Thursday, November 11, 2010

Behold the power of hydration....

I bought several bags of Sojourner Farm's (aka Sojo's) Europa (aka Sojo's Grain-Free Dog Food Mix). I've previously fed both the Sojo's complete (Ingredients: sweet potatoes, USDA turkey, whole egg, broccoli, celery, apples, flax meal, pecans, tricalcium phosphate, pumpkin, cranberries, basil, dried alfalfa, ginger root, dried kelp, zinc sulfate, vitamin E acetate, vitamin D2) and the Sojo's Original Mix (Ingredients: Rolled Oats, Rye Flakes, Barley Flakes, Ground Pecans, Tricalcium Phosphate, Kelp, Carob Powder, Parsley, Basil, Alfalfa, Vitamin D3) - but now that the boys aren't swimming for hours every day - DAMN WINTER - they're back to grain free as much as possible, so let's try the Europa formula.

Soji's Grain-Free Pre-Mix (Europa) - - Before.
Dehydrated foods fascinate me - so handy, so easy - and so good for our dogs. Don't get me wrong - I like feeding my dogs raw, but I like the flexibility I can get from using pre-mixes or bases and just meat and bone grinds (without pre-mixed veggies). For one it gives me the ability to feed pretty closely to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), but it also gives me the ability to mix up their individual meals varying the proportion of veggies/pre-mix/base to raw meat and bones.

Sojo's Grain-Free Pre-Mix (Europa) - - After
OK, back to the Sojo's Europa. When you open the bag, the fruit and veggie pre-mix look like chunks of fruits and veggies - unlike some of the finer grinds of dehydrated foods, Sojo's is pretty chunky - probably why the label recommends 8 hours to rehydrate all of their formulas.

Through the miracle of water and time - that same batch above turns into big plump pieces of Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli, Celery and Apples (Plus the rest of the ingredients: Whole Egg, Flax Meal, Parsley Leaf, Tricalcium Phosphate, Carob Powder, Kelp Powder, Alfalfa, Ginger Root, Garlic, Vitamin D3).

Sojo's Europa was a big hit - happy goldens - and I must say the finished dinner (Europa plus VT Raw's Turkey) was really pretty!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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