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  1. sean

    I like Rayne Clinical Nutrition but want to note that the vitamin and mineral supplement in all of their wet foods contain Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex, the artificial form of vitamin K that has been linked to several severe health problems in dogs and cats (and humans). It’s been banned by the FDA for over-the-counter human use, so I’m dumbfounded that they’d include it in their otherwise really great foods.

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      I haven’t looked…but if the foods you mention contain fish – AAFCO established regulations require a fish based cat food to use menadione and only menadione as the source of vitamin K. Yes…crazy.

      1. Sean

        No, they’re not all fish proteins. Their rabbit, pork, and kangaroo formulas contain it as well… but only the wet-maintenance foods. Their dry foods don’t contain it, so that’s something I guess.

  2. Allison

    I’ve been trying to figure out what to feed my 16 year old, newly sensitive (early, low level pancreatitis), formerly struvite crystal prone female cat, Easter. I had for years (likely the cause of this problem) been feeding her a mix of Orijen, Wysong Uretic, and Wysong Nurture with free range pheasant. Before that she had been fed a variety of prescription foods for her long battle with UTIs, and other holistic and natural foods as I have learned about nutrition for people and pets (from your site–I’ve been a subscriber for many years–YOU ROCK), mostly Wellness brand foods.

    Earlier this year I switched her to Nature’s Logic, first the chicken, then the duck and salmon, and finally the rabbit, all of which I have recently discovered contain chicken liver and fat D: My vet is of little help as she considers Royal Canin and Hill’s Science Diet to be appropriate and healthy options for my poor girl.

    I have been eyeing Rayne Clinical Nutrition for a few months now, the pre-made diets, but mostly the Custom RX Diets, assuming I can get my vet on board. But I just found this article regarding Rayne, and I have noticed that their ingredients lists on their site are a bit vague (“Natural Flavor From Vegetables”, “Vitamin & Mineral Mixture”). Also, canola oil, I don’t like to eat it, why on earth would I feed it to Easter?!?

    I’m wondering if you’ve seen/weighed in on the article I linked about Rayne’s ingredient disclosure and also their vague ingredient lists. I guess I don’t know if I have a question here, I’m just sharing my frustration at the options available, specifically to cat parents 🙁

  3. ginger

    Susan, it would be wonderful if you could see your way to updating this article. There is little choice for us kitty owners based on the market, and also the comments posted here. I choose the best options I can (usually NV Instinct Limited, but have noticed they are having canning/packaging issues along with Wild Calling). We would appreciate a more recent roundup including brands like Open Farm and the status of Rayne’s integrity. Thank you.

    1. Ellen

      My 6 year old kitty was diagnosed yesterday with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the vet recommended Rayne’s diet since she knows I am against brands like Hills and Royal Canin (even for the prescription formulas). She said Rayne’s was a smaller company who wasn’t in business to compete with the bigger brands, but rather, to offer an alternative to pet parents concerned about the quality of the big brands. As I’m not familiar with Rayne’s, I’ve been researching it online today, so came across this post and the comments. After reading them, I’m not overly confident in the brand, but I agree with you. The previous comments are two years old, so it would be beneficial to update the company. My only goal is to provide the best nutrition possible to my poor kitty and determining what is the best possible is a very complex and difficult task.

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