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Solid Gold Leaping Waters Holistic Dry Dog Food, Cold Water Salmon & Vegetables, Grain Free & Gluten Free, Active Adult Dogs, All Sizes, 11lb Bag

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  1. 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Premium Dog Food, February 20, 2011
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    Spudman (Pasadena, MD United States) –
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    Features:
    None of the following: wheat, soybeans, corn, added animal fat, poultry fat, by-products, sugar, artificial preservatives, salt, or sunflower oil

    Uses free range fed bison that are not fed hormones or chemicals. THE LUCKY BISON ARE CONSIDERATELY NOT CASTRATED, BRANDED, OR DEHORNED BEFORE BEING TURNED INTO DOG FOOD.

    Blueberries help support a healthy urinary tract.

    Yucca Schidigera Extract – helps to lessen stool odor and is an aid to the joints. As long as our dogs do it outside, I don’t care how their stools smell.

    Millet, Brown Rice, Cracked Pearled Barley are complex carbohydrates that, according to Solid Gold, are good sources of fiber. The non-allergic grains are certified organic and free of pesticides.

    Just a Wee Bit is intended to be a good alternative for those dogs who can’t tolerate lamb, beef, or chicken in their diets.
    Solid Gold uses only wild caught fish, not fish from fish farms.
    Nutritionally complete and balanced. This is true. The bag did not tip over when I stood it up.

    Made in the USA

    Each bag is specially sealed for freshness hermetically. I don’t know where they find all the hermets to do this though.
    As of this writing, a four-pound bag of Just a Wee Bit is a shade under 13 dollars at PETCO.

    Bella’s Experience –

    In an impulsive frenzy, the Spudette fed Bella the new food right out of the bag with a little bit of Solid Gold canned food. Bad move. When introducing a new food, one should add a small amount of the new to the old and then gradually increase the percentage of new food in the mix until you reach 100% of the new stuff. Not surprisingly Bella got a bout of runny stools after this rude introduction to Just a Wee Bit.

    Within a week, however, Bella had adjusted to her new food and seems to be doing well on this new diet. I haven’t smelled her stools to see if they are less odiferous and have no intentions of conducting such a test. As an added test, I put less than an tablespoon of the Solid Gold kibble on the plates of Evie and Piper. They actually seemed to like this new food quite a bit, even the ever-fussy Piper.

    Just a Wee Bit is the smallest dog kibble I have ever seen, and I’ve seen quite a few brands. Ever look at the little paper circles inside a whole puncher? Individual pieces of this kibble are almost as big as those paper cut outs and about as thick as a nickel. Be careful pouring this food because it’s easy to drop a few pieces and almost impossible to find them. You’ll have to rely on your dog’s sense of smell to recover any dropped kibble. Occasionally Bella gets bits of this micro kibble caught in her throat making us think the tiny size of the pieces is too extreme.

    Finally- I must admit that, based on the inclusion of wholesome ingredients and the exclusion of junk, this is an excellent dog food. Most dogs should thrive on such a recipe. One on a budget will probably prefer to find an alternate quality food that isn’t so expensive. Since this formula is intended for dogs that have allergic reactions to some common ingredients in other foods, the extra expense really isn’t necessary for dogs that have no such allergy problems. For hypersensitive Evie, this is a terrific choice. For dogs that can eat anything, it might be considered extreme.

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  2. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic food, July 31, 2009
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    We use this for our poodle. He’s been on it pretty much since he was a puppy. We tried several different premium dog foods and this seemed to be the one he liked the best. He’s 4 now, and is still built the same as he was at 1. None of they typical Poodle chubbiness. We don’t feed on a schedule, just always have a bowl out with food in it. He’s full of energy, never had any skin problems, and in general as healthy as a horse. We occasionally mix in some raw frozen foods or other premium dog food for nutritional variety, but only every now and then to prevent him from getting an upset stomach.

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  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Small Breed, November 2, 2015
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    Professor H (USA) –
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?)
    This is the blend for small dogs from this makers new holistic line from Solid Gold appears to be a winner in my house. While the kibble is much smaller than what my dogs usually eat, they don’t care as they like the flavors.

    My two corgis have fallen in love with the very new and unique flavor combinations. I love it because it is good for them, and does not cause any digestive or health issues that I have suffered in the past with previous brands by the big name makers.

    While some canines may not like a few of the different flavors you really can’t down it because everyone is different in what they like and don’t care for much. You can’t give one star to grilled lobster because you don’t like it, when clearly many are going to.

    You have to judge it on size, quality of ingredients, manufacturing, and what the food was designed for. Does it meet these parameters or guidelines. If yes then its a good food. If no then its low stars. The food has helped my lazy ones trim some fat off without changing the amount of food they eat.
    Here is a listing of ingredients in case its not listed.
    Turkey, Turkey Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Chicken Meal, Tapioca, Pea Protein, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Dried Eggs, Pollock Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, DL-Methionine, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Carrots, Pumpkin, Parsley, Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries, Lettuce, Celery, Beets, Watercress, Spinach, Dried Chicory Root, Broccoli, Spearmint, Almond Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Sesame Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Thyme, Lentils, Natural Flavors, Choline Chloride, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product.

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