Rated 3 out of 5 by Libby I would recommend it more for larger dogs
Not the right food for my Chihuahua. It has lots of rough edges in it which probably can be handled by large dogs but it irritated his system and he ended up going to the vet with an attack of colitis. I am very disappointed. If I had a Labrador Retriever than this would probably be perfect but I would never recommend giving it to a tiny dog who has sensitive digestive system. Too many people are quick to say the dogs need to eat while growing food and they would eat in a pack. But you always have never run in packs and are raised to be companion animals and not wolves.
January 2, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rescue Our Dogs Love It, Even Cats Like It!
We have fed Archetype Burgers to both of our dogs and a foster dog, and they all LOVE it. We have also offered it to our rescue cats, and most of them eagerly gobble it up. The ingredients are great and it is easy to feed, dry or wetted.
January 6, 2017
Rated 1 out of 5 by NLee Palatability
This purchase was for our show cat to eat at home and on the road. I purchased Original, chicken and fish. Unfortunately he would not eat any of the three with or without water.
November 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Merlot must have for the pickiest of eaters!!
This is my first review, because it's the first approved dog food for my picky dog-My Saint Bernard loves these! After trying countless brands, no dry kibbles would be approved, this is a winner!! I Crumble theses up in homemade chicken broth or water, let them rehydrate a few minutes and add The Honest Kitchen brand base dog food with more broth. This is huge for a dog who thinks 10x before putting something in her mouth to eat, usually spits it out and thinks even more if she should retry it.
October 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KtB5 Perfect! Not stale!! Cats LOVE Archetype, get this for your babies, they'll love you!!
I have ordered this from Wysong direct for a long time and recently when I did that, they sent an ENTIRE canister of stale Archetype. It was awful.
So, we decided to try ordering it from you, and it came very, very fresh! Crisp, crunchy, breaks up easily. It was perfect.
We sprinkle this atop wet food as garnish perioidically and at other times we treat with chunks and even train with chunks ---- Cats LOVE Archetype. REALLY love it. Buy this, you won't be sorry!
I know many people wet it to turn it into a moist meal, this is not at all necessary. Dogs and cats eat the chunks as is very enthusiastically.
August 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patsy Excellent
Both my cats and dog really like this and actually will eat dry food with this crumbled on top.
July 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lotsacatz majority of my cats disliked it - expensive mistake
What Wysong doesn't mention is that with ground bone in the product, it should not be given to cats with kidney, Urinary or constipation issues. I found this out through another site, after I ordered the stuff. This eliminated feeding it to three of my cats. Of the rest of them, only one readily ate it, reconstituted. I'm told I can feed it dry, but I think that's asking for creating trouble (urinary or constipation issues), also not something Wysong mentions on the label.
I have no problem with Chewy's, but I think Wysong should list all the pros and cons, especially for a product that is this expensive. I'm disappointed in them, because they claim to be so concerned about animals, yet have neglected to properly inform owners about the drawbacks of this particular item.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by BeagleLady superb addition or substitute for a meal
I love Archetype Burgers. I don't like to eat the same thing every meal, I like to change up the protein my dogs get, and give them a more natural, yet safe food in their diet. Archetype Burgers does all this. I mostly use the Burgers as a supplement to a kibble ration , which I then reduce for that meal. I crumble them up in the bowls, add water, and let "cook," OR crumble up in its own bowl, add warm water, and cook for about 1/2-1 hr. This makes not only a savory, raw food but an au jus to pour over your kibble. A caveat with any raw food is to wash your hands and the bowls well with soap and water; good raw food has no preservatives. Archetype Burgers are among the best.
October 11, 2015