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8 December 2009
By adding meat to HK meals you are doing two things:
Dropping the price of the HK and making it last longer and also dropping the carbs even more by adding to it. OK, so that’s three things
I buy mine with a bunch of other friends so we get a lower price for it from a distributor. I don’t know what you paid but you could try looking at http://www.doggiefood.com as they have decent prices and low shipping(or free at times).
Also, there is a product by Honest Kitchen, called Perfect Form. Check it out for those that have GI issues. It is EXCELLENT!
Tracy, Maggie’s Mom
Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09
Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13
9 February 2011
I wish I had someone who wanted to buy HK with me so I could get a bulk discount! The local raw buyers co-op kind of petered out. Actually, it deteriorated into a snarky little group of conspiracy theorists and I had to bail.
Just so you have another option–and to cloud things even more –I order my food from http://www.petflow.com and am on their recurring delivery plan. The price is within a dollar or so of most places and I think my shipping is always free (I think it’s free over 50 bucks or something). I realize there’s no such thing as true free shipping, but the price is good and the convenience of not having to drive 10 miles for it is nice.
As far as the HK foods being heavy on potatoes, I don’t think they are, are they? I have a box of Thrive 3 feet away from me and it has no potatoes in it. It does have sweet potatoes, but that is a totally different animal. Absolutely NOT in the nightshade family, and much more nutritious than regular ol’ taters, too.
From abandoned puppy to Tripawd Warrior Dude, Dakota became one of the 2011 February Furballs due to STS. Our incredibly sweet friend lived with grace and dignity till he impulsively raced over the Bridge on 12-15-12.
Dakota's thoughtful and erudite blog is at http://shari.tr.....pawds.com/
25 April 2007
Honest Kitchen comes in a variety of formulas, some have potatoes some do not. Each formula’s ingredient list is featured on their website. Lots of good reading there, it’ll make you hungry!
And just to throw this out there…we love mail order food too! Feel free to use any of these dog food providers on our support page; every purchase helps support the Tripawds community! Thanks.
27 February 2011
30 May 2012
We are switching Hunter to Nature’s Variety chicken from Orijen 6 Fish. I called Orijen directly and that kibble has 25% carbs in it. Our holisitc vet doesn’t want Hunter on ANY carbs so we are making the transition slowly. She helped us find an affordable way to buy a raw diet… Nature’s Variety in the “chub” form, which is a sausage like tube of meat, is the cheapest form to buy it in. If you buy it in pre-made patties or medallions it will cost more. Also, you can order it from your local pet food store in a case. A case of 30 lbs. (6 – 5 lb. chubs) will cost about $80.00. At 1 lb. per day for our 70 lb. lab, that’s about one month’s worth of food. We are also supplementing his diet with blended dark green vegetables: kale, spinach, broccoli and green beans. We cook the beans and the broccoli first as we’re told to do with gassy veggies.
Our vet also said this brand of raw diet is better for possibly immuno-suppressed dogs on chemo.
I hope this is helpful.
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7/27/2003 ~ 7/24/2013
Our Super Dog Hunter crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on a beautiful summer day in July, just 3 days shy of his 10th Birthday. He gave us everything since he was 8 weeks old. Hunter was a 14 month warrior of OS. We LOVE and MISS him every day.