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ingredients & the benefits (Tks Maverick on Dogster)

April 14th 2009 11:33 pm
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Mom wants to make sure you know about the benefits of certain ingredients so here they are!
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Just a few ingredients & the benefits they give to your pet!

Chicken Meal:
Parts of chicken with most water and fat removed, High Quality protein for muscle development! Contains NO chicken heads, feet or intestines.

Chicken: Fresh chicken with No heads, feet, or intestines. High quality protein for muscle development.

Dried Egg Product:
Easily digested protein, excellent amino acid profile!

Rice:
High quality source of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. Rice is the most easily digested grain, and least likely to cause food intolerances.

Oatmeal:
Good source of carbohydrate energy-rich in B vitamins and dietary fiber.

Corn Gluten Meal:
NOT Ground Corn. The inner kernel of corn-the protein portion of corn. Rich in sulfur amino acids.

Pea Protein:
A good source of protein and amino acids.

Potato Protein:
Concentrated source of highly digestible protein with premium quality carbohydrate.

Alfalfa Meal:
A natural source of chlorophyll for fresh breath and dental health!

Cranberry Powder:
Natural source of great tasting vitamin C; source of antioxidants!

Direct Fed Microbial:
Good bacteria for the digestive tract. Helps with sensitive stomachs and immune system.

Dried Beet Pulp:
Fiber source, helps provide firm stools!

Flax Seed:
Source of Omega-3 ALA

Garlic:
Contains antioxidants and tastes great!

Kelp:
Excellent source of minerals and essential iodine!

Tomato Pomace:
Source of Lycopene. Antioxidant helps fight the effects of aging.

Fish Oil:
Source of Omega-3 DHA for central nervous system development.

Sunflower Oil:
High in Omega-6 linoleic acid. Great for skin & coat.

Soybean Oil:
Source of Omega-3 ALA & omega 6 linoleic fatty acids.

Poultry Fat:
Chicken, Turkey, & Duck Fat. Source of Omega-6 linoleic acid for Skin & Coat!

Mixed Tocopherols:
Source of Vitamin E which is a natural preservative.

Vitamin E:
Essential vitamin & a major antioxidant!

Chelated Minerals:
Facilitates mineral absorption into the intestines.

Glucosamine & Chondroitin:
Building blocks for healthy joints!

L-Carnitine:
Aids the metabolism to burn fat efficiently!

Zinc:
Important mineral for skin & coat, immune system, and metabolism!

Taurine:
Heart health & antioxidant!

Antioxidants:
Enhance immune system function and fight the effects of aging!

 

vitamins and minerals (Tks my Pal Maverick on Dogster)

April 14th 2009 11:38 pm
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Ok, so I promised Mom I would talk about vitamins & minerals for her! She mainly just wants me to tell you about how Nutro has all the essential Vitamins & Minerals added to their food to keep you healthy and full of energy! I have been reading a lot about Vitamin K so I though I would concentrate on that! Here is some good info that gets all the facts straight!


Nutro provides higher than normal levels of required vitamins and minerals, and some nutrients that are not required, as a form of nutritional insurance. Vitamin K is not required, but is added for this reason. We supplement all of our dry foods with a synthetic vitamin K (menadione). This is non-essential for dogs, and only needs to be
added to cat diets that contain very high levels of fish. Even though it is unnecessary, we supplement with vitamin K because it is our philosophy to exceed the minimum nutrient requirements.

Although menadione is approved for use in animal feed, the FDA does not allow its use in human supplements. There are some reports on the toxic effects of high levels of menadione intake. As a result, menadione is receiving bad press. There is a current internet report (from Germany) regarding the potential dangers of menadione.
There is a “natural” source of vitamin K activity (not menadione) that could be used. The negative associated with this is that it is not nearly as potent or bioavailable as the menadione form. Based on this, Nutro decided to use menadione.

Nutro uses menadione because it is effective, it is approved for animal feeds (in fact it is recommended by NRC) and it is not toxic or dangerous at our levels.

