Amazon Fine Food Reviews


IDIdProductIdUserIdProfileNameHelpfulnessNumeratorHelpfulnessDenominatorScoreTimeSummaryText
348210348210B003M61F0IA3AKHFULBHYL1WDino1151302134400Dog foodI can't stress enough how great this dog food is. My lab LOVES it! And his coat, eyes, and overall good health proves what a great quality food Holistic Select is. Ordering it from Amazon makes it so easy! It's delivered right to my door (No more heavy lifting) and the price is cheaper than most pet stores.
348181348181B002TM541CA1D1CFJTFLJS6Vscoobysnacks0051265414400Love the Crepes but not Touch of Europe (distributor)The Loc Maria crepes are one of my favorites. Everyone I gift these to loves it telling me how delicious they are. They are light and not too sweet, so good you feel like you can eat the entire box in one sitting. I especially love the dark chocolate covered ones. However the merchant I ordered them from, Touch of Europe, via Amazon sent them so late beyond the date they posted it should arrive. I had ordered a couple hundred dollars worth of these from Touch of Europe, intending them to be Christmas gifts. I waited more than ONE MONTH for them to arrive, on the very day I was leaving out town. It barely came on time and made me panic, having to possibly go out and buy alternative gifts to give to colleagues on the day I was leaving out of town! Don't know if it was a postal problem or not but it was horrible that it arrived SOOOOO LATE!
348182348182B003M61F0IA2A97SK9GI8ZQYA. K. Johnson "Songbrd264"192051289606400Refuting the 2-Star Review.Not trying to start an online debate, but I fear the previous 2-star review is discouraging many consumers from buying this product for no good reason. I have been feeding my dogs Holistic Select for about a year after switching from Purina Beneful (which IS one of the unhealthy dog foods referred to in the 2-star review). I have seen noticeable improvement in their coat, skin, muscle mass and energy levels, not to mention more consistent and less waste matter. Those who read the above review, please do your own research before taking this reviewer for their word. Holistic Select is most definitely a premium dog food. I completed quite a bit of research between Holistic Select, Orijen and Lotus brand dog foods, and though Orijen proved to have higher protein content (which is best for most breeds), I decided on Holistic Select Lamb because my Dalmatian requires lower protein due to an inadequate ability to process purines which results in kidney stone formation.
So, to those reading, yes the above review is extremely accurate for most retail store brand dog foods, (even when marked "natural"), but I would not classify Holistic Select in the same category as those. Do your research. The Dog Food Advisor ([...]) is a great place to start comparing dog food brands. A food description and ingredient breakdown is provided for each brand listed, along with a 1-5 star rating. Holistic Select Dry Dog Food received 4-stars out of 5, classifying it as a premium dog food, while Purina Beneful Dry received 1-star. Reference the links below:
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348183348183B003M61F0IA118Z248EE8HDSNikki131451292889600IngredientsAfter reading the review about the change of ingredients, I contacted Holistic Select to double check the information and they clearly state that there are no pork products in this food. The only change they made was to add canola oil as a secondary fat source. Here is the list of ingredients that they sent to me:

Anchovy, Sardine & Salmon Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Canola Oil (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Menhaden Fish Oil, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Peas, Potassium Chloride, Organic Quinoa, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin], Minerals [Polysaccharide Complexes of Zinc, Iron, Manganese and Copper, Cobalt Carbonate, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Choline Chloride, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Inulin, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus ni ger Fermentation Products, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative).
Holistic Select Radiant Adult Health, Anchovy, Sardine, and Salmon Dry Dog Food, 30-Pound Bag
348184348184B003M61F0IA1TGUV7508AXPVRidgebacklover8851283040000Worth the priceOur female Ridgeback pup didn't have the iron gut the breed is know for, and quality lamb or fowl- based foods continued to cause loose, very smelly stool and a gassy dog. (We measure and feed, wetted, twice daily.) At around six months a friend (and pet supply store owner) put me in touch with his dog expert. She suggested this Holistic Select food. We've used both the duck and seafood mixes, but now stick with the seafood mix. Her stool immediately firmed up to a surprisingly firm and almost odor free (!) state. No more gas. Her coat is beautiful, I mean strikingly. We've used it for almost a year now. No fish breath issues, but we're sushi lovers anyway...
So, taking all that into consideration, and if you don't overfeed your dog and waste food, the price is in-line. I got cheap a month or so ago and bought a slightly cheaper salmon-yam mix by another manufacturer and noticed immediate effects. I'm back on track.
348185348185B003M61F0IA224LFZIJ882U1Debit or Credit5551297728000Came highly recommended by our dogs breederHolistic Select Radiant Adult Health, Lamb Meal Dry Dog Food came highly recommended by our Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder. The man has done extensive research to find the best dog food available for the breed he so dearly loves and in his opinion this dog food is IT.

