|Sparky, really? So you don't drink any alcohol, or have any yogurt or cheese?
I went to that site and I saw that one of their ingredients, what they call VMIXX, is fermented.. but it's only a portion of the ingredients they add, like people may add yogurt (fermented product) to a dog's food. Anyway, to me the ingredients for the one dog food I saw, looked fine:
"Chicken, Beef, Chicken liver, Beef Liver, Beef Tripe, Bone Marrow, Eggs, Ground Bone, Carrots, Oranges, Purple Cabbage, Spinach, Apples, Tomatoes, Beets, Alfalfa, Spirulina, Turnip Greens, Kale, Green Cabbage, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Sweet potato, Yams, Celery, Grapefruit, Papaya, Pineapple, Chard, Collard greens, Mango, Bean Sprouts, Summer squash, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Grapes, Peaches, Blueberries, Black Berries, Cherries, Limes, Kamut Grass, Ginger Root, Cucumbers, Strawberries, Aloe Vera, Radish, Shi-take Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom, Thyme, Garlic, Astragalus, Parsley, Cumin, Yucca, Dandelion Root, Sage, (chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine), Ginseng and Chicory. cider vinegar. (Preserved by natural antioxidants, and live probiotics in a perfect pH. Balance: 4.3)"
I think if this does include live probiotics (not dried), the reason that more companies don't do this is because not many companies make the food fresh, as this company claims. A dried food obviously can't contain wet, fermenting cultures, and most wet food is canned (heat processed).
Edited by author Wed Feb 10, '10 6:32pm PST