In 1985, the National Research Council Subcommittee on Dog Nutrition reviewed the potential toxicity of menadione or Vitamin K at high dosage levels, but recommended menadione supplementation for canine adult maintenance

Unlike the other fat-soluble vitamins, vitamin K is not stored in any significant quantity in the liver; therefore toxic levels are rarely achieved. Synthetic vitamin K (menadione) has double the potency of natural vitamin K on a perweight basis, resulting in a narrower margin of therapeutic safety. Because menadione is toxic at excessive dosages, the Food and Drug Administration has banned its use as an
over-the-counter supplement.



So, just remember moderation is key! Lots of things can be dangerous! If you drink to much water it can be fatal just as if you take to much of any kind of vitamins! So Menadione is not bad, it is only bad if it is consumed in high quantities just as anything!

I hope that sets the record straight!

 

Nutro is Safe for all!

April 22nd 2009 5:25 pm
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http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story/FDA-No-Investigation-in to-NUTRO-Pet-Food/hOoE48nKOkORqDNodwN3EQ.cspx

FDA: 'No Investigation into NUTRO Pet Food'

Last Update: 6:59 pm
(WXYZ) - There has been a lot of web buzz about an article posted on Consumer Affairs' web site regarding the safety of Nutro Pet Food. Action News has talked with the Food and Drug Administration and they insist there is no "investigation" underway.

An FDA spokesperson says, "Normally, we do not confirm or deny the existence of an investigation. In this situation, though, it's unfair to the company to leave the implication out there, so I want to state that there is NO INVESTIGATION currently underway into NUTRO products."

Rumors that the food was making pets sick quickly circulated on the internet because of the report, but Nutro is assuring consumers that their pet food is safe.

NUTRO also released this statement to concerned consumers:

On April 20, ConsumerAffairs.com posted a story claiming that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an ongoing investigation into NUTRO® pet food. This is not true. We have confirmed with the FDA’s division responsible for regulating pet food, the Center for Veterinary Medicine, that there is no current or ongoing investigation of Nutro Products, Inc.

We want to assure our consumers, associates, retailers, and all those who feed NUTRO® products to their pets that our products are safe and conform to the standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S Department of Agriculture and the Association of American Feed Control Officials. All NUTRO® products undergo rigorous quality assurance testing beginning with raw ingredients and ending with testing finished products. This includes testing to confirm that no melamine, mold toxins, or pathogenic bacteria are detected in any NUTRO® pet foods.

 

FDA: 'No Investigation into NUTRO Pet Food'

April 23rd 2009 11:43 am
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Just wanted to get some facts straight about the information being posted on consumer affairs as well as answer some questions being asked!
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Question: Are NUTRO® products safe?

Answer: Yes. All NUTRO® products are safe and conform to the standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
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Question: Why are NUTRO® quality assurance & recall facts being addressed?

Answer: We have received recent isolated reports of inaccurate information posted online regarding the quality and safety of NUTRO® pet foods products. Many blogs and Internet sites can be a repository for misinformation and hearsay regarding many topics.
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Question: What measures does Nutro™ undertake to ensure the safety of its products?

Answer: NUTRO® products undergo rigorous quality assurance testing beginning with raw ingredients and ending with testing finished products. This includes testing to confirm that no melamine, mold toxins, or pathogenic bacteria are detected in any NUTRO® pet foods.

While consumer concerns about NUTRO® product quality are rare, we take every complaint seriously. When we learn of an issue, we work with consumers to obtain information and request that samples of any product in question be submitted for testing at an independent facility. An in-depth review is performed to determine if an issue does exist.
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Question: Are the examples found on ConsumerAffairs.com of dogs eating NUTRO® products and experience health issues true?

Answer: Thank you for your interest in getting Nutro Products quality assurance & recall facts. ConsumerAffairs.com is a self-described “independent Web-based consumer news and resource center,” not affiliated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission or Consumer Reports.

ConsumerAffairs.com posted an August 6 update to their June 23 posting regarding Nutro pet foods. The most notable information in the posting, and the subject of its title, "Expert Finds Unexplained Pet Deaths 'Not Consistent,'" are the findings of Dr. Steven Hansen, a veterinary toxicologist at the ASPCA. Dr. Hansen conducted an in-depth review of the complaints against Nutro Products and concluded that the complaints appear to be random, non-pet food related health issues.

