As is often the case, following publication of our review of frozen, raw-meat-based diets, we learned about a number of makers of these diets, of whom we were previously unaware. As a service to our readers, we have listed product information for the companies whose products we just learned about; we’ll include them in our frozen food review next year.
Correction on frozen food
Also on the topic of our article on frozen diets, please note the following corrections. First, Nature’s Menu’s diets are formulated to meet or exceed the dog food nutrient profiles of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Nature’s Menu is one of the few companies whose products we reviewed have been substantiated as complete and balanced for all life stages, even without the addition of supplements or vegetables, which would contribute additional nutrients.
Second, we indicated that the product sample we received from Nature’s Menu had arrived defrosted. We have confirmed with the company that this was due to a shipping error, where the product was supposed to have been delivered overnight but was not. A company representative has assured us that Natures Menu would gladly reship product at no further expense to any consumer who experienced this problem. Nature’s Menu may be reached at (800) 909-7010 or www.naturesmenu.com.
We regret any misunderstanding that may have resulted from these errors.
We also heard from a reader who had two comments about the review on harnesses (Harness the Power, May 2002). Bobbi Palsa, of Richmond, Virginia, wrote, “as a loyal customer of both WDJ and Premier Pet Products, I wanted to point out that your comment regarding Premier’s harness that their smallest size is 12 inches should be amended to say that they will make custom sizes on request! My Great Dane, Catherine, is proud to model her custom-made Premier Surefit Harness and finds it perfectly suited for her many public appearances and social engagements!”
Finally, the prices we listed for the Premier harnesses were the wholesale, not the retail prices. The actual range is $14-20. We apologize for any confusion this caused.