First, the dog food comes in a plastic bucket, which has a handle and normal people, other than me, can open easily (I needed some help to lift the tabs), but it is handy. Most dog foods come in bags that you then have to transfer and put into a plastic bin, so that’s a good feature.
Second, I mixed the food together with what Cici was eating because you are supposed to (I don’t normally do that), it’s supposed to be easier on the dog tummy. And she scarfed it all up, she is a regular chow hound. Afterwards, she looked at me, like, is that it? Sometimes she does that, sometimes not. I have been giving her treats after she eats, so that could be what she wanted. She does not usually act that hungry. But then it’s raining, she’s bored, does not want to go out in the rain. She wanted more treats, too today. She has not asked for more of those before either like she did today. Temperamental terrier.
Below is a comparison chart of other dog foods to Earth Naturals, which is helpful.
I also found a dog food review online, with a list of ingredients different from the ones I fed cici. We got the grain free kind, with sweet potato meal, see below. Am not a big fan of meals but some dog foods have them. Am trying to keep an open mind about them, some are not good, others are ok, apparently. More in another post about that.
I like that there is deboned chicken, real chicken, does not say organic, nor do the veggies or fruits say organic, probiotics (good for the belly), and minerals. Natural chicken flavor is chicken broth. But have to say that I am not a dog food or pet food expert. I just know what cici likes or does not and she liked the food.
Ingredients: Deboned Chicken, Sweet Potato Meal, Chicken Meal (A Natural Source of Glucosamine), Chicken Fat (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Natural Vitamin E), Fish Meal, Lamb Meal, Ground Flax Seed, Pumpkin Meal, Yeast Culture, Alfalfa Meal, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Natural Chicken Flavor, Fruits & Vegetables (Carrots, Peas, Tomato, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Cranberries, Blueberries) Canola Oil, Potassium Chloride, Dried Egg, Kelp Meal (Ascophyllum Nodosum), New Zealand Green Mussel, Sea Cucumber, Eggshell Meal, Chicken Cartilage (source of glucosamine), Vitamins & Minerals (Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate (Source of Vitamin B5), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Biotin, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Lecithin, Dried Chicory Root, Folic Acid, Cobalt Carbonate), Hydrolyzed Yeast (source of Beta Glucans), Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, Lactobacillus fermentum fermentation product, Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine HCL, Chondroitin Sulfate Natural Preservative (Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid), Rosemary Extract.
This is interesting, you can get a free sample of the dog food. Also, if your dog does not like food you order, return the unused portion and the company will send you a full refund, no questions asked.
All in all, Cici and I give this dog food a three paws up … woof !