Every NUTRO® product that was analyzed in relation to the June 23 posting on ConsumerAffairs.com has been shown to be safe. It should be noted that in some of these cases, outside sources have provided clear verification that NUTRO® products were NOT the cause of any pet health issues. In others, Nutro Products has taken active steps to address pet owners' concerns and determine the cause of pet health issues. We've either spoken with or left multiple messages for all of the consumers cited in the June 23 posting. Our findings agree with Dr. Hansen’s; there is nothing that indicates that these pet health issues were caused by NUTRO® pet foods.

There are other elements to the August 6, 2008 Consumer Affairs’ post which, as with previous postings on the site, attempt to raise doubt concerning the safety of NUTRO® products. While consumer concerns about NUTRO® product quality are rare, we take every complaint seriously. When we learn of an issue we work with consumers to obtain information and request that samples of any product in question be submitted for testing at an independent facility. An in-depth review is performed to determine if an issue does exist. Consumers with questions or concerns about NUTRO® products are encouraged to contact our Consumer Services Department at 1-800-833-5330.

All of our products are safe and conform to the standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). NUTRO® products undergo rigorous quality assurance testing beginning with raw ingredients and ending with testing finished products. This includes testing to confirm that no melamine, mold toxins, or pathogenic bacteria are detected in any NUTRO® pet foods.
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Question: Are the claims made on ConsumerAffairs.com about a NUTRO® FDA investigation and dogs eating Nutro and experiencing health issues true?

Answer: On April 20, ConsumerAffairs.com posted a story claiming that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an ongoing investigation into NUTRO® pet food. This is not true. We have confirmed with the FDA’s division responsible for regulating pet food, the Center for Veterinary Medicine, that there is no current or ongoing investigation of Nutro Products, Inc.

We want to assure our consumers, associates, retailers, and all those who feed NUTRO® products to their pets that our products are safe and conform to the standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S Department of Agriculture and the Association of American Feed Control Officials. All NUTRO® products undergo rigorous quality assurance testing beginning with raw ingredients and ending with testing finished products. This includes testing to confirm that no melamine, mold toxins, or pathogenic bacteria are detected in any NUTRO® pet foods.

For the past year, ConsumerAffairs.com, an “independent Web-based consumer news and resource center,” not affiliated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission or Consumer Reports, has been selectively posting consumer complaints and authoring its own statements that draw false links between isolated instances of illness and death among pets, and the consumption of NUTRO® pet food products.

In February of 2009, a ConsumerAffairs.com posting alleged that a class action lawsuit against Nutro Products in relation to pet health issues was being researched by a law firm. We have not received notification of a class action lawsuit against Nutro Products.

In June of 2008, ConsumerAffairs.com falsely claimed that NUTRO® pet foods may have been the cause of pet health issues in a number of specific cases. In an August 2008 update to that posting, ConsumerAffairs.com reported that ASCPA veterinary toxicologist, Dr. Steven Hansen, concluded after an in depth review that the complaints appear to be random, non-pet food related health issues.

While consumer concerns about NUTRO® product quality are rare, we take every complaint seriously. When we learn of an issue, we work with consumers to obtain information and request that samples of any product in question be submitted for testing at an independent facility. An in-depth review is performed to determine if an issue does exist. Consumers with questions or concerns about NUTRO® products are encouraged to contact our Consumer Services Department at 1-800-833-5330.

Nutro Products, Inc. remains committed to the quality, safety and performance of all our pet food brands. As we have for over 80 years, we strive to deliver the finest natural products to our customers and their pets.
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Hope this gets the facts straight! Nutro is not being investigated by the FDA & is tested for quality assurance to assure that is safe for you and your pet!


http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story/FDA-No-Invest igation-into-NUTRO-Pet-Food/hOoE48nKOkORqDNodwN3EQ.cspx

 

Consumer Affairs Objection....

