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We’ve revised our dog food cost comparison page with updated pricing and a new graph design, and we’ve also added several new dog food brands to the comparison list.

Discover how much less expensive Flint River Ranch dog food formulas are to feed your dogs than comparable dog food brands.  Dog foods included in our cost comparison include:

Flint River Ranch Lamb & Rice Dog Food
Flint River Ranch Trout & Potato (“Fish & Chips”) Dog Food
Flint River Ranch Original Adult & Puppy Dog Food
Innova Adult Dry Dog Food
Wellness Complete Health Dog Food
Nature’s Recipe Dog Food
Blue Buffalo Dog Food
Nature’s Balance Ultra Dog Food
Evo Dry Dog Food
Merrick’s Grammy Pot Pie Dog Food
Royal Canin Dog Food
Nutro Ultra Dog Food
Solid Gold Dog Food
Avoderm Dog Food
Halo Spot’s Stew Dog Food
Orijen Dog Food
Evanger’s Dog Food

If there are other dog foods you’d like compared to Flint River Ranch in our cost comparison listing, please let us know and we’ll make sure to include them.

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This Thanksgiving holiday we’d like to take a moment to thank you for your continued patronage and for making Flint River Ranch an integral part of your pet’s lives. As a way of saying thanks we’re providing our customers savings via a Thanksgiving ‘Black Friday’ Sale on all Flint River Ranch dog and cat foods.

For a limited time both new and current A+ FRR customers will save on Flint River pet food purchases, with new customers receiving an automatic 10% discount and current customers receiving $5 off orders over $75 and $15 off orders over $150 – no coupon codes needed!

Thank you again, and please tell your friends and family about the Flint River Ranch Thanksgiving Sale — hurry, the automatic Flint River discount savings will end shortly.

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At A+ Flint River Ranch we offer customers up to two FREE Flint River Ranch sample packs that contain 2 lbs of our pet food formulas.

For the first time, customers in need of additional samples to try for their pets or to share with friends can now purchase additional samples in 4 oz. packets.

We’ll be offering the standard 2lb sample pack that includes (7) 4 oz. packets as well as (25) 4 oz. packets, (50) 4 oz. packets, and (100) 4 oz. packets for purchase.

Complete details can be found on our Flint River Ranch Multiple Sample Packets page.

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Blue Buffalo Inc., the pet food manufacturer of dog food brands like Blue Wilderness, Blue Basics, Blue Life Protection Formula, Blue Longevity, and Blue Homestyle Recipe, has issued a voluntary recall for several of its dog food formulas due to higher than normal levels of vitamin D.

The company has recalled specific batches of its Blue Wilderness Chicken Dog Food, Blue Basics Salmon Dog Food, and Blue Large Breed Adult Dog Food. Specific sizes and “Best Used By” dates for the recalled foods are:

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken – 4.5 lb., 11 lb., 24 lb bags with these dates: JUL1211B, JUL1311B, JUL2611Z, JUL2711Z, JUL2811Z

Blue Buffalo Basics Salmon – 11 lb., 24 lb bags with these dates: AUG2111B, AUG2211B

Blue Large Breed Adult Chicken - 30 lb. bags with these dates: SEP2211P, SEP2311P, OCT2611P

While Blue Buffalo states that the potential of increased vitamin D presents no serious health risk, the company does warn that any dog showing an adverse reaction to the recalled products should be taken to a veterinarian. Typical symptoms from excessive vitamin D can include excessive water intake and/or excessive urination, as well as vomiting.

Excessive vitamin D in a dog’s diet, or Hypervitaminosis D, can result in bone loss and abnormally high serum calcium levels, which could result in kidney stones and the calcification of organs like the heart and kidneys if left untreated.

Blue Buffalo will reimburse any veterinary or testing expenses related to illness caused by the recalled products, and customers can contact Blue Buffalo Pet Foods directly at 1-877-523-9114 to arrange for the return of any recalled product and for information on reimbursement.

No other Blue Buffalo dog food, cat food, or pet treat brands are included in the recall at this time.

Michigan State University’s Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health also issued a statement regarding the recall, stating that a number of veterinarians recently started sending blood samples from dogs with elevated levels of calcium. The sick dogs showed signs of increased thirst and urination, as well as weight loss, loss of appetite, and signs of kidney damage in some cases.

All 16 dogs whose samples were tested had very high levels of vitamin D in their blood and were fed a diet of Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Chicken Dog Food. The samples originated from the following states: Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin, California, Illinois, North Dakota, and Utah.

