Great Life Rubicon Foods
Great Life Grain & White Potato Free Formula Dog Food
While Dr Jeannie and The Whole Dog believe that dogs are carnivores and as such should be fed a raw meat and bone diet, we understand that there are still dog owners and care givers out there that are not quite ready for the switch or that need something to feed in an emergency or while slowly transitioning their dog to a raw diet.
Great LIfe's grain free dog foods are made with freeze dried raw meats and naturally sourced vitamins, etc. that are applied after the processing/heating of the kibble so that your dog is able to attain some LIVE nutrients as opposed to all other kibble on the market that either add the nutrients/vitamins, etc. to the heating process which destroys the vital nutrients and enzymes or spray on a synthetic substance just before packaging.
Please read more on why kibble and canned pet food is totally void of any true, live or natural nutrition HERE
For the past fifty some odd years, commercial pet food companies have attempted to assure us that
their pet foods are nutritionally complete and balanced". or "scientifically balanced." They tell us these statements are based on study after study; however, what they don't tell you that these "studies" are based on human/omnivore nutrition. They are not based on carnivore nutrition or studies). Most of the pet foods on the market are grain based in one way or another containing - whole wheat, barley, oats, corn meal or rice in some form. Then at some point have added a synthetic form of vitamins and minerals.
Thankfully, more consumers are becoming educated and know that grains and potatoes are not food for carnivores so, the commercial pet food industry, in an attempt to keep up their multi-billion dollar sales figures, came up the latest trend in pet foods: the addition of potatoes and elimination of some or all of the grains. The problem here is that they don't tell you that Potatoes contain a carcinogen- *acrylamide- As a daily maintenance food, potatoes are not a health food! They may actually be a part of the cancer epidemic in pets!
The August 14, 2002 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, reported presence of high levels of acrylamide in carbohydrate rich foods like potatoes.
*Acrylamide induces gene mutations and has been found in animal tests to cause malignant stomach tumors. It is also known to cause damage to the central and peripheral nervous system.
More on Acrylamides:
To help you take your dogs back to a time in history when they were healthy, lean and active from eating natures perfect, GRAIN FREE diet, Great Life Performance Pet Products has created Great Life's Grain-Free Diet for dogs (and cats).
Great Life has a unique process that allows them to bring you the raw meat and bone your pets need and crave; layered or covered with a grain free kibble enclosed with real wild salmon and organic coconut oil. They have taken raw foods and attached them to a grain free, organic based kibble.
FULL ACTIVE NUTRITION - NO REFRIGERATION NEEDED
Dog Food Flavors:
Chicken, Wild Salmon Or Venison
(Organics Inside / USDA Approved Ingredients)
Raw Food portion:
Free range chicken, Chicken Liver, Natural plant digestive enzymes, 7 billion micro-encapsulated probiotics, inulin, sprouted chia, colostrum, barley-fenugreek, kale-broccoil sprouts, pumpkin, carrots, spirulina, parsley, goji berries, acai berries, cherry berry, capuaco, sea berry, coconut and/or salmon oil
Wholistic Kibble portion:
free range chicken, tapioca, jicama, yams, pumpkin, flaxseed, alfalfa meal, blueberries, cranberries, eggs, peas, parsley, artichoke, fennel, kale, rosemary, chelated minerals, vitamins
Protein- min.29%, fat-min 13%, carbohydrates-min 19%, vitamin a-iu/kg 21808, d-iu/kg 2433, e- iu/kg 128, c-mg/kg 50, b12-mg/kg 0.189, b6- mg/kg 4.4 , biotin mg/kg 0.485, folic mg/kg .457, niacin mg/kg 68.99, choline mg/kg 4537, Calcium 2.25, Phos. 1.315
Probiotics- acidophilus, plantarum, thermophilum, longum, faecium, subtillus
5.2 X 10.7 CFU/GM
Nutrition Plus - freeze dried raw food coating with colostrum (lactoferrin, natural taurine), green lipped mussel, mixed antioxidant berries, sprouted chia, broccoli sprouts, kale sprouts, pumpkin, carrots, parsley, spirulina, papaya, milk thistle, natural plant digestive enzymes (amylase, protease, cellulase, pectinase, lipase, phytase, xylanese, hemicellulase, alpha-Galactosidase, invertase), 7 billion active micro-encoated probiotics (acidophilus, plantarum, thermophilum, longum, faecium, subtillus), inulin, natural vitamins, natural minerals, wild salmon oil.
