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How are the foods processed? I thought I read something about extrusion...
They are extruded just like everything Elmira makes. Petcurean is very good at marketing and the food is ok but its not worth three times the price of other decent foods.

Petcurean's food is made by Elmira Pet Products the same way as a dozen other foods made there.

You can buy virtually the same food called Nutram for a lot less money.
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They are extruded just like everything Elmira makes. Petcurean is very good at marketing and the food is ok but its not worth three times the price of other decent foods.

Petcurean's food is made by Elmira Pet Products the same way as a dozen other foods made there.

You can buy virtually the same food called Nutram for a lot less money.
That seems to be your standard line for any food that you don't like. It's white noise. I've actually never seen any marketing by most of the dog foods you slam here. I've certainly never seen any ads for Petcurean. I had never even heard of it until I went to my pet food store.

And any food is worth the money if your dog does well on it.

By the way, not every dog needs super high protein. The reason I switched the Now Fresh is because the protein is low. My dog's urea levels were too high - lowering her protein was the recommendation.

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That seems to be your standard line for any food that you don't like. It's white noise. I've actually never seen any marketing by most of the dog foods you slam here. I've certainly never seen any ads for Petcurean. I had never even heard of it until I went to my pet food store.

And any food is worth the money if your dog does well on it.

By the way, not every dog needs super high protein. The reason I switched the Now Fresh is because the protein is low. My dog's urea levels were too high - lowering her protein was the recommendation.
I realize that not every dog needs super high protein but there are foods just as good for 1/3rd the cost.

If you don't think this is silly marketing just go to the companies website. Pure nonsense.
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I'm feeding it to my girl right now. I had never heard of it til about 8 weeks ago. I needed to switch my dog to a lower protein food - and had decided, after much research, on Fromm. When I got to the store, and started talking to the girl there, she asked if I knew of Petcurean. It's Canadian, which I liked - and the ingredients list is pretty amazing. When I compared the two, I finally went with Now Fresh because the protein was lower than Fromm. It is really expensive, but it seemed like the right food. My dog transitioned to it fine - her poos are a bit bigger, but otherwise, she is doing as well on it as she was on Acana. I like the smaller pieces of kibble for her. Chewing big crunchy things is getting a little tougher to do with her 12 year old teeth.
Which version are you feeding?
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Which version are you feeding?
I feed her the Now Fresh Senior formula. It's grain-free, which I'm not wild about. But the protein is very low (my girl needs that), it's a good ingredient list, and the fibre is high, which is good for a senior dog.

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I feed her the Now Fresh Senior formula. It's grain-free, which I'm not wild about. But the protein is very low (my girl needs that), it's a good ingredient list, and the fibre is high, which is good for a senior dog.
Do you mind if I ask how much you pay for it?
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Do you mind if I ask how much you pay for it?
$87 for a large bag, taxes in.

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