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Darwin's Raw
« on: April 04, 2015, 02:46:08 PM »
Thoughts? 

It is supposed to be complete and balanced.  I don't see any numbers as far as bone, meat, and organ ratios.  They have cat and dog raw food.

http://www.darwinspet.com/our-raw-foods/
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 03:18:27 PM »
I know a lot of people that feed it to their dogs and love the results.

As far as the cat formula goes, it says 10% organ meat and the last paragraph says they add bone meal, so I'm pretty sure they have the right amount of that:

http://www.darwinspet.com/our-raw-foods/our-formula-for-raw-cat-food-2/

It seems they have only chicken and turkey for cats though.
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 03:20:12 PM »


As far as the cat formula goes, it says 10% organ meat and the last paragraph says they add bone meal, so I'm pretty sure they have the right amount of that:

http://www.darwinspet.com/our-raw-foods/our-formula-for-raw-cat-food-2/

Oops.

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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 03:21:47 PM »
Dr. Pierson isn't fond of bone meal, but...
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2016, 09:29:55 AM »
Bumping this for MC.

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Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they have nutritional requirements that can only be met with a diet based almost entirely on animal tissue. This is why our Natural Selections™ cat food is 100% real meat and contains no animal by-products or fillers.
This gluten-free, wheat-free meal provides complete and balanced nutrition, and helps to ensure your cat lives a long and healthy life. All the meat that go into Darwin’s Natural Selections™ were raised cage free and are free of GMO’s, steroids or artificial hormones.


https://www.darwinspet.com/product/natural-selections-cat-food/

Maybe it is just me, but their website and way of ordering seems to be very user and customer UNfriendly. 

I had to enter the weight of all my furkids for them to decide how much I should order.   They want to send enough food to feed a furkid for a week.  Adjustments to their recommendations can be made.  I used a lot of brain cells figuring out how to get around their system so I could order the amount I want to feed... in rotation with other brands.   Silly7

A buyer HAS to choose an auto ship preference.  That can be changed as well.

The buyer is forced to accept their Intro Offer of a 10 lb variety pack.  Only AFTER the Into Offer is received, will the auto-ship order be sent. 

On the up-side, their packing and shipping is comparable to others.  :) 
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 09:36:38 PM »
I'm getting closer to hitting the "Order" button for this brand...   Silly7

I can feed Lacy dog for 12 bucks a week day! 
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 10:17:23 PM »
I can feed Lacy dog for 12 bucks a week! 

HUH? Here's V&B's combined weight's price:

Natural Selections
$103.77/week

Zoologics
$87.97/week
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 11:20:11 PM »
Oops... meant 12 bucks a day
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2016, 08:54:53 AM »
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2016, 08:46:04 PM »
Tabitha Thompson DVM CVA writes review of Darwin's raw.

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As a homeopathic veterinarian, I constantly preach the importance of minimizing our pet’s exposure to chemicals and toxins in their food. One choice for feeding a whole foods diet is to use raw meats with small amounts of produce included. Today, there are many commercially made products available.

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Darwin’s has several product lines, two general consumer products and one a veterinary prescription food. The standard food lines are called “Zoo Logics” and “Natural Selections.” I have the most experience with the Natural Selections line which contains organic produce and grass-fed meats.

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For a great, convenient holistic dog food, I recommend you try Darwin’s. It pretty much eliminates lack of time/inconvenience excuse for not feeding a high quality, fresh meal to your dog.

http://naturalalternativesvet.com/darwins-pet-food#comment-4183
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2016, 07:49:16 PM »
Should I be concerned that there's a "veterinary prescription food?"

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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 08:34:53 PM »
Should I be concerned that there's a "veterinary prescription food?"


That caught my attention also.  But....
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 08:49:09 PM »
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Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and Dr. Barbara Royal are pleased to announce a new line of prescription-only raw meals— specifically designed for certain health issues.


Her last name made me cringe also.   Silly7
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Re: Darwin's Raw
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2016, 09:43:28 PM »
Since I ordered for Lacy dog only, I continued my yapping here:

http://parenting-furkids.com/index.php?topic=4535.msg33195#msg33195
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