YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community


Welcome to the YorkieTalk.com Forums Community - the community for Yorkshire Terriers.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be able to chat with over 35,000 YorkieTalk members, read over 2,000,000 posted discussions, and view more than 15,000 Yorkie photos in the YorkieTalk Photo Gallery after you register. We would love to have you as a member!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please click here to contact us.

Go Back   YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community > YorkieTalk > General Yorkshire Terrier Discussion
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar JavaChat Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
Between♥Suspensions
Donating Member
 
concretegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaissades
Posts: 7,979
Question Solid Gold Wee Bit Pink-General question food mishap

So I feed my dogs are BARF diet (bones and raw foods).

We do supplement a bit of kibble for a few reasons,
Easy vitamin k source
In case emergency they will eat kibble

Anyways we've switched from TOTW to Fromm kibble

I sent Derik to the store to get a small bag as we were low...

So he says they have a small dog version in pink he found at the co-op...

My red flags go up he was supposed to get it at the pet boutique, its a purple/blue bag not pink...

Anyways he bought Solid Gold brand kibble in Wee Bit all life stages version...a pretty foily pink bag with what looks like a westie on it.

HOLY WOW!!! The kibble is the size of fish food (not really) anyways I put a few many since its so small on the vegi paste on a Stella & Chewy's dehydrated pattie...

They LOVE it.

Surely this must not be the best food?

Can't be bad if our co-op sells it though either.

I am not really impressed with the order of or the ingredients; however, it's not 'bad' so they're eating it...they're begging for more and actually picking it off eating it first looking up with big eyes &wagging tails.

Seriously the kibble is usually ignored by my dogs-this is semi-amazing.

Anyone feed Solid Gold (wee bit version in the pink bag) or heard of it, tried it, any random advice on this one?
__________________
Shan & 8 kids now!


concretegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Welcome Guest!
Not Registered?

Join today and remove this ad!

WidgetBucks - Trend Watch - WidgetBucks.com
Old 01-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
 
rubynrosie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: ada mn usa
Posts: 1,362
Default

I haven't used it personally but when I bought my Samoyed the breeder swore by the solid gold brand...that was about 10 years ago...have you checked it out on the dogfood advisor site?
__________________
Bobbi and her two favorite girls...Ruby-Sioux and Rosie Too . We you Lola Marlene Bubbles
rubynrosie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
Between♥Suspensions
Donating Member
 
concretegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaissades
Posts: 7,979
Default

I did it's rated above average 4stars, I love that site, but...

I also really like the pickiness and personal reviews of what YTers think or experience with foods specifally feeding yorkies too.
__________________
Shan & 8 kids now!


concretegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
Don't Litter Spay&Neuter
Donating Member
 
mimimomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 9,816
Default

My brother fed his cocker spaniels solid gold for years along w/the kelp supplement. He switched bc the food is made by Diamond. I'm not sure if they still do?
__________________
Jenny Mimi Momo Princess Turbo
Madan Pin Brush: www.toplinepet.com
mimimomo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 12:41 AM   #5
kjc
I♥PeekTinkySaph&Finny
Donating Member
 
kjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Posts: 18,460
Default

From their website:

Description

Diet specially formulated for the high energy needs of small breed dogs, or those dogs that will be 20 pounds or less as adults. Just a Wee Bit is available in a very small kibble to accommodate small mouths.
Just a Wee Bit exceeds all the nutrient requirements for puppies and is great for puppies and adults!

Crude Protein, Min 28%
Crude Fat, Min 18%
Crude Fiber, Max 4%
Moisture, Max 10%
380 kcal/cup
Ingredients

Bison, Ocean Fish Meal, Millet, Brown Rice, Cracked Pearled Barley, Rice Bran, Canola Oil, Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (source of DHA), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Parsley Flakes, Pumpkin Meal, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Thyme, Blueberries, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Panthothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Riboflavin, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid

*******************


I tried to feed mine the Barking At The Moon a few years ago and they wouldn't even taste it... I was quite shocked, lol.

As for this new flavor, There are a few items I have a problem with. First, the minimum % values of the protein and the fat content are high (JMHO) as stated on the bag.... remember those are the Minimum values.

Second, the second ingredient is Ocean Fish Meal. Any fish caught on US ships is preserved with Ethoxyquin, by law. JMHO: Feed at your own risk.

Canola oil is a by-product of the gasoline industry. There are better choices.

