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Old 07-12-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default High End Dog Food

Anything to it? Specifically Natures Variety.

We usually buy Purina or Beneful.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:02 AM   #2
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My girlfriend and I recently added a st Bernard puppy to our family. She was very adamant about buying only organic dog food with no fillers (corn and whatnot). I don't really know specifics but she says other brands including the ones you mentioned contain really nasty stuff that is overall bad for the dog. I take it all in with a grain of salt but i believe most of what she says to be true. It's more expensive yeah but hey, if I wanted a cheap pet, I'd get a goldfish.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #3
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Yes! The grocery store pet foods have loads of nasty crap in them. High end stuff costs more but they need to eat less of it since it's not full of fillers. Theoretically you'd also save in the long run by having a healthier pet.
My dog eats Canine Caviar...seems to cost nearly as much as actual caviar, LOL. But he looks awesome and is healthy so far.

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I have bred Neapolitan Mastiffs for the past 17 years. About 15 years ago I came across a book by an Australian Vet....Dr. Billinghurst. Since then I have fed only a raw food diet. It costs less than a good quality kibble like Science Diet or Eukanuba. Though I no longer breed, I maintain the bones and raw food plan.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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We feed our two Dachsunds Bil-Jac. It doesn't have all the fillers and is much more affordable than other high end dog foods.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:51 AM   #6
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We have a rescued Brugg who has terrible stomach issues. We stated with the vet prescribed ID food from hill's I think. It was fine. But it was a pain to deal with the vet to get the food, the hours were restrictive. We switched to Natural Balance Pet foods limited ingredient diet venison with sweet potato and haven't been back to the vet since. The dog switched over immediately with no troubles and the store has great hours and availability. Look into it, not cheap, but great quality food.

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We were out and about and went into a dog boutique, I guess you'd call it. Just checking out the shops. Naturally, the guy running the place asked about what dogs we had and what we fed them. As to be expected, he talked down grocery store dog food and promted his. Hey, I'd tell you crack was mother's milk if I were selling it.

He did point out his brands had less fillers, you don't have to feed as much because it's better quality and he also said the combo of feeding less and better quality means less dog poop. Well, who the hell wants *more* dog poop? Not us.

The cost per pound of what he sells is pretty close to what we buy now. What they heck. May as well try it.

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This shop sells it in huge bags. 40 lb bags maybe. Guess that's how he keeps the unit price close to less expensive food.

He did give us a free sample. The dogs ate it like treats.

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My dog has gotten California Natural dog food (dry) her entire life. She's a very healthy and happy Vizsla. I'm not a fan of gourmet food for dogs, but my wife insists that it isn't much more expensive. Anyway, I'm not changing anything - love my dog.

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I feed my dogs natures variety. I'm overall happy with it. They eat z lot less if it and order it online at wag.com

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