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Old 07-13-2012, 01:54 AM   #11
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Oh and for the record we use Blue Buffalo, for the puppy and for the cats. They love it and the price isn't THAT bad...but I WILL still complain!

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Old 07-13-2012, 01:56 AM   #12
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Check the ingredients. "Good" dog food has no fillers, very little grains. The food I feed my dogs is all animal product, vegetable, fruit, and brown rice. Holistic, organic. I feel like feeding your dog grocery store food is the equivalent of feeding yourself KFC or Taco Bell for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday (to each their own).

We (the dogs and my wife and I) like Taste of the Wild, and NutriScource.

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Old 07-13-2012, 01:59 AM   #13
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Oh and for the record we use Blue Buffalo, for the puppy and for the cats. They love it and the price isn't THAT bad...but I WILL still complain!
That's what I use but it's really not the greatest... wish I could find something better without costing much more.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:03 AM   #14
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FYI for the Nature's Variety pet food owners...
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-fo...d-recall-2012/

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Old 07-13-2012, 03:47 AM   #15
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Well damn. This is why I always check with HBT before doing anything.

Natures Variety does get 4 stars on Dog Food Adviser, not taking the recall into account.

Muenster gets 3. That's one I hear advertised around here.

Most of what they list, I have never heard of.

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Old 07-13-2012, 03:52 AM   #16
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a long time ago i fed my dogs that purina crap, then i found out it is scrap stuff. beneful is fatty stuff, too, which is why dogs love it. i started feeding my little dogs iams senior, and they became 5 years younger

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:01 AM   #17
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When we got our puppy we bought a small.bag of puppy chow. But we fought like hell to get him to eat it. Went to our local owned pet store and they recommended Wellness brand. Dog loves it and the first two ingredients are Lamb and fish. Wisg i ate this well, except for the pellet form

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Old 07-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #18
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We have 2 Bulldogs, possibly the most high maintenance dog breed going. We use Wellness dog food ~ $45 for a 30lb bag on Amazon. Smells horrible but the Bullies love it and it seems to have mostly "natural" stuff in it.

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Old 07-13-2012, 10:15 AM   #19
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We have an American Bulldog with stomach problems. The corn and other fillers made her really sick. If you're looking for a food that won't break the bank that isn't as bad, check out Kirkland (Costco) Lamb and Rice (4 stars on Dog Food Advisor). When we switched, she got much better and has been fine ever since. Healthy weight and no more issues.

$33 for 40#

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The high quality ones are definitely worth the price. Cheap dog foods use grains as filler and the dogs can't digest grains so it just passes through their system without giving them any nutrition. When buying food look at the ingredients. You want a grain free product that contains mostly meat. When looking at the ingredients, the first few items listed should be a meat products. They type isnt important, chicken, beef, turkey, fish, lamb, all are good sources of protein.

We used to feed our Lab Taste of the Wild food but there was a recall on it a few months ago. Availability was scarce because most of their product line was effected, so we had to switch foods. Since switching is a royal pain, we didn't bother to go back to TOTW. We are now feeding him EVO Turkey and chicken and he's doing great on it.

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