We first started our dog out on the 'LARGE $ GIANT BREED" puppy food by Holistic Select and around age 8-9 months we switched to the adult version. We serve this dog food twice a day with warm water and add a fish oil capsule and probiotics to it. With his dinner our dog also gets 1 tbs of canned Holistic Select as a special treat.

Our Rhodesian Ridgeback is a happy and content dog, his coat looks awesome and up to now he never has had any problems with his digestion.

Being able to buy this large bag of dog food at Amazon is awesome and a great deal. The cheapest I can find this dog food in a local store is $50 and then I have to drive to and from the store and haul the big bag myself. Thank to Amazon this huge bag is now delivered at my doorstep.
348186348186B003M61F0IA397JB9D917CKIVictoria K4451311292800Response to the 2-star review...To DS Rizzi

You might want to consider some other venue for your [yes, justifiable] rant on conventional dog foods...but please don't leave a low rating here when you aren't even referring to this product. This is an excellent dog food with high-quality ingredients and does not deserve your "wrathful" generalizations. It has changed my mini-schnauzer's life...no more itching, biting, or scratching from allergies, and no GI problems or loose stools [unless she gets into the cat food.] She likes the duck version the best, has almost stopped begging for human food, and we have gotten her quickly back to her ideal weight. She will eat a few kibbles at a time now--like she is enjoying and savoring her food--instead of just sucking it down like a Hoover. I am inclined to attribute that to the nutritional value of this food and its ability to actually supply her body with what it needs.
348187348187B003M61F0IA38EFNLM513DVDHeather Garvock "heather_g"3351322784000It all comes down to reading the ingredient label.Selecting a healthy dog food is just like selecting healthy food for yourself: You have to read the label. You're want specifically named sources of protein like "chicken" or "chicken meal" and you do not want things like "meat byproduct." You also want to avoid corn or soy, which is used as a filler to make the volume of the dog food appear greater to the human feeding the dog, but since dogs can't digest corn, it comes out the other end at best and causes digestive tract problems at worst. Neither the "Holistic"label nor the relatively high price is what makes this dog food a good dog food. It comes down to the ingredients:

Lamb Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Peas, Potassium Chloride, Organic Quinoa, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin], Minerals [Polysaccharide Complexes of Zinc, Iron, Manganese and Copper, Cobalt Carbonate, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Choline Chloride, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Inulin, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger Fermentation Products, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative).

Hey, if I wasn't a vegetarian I may even consider eating this stuff (don't try this at home, kids).

I have two dogs: a 65 lb. senior husky and a 25 lb. young jack russell mix. I admit, this food is expensive compared to grocery store brands BUT I have found that it is worth it because it cuts expenses in the long run. For example: (1) You feed less. My husky eats about 2.25 cups a day of this food. If we were to feed her one of the vet brands or grocery brands she would need to eat almost twice that much. (2) Your dogs will have fewer health problems to treat. When my jack russell mix started having runny, bloody stools, the vet diagnosed him with colitis and put him on a prescription vet brand dog food, the first ingredient of which was CORN. When that didn't work, she continued him on the diet and prescribed medication. I suspected he may have a corn allergy so I switched him to the chicken formula Holistic Select. Within 24 hours my dog returned to solid, blood-free stool. I never gave him the medication and he switched vets after that. (3) This food was not subject to the recall of bad food that sickened so many dogs a few years ago.

