So....do yourself a favor and don't buy the food. Very simple, isn't it?That is because it is a crappy food, silly marketing machine. I can't believe pay those prices for those foods.
I'm curious as to your credentials. You are calling these foods crap and dog food advisor a joke--so may be a good idea to explain why you are more qualified than they are and why you know more than these well known reputable companies that created these foods.I didn't compare it to Natural Balance which is also junk. Merrick is a marketing company. How can you take a company seriously that names its foods such childish names. As for the DogFoodAdvisor, he is a dentist who is a self-proclaimed "expert label reader". What a joke that site is. Not one food is actually tested, in fact he never even sees the food in person. Labels are labels and they mean next to nothing without knowing the weights of the ingredients. He doesn't even calculate protein, fat and carbohydrates properly. It should be done based on calories not weight. That is Nutrition 101. Also where does he come up with these red flag ingredients? So stupid. Why doesn't he red flag herbs that are in dog food. None actually do anything and many are toxic. He worries about beet pulp which actual science has proven is the best fiber.
Fair enough, what experience do YOU have? Are you an expert in canine nutrition? I go to the site to get the low down on ingredients & such. But he is right fresh meat loses it a weight during cooking, he's right then he says thy meat meals are the dominant ingredient.The DogFoodAdvisor does not analyze calories what he does is adjust the metric for moisture. The guy is a fraud. He even admits he has no expertise in canine nutrition. Why would anyone take his advise?