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We’re excited to announce that the new reduced-grain and wheat-free Flint River Ranch Duck and Potato Dog Food (aka Duck and Oatmeal Dog Food) formula is available for purchase!

Pricing for the Flint River Ranch Duck, Oatmeal, and Potato dog food formula will be as follows: 10lb bag – $23.49; 20lb bag – $42.99; 40lb – $73.99; 200lb – $309.99; and 520lb – $769.99.

And we have even better news — for a limited time we’ll be including a free Duck and Potato Dog Food sample pack with each order of the Duck formula so that you can share the amazing new formula with your friends and associates.

We’ve also updated our FRR Duck and Potato Dog Food page with the complete ingredients list and nutritional information for the new formula.

Let us know what your dogs think of the new formula — we can’t wait to hear from you!

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We have good news to report on the new Flint River Ranch Duck and Potato Dog Food formula as well as news on the current Senior Lite Dog Food formula.

First up, Flint River Ranch is now in full production for the Duck and Oatmeal nugget dog food formula. We expect to be able to take orders and ship the new formula within the next 3 weeks. We’ll update our site as soon as this formula can be shipped.

Pricing for the formula will be as follows: 10lb bag – $23.49; 20lb bag – $42.99; 40lb – $73.99; 200lb – $309.99; and 520lb – $769.99.

More good news, for a limited time we’ll be including a free Duck & Potato Dog Food sample pack with each order of the Duck formula so that you can share the amazing new formula with your friends and associates.

We’ve also updated our FRR Duck and Potato Dog Food page with the complete ingredients list and nutritional information for the formula.

Saying Goodbye to the Senior Lite Formula

FRR Senior Lite
As we introduce our new Signature Brand Duck & Potato formula, we’ll also be phasing out our Senior Lite Dog Food formula in favor of our Senior PLUS Dog Food formula. The Senior PLUS formula is identical to the Senior Lite formula in terms of ingredients and formulation, while also offering the joint relief benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate supplements.

The FRR Senior PLUS formula with these two supplements has proven to help in maintaining fluidity of dogs’ joints while easing the strain and stress that an older dog faces in their joints, especially those dogs that are overweight or obese.

The Senior PLUS dog food formula has also become much more popular than the Senior Lite formula over the years and has received many more positive reports from dog owners when it comes to helping their dogs live healthier, more active lives.

While some will be sad to see the Senior Lite formula go, there’s good news to report as well — prices on the Senior PLUS formula will decrease to match the prices of the Senior Lite, so those currently ordering the Senior Lite formula will be able to order the Senior PLUS formula with its joint health benefits at no extra cost!

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P&G’s Iams and Eukanuba aren’t the only pet products being recalled for potential salmonella contamination.

Texas-based Merrick Pet Care has issued a recall for its Beef Filet Squares for Dogs pet treats. While no illnesses have been reported in people or pets to date, 86 cases of the Merrick dog treats have been recalled following a sample testing positive for Salmonella.

Dogs infected by Salmonella may have diarrhea (possibly bloody) and show signs of vomiting or lethargy, while other dogs may only have decreased appetite or abdominal pain. Pets infected by Salmonella are at risk for infecting other animals and humans.

The Merrick recall is only for the company’s Beef Filet Squares for Dogs treats (also sold in some stores as Texas Hold ‘Ems) sold in 10 ounce plastic bags and marked with Lot #10084TL7 and a “best by” date of March 24, 2012 on the top of the bag.

Customers can return any unused portion of the recalled Merrick dog treats to the place of purchase for a full refund, and questions regarding the Merrick recall should be directed to Merrick Pet Care’s toll free number, 1-800-664-7387.

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The cat food recall initiated by Procter & Gamble (P&G) less than a week ago has now expanded to include several Eukanuba Dog Food formulas and additional Iams Veterinary Formula cat and dog foods. P&G made the announcement on Saturday, July 30th.

The newly recalled dog food formulas include all sizes and varieties of Eukanuba Naturally Wild, Eukanuba Pure, and Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin dry dog food formulas with “Best By” dates that fall in the July 1st, 2010 to December 1st, 2011 range.

Eukanuba Naturally Wild Dog Food varieties recalled include Eukanuba Naturally Wild Salmon & Rice, Turkey & Multigrain, and Venison & Potato dry dog foods, and come in 4lb, 9.5lb, 15lb, and 30lb bag sizes, as well as 7 ounce sample packs.