It is worth noting that this dog food is not grain free, which many dogs benefit from. For that I recommend Innova Evo, which is what I used to feed my husky when she was younger and more active. This has fewer calories for the more sedentary pup she's become.
348188348188B003M61F0IA3D9Q8V4FGLA82AK_girl3341321920000For a dog with sensitivity to chicken...Living on an island with very limited access to premium dog foods, I rely heavily on ordering from Amazon and especially the Super Saver Shipping to make taking care of our pets affordable. Recently, Amazon stopped offering SSS on a lot of the dog foods that I had loved and that were really working for my 40# mixed breed dog who is sensitive to chicken. Since the cost of most of those foods doubled because of shipping, I decided to try Holistic Select to mix with her grain-free, venison- and fish-based foods to extend our supply. She's been doing really well for the last three months on a blend of half Holistic Select, and half higher-quality foods. She seems to really enjoy her meals still, so the taste must be okay. I understand that there is some chicken in this food, but it is not a top ingredient and she hasn't had many problems from it. I have noticed that she requires a bit more food now than before, and her waste is "bulkier," too, so it is apparent to me that there are more fillers in this food than I would like. However, it has been a very good solution for us while we work on an alternative source of the foods we would prefer. It has also worked very well for a friend who wanted to find a healthier food than she could find at the supermarkets, but isn't ready to make the leap to premium pet foods. Her dog has been very happy and seems to be thriving since the change.
348189348189B003M61F0IA12AOQL4WMO276Kat3351309392000Great food for a dog with a sensitive stomachMy dog had minor GI system issues and wasn't excited about her food, but when she went to my parents' house she'd steal their dogs' Duck Meal food (my parents had switched to it because their lab had allergies and the vet suggested it). Once I switched to Holistic Select, her GI issues were gone and now she gobbles it up as soon as it hits the bowl. I never intended to buy fancy food for my pet, but it's also nice to know her food doesn't have scary additives in it. This brand can be hard to find in normal pet stores so I'm glad Amazon sells it and with SuperSaver shipping!
348190348190B003M61F0IA1ZFFVEVQQXNIQTimothy W. Ortiz "salsa chef"3351307750400Best for my dog, K-9 first responders use thisI researched for the healthiest, least filler type food. I live in the Washington, DC area where there are lots of police K-9 dog owners. They recommend the Holistic. It turns out that you can serve much less for the same amount of nutrition as all the other popular brands so 30lb. goes for two months for my 45 lb dog! I keep ordering online from Amazon and my ordering records show an order every two months. Shows up in two days delivered! The veterinarian always comments on my dog's healthy coat and leanness. I only wish it could be on the subscription feature so that it would automatically be ordered and worry free, but there are more important things in life to worry about, right!?
348191348191B003M61F0IA3B8OZU0B90CLRTravis3351305676800Itchy scratchy golden retriever no moreThis food is the best. Our golden retriever who is prone to all sorts of allergies is scratch free with this food. Thanks Amazon for making it so easy to order online.
348192348192B003M61F0IATZAD00EIVTF4V. Antonjuk3321290556800Less meat in new formulaI've never used this product before, but had a coupon so thought it would be worth trying, I looked at their site and checked to make sure that the protein was still adequate (which was 28%), when I got to the store, they received new bags, which is now only 22% protein, which is not enough meat to grain ratio. Theres better options on the merket, they make cost little more, but at least you're not getting jipped.
348193348193B003M61F0IA1AJEXAFNB70TJEstrella_Luna3351282435200Excellent product!I adopted a pug several months ago. I was told that she suffered from "itchy butt" which is common in pugs. I was given some allergy pills and told I should give them to her whenever I noticed her trying to scratch herself. I'm not really the type of person who likes to dish out the meds if they aren't really needed so, I figured I would try to change her diet and see if that helped. My veterinarian recommended that fish oils might help with the itchiness. After doing a lot of research online I decided to give Holsitic Selects a shot. I used to have boxers and always fed them Eagle Pack which they did very well on so I thought this sister brand would be a safe bet. It turns out that it was. My dog loves the food and has not needed any kind of allergy pill in months. People are always commenting on how soft her coat is too. I have also started giving their feline formula to our cats who seem to enjoy it as well. Another great thing about this food is that it is made in the USA and they use all USA grown ingredients which was a huge reason why I chose them. Also, if you join their online community they send you coupons every month for $3-$5 off a bag of dry food and a few $$$ off of wet food or treats too.
348194348194B003M61F0IA2QA7MDQFUVXE1Auzzie "FoodForever"3341260403200Auzzie4185Athena my toy fox terrier was having a lot of problems with chewing on her feet, course hair and noisy scratching just after she turned two. She had always shed a lot. If you wore a black shirt her white hair would cover you. If you wore a white one her 3 inch patch of black fur was enough to cover you in black fur. I was about to make a vet appt. for the chewing and itching. I stopped at a dog food store and was just going to pick up a good dog brush for the shedding. The salesman asked what was wrong and then guided me to this food. She didn't love it at first but loved the dog treats. I think the treats hooked her on the food. No more chewing after about a week. Hardly no scratching and her shedding is less then 1/4 of what it used to be. Not to mention people now comment on how soft she is. I love this food. However for a dog that has NEVER had bad breath she now has fish breath. Thus the four stars.
348195348195B003M61F0IA27L3LYLHCQZYGAmberabcg2251338336000Excellent Quality my dogs LOVE it!
348196348196B003M61F0IAVJRM7O2WBWEZC. Ehlers2251313712000Great Dog Food!My dogs absolutely love this dog food. According to my vet this is one of the best brands and selections you can get. I will keep buying this dog food over anything else.
348197348197B003M61F0IA3C00N4UHA5XYXalooknac2251312156800Works for My Dog and Me and Try Their New TreatsMy dog likes this food and is healthy. I like that her stools are easy to deal with, which they were not when we tried several other foods. After reading some reviews, I had hoped for a miraculous cure for her scratching and foot chewing, but instead got a slight improvement over time.

