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Holistic question....

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Not sure what the difference between regular dog food and Holistic is. I'm now feeding the Eagle Pack Holistic, and have noticed something interesting. For the Chicken and Rice, I looked at the ingredients and thought that Chicken would be the only meat protien. Well, there's a bunch of others, pork, seafood, etc. Here's the ingredients list.

Ingredients: Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Pork Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Anchovy, Sardine & Salmon Meals, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Menhaden Fish Oil, Carrots, Peas, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Quinoa (Organic), Blueberries, Apples, Inulin, 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. subtillus, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus coagulins, Aspergillus oryzae, and Aspergillus niger.
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I think when it comes to something like food that a term such as "holistic" is more a marketing gimmick than anything else. But it looks like a pretty good food.
Yup, it is a pretty good food. The dogs love it.
The term holistic is a vague term in my opinion, when it comes to pet food. But I think, in my uneducated opinion, that what they mean by holistic is that they include other ingredients like herbs, probiotics and such that will supposedly support your dog's health and well-being, not just feed your dog. I don't think there is an official definition and no guidelines on what a holistic food should contain. It's marketing. Not that the Eagle Pack HS Chicken and Rice is a bad food. It's definitely better than Eagle Pack's other line of foods.
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