Friday, April 8, 2016

Food Friday: Earthborn Holistic Great Plains Feast

Earthborn Holistic is a company I've been hearing about for a while. I picked up this bag of Great Plains Feast kibble for Sisci and Ru to try, since the price was a bit less than I'm used to seeing for bags this size. Although Brisbane would love to try it, this and most of Earthborn's products contain egg. The only food they make suitable for dogs with poultry, egg, barley, corn, and sweet potato allergies is their Meadow Feast kibble. At 300 calories per cup, that was once the lowest-calorie Briz-safe kibble out there, but it seems the formula has changed and this is now a 400 calories per cup food. 

dog food and dinosaursThe Company

Earthborn Holistic pet food is produced by Midwestern Pet Foods in their own facilities. This is a private company that also produces and markets foods under the brands ProPac and Sportmix. On the ProPac website there is a tiny blurb about how this is a fourth-generation family-owned company that has never had a recall. Aside from that little paragraph. Midwestern Pet Foods Inc is doing a mighty fine job of being a faceless corporation. There's absolutely nothing about the family that owns the company, the history and development of their brands or products, or the pets that inspire their innovations. It's kind of weird.

The Food

As dog foods go, this is a pretty nice one at a decent price point. It merits five out of five stars on the Dog Food Advisor website. All of their grain-free options scored at least four stars, so I'm pretty sure they've reformulated some stuff in the last couple of years.
dog food and dinosaurs

The first ingredient for this food is bison meal, which means there is actually more bison in there than if they used just plain bison meat. This pleases me. Next on the list is peas and then pea protein. This means this is also a pea-based food, and that the plant protein is boosting the protein content. Not ideal, but not terrible either. The Dog Food advisor website does, however, describe this as a plant-based kibble.

The Verdict

Sisci loves this food. Ru is a bit skeptical, which is interesting because he's usually fine with red meat-based kibbles. Obviously I'm ok with feeding this to my dogs for an extended period of time, since I bought a rather large bag of it. 

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