Dr.Harvey’s Review

My dogs loved it I must admit, especially the tripe.
If you are ‘hell bent’ on feeding your dog ‘commercially produced’ dog food, then Harvey’s is no worse than the rest.
But… don’t let them try and fool you into believing that they are better than the rest. (and believe me they will)

Dr.Harvey himself is a chiropractor, you know the one’s that have as many advertisements in the yellow pages for auto accident victims as lawyers do. That is a red flag right there.

Yes, they have their own factory/plant and they package all their ingredients there.            The ‘only’ ingredient that they get from another manufacturer is their freeze dried ‘MEAT’
(I got this straight from the president and wife of Dr.Harvey)

Now, they will tell you like all of the other ‘holistic’ company’s (allegedly) that they add no hormones, no chemicals blah…blah… and they do not.

However….(drum roll please) if they are purchasing meat or grain or ‘what-not’ from another manufacturer/plant they legally do not have to list what the ‘original’ manufacturer they purchased from did or ‘added’ to the original meat product.
Dr.Harvey’s in fact get their ‘freeze dried’ meat the same way the rest do.

(freeze drying is a process that is much healthier than the rest…..if the meat source does not originally come from a plant that uses ‘roadkill’ for meat yummmy!)

I am not looking for a lawsuit so I am not going to spell it out…

R_E_N_D_E_R_I _N_G plant. Oopsey my fingers slipped.

It will be denied….they have ‘affidavits’ from the company ‘Freeze-dry foods’ that state they do not use the rendering process…(big whoopy deal) Ontario,Canada also has a red light district where prostitutes are left alone, so are pot smokers! Did I forget to mention Dr.Harvey’s uses a Canadian company and one in the states too, but the Canadian one is their ‘main meat source’.
So not only do they get suppliers from another country to save $bucks$ and further kill our economy, It is a plant that renders.

How do I know?? I am Canadian from Ontario and have a few connections there that certain a certain company was unaware of when they fed me their line of B.S………

More on the my Personal conversations and e-mails with the president of Dr.Harvey’s

State tuned More to come tomorrow!!!!

Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix dog food review

Let me start this by saying that as many types and grades of dog food as there are, I’ve probably tried them all!

I stumbled upon the Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix while looking for a dog food that would have a minimal amount of allergens as well as having a holistic approach. I wanted to have meats as the first and main ingredients as well as the ability for the food to improve on not only my dogs’ health, but also on their skin and coat (very important since I have a coated breed).

This dog food has an estimated 43% protein as the basis for the food. This is exactly what I wanted! Something more meat based which was closer to a carnivore’s natural diet. it certainly doesn’t hurt that this is a Whole-Dog-Journal.com recommended food.

The dogs eat this stuff up. They love it. The appeal to humans is nice as well. This stuff is loaded with dried banana chips and dried carrot pieces, among other things. Add a little warm water and watch the dogs go wild.

But what does it do for the dogs’ health? Well, my dogs don’t have flaky skin anymore. Their coats are shiny and seem to grow quite quickly. I feel confident feeding this kibble and the dogs really like it. For the minimal grooming I’ve been doing on their coats, the shelties still look great and their coats shine like it’s freshly polished. Best of all, my dogs aren’t getting rid of all the good food via natural elimination. There are fewer piles in the yard which certainly makes ME happy! This goes to show that the dogs are actually using the food they’re getting instead of it running right through them.

If you’d like more info about this food, please visit the link below.


Dog Food Analysis & Grading

To grade any dog food using this dog food comparisons technique, you need to start with the list of ingredients (it’s fairly easy to find an ingredient list for any particular food on the manufacturers website, or use the one on your dog food bag etc.)

Start with a grade of 100 points, then …

For every listing of “by-product”, subtract 10 points

For every non-specific animal source (“meat” or “poultry”, meat, meal or fat) reference, subtract 10 points

If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points

For every grain “mill run” or non-specific grain source subtract 5 points. If the same grain ingredient is used 2 or more times in the first five ingredients (i.e. “ground brown rice”, “brewer’s rice”, “rice flour” are all the same grain), subtract 5 points

If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2 meats in the top 3 ingredients, subtract 3 points

If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points

If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3 points

If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients, subtract 2 more points

If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil, subtract 2 points

If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources), subtract 2 points

If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points

If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog isn’t allergic to wheat), subtract 2 points

If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog isn’t allergic to beef), subtract 1 point

If it contains salt, subtract 1 point

Extra Credit:

If any of the meat sources are organic, add 5 points

If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist, add 5 points

If the food is baked not extruded, add 5 points

If the food contains probiotics, add 3 points

If the food contains fruit, add 3 points

If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains), add 3 points

If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, add 2 points

If the food contains barley, add 2 points

If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds), add 2 points

If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point

If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point

For every different specific animal protein source (other than the first one; count “chicken” and “chicken meal” as only one protein source, but “chicken” and “fish” as 2 different sources), add 1 point

If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point

If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are pesticide-free, add 1 point


94-100+ = A
86-93 = B
78-85 = C
70-77 = D
69 = F