The PureVita Dog Food product line includes three dry recipes.
Judging by its ingredients alone, PureVita Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.
The animal rights group, People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), previously said that excessive amounts of vitamin D in pet food might be the cause of the growing number of kidney problems and deaths in cats and dogs across the country.
Friedrich cited the following examples to illustrate his contention:
A manufacturing error last year in the production of Royal Canin pet food resulted in excessive amounts of vitamin D3 in the food. This caused hypercalcemia, an abnormally high level of calcium in the blood that caused animals' kidneys to malfunction;
Research in endocrinology at Cleveland Clinic has confirmed that high levels of vitamin D3 in animals' blood causes kidney malfunction;
Symptoms associated with excessive vitamin D3 appear identical to the symptoms now being reported in dogs and cats.
The PureVita Dog Food product line includes three dry recipes
The Pure Vita Grain Free product line includes 5 dry dog foods
Pure Vita™ is a product of KLN Enterprises, a family-owned company in Perham, Minnesota. The company started making pet food in 1964 and has gone through many transitions and for a time was sold to other companies. In 2001 the Nelson family bought the company back and in 2003 entered the super-premium pet food business with their NutriSource line for dogs and cats. They introduced the Pure Vita foods in July of 2008 and less than a year later all three Pure Vita formulas made The Whole Dog Journals list of recommended foods.PureVita dog food is produced by Tuffy’s Dog Food Company, a family-owned-and-operated business that starts in Minnesota in 1947 under the name Pine Lakes Feed.All of the Pure Vita dog foods are a holistic formulation using a single protein source – ideal for a dog with food allergies or food intolerance issues. All three formulas are rich in antioxidants, including Acai berries and Pomegranate. These formulas are complete and balanced for all life stages, from a puppy to a senior.PureVita™ Duck & Green Lentils Entrée Grain Free Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).PureVita™ Turkey & Sweet Potato Entrée Grain Free Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).However, PureVita does use peas and pea flour in many of their products. This would be okay, but some of the products in the line have peas in the first three ingredients. Peas, in this case, equate to corn and soy filler of the past. It’s my belief that peas will be filtered out of dog foods as we learn more about dog , just as corn and soy were.