Switch from Canidae to Annamaet? - Page 4 - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums

GoldenRetrieverForum.com is the premier Golden Retriever Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,146
Thanks: 67
Thanked 224 Times in 179 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by WasChampionFan View Post
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.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #32 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2012, 11:00 PM
Sadie's mum's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 68
Thanks: 172
Thanked 47 Times in 24 Posts
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?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sadie's mum For This Useful Post:
Ljilly28 (06-07-2012)
  #33 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2012, 06:03 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 464
Thanks: 7
Thanked 67 Times in 60 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie's mum View Post
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.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #34 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2012, 06:17 AM
jrr jrr is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SW Va
Posts: 40
Thanks: 1
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie's mum View Post
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.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #35 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2012, 08:35 AM
Penny & Maggie's Mom's Avatar
In the Moment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 20,428
Images: 128
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 3,413 Times in 2,376 Posts
Compare calorie counts of the two foods and use the amount of Annamaet that would equal that of the Canidae.
__________________


Betty and the Dallas crew


“Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” A. France
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #36 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2012, 11:05 PM
skeller's Avatar
Benny, Katie and Max
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oceanside, NY
Posts: 553
Images: 27
Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I got the Annamaet Option today. Started the switch with the little dogs, Benny start when he goes off of the prescription food.
__________________
Suanne

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #37 (permalink)  
Old 06-23-2012, 02:16 PM
Sadie's mum's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 68
Thanks: 172
Thanked 47 Times in 24 Posts
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.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #38 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2012, 06:48 PM
skeller's Avatar
Benny, Katie and Max
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oceanside, NY
Posts: 553
Images: 27
Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
My guys are doing great on it too. I'm also glad I made the switch.
__________________
Suanne

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #39 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2012, 10:02 AM
Running Star's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Refrigerator Box in Michigan
Posts: 78
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 8 Posts
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.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #40 (permalink)  
Old 06-30-2012, 01:21 PM
artbuc's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 481
Thanks: 5
Thanked 51 Times in 39 Posts
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.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:04 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
© Golden Retriever Forum .com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65