Originally Posted by WasChampionFan
Fromm does no actual feed trial testing. Annamaet has an in-house kennel as well as a network of hunters and sled dog racers.
Fromm makes foods the owner likes. Not saying they are bad, but most of the ingredients serve no purpose.
Virtually all performance foods have some ground corn because it is needed. The only two Annamaet formulas with corn are Ultra & Extra, which are mostly fed to sled and trial dogs.
Dog food review sites should not be relied on, even if the ratings are good. The Dog Food Advisor rate Annamaet's GF's a 5 (top) and the others a 4 but he uses the allergy formula as the basis of the 4. Even though he rates them high, I still say he has no business rating foods.
Listen to people that use the food, the expertise of the people making it and the track record.
Fromm does not have in-house dogs. Fromm does feeding trials with local breeders and kennels.
I will agree that the many of the fruits and vegetables listed well down in the ingredient lists of many brands is there for marketing purposes - not to improve the formula for dog nutrition. I wouldn't choose a kibble because these ingredients are included; but at the same time I wouldn't not
choose the same kibble if my dog did well on it.