And I'm curious to know exactly what the 'natural flavor' is...
__________________
Kat PeekABooTinkerbellSapphire & Infinity
kjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 02:34 AM   #6
Donating YT 500 Club Member
 
Rachael1983's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Burbs of DC
Posts: 1,700
Default

Once upon a time, I owned two cocker spaniels. I tried Solid Gold with them for a while and it was a good quality food. I stopped feeding it because one of my cockers had allergies and kept itching.
__________________
Owned by Troy(RIP) & Emma
www.superpetspot.com 10% for YT Members
Rachael1983 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 03:31 AM   #7
YT 500 Club Member
 
MyDearSam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 646
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjc View Post
Canola oil is a by-product of the gasoline industry. There are better choices.
I beg to differ:

CanolaInfo | What is Canola Oil?
__________________
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. - JRR Tolkien
MyDearSam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 04:46 AM   #8
YT 3000 Club Member
 
gracielove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 6,563
Default

That seems like a lot of grain to me. I always back away when I see that many synthetic vitamins on an ingredient list. If the food is nutritious why add all those vitamins? I have read that many of these vitamins are outsourced to China to be manufactured.
gracielove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
Between♥Suspensions
Donating Member
 
concretegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaissades
Posts: 7,979
Default

Bison flavor is the protein.

What association do you link canola with petroloum production?
__________________
Shan & 8 kids now!



Last edited by concretegurl; 01-30-2013 at 09:12 AM.
concretegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 11:19 AM   #10
Between♥Suspensions
Donating Member
 
concretegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaissades
Posts: 7,979
Default

I found this about fish meal and ethoxyquin:

Ethoxyquin... Dangerous Dog Food Preservative


I hate Monsanto.
__________________
Shan & 8 kids now!


concretegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #11
Between♥Suspensions
Donating Member
 
concretegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaissades
Posts: 7,979
Confused

Quote:
Originally Posted by concretegurl View Post
Bison flavor is the protein.

What association do you link canola with petroloum production?
This is all I have found so far...

Is Canola Oil Hazardous to Your Health? [p. 3]
__________________
Shan & 8 kids now!


concretegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 12:41 AM   #12
kjc
I♥PeekTinkySaph&Finny
Donating Member
 
kjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Posts: 18,460
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MyDearSam View Post
That site is supported by people/companies that will benefit by the sale of canola oil.
"CanolaInfo team is supported by Canada's canola growers, crop input suppliers, exporters, processors, food manufacturers and governments."

The link below gives more complete, unbiased info about canola oil.



Quote:
Originally Posted by concretegurl View Post
Bison flavor is the protein.

What association do you link canola with petroloum production?
1. In WWII it was used as a lubricant in steam engines. When the war ended, farmers wanted to find other ways to market it so they tried using the plant as animal feed and the oil to be used in cooking for humans.

2. It is genetically modified to produce a plant with lower levels of erucic acid (a known toxin) considered safe for human consumption, considered 'generally recognized as safe per the FDA' and we all know how dependable the FDA is. Personally, I prefer oils that contain no toxins.

Canola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
__________________
Kat PeekABooTinkerbellSapphire & Infinity
kjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 07:05 AM   #13
Between♥Suspensions
Donating Member
 
concretegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaissades
Posts: 7,979
Default

I see canola oil is like margarine.

I was just reading a big debate about it on my food forum last night.
__________________
Shan & 8 kids now!


concretegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:27 AM   #14
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
 
Teegy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 2,631
Default

it's not a good idea to mix kibble and barf because your dogs system processes them both at different rates and it can lead to bloat.
if it's vitamins and minerals you want for them they should be in a well balanced barf diet.
Otherwise I'd try adding raw or canned tripe, krill, fish oil or coconut oil a probiotic and digestive enzyme.

Is it okay to ask why you feel the need to combine the raw and kibble
Teegy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:59 AM   #15
YT 1000 Club Member
 
Cherie6446's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoCA
Posts: 1,895
Default

I just happen to know something about Solid Gold and the owner, Sissy Mcgill (Sp?). My parents bought food from her - out of her garage - back in the 70's. She bred Great Danes and she believed in wholesome and holistic foods even back then. I have fed her Wee Bits to my Zoey but went back to raw and that's what I use. Her products are good.
__________________
RIP my darling little Gina
Cherie6446 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
food advice, small kibble, solid gold



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Google
 

SHOP NOW: Amazon :: eBay :: Buy.com :: Newegg :: PetStore :: Petco :: PetSmart


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2003 - 2013 YorkieTalk.com
Privacy Policy - Terms of Use

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 1128 1129 1130 1131 1132 1133 1134 1135 1136 1137 1138 1139 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1146 1147 1148 1149 1150 1151 1152 1153 1154 1155 1156