Wild Salmon, Tapioca, Jicama, Yams, Pumpkin, Flaxseed, Alfalfa Meal, Blueberries, Cranberries, Eggs, Peas, Parsley, Artichoke, Fennel, Kale and Rosemary, DL-Methione, Lecithin, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acids Chelate, Manganese Amino Acids Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acids Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamone Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Folic Acid, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Manganese Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 Supplement.
Wild caught salmon-quality protein, anti-allergenic, tapioca-digestive aid, healthy starch, jicama good source of fiber, natural vitamins, inulin-helps probiotics, digestion aid, Micro-encoated probiotics-acidophilus, plantarum, thermophilum, longum, faecium, subtillus-helps balance intestinal bacteria, ward off illness, antioxidant berries- , detoxifier, 19 amino acids, all 9 essential amino acids, 21 trace minerals, including germanium, complex b-vitamins, essential fatty acids, diabetes control, anti-inflammatory, directly involved in metabolizing sugar, lowering blood fat, protects pancreas, sprouted chia-a live micro nutrient resource, abundant source of balanced omega oils, dietary fiber, amino acids, B-vitamins, micro-minerals, aid against diabetes, complete nutrient package colostrum-immune booster, lactoferrin-amino acids, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, amino acids, taurine, green lipped mussel- anti-inflammatory, aid against arthritis, broccoli sprouts-attacks rogue cells, kale sprouts-immune booster, pumpkin-aids worm expulsion, good source of vitamin A, spirulina-essential fatty acids, enzymes, chelated minerals, trace minerals, detoxifier, papaya-vitamin C, folate, and potassium-good sources of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E, the eye-saving carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, and lycopene, carrots-beta carotene, vitamin A, parsley-vitamins A,B,C,E, sulphur-natural blood cleanser, blueberries-natural antioxidants, fiber, balance blood sugar, milk thistle-liver protector, flaxseed-zinc, B-vitamins, fiber, cranberries-urinary tract cleanser, alfalfa meal-aid against gastric inflammation, artichoke-helps liver function, heart and brain aid, peas-aids circulation and skin, yams-may help expel heavy metals, eggs-source of protein, vitamins, phospholipids, lecithin, fennel-stimulates pancreas, salmon oil-blend of 15 omega 3-6 fatty acids-promotes healthy skin and coat.
Crude Protein (min) 30%
Crude Fat (min) 14%
Crude Fiber (max) 4%
Moisture (max) 10%
Ash- < 8
Tapioca:A starch from the fleshy root of the cassava, contains calcium and small amounts of minerals.
used as a starch, a very good source of fiber that contains potassium and is high in vitamin C
Good amounts of vitamin B6, potassium and other nutrients. it is being studied as a cancer preventive.
Low in calories and fat, it contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, plus lots of Vitamin A, carotenoids and is an excellent source of fiber. May aid in expelling intestinal parasites.
Bursting with nutrients, 8 vitamins, 7 minerals and dietary fiber and protien.
Chicken Fat:(preserved with mised tocopherols): Dogs require fat in their diet for energy, building blocks for hormones and for a healthy nervous sytem.
Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal:
Essential vitamins and minerals and is commonly used to detoxify the body.
Rich sources of antioxident phytonutrients protecting the body and brain from stress.
Unique in their ability to protect and treat the urinary tract.
Boosts the immune system, regulates the glands, promotes regular heat cycles, supports and promotes a healthy coat and detoxifies the body.
A rich source of lutein, a carotenoid thought to help prevent cataracts and a source of B-vitamins, including B12.
Treats allergies, supports the nervous system, as well as the cardiovascular system: aids in treating urinary and digestive problems.
