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Are you planning on sticking with Lamb and Rice formula? Here are the ingredient lists of the two you'd be looking at if you are:

Blue Buffalo Lamb and Brown Rice
Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Rye, Rice Protein Concentrate, Alfalfa, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Ground Flax Seed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Sea Salt, Barley Grass, Calcium Phosphate, Dried Kelp, Dried Chicory Root (Inulin), Whole Garlic Cloves, Lecithin, Parsley, Glucosamine*, Spirulina*, Yucca Schidigera Extract , Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Bifidobacterium Longum, Enterococcus Faecium, Zinc Amino Acid Complex ( source of Chelated Zinc), Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron ), Turmeric, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Beta Carotene, Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Calcium Pentothenate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Rosemary Extract, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (source of Vitamin K Activity), Sodium Selenite.

Eagle Pack Holistic Lamb Meal and Rice
Ingredients: Lamb Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Peas, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Quinoa (Organic), Apples, Blueberries, Inulin, Taurine, Beta-Carotene, Cranberries, Dehydrated Kelp, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Inositol, Polysaccharide Complexes Of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, B. subtilus, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus coagulins, Aspergillus oryzae, and Aspergillus niger.

If they only have the regular Eagle Pack and not the holistic formula DO NOT BUY IT. The regular Eagle Pack has corn in it which is no good.

Personally I think the Blue Buffalo looks better because it has deboned lamb AND lamb meal in it (as the first two ingredients in fact), not just lamb meal, and it also has a good amount of fish products which are great for the coat and the skin. It also doesn't have any dried beet pulp (useless filler) and looks a little bit better in general.


That's just my take on it. Different people read the labels differently, though, as far as what's important and what isn't, but definitely don't do regular Eagle Pack, or anything with corn (of any sort) in it.

Also beware, even within the same brand, different formulas (chicken vs. lamb) can have significantly different ingredients, not just a change of the meat used. So just keep your eyes open :)


And if you're ever curious about raw that's a good way to go that can be much cheaper than buying bags of kibble if you can find a good supplier. My friend once fed her two adult Rotties for 3 months on $90!! Can't beat that :)
 
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