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TW
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« on: May 06, 2007, 02:05:23 PM »

I have been on this Forum for days trying to find a safe cat food.  I would prepare home raw diet, but my cats are so addicted to this commercial stuff that I fear they would starve before touching home cooked.  Only one of my cats will even entertain eating people food.

I saw several posts about Evangers.  I went to their site and to my horror saw vegetarian cat food.  That alone made me doubt the quality of their other pet food.  Anybody with half a brain knows that cats need meat and lots of it.  They cannot live let alone stay healthy on a vegetarian diet.  I emailed Evangers about this and will see if and what they reply.  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007, 04:29:21 PM »

TW might that food be for people who are vegetarians and do not eat meat at all and do not feed it to their pets either? My neighbors uncle fed his collie only vegetables, no meat since he's a strict vegetarian and his dog did fine. Some people are adverse to eating meat so couldnt bring themselves to feed it to their pets. Evangers also has vegetarian dog food.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 04:29:45 PM »

Should be interesting to see what they say.  Wysong makes a vegetarian food, too - always disturbing to see that for carnivores.

But hey, if you're desperate and you can do the raw or cooked route, you do what you gotta do.  Just don't buy the vegetarian formula - if no one buys it, they'll stop making it.

Hopefully.

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007, 04:35:52 PM »

I just ordered about $150.00 worth of canned dog food from Evanger's last week and thought I had made a great decision. Until this morning....I opened up the small-sized can of 100% Beef and noticed a bit of bright blue hard plastic...the size of a thumbnail clipping. I saved it as well as the can. Anyone know what next to do? It does not seem like you can get ahold of any FDA service reps.
Evanger's is suppose to be a kosher facility so I would have expected higher quality, not some unidentifiable foreign object.
Any suggestions?
-Maureen (who believes our pets deserve better!)
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007, 04:49:12 PM »

I just ordered about $150.00 worth of canned dog food from Evanger's last week and thought I had made a great decision. Until this morning....I opened up the small-sized can of 100% Beef and noticed a bit of bright blue hard plastic...the size of a thumbnail clipping. I saved it as well as the can. Anyone know what next to do? It does not seem like you can get ahold of any FDA service reps.
Evanger's is suppose to be a kosher facility so I would have expected higher quality, not some unidentifiable foreign object.
Any suggestions?
-Maureen (who believes our pets deserve better!)
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Did you open any of the other cans? or just the one? would be curious to see if you found anything else in the food as I use the Evangers canned for my dog and would have to find something else for her.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007, 05:57:14 PM »

I also tried Evanger's cat food. I too, am questioning the quality. I opened a can of the organic Braised Chicken Dinner and it was real soupy with one big chunk that looked like a piece of cartilage in it.  Angry
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007, 08:09:04 PM »

The vegetarian food was for cats and dogs.  While dogs can do without meat (not recommended) cats cannot.  Cats have to have meat.  Regardless if they have vegetarian parents.  Bottom line - cats will get sick or die without meat.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2007, 08:21:25 PM »

hmmmm... didn't see that when I first checked out their web site.  I bought a few cans of Evangers for my kitties (just to supplement their raw food coz they won't eat it by itself yet).  Both my cats are not too pleased with the Organic Turkey I opened for them, but will eat it with the raw.  I also noticed that this flavor has menadione (vit K3), although their Seafood and Caviar does not.  Ah well... I am using these commercial cans just until I could get my cats to eat raw by itself.  In the meantime, it is becoming awefully hard to find any decent and safe commercial pet food!  And the FDA says that only 1% of the pet food supply has been affeted by the recalls. If that is so, then why am I finding it so hard to find a cat food that's safe to feed my cats?
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2007, 10:35:33 PM »

hmmmm... didn't see that when I first checked out their web site.  I bought a few cans of Evangers for my kitties (just to supplement their raw food coz they won't eat it by itself yet).  Both my cats are not too pleased with the Organic Turkey I opened for them, but will eat it with the raw.  I also noticed that this flavor has menadione (vit K3), although their Seafood and Caviar does not.  Ah well... I am using these commercial cans just until I could get my cats to eat raw by itself.  In the meantime, it is becoming awefully hard to find any decent and safe commercial pet food!  And the FDA says that only 1% of the pet food supply has been affeted by the recalls. If that is so, then why am I finding it so hard to find a cat food that's safe to feed my cats?
Sorry to hear you found vit k. Just read on PetsitUSA.com site that Evangers had taken vit k out of their food in 2006. Now will have to call the company and find out as I feed the canned dog food to my lil one. Guess will have to go back to Organix canned (if only there were no grains in it). Well what are we all gonna do? Getting tougher to find decent enough food.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007, 05:35:14 AM »