Has benificial action in treating diatbted melitius, anti-tumor effect, hith blood pressure, anti-allergenic properties because it inhibits release of histamine.
Anti-virus and anti-inflammatory in the treatment of infection and inflammation of the upper respiratory, urinary and digestive tracts including liver.
Nutrient dense with 16 essential nutrients! Powerful antioxidant properties hellp the liver regenerate healthy tiddue. Artichoks provide the important minerals magnesium, chromium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, iron and calcium.
Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral activities. Good amounts of vitamin C, B6, selenium, manganese and other minerals.
Cleanses the blood, stimulates the digestive system, maintains healthy skin, hellps expel worms and freshens the breath.
Sulfer-containing phytochemicals, carotenoids, pro-vitamin A, vitamin C, B6, minerals including calcium and plant fiber.
Helps regulate thyroid function, fights immune diseases, anti-viral, antibacterial and antiprotozoal (giardia). Coconut oil is a digestive aid, especially important for inflammatory bowel disorders. As an antioxident, it is 50 times more potent then Vitamin E, 15 times more potent then carrots and 300 times more potent than tomatoes.
Wild Salmon Oil
Essential fatty acids that benefit the heart and circulatory system, nervous system development, immune system function and skin and coat.
See Testimonies Below
SIZES & PRICES
Rubicon-Open Range Chicken-Grain & Potato Free Dog Food
7lb - $ 20.99
25lb - $56.69
Rubicon-Wild Salmon-Grain & Potato Free Dog Food
7 pounds - $20.99
25 pounds - $ 58.79
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I called my vet to ask her a simple question. What food does she suggest I feed my dogs, since I now feed Rubicon Grain Free and want to know if she agrees with the choice or would she recommend a better dog food? My vet left me a voicemail that she had some reservations about the Rubicon.
She wondered aloud if you all had done any large-scale published nutritional studies like Purina, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Iams and (another brand name I cannot recall) have completed. When I listened to her voicemail, I was pretty shocked at her dog food suggestions. Her statement about the studies made me recall the tobacco companies' published health studies which concluded smoking wasn't dangerous. Considering both my dogs had skin issues and developed hot spots when I fed them Eukanuba and Iams, I went to talk to my vet in person.
I confronted my vet with a list of ingredients from the 5 different "big name" brands she mentioned. She was floored to see the amount of crap in the dog foods she suggested. As you may know, ingredients are listed in order of highest percentage ingredient by weight. When I showed her the "premium" ingredients from the brands she suggested versus the ingredients contained in Great Life, she was speechless. I told her that as a trained chemist I'd rather feed my dogs a dog food that contained cranberries and blueberries instead of Purina's "added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2)" Half-Jokingly, I told her that my wife and I were thinking of eating Great Life given the quality of ingredients. As any medical professional, she didn't want to admit that there might be something to better nutrition, but I definitely made her rethink her responses to me and she backpedaled on her earlier position and suggested that if Great Life isn't causing problems then I may want to continue to feed it to them. The more entertaining part was that once she was out of
earshot one of her vet techs who overheard us asked me for the brand name and where I got the food, so he could give it to his dogs.
My dogs love your food, at 7+ years old they exude energy, their coats are wonderful, and I feel good that the ingredients are so healthful.
We have 2 pugs and one is 16 years old. She had pug encephalitis when she was a baby and they said she wouldn't live passed a year but we have taken such good care of her with vitamins etc and she has lived far beyond the life expectancy of the average pug. In the past 2 years she has eatten very little no matter what we feed her and she is just all ribs and bones. We recently got your food and she dives into it! She has gained 3 lbs in one month and her ribs don't stick out anymore. This food is incredible!
Charlie is fine. He is doing well on the Great Life Grain Free Rubicon, we are feeding him the Lamb and using the Buffalo for a treat on occasion. He has the nicest poop! His coat looks good and the hint of pink under his white fur has decreased. I think that it is really agreeing with him. He is full of energy and loving life.
The dogs seem to be doing great on Rubicon Grain Free Food. I am using that in the morning and then at night they get Embark with Chicken mixed in. They seem like very happy healthy pups
right now :) And they have good poops, too.
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