I highly recommend signing up at their website. They routinely give out $3 off coupons and sometimes have special offers for $5 off (for which you might have to complete a survey or "like" them on Facebook, for instance). Being on their email list has not generated any junk mail for me. They seem to only send out an email once or twice a month which is well within my tolerance.

On a whim I bought some of Holistic Select's dog biscuits and my dog absolutely loves them, more than any treat I've tried. She likes them better than Little Jacs. They are maybe tied with Holistic Select Salmon Recipe Natural Dog Treats, 6-Ounce Bag. The treats I bought are not yet offered on amazon. They are called Holistic Select Wheat Free Holistix with Whitefish, Cranberries, Apples & Blueberries Natural Biscuits for Dogs. They are easy to break in half for using as rewards.
348198348198B003M61F0IA1N02WZ6LFXDGAB. Bachman "Smiley"2251295913600Only feed HolisticA premium holistic dog food. My last two dogs lived to be 18-19 years of age. Amazon makes it easy for us to locate a supplier of this food.
348199348199B003M61F0IA3E0O58LERYN4FBecky "just me"2251279238400My PICKY dogs will eat it!!! no higher praise....Super picky poodle... doesn't eat dog food (folks say if you don't give them anything else they will eat what you give them, not true in this case, tried...) <shrug> he loves this food... He eats it on a daily basis - which is great as he was a rescue who previously had human food and I battled the food issue for years before finding this. Great product!
348200348200B003M61F0IA7UQE24D5SB3RAMF1151343001600Holistic Select and Amazon Prime = A+We have four dogs and they have done very well with the Holistic Select line. It's a bit more money but if you look at the ingredient list, you'll see why. Our dogs have not had digestive issues and their skin and coat are healthy. I am also a happy camper for not having to drag a big, bulky and heavy bag from the store to car to home. The product is priced right and shipped super fast. Amazon Prime is so worth it especially if you order a lot of stuff online.
348201348201B003M61F0IAHXX8VT5DF4IKLoony4Outdoors1151342483200Excellent dog foodAfter a rash of pet food recalls about seven years ago we went searching for a brand that was not involved in recalls--and that's how we ended up with Holistic Select. Never a regret, it's an awesome dog food. And as it turns out, not only has our dog done well, but she thrives on the hypoallergenic duck and oatmeal type.
348202348202B003M61F0IA18H8U9S7Z9MD9Warren Bailey1151339718400Has solved our dog's alergy and GI tract problems 100%Our Husky/Shepherd mix had ongoing GI tract issues, including bleeding out of the rectum and very seriously inflamed lower GI tract (as viewed on a scope). Poor little guy went through so many drugs, and "prescription" alergy-dog-foods and just could not seem to solve it.

