I was at the grocery store (Hannaford) the other day, and wandered down the dog aisle, as one does. An unfamiliar bag of food caught my eye. Oh, Nutrisca? What are you? Grain free? Potato free? At my grocery store?!
So yeah. According to Dog Food Advisor's standards, Nutrisca is a 5 star food. The bag of kibble that my store had was lamb and chickpea which, frankly, sounds like two basic ingredients for a lovely curry or something I may make one of these days. An oh! Look at the picture! There's a little flag on there....might Nutrisca be made in the U.S.A? According to the website it is!
Even though I've looked at the bag a couple of times, I've failed to take note of the price. There's only that one size bag on the shelf, 4 pounds, which would not last long in this house. Don't get me wrong, I'm not immediately willing to jump the Blue Buffalo chuck wagon; I'm just pleased that my regular ol' grocery store has an actual high quality food instead of Pedigree, Beneful, and a no-name mass produced brand that doesn't seem to have any actual meat in it.
There is a variety of canned options now as well:
You can kinda read the prices in those pictures. I don't feed canned food to Elka, so I have no frame of reference for volume required, and appropriate price. I do wish that treats were available; I would totally buy treats of that caliber! Especially if they make hip treats, as I'm not really happy buying the Pedigree ones, but do want to pay attention to Elka's hip and joint health.
I hope I'm seeing the beginnings of a trend, and other good brands will creep onto grocery store shelves. A girl can dream, right?