Eukanuba Pure dry varities in the dog food recall include Eukanuba Pure Turkey, Pure Adult Maintenance, Pure Puppy Growth, and Pure Adult Large Breed dog food, and come in 4lb, 4.5lb, 15lb, and 30lb bag sizes. The Eukanuba Dog Custom Care – Sensitive Skin dog food formula recalled is available in 5.5lb and 28lb bag sizes.

The Iams Veterinary Formula Dry Cat Food formulas recalled are the Weight Loss Restricted Calorie, Intestinal – Low Residue, Optimum Weight Control D, Renal Multi-Stage, Urinary 0 – Moderate pH/0, and Urinary S – Low pH/S cat foods.

The Iams Veterinary Formula Dry Dog Food formulas recalled are the Intestinal – Low Residue, Optimum Weight Control D, Weight Loss Restricted Calorie, Renal Early Stage, Joint, Skin and Coat Response FP, Skin & Coat Response KO, Puppy Intestinal Low Residue, and Intestinal Low Residue Breeder Bag dog foods.

All of the Iams and Eukunba pet foods involved in the recall have been pulled from shelves due to potential salmonella contamination.
Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea (possibly bloody), fever, and abdominal cramps, with most victims recovering within a week without treatment. Babies, elders, and those with weak immune systems are particularly vulnerable.

The recalled pet foods are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers throughout the United States and Canada. The recall doesn’t currently include Iams / Eukanuba canned pet foods, pet biscuits and treats, or pet care supplements.

P&G recommends that customers with potentially contaminated bags throw the food out immediately. Additional information and product refund inquiries should be directed to P&G’s toll free number at (877) 894-4458.

This isn’t the first pet food recall due to possible salmonella contamination. Just last month, Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food formula was recalled for the same reason.

And in 2007, a Salmonella outbreak that affected more than 70 people in 19 states was linked to contaminated dry dog food produced in a Mars Petcare pet food plant.

No other Iams formulas or other P&G pet foods are currently involved in the new recall, and none of the formulas involved in the recenty acquired Natura Pet Products, the parent company of Innova, Evo, California Natural, and Karma pet foods, have been recalled.

Still, with many Natura customers already questioning the acquisition and what it might mean for the long-term quality of the Natura products, three recalls involving P&G’s Iams and Eukanuba pet foods in two months likely won’t help ease concerns.

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Procter & Gamble (P&G) has issued a cat food recall for its Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal cat food formula due to potential salmonella contamination.

Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea (possibly bloody), fever, and abdominal cramps, with most victims recovering within a week without treatment. Babies, elders, and those with weak immune systems are particularly vulnerable.

While no illnesses have been reported to date, the U.S. FDA has identified positive results on lot numbers 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1 and 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1 of the Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs formula.

P&G recommends that customers with potentially contaminated bags should throw the food out immediately. Additional information and product refund inquiries should be directed to P&G’s toll free number at (877) 894-4458.

The recall news follows last month’s Iams recall that resulted from potentially insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1) in the company’s Iams ProActive Health canned cat and kitten food.

This also isn’t the first pet food recall due to possible salmonella contamination. Just last month, Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food formula was recalled for the same reason.

And in 2007, a Salmonella outbreak that affected more than 70 people in 19 states was linked to contaminated dry dog food produced in a Mars Petcare pet food plant. Mars Petcare manufactures a number of pet foods, including Pedigree dog foods, the Goodlife Recipe cat and dog foods, Whiskas cat food, Cesar Canine Cuisine wet dog food, and Sheba wet cat food.

While no other Iams formulas or other P&G pet foods are involved in the new recall, Innova and Evo customers may be wondering what’s in store for them, as P&G in May moved to acquire Natura Pet Products, the parent company of Innova, Evo, California Natural, and Karma pet foods.

Many Natura customers had already been questioning the acquisition and what it might mean for the long-term quality of the Natura products, and a pair of Iams recalls in two months likely won’t help ease their concerns.

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Natural Balance Pet Foods has recalled all 5lb and 28lb bags of its Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with “Best By” dates of June 17, 2011.

The recalled dog food formula was manufactured on December 17th, 2010, and was recalled following a positive test for salmonella by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Although two lots of the dog food formula had tested free of contaminants with Natural Balance’s Buy With Confidence on-site lab, and confirmed later as free of contaminants by an independent laboratory, the finding of salmonella by the FDA was evidence enough to issue the voluntary recall.

There have not been any reports to date of dogs getting sick from the dog food.

The Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken dog food was sold at retailers in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Consumers who have purchased the dog food can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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