Then researched Eagle Pack and moved him onto this as it was heavily fed by Northern dog racers with similar breeds to ours.
"Eagle Pack" was prior brand name before it changed over to "Holistic Select" - but same product.

GI issues went away, and our troubled-eater, barfer, bloody-diarrhea pooch is now healthy, happy, and has a great appetite and energy. Yes, it is more expensive, but if you compare the ingredients they are top notch.

I cannot say enough about this dry food for solving these issues. My review applies specifically to the Anchovy/Sardine/Salmon recipe.
348203348203B003M61F0IA21IMT4JNT9EOPabbyp1151331424000Excellent product!Best dog food out there! Good ingredients and my dog loves it. We first started purchasing this dog food at the recommendation of a friend for our miniature schnauzer.
348204348204B003M61F0IA2TDYIP5YMXNIJRyantheRatman1151327881600Noticable Weight Gain in My Dog After Only 6 Days of Feeding Her ThisMy dog was looking a bit on the thin side, and after ruling out any health issues, the vet suggested that I make changes to her diet. I stopped feeding her the junk they sell at the corner deli and switched to this stuff, and within 6 days there was a visible difference in her body weight. I never thought a dog could gain weight like that in less than a week, but my dog really bulked up and does not look thin at all anymore. It's amazing.
348205348205B003M61F0IA2YMU3NH9RU8OMJames D. Sanford "Steelerman"1151325289600Best dog foodI have been buying this dog food for more than three years. It has been the best for both of my dogs. They seem to thrive since the first time they consumed it.
348206348206B003M61F0IA3ABU61UVXN73ZJoel Gold1151322956800dog foodholistic select is extremely healthy for your dog. it is extremely healthy and recommended by vets.

my dog is strong and healthy because of the food he eats
348207348207B003M61F0IA2N9TV4SEXLIT1Drbotts "Drbotts"1151320019200Bichon Loves itMy bichon has been eating this product since day 1. He's 5 now and loves it. This keeps his skin healthy and he rarely get's into chewing or allergy fits. With other products, we had allergy problems. I like the fish oil content in this and buying it online is EXTREMELY convenient that trying to carry it out of the store.
348208348208B003M61F0IAX0DOIT232126Jet1151319932800Holistic Select Dog FoodI have been feeding my dog Holistic Select Radiant Adult Health Lamb Meal Formula for approximately 4 yrs. He loves it and, in my view, it is a very healthy dog formula. I purchased this product because my dog had a urinary infection due to crystals in his urine when he was a small pup and my vet suggested I change his diet to a formula with a lower percentage of protein. My dog has not had any problems since using Holistic Select. I rate this product 5 stars.
348209348209B003M61F0IAIN3KCR78W8Q9rpeffinger1151303430400What the Dogs ChooseWe have been feeding our three dogs Eagle Pack Holistic for almost eight years. I've never once had a reason to question the integrity of the company or the health benefits from feeding it to my dogs. Eagle Pack has never recalled any of their foods (even when it seemed like almost every other brand was). They have a great proof of purchase rewards program. You can sign up on their website to receive monthly coupons. My dogs have amazing coats, amazing teeth, and amazing energy. I don't think that there is a better food that could be recommended.

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