble I could find that was high in protein, grain free, by-product free with added probiotic and raw bio- coating.
The price is awesome too.
The price really is great. Their website links to Pet Food Direct that sells a 15lb bag for $23.29. That's not much more than what I pay now and I'm not feeding a premium brand of food. It also looks like they have a 5% off coupon too on top of that. Can't beat that.
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