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Author Topic: Horizon Dry Cat Food - Legacy or Complete  (Read 3243 times)
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« on: March 28, 2008, 04:00:51 PM »

 If anyone has any experience with either variety of this brand of food, please post them here.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 09:39:56 PM »

I too am interested in this product.  I was able to get a sample of the Legacy from Pet Planet, but wanted to know how other people's experiences were with it before I give it to my cat.
Anyway, here's the technical info incase you don't have it.
Horizon Legacy Cat Food - Grain Free -Adult Feline Formula
 Ingredients: Fresh chicken meat, chicken meal, salmon meal, turkey meal, pea starch concentrate, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, rosemary, citric acid), green split peas, whole eggs, flaxseed, salmon oil, dried alfalfa, carrots, apples, broccoli, bok choy, cabbage, cranberries, Saskatoon berries, dried kelp, dried pumpkin meal, colostrum, sea buckthorn, fenugreek protein meal, dried pomegranate, dried astragalus root, dried milk thistle, glucosamine HCl, chondroitin sulphate, garlic, enzymes (dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried aspergillus niger extract, pineapple, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation product, rhizopus oryzae), probiotics (dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product, and dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product), yucca schidigera extract, mannan oligosaccharide (MOS), burdock root extract (FOS), vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin C (ascorbyl phosphate), ferrous sulphate, iron proteinate*, zinc sulphate, zinc proteinate*, manganous oxide, manganese proteinate*, copper sulphate, copper proteinate*, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, seleno methionine, magnesium oxide.
* Chelated Minerals.
 Nutritional Information:

Protein - 41.0% min.

Fat - 20.0% min.

Fiber - 3.0% max.

Moisture - 9.0% max.

Omega 3 - 1.0% min

Omega 6 - 3.0% min
ME 3940 kcal/kg
ME/cup 482 kcal/cup
Botanical Addition Rates
Colostrum 800 mg/kg
Sea Buckthorn 700 mg/kg
Fenugreek 600 mg/kg
Pomegranate 450 mg/kg
Burdock 450 mg/kg
Astragalus 400 mg/kg
Milk thistle 300 mg/kg
Glucosamine 600 mg/kg
Chondroitin 400 mg/kg
Garlic 200 mg/kg
Horizon Pet Nutrition is a Canadian owned developer and manufacturer of healthy premium pet foods. Horizon sources and includes only the best ingredients from the heart of the renowned Western Canadian Agriculture region with ingredients suitable for human consumption. The company operates it’s own state of the art manufacturing facility located in Rosthern, Saskatchewan with extraordinary personal care, attention and control systems to ensure safe and nutritional products. By employing the highest standards for ingredient sourcing adhering to strict quality and manufacturing control practices and operating in a clean northern Canadian environment, we are able to produce the highest quality products in the world.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 07:28:08 AM »

I'm probably breaking the rules for this thread, but something jumps out at
me on this ingredient list.  The protein sources are poultry and fish.  So where
does the colostrum come from?  Beef?  And has anyone seen colostrum as an
ingredient in pet food before Huh Huh

"Money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail." -Kinky Friedman
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 10:17:13 AM »

I emailed the other day, and already got a response - I was curious about the colustrum and phosphorus and ash levels.  Does the phosphorus level sound high?  If so does anyone know of a lower phosphorus grain free dry food?
Thank you for your questions and your interest in our pet food. The
typical analysis for phosphorus in our cat food is 1.92% and the Ash
level is 9.4%. Cats really perform well on a high protein food, they
obligate carnivores thus thrive on our Legacy with the very high meat

The colostrum is derived from bovine colostrum and has several very
positive benefits including passive immunity to a number of common
issues, the lactic acid also helps with oral care, it provides flavour
and is excellent form of protein.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 07:49:28 PM »

Hi All,

FYI, here is my recent experience with Horizon Legacy.  We tried a sample bag with our 2 male Bengals (used it as "treats" for nail trimming, weighing, etc.).  Both cats seemed to like it, but one really liked it.  So, we decided to try a bag in our dry food rotation.  Normally, we mix 2 kinds of kibble together.  The beginning of April, we began a slow transition - switching 1 kibble for Horizon Legacy.  3 days after beginning, 1 of the cats (don't know which one) vomited some undigested food.  In the past 3 wks. we've had 7 episodes of vomiting of undigested kibble - most times, it was the cat that really liked the food in the first place.  At first, I thought it might be cases of "scarf and barf", but then both cats began to eat less of their kibble than normally, and both started to lose a little weight.  Everything else about them was fine - coat, activity level, peeing/pooping, etc.
I emailed our vet about this, and she felt that there was something about the food that didn't agree with them, and the weight loss was most likely due to decreased intake.  She thought it sounded like a food intolerance - sometimes it is a different ingredient, sometimes it is the amount/proportion of an ingredient - can tolerate small amounts but not large amounts.  I had actually wondered this myself, since there are a number of ingredients in the Horizon Legacy that are not in several other brands of high quality/grain-free kibble.
So, as of today, we're switching back to one of the brands that they've had before and done well on.  Too bad really, because all in all, I think Horizon Legacy is a very good kibble.  I plan to email the company my experience with their food (just for their info).  They may want to "rethink" their formulation a bit??  JMO.
Now, that's not to say that others may try this kibble, and their cats do well on it.  I would be interested in hearing if anyone else has tried it and either had no problems with it, or had similar problems as I did.
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