Much to our utter frustration, EVO has once again been recalled. They aren’t messing around with lot numbers this time … anything made by Natura Pet with an expiration date earlier than June 10, 2014 has been recalled. There is a form you can fill out to be reimbursed on their website.
I have used EVO for years and I can’t remember a single recall until after they were purchased by Proctor & Gamble. It’s frustrating and disheartening.
Here is the link to recall information: EVO, California Natural, Innova, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma brands Recall
Orijen Cat/Kitten: Ingredients: Boneless chicken*, chicken meal, chicken liver*, whole herring*, boneless turkey*, turkey meal, turkey liver*, whole eggs*, boneless walleye*, whole salmon*, chicken heart*, chicken cartilage*, herring meal, salmon meal, chicken liver oil, chicken fat*, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, pea fibre, chickpeas, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium. *FRESH AND PRESERVATIVE-FREE
Crude protein (min.) 42%
Crude fat (min.) 20%
Crude fiber (max.) 3%
Wysong Epigen 90: Ingredients: Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols as a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Giblets, Gelatin (source of collagen and proteoglycans), Apple (source of soluble fiber), Beet Pulp (source of prebiotics), Plums (antioxidant source), Inulin (prebiotic), Blueberries (antioxidant source), Tomato (source of lutein), Taurine (amino acid), Oregano Extract (antioxidant source), Sage Extract (antioxidant source), Rosemary Extract (antioxidant source), Probiotic Microorganisms (Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus lactis), Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement.
Crude Protein (Min) 60.0%
Crude Fat (Min) 20.0%
Crude Fiber (Max) 3.5%
You can use any food that has no grain, has meat as the first 3-5 ingredients (more is okay) and at least 38% protein and 18% fat (more is better). Stay away from Zupreme Grain-Free as the pea protein has been linked to bladder stones in some ferrets. Peas are okay if they are listed 6th or later. Zupreem Grain-Free’s first 6 ingredients: Chicken meal, Dried sweet potatoes, Dried peas, Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Potato protein. This is bad because the 2nd ingredient is non-meat and the 3rd ingredient is peas.