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I've just compared the feeding amounts for orijen on the UK website, the Canadian website and the Bern pet foods site and they all match the bag so it's seems the discrepancy is only with acana. If however you look at th e feeding guide for puppy/junior and compare it with the one for small breed  it gives a different amount for your dog as it goes on expected adult weight

That's odd...... And very interesting because as you say each site quotes different amounts. I would contact acana directly,  I found orijen in Canada very quick to reply and it's all champion pet foods :-)

Looking at their feeding guide on the website 270g is the correct amount. Possibly it was a misprint on the bag and the label was added to correct that? Best thing would be to ask them directly either via Facebook or email  :)

General discussion / Re: sodium selenite
« on: May 26, 2015, 08:52 »
You obviously haven't read my reply properly so again I ask, why choose selenium selenite with all the associated risks over selenium yeast which is better used by the body in both people and dogs? Unfortunately I cannot put links on here but there is a lot of information available all saying the same thing, selenium yeast is safe even at high doses, its better absorbed and has more benefits than sodium selenite which is a manufactured compound used mainly in the production of glass....... :-\

General discussion / Re: sodium selenite
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:32 »
I don't think the issue is whether it's detrimental in the levels added. I think it's more that SS is not used by he body as well as selenium yeast. SS is Toxic so I have to ask why you would choose that with all the associated risks over a naturally occurring supplement such as selenium yeast? When you came up with the idea for eden you obviously put a lot of thought into your ingredients so when it came to supplements why was the choice sodium selenite?

General discussion / Re: sodium selenite
« on: May 22, 2015, 15:59 »
I've had a very quick response from orijen regarding selenium in their dog and cat foods;

 "Selenium is a trace element that is essential in small amounts to all animal life; it works in conjunction with other antioxidants in the body. Selenium is added to all our foods to provide a 100% complete and balanced diet.
All of the ORIJEN dog formulas contain selenium yeast, a non-viable yeast that is an organic source of selenium that is readily absorbed into the body of dogs.
All of the ORIJEN cat formulas contain selenium selenite. This alternative form of selenium is used in our cat foods because our foods are formulated to meet AAFCO standards and sodium selenite is currently the only form of selenium that is approved to be used in cat foods according to AAFCO regulations."

General discussion / Re: sodium selenite
« on: May 21, 2015, 18:15 »
Thank-you David. I was honestly surprised when it flagged up in the wet food as I already knew it was in their dry and that has good ratings. I then looked at akela, Eden and orijen as a comparison,  orijen has selenium and sodium listed separately with no indication of source but I may email them and ask.  The others all listed similar  amounts of SS with no red ingredients to be seen.  I can't say I'm particularly surprised to be attacked for asking the question on here though

General discussion / Re: sodium selenite
« on: May 21, 2015, 15:54 »
Eh? I was just using that as an example as they had recently made a statement about it. I'm not twisting anything it's a genuine question......  :-/

General discussion / Re: sodium selenite
« on: May 21, 2015, 15:21 »
They're part of the analysis.  MWH did post on their Facebook group that SS is added to the food and they use the minimum amount but if it's added then it's an ingredient no matter how small. There is another red ingredient in the wet food but I don't believe it's added to any of the dry foods I've mentioned or at least it's not listed

General discussion / Re: sodium selenite
« on: May 21, 2015, 14:49 »
Thank-you David, it seems that if you only enter food ingredients you get the higher rating whereas if you enter all ingredients including the added vitamins then you get the red flag. All the foods I mentioned have food ingredients and vitamin/minerals listed separately which may be why it's not flagged up?

Dog foods / Re: Millies Wolfheart Wet Food 70% meat?
« on: May 21, 2015, 14:45 »
If you include the trace elements when using the instant review it has two red ingredients,  copper Sulphate and sodium Selenite and this lowers the rating to about 4.4 I think? However if you leave the trace elements part out it comes in higher...... :-/

General discussion / Re: sodium selenite
« on: May 21, 2015, 10:45 »
I understand why its there, what I would like to know is why its a red ingredient yet not flagged up as such in high rated foods on this site?

General discussion / Re: Deal of the week
« on: May 21, 2015, 10:21 »
Dorwest skin care twin pack. There is 20% off garlic & fenugreek and mixed veg tablets twin pack until 12th June. Can't post a link to their website

General discussion / sodium selenite
« on: May 21, 2015, 10:08 »
Millie's wolfheart are working on two new wet foods and they have added them to their website with ingredients listings. When I add them to the instant review it flags up sodium selenite as a red ingredient. However this is in all MWH foods, Eden and akela to mention just three and yet not flagged up on any of the reviews. When you search for foods containing this as an ingredient none of these foods come up yet if you enter Edens full ingredients listing including all vitamin additives into instant review it flags up and downgrades the food to a 4.9 rating. Just using that as an example as I don't doubt it would do the same with the others I mentioned. Can someone please explain why it's not flagged with any of these foods?

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