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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 04:50 PM
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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.

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Our bag of Annamaet arrived today, and I'm a little confused about how much to feed her. Sadie's about 26 pounds, and is almost 6 months (yes, very small for a Golden!). The bag suggests 1-1/2 cups for an adult dog within 15-30lb. As she's a puppy still, I know that I should be feeding more than that, but my instinct is that doubling the amount would be too much for a puppy this age. We'll be phasing out the Canidae but having a sense of how much total Annamaet would help us. Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Our bag of Annamaet arrived today, and I'm a little confused about how much to feed her. Sadie's about 26 pounds, and is almost 6 months (yes, very small for a Golden!). The bag suggests 1-1/2 cups for an adult dog within 15-30lb. As she's a puppy still, I know that I should be feeding more than that, but my instinct is that doubling the amount would be too much for a puppy this age. We'll be phasing out the Canidae but having a sense of how much total Annamaet would help us. Does anyone have any recommendations?
That sounds about right. In a week check her weight and see if her stools are normal. Adjust as you need.
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Our bag of Annamaet arrived today, and I'm a little confused about how much to feed her. Sadie's about 26 pounds, and is almost 6 months (yes, very small for a Golden!). The bag suggests 1-1/2 cups for an adult dog within 15-30lb. As she's a puppy still, I know that I should be feeding more than that, but my instinct is that doubling the amount would be too much for a puppy this age. We'll be phasing out the Canidae but having a sense of how much total Annamaet would help us. Does anyone have any recommendations?
For the Annamaet Encore it has a Adult food chart and indicates that a puppy should double the amount. Flynn, at 4 months given his weight, is eating 4 cups per day [double adult] and is very lean. If you want another option call Annamaet after 9am EST and ask Kit who is a wealth of knowledge about all of their foods.
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Compare calorie counts of the two foods and use the amount of Annamaet that would equal that of the Canidae.



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I got the Annamaet Option today. Started the switch with the little dogs, Benny start when he goes off of the prescription food.
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Just wanted to provide an update. The Annamaet is working so well for Sadie - she's growing steadily, having firm stools, and is looking and feeling great. I am so glad we switched. She's just turned 30lb at 6.5 months, and we're feeding her 1 cup in the morning, and 1 cup in the evening, and it seems to be about right for now.
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My guys are doing great on it too. I'm also glad I made the switch.
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My girl is also doing GREAT on the ( Annamaet Food )
She has been on it for 2 weeks now with no problums
even her coat is starting to look better.
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Thanks to WCF for the Annamaet tip. Looks like all who try it are happy campers. I may be next although WCF has me thinking about BilJac now.
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