Thank you for calling my attention to menadione (vit K3). I said in an earlier post that I bought the Organic Braised Chicken Dinner.  It was really soupy with a big chunk of something that looked like cartilage, but I'm not sure. It also contained menadione.

I bought this from "The Natural Pet Market" Apparently, they still has the old formula in stock. The expiration date is 10/2011. I also didn't like the fact that some of the cans had rust on them and were dented. I would not buy from them again.

http://www.naturalpetmarket.com/category_detail.cfm?categoryid=182&varpageid=999&uplevel=All%20Natural%20Cat%20Food&level=Canned%20Cat%20Food

Evanger's cat food containing menadione on "The Natural Pet Market"
Organic Braised Chicken For Cats
Organic Turkey & Butternut Squash Dinner
Holistic Pheasant Dinner for Cats

I ALSO CHECKED EVANGER"S WEBSITE http://www.evangersdogfood.com/cat/ AND THEY ARE STILL LISTING MENADIONE IN SOME OF THEIR PRODUCTS! Shocked

I will have to call the company about this and get back with you.

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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2007, 07:31:45 AM »

I just ordered about $150.00 worth of canned dog food from Evanger's last week and thought I had made a great decision. Until this morning....I opened up the small-sized can of 100% Beef and noticed a bit of bright blue hard plastic...the size of a thumbnail clipping. I saved it as well as the can. Anyone know what next to do? It does not seem like you can get ahold of any FDA service reps.
Evanger's is suppose to be a kosher facility so I would have expected higher quality, not some unidentifiable foreign object.
Any suggestions?
-Maureen (who believes our pets deserve better!)
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Maureen, that is horrifying!!! Shocked  Finding foreign objects does not bode well for the QC of the company.  Did you call the company and complain and ask what it might be? 

Thanks, Chris (who also believes that our pets deserve better!)
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007, 11:11:29 AM »

I spent some time on the phone with the Manager Joe. He was very informatve and helpful. I'm mailing the Evanger's Company the small piece of plastic and already gave them the lot number from the can.
BTW, nothing made by Evanger's comes from ingredients made in China.
I'm happy I called them.
-Maureen
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2007, 01:55:29 PM »

I have heard on several forum posts that Canidae wet is made by Evangers?  I have fed several cans of Canidae Chicken/Rice to my dog and have had no problem..
I will be on the lookout for blue plastic in the future though..
Thanks for the warning
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2007, 09:35:13 AM »

I just bought some cans of Evangers in a pet store and when the owner saw me cleaning the tops of the cans off (dusty/dirty) he said that's the way it comes from Evangers---before they put the label on, they wash the cans off.
I guess the cans are still wet during the rest of the manufacturing process. Odd?Huh?? I only opened one can of it so far and my two chihuahuas really didn't eat much of it.
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2007, 10:50:41 PM »

I have been on this Forum for days trying to find a safe cat food.  I would prepare home raw diet, but my cats are so addicted to this commercial stuff that I fear they would starve before touching home cooked.  Only one of my cats will even entertain eating people food.

I saw several posts about Evangers.  I went to their site and to my horror saw vegetarian cat food.  That alone made me doubt the quality of their other pet food.  Anybody with half a brain knows that cats need meat and lots of it.  They cannot live let alone stay healthy on a vegetarian diet.  I emailed Evangers about this and will see if and what they reply.  Huh
TW while doing a search for I.V.D. potato based diet for pets found a couple of companies you might want to check out to see if you'd like their cat food. The names are Natures Logic, Holistic Blend, Nature Organics and Evolve. Hopefully one of these would provide more selection for your canned cat food.
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