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Has anyone tried this or seen this yet? It was in my E-mail this morning. I am going to check it out when I go shopping this weekend if it is on the shelves of the pet store. I wonder if it would be good in a rotation? It is grain-free. I need something for after Leeo is off his prescription diet.

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I just found the ingredients on the new adult chicken freedom ....... Isn't there some controversy about " Taurine " as well as garlic ? I am going to look it up. I understand garlic in small amounts is not supposed to be harmful .... but what about after a long time of eating it?


Deboned Chicken,
Chicken Meal,
Pea Starch,
Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid),
Turkey Meal,
Pea Fiber,
Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene),
Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids),
Natural Chicken Flavor,
Alfalfa Meal,
Potato Starch,
Whole Carrots,
Whole Sweet Potatoes,
Barley Grass,
Dried Parsley,
Dried Kelp,
Yucca Schidigera Extract,
Glucosamine Hydrochloride,
Chondroitin Sulfate,
Oil of Rosemary,
Dried Chicory Root,
Beta Carotene,
Vitamin A Supplement,
Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1),
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2),
Niacin (Vitamin B3),
d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5),
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6),
Biotin (Vitamin B7),
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9),
Vitamin B12 Supplement,
Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C),
Vitamin D3 Supplement,
Vitamin E Supplement,
Iron Amino Acid Chelate,
Zinc Amino Acid Chelate,
Manganese Amino Acid Chelate,
Copper Amino Acid Chelate,
Choline Chloride,
Sodium Selenite,
Calcium Iodate,
Potassium Chloride,
Calcium Carbonate,
Dicalcium Phosphate,
Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae),
Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product,
Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product,
Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product,

True Blue Promise
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 24.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 7.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorous 0.9% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.5% min
Glucosamine* 400 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate* 300 mg/kg min

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Pet Food Nutrient Profiles.

Sorry this is so long! Didn't quite know how to shorten it.

EDIT: I found the taurine on www.webmd.com and it is not bad.

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If I recall, the controversy is about NOT including taurine - it's an essential nutrient and some people think it should be included even if there's already enough in the meats. Or something.

The food doesn't look awful, but not enough protein and too many carbs in the first 5 ingredients, plus the only flavor is chicken. Blue Wilderness is still the better choice in my opinion, if you're a Blue Buffalo fan.

Edit re. garlic - I meant to say this before - it's a "controversial ingredient" but lots of higher-end foods do include it, including Wellness. A small amount isn't going to do any damage.

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Good info ... thanks ... :) May not be a great choice in my own rotation. I have never tried it and was excited to see a grain-free .... oh well ....

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If someone needed a lower-protein grain-free food, maybe that could be a choice. But I bet it's expensive! Regular Blue is already pretty pricey. It's OK but nothing terrific.

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I'm glad to see a choice like this for the dogs that may need a lower protein/fat content. I have a few that are like that.
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