Nutrish Open Range Recipe™ With Beef, Venison & Lamb
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Packed with the delicious proteins dogs instinctually crave, Nutrish® PEAK™ Open Range Recipe™ is a natural food made with added vitamins and chelated minerals. Real U.S. farm-raised beef is always the #1 ingredient — combined with protein-rich venison, lamb and essential nutrients to help your pup thrive.see more...
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What I did was just combine it with what they were already eating and they loved it of course. The reason I wasn't scared to just throw it in is because of the ingredients. I love that this dog food is grain free because I currently use a grain free dog food and have my dogs whole life and I truly believe it has kept her healthy and at a great weight! I also thought the packaging was nice on this dog food, I like that it shows on the front what exactly the ingredients are. One thing I would like to see is a side by side comparison to other grain free dogs foods to see where the brands stand against each other.
If I could see the comparisons to other brands I would be more open to switching my pups to this brand because I also love Rachel Ray!
All in all I would definitly give it a try if you are in the market for a new dog food! Although Grain Free dog food is more expensive.... It's benefits outlast the cost.
Secondly, though this bag is labeled as "Beef, Venison and Lamb," it still contains quite a bit of chicken product (chicken meal, chicken fat), and chicken is one of the most triggers for dogs with sensitivities. My own pit bull can't have kibble with chicken in it, though my Australian shepherd can.
Finally, the inclusion of "beef" as the first ingredient is misleading. This is not a meal ingredient. It is inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. Ingredients are listed in order of weight and, once dehydrated, the ingredient would probably be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list.
Since she's growing up and becoming more food motivated, I've been mixing in a higher end, grain free kibble to her food every so often and now she gobbles it up. So since she's been more open to kibble, i mixed this Nutrish PEAK Beef, Venison kibble in with her meal for breakfast and lunch and she's been really loving it! You have to be careful about serving sized with kibble though, (especially with a dog like a corgi, prone to being overweight) because kibble is packed with so many nutrients, that it's often too caloric and serving sizes on the bag is too much food.
I like the packaging on this dog food too, and how it shows most of the ingredients on the front. My only hesitation is that for the price, there are still some questionable fillers in the food and her stools haven't been as solid with the new kibble as before.
Overall, for anyone looking to start their pup out on some yummy, better quality dog food, I would recommend this product. It's just harder to make the switch for a dog who is used to fresh food and has a sensitive tummy when switching food.
With that said, this food is mediocre. When I received it in the mail, I first looked at the ingredients. The bag said it was supposed to be "beef, venison and lamb." However, there is a lot of chicken (commonly causes issues in sensitive doggy tummies). It also contains quite a bit of fillers, including beet pulp.
With that said, it does seem to have mostly high quality products, and I felt comfortable enough having my dog try it. My dog will eat anything. However, his body won't necessarily "accept" everything. I mixed this half and half with his normal food for a smooth transition. He seemed to tolerate it OK for a couple days. However, I'm not comfortable switching to this product as my dog's primary food source.
In short, the marketing on this is a little misleading, but it can probably still be considered a "higher" quality food than most middle-range pet foods.
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