August 11th 2009 3:56 pm
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Some people may have researched online and heard about in blogs,saying that Nutro made dogs and cats sick and I certainly understand how they feel and others have felt the same way. But what they have found out from us is that Consumers Affairs is NOT affiliated with FDA,AAFCO or Consumer Reports and the information they are reporting IS FALSE .
At Nutro Products, we ensure the quality, safety and performance of all our products. Should you have any additional questions or concerns,I recommend you call our consumers hotline at 800-833-5330
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central Time, or go to the Nutro Products' website(http://www.nutoproducts.com) Does that clear up your concerns?
Looking forward to the new Natural Choice cat food that should be out this Sept... Looks so much different and I love the change. So if any other kitty parents are using NCCF and go looking then, please be aware of the changes.
Peace,
Miss Puff

 

Win FREE Natural Choice Dog Food

September 23rd 2009 12:24 am
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Nutro is now giving all dog owners a chance to win FREE Natural Choice food for life! Please check out the sweepstakes rules and fill out the needed information , for your chance to win!
Good Luck!

http://bit.ly/XKqds.
just cut and paste into your browser.
Wish it was for us cats!!! MOL

 

Cats and dogs of Catster and Dogster

September 28th 2009 4:17 pm
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If you have a Facebook page, please check out and add Nutro Products and become a Fan!

 

Register to win free food from Nutro

October 2nd 2009 12:45 pm
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This is for BOTH dogs AND CATS!! just check out the home page .
http://www.nutroproducts.com/register.html
I was looking around on the site and wow..
Good Luck too all who enter!
Dawn =^^=

 

Meowma Tells me that Nutro has a new cat food......

November 4th 2009 4:30 pm
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We shall see, well she did bring how and new food. It is a newer Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care .. Here is some more information... Since I do not know all these people words, I will let Meowma take over,
Thank You Miss Puff!
Here is what Nutro has put out now,


NATURAL CHOICE(R) Cat Food Gives Finicky Felines the Ideal Nutrient Balance
Nutro Products Challenges Cat Owners to Switch to NATURAL CHOICE(R) Cat Food to See the Difference

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 2 -- Finicky cats may be a thing of the past - at least when it comes to food. Nutro Products, Inc. has just released a new formula, NATURAL CHOICE® cat food with Ideal Nutrient Balance (INB), to deliver the natural nutritional balance that cats intuitively seek from their diet.

Developed by Waltham, the World's Leading Authority On Pet Care And Nutrition®, Ideal Nutrient Balance is the perfect mix of protein, fat and carbohydrates along with essential vitamins and minerals to give cats balanced nutrition.

"Many people come to me concerned about their cat's health and diet because their cat is overweight or simply doesn't like his food. It is imperative that cats get the right balance of protein, fats and carbs from their diet in order to have the foundation for optimum health," said Director of Health and Nutrition for Nutro Products, Inc., Dr. Tiffany Bierer. "NATURAL CHOICE® cat food with INB provides this balance, which supports cats' healthy immune systems and strong bones along with other important benefits."

NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® cat food with INB is available at pet stores nationwide. The NATURAL CHOICE® brand includes Chicken Meal Formula Products in Kitten Original or Indoor, Adult Original or Indoor, Weight Management Original or Indoor, and Senior Original or Indoor. Oceanfish Flavored Products come in Adult Original or Indoor and Weight Management Original or Indoor.

About Nutro Products
Nutro Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of natural pet food products sold exclusively at pet stores. The company has been making "The World's Best Pet Food" for more than 80 years and is dedicated to quality, excellence and innovation in dog and cat nutrition offering healthful formulas for every pet's life stage, activity level and size. Nutro Products, Inc.'s family of NUTRO® brands includes MAX®, NATURAL CHOICE® and ULTRA(TM) pet food brands. The Greenies Company, a division of Nutro Products, Inc., is a global leader in pet dental chews. For more information, please visit www.nutroproducts.com.

 

New Formula of Nutro Natural Choice Cat Food

November 4th 2009 4:37 pm
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Now with all that being said, Meowma did get a bag of this and I scarfed it down so fast. I really did not care much for it before this had been reformulated, least not as much as I LOVED my Max Cat dry. Out of the 3 of us here, well the 2 boys.. and me. I am the one with the refined pallet.. mol Meowma was not sure I would even touch it, but she got something called a free bag?? from PetSupermarket and brought it home. She tells me that when the Max Cat Chicken Adult, runs out. We can have the new stuff.. I said , yeah what ever.. just keep it coming mol

 
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