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catwoman
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From:Brunswick, MO USA
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 02-10-2004 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for catwoman     Edit/Delete Message
Has anybody out there tried Flint River Pet Food? It is suppose to be all natural, oven baked, no preservatives and...THEY DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS :-)

I am still sold with Chicken Soup, but thought I'd run it by everyone and see if anyone has or does use their products. They have a website, www.flintriver.com. They sell sample bags of food for both, dogs and cats. And from what they say are in them, they seem to be very generous.

One draw back, it is pretty pricy but I think it includes shipping, although they *say* the shipping is free. I feel it's absorbed into the price of the food.

Anyway, just thought I'd let you all know about it. I think I'm going to try a sample for our elderly cocker spaniel. He has allergies to chicken and they make a trout and sweet potato dog food.

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nern

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posted 02-10-2004 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
The only thing I don't like about their cat food formulas is that they contain corn gluten meal. I've used the FRR cat treats but have'nt tried their foods though I have heard good things about them.

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catwoman
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From:Brunswick, MO USA
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posted 02-10-2004 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for catwoman     Edit/Delete Message
I see what you mean Nern, they do state that they use corn in the feline formula but not for the dogs. They say that cats and kittens can digest corn easier and that it's a benefit. I am not an expert, nor a breeder or anything like that, just a person with a lot of cats and loves them to pieces :-)

Does anybody know much about cats and their digestion as far as corn goes?

I feed mine the Chicken Soup and they don't use corn.

But the Flint River also says they use wheat and rice too.

Perhaps they are a good food for dogs and not so for cats? Just wondering...

I am sticking with Chicken Soup, mine love it and you know the saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" :-)

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nern

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posted 02-10-2004 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
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Does anybody know much about cats and their digestion as far as corn goes?

From what I understand dogs and cats can digest ground, cooked corn just fine. I personally don't have a problem with corn as a source of starch in high quality pet foods but I prefer not to see it as a source of protein. Corn gluten meal is added as a source of protein while ground corn or corn meal contribute mostly carbs. High quality animal protein is better digested and utilized than plant protein in cats and dogs.

Im also currently feeding Chicken Soup....my cats really love this stuff.

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nern

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posted 02-10-2004 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
BTW, when the Whole Cat Journal used to do "top dry cat food" reveiws Flint River Ranch was on their 2001 list.
I did'nt mean to imply that FRR was not a good brand so I hope you did'nt take it that way.

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