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View Poll Results: Which dog/puppy food do you recommend?
Innova 39 7.12%
Orijen 93 16.97%
Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul 11 2.01%
Acana 70 12.77%
Taste of the Wild 113 20.62%
Go! Natural 12 2.19%
Nutro Ultra 17 3.10%
EVO 18 3.28%
Beneful 3 0.55%
Science Diet 12 2.19%
Royal Canin 26 4.74%
IAMS 17 3.10%
Eukanuba 12 2.19%
Other 240 43.80%
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post #126 of 233 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 10:22 AM
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We feed Brandy Blue Buffalo's Lamb and Rice formula. She's a red/tan that used to have some patchy spots on her coat and since we switched her to that her coat's been full and beautiful. We have people comment on it all the time!
She also had some trouble with having some stomach issues and UTI's which are gone now also.
We recommend this food all the time to people!
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I feed a raw diet only. I rotate between Primal, Oma's Pride and Raw Advantage.

There has been a lot of talk about jerky treats from China but most people do not realize that many top foods use pre-mixes from China. If you are not feeding a raw or dehydrated raw diet I would call the pet food company and ask them if their products contain any ingredients from China.
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post #128 of 233 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 12:19 AM
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I was going to update my suggestions.

I recommend a homemade prey model raw diet first.
Premade raw diets are way too expensive/overpriced compared to if you made it yourself. And no whole raw bones kinda defeats the point. Don't know any brands enough that I would recommend other than Stella & Chewys.
Was not impressed with Nature's Variety Instinct.

I recommend dehydrated raw before I would recommend a kibble
Stella & Chewy's, Wysong, Ziwipeak, Steve's and Honest Kitchen (grain free) (even though Honest Kitchen does contain sweet potatoes)
There is also Sojos, Addiction, K9 Natural

The only kibble I recommend now is Champion Pet foods (Acana/Orijen)

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Taste of the wild pacific stream and raw
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I feed Canine Caviar Lamb and Pearl Millet. I free-feed, in other words the dry kibble is out all the time. We call them "crunchies" : ). I free feed because I don't want them wolfing down food and getting bloat. So they always have food available, no need to wolf it down. And they aren't a bit fat, their weight has remained the same their entire adult lives (one dog just turned eight today, the other dog is will be nine on October 24).

At dinner they get a scoop of homemade food consisting of brown rice, scrambled egg, boiled hamburger, low-fat cottage cheese, no salt green beans and moistened with the juice the hamburger was boiled in, after the fat is removed. Oh yeah, and an ounce or two of baked boneless skinless chicken breast chopped up and added to each serving. And sometimes a squirt or two of salmon oil.

Plus various treats. : )
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I'm on the hunt for a food again. Ivan was doing great on half TOTW Pacific Stream and half NV Instinct Raw. After the Diamond recalls I decided to take Ivan off TOTW. I tried NV Prairrie (gas) and Instinct (loose stool) kibbles. Not happy with either of those, I started just feeding him the NV raw. His skin has become very dry, flakey, and he's scratching all the time. Since the pre-made raw by itself doesn't seem to be working (great stools though), I'm going to try and switch him over to only kibble. Right now we are trying Origen 6 Fish. I'm worried the protein will be too high for him, but we'll see. I may end up having to do a combination of the NV raw and a kibble, but that gets pricey and it'd be nice to simplify. Time will tell.


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We feed Brandy Blue Buffalo's Lamb and Rice formula. She's a red/tan that used to have some patchy spots on her coat and since we switched her to that her coat's been full and beautiful. We have people comment on it all the time!
She also had some trouble with having some stomach issues and UTI's which are gone now also.
We recommend this food all the time to people!

Red/rust. : )
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I'm on the hunt for a food again. Ivan was doing great on half TOTW Pacific Stream and half NV Instinct Raw. After the Diamond recalls I decided to take Ivan off TOTW. I tried NV Prairrie (gas) and Instinct (loose stool) kibbles. Not happy with either of those, I started just feeding him the NV raw. His skin has become very dry, flakey, and he's scratching all the time. Since the pre-made raw by itself doesn't seem to be working (great stools though), I'm going to try and switch him over to only kibble. Right now we are trying Origen 6 Fish. I'm worried the protein will be too high for him, but we'll see. I may end up having to do a combination of the NV raw and a kibble, but that gets pricey and it'd be nice to simplify. Time will tell.
You can try Acana. It has a little less protein than Orijen. It is still made by Champion foods.
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Nutripet

We use a pet food available through our business - Nutripet. Suitable for puppies AND adults, and Apollo loves it. While setting his ears, we added cottage cheese, which he loves too.

The Nutripet comes in dry kibble and canned. If using canned, I add a cup of kibble and he never leaves any in the bowl. Happy boy!
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I feed my dog Orijen and N&D. Both grain-free , but N&D is a little better , it doesn't contain any meal products unlike Orijen.

N&D is Natural & Delicious by Farmina.
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My 2 coat and body look great after switching to INNOVA. I tried many foods but INNOVA worked best for my 2 but i think different foods work differently on each dog. Most people say Blue Buffalo my 2 couldnt hold it down and never had a hard stool.
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I use any and all of the Nutro line. My Dober just doesn't do well on any other foods, either needs to eat a ton of it to keep weight or he just hates eating it and I have to mix wet food. And I am talking about the more pricey stuff my stores have, like Blue and Health.
I don't use any of the food that people stores sell, all of it is cheap crap and many test on animals in cruel ways. Petsmart and Tractor Supply both have "quality" isles, where the good stuff is and the crap is at the end or in another isle.
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Nature's Domain grain free salmon and sweet potato from Costco.

Why? Because the ingredients are pretty good and the cost is low relative to other grain free kibbles available in my area.

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We use Fromm Salmon, Fruits & Vegitables... Mariano is the shiniest dog I have ever seen, and he is full of energy! Plus he poops a lot less than he did when we first go him.
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We've always used Diamond, yes it cheap and we've tried out many other but its all my dog will eat and always having blue doberman it does good with their coats always keeping them very shiny!
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Just to update right now Ivan is on NV patties and Canidae Pure Sea.


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We switched to Nutro, pretty expensive but made a huge difference!!
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I was advised by my breeder to feed the pup only Bil Jac, regular adult formula. And the reason was that when you take Bil Jac dry food and add water to it, it becomes a soggy mush. When you add water to lots of other dry dog foods, they puff up and expand. Bil Jac doesn't increase in volume. Foods that do cause bloating and gas and can hurt the puppy when they expand inside his tummy.
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I was advised by my breeder to feed the pup only Bil Jac, regular adult formula. And the reason was that when you take Bil Jac dry food and add water to it, it becomes a soggy mush. When you add water to lots of other dry dog foods, they puff up and expand. Bil Jac doesn't increase in volume. Foods that do cause bloating and gas and can hurt the puppy when they expand inside his tummy.
There was a recall a couple months ago due to mold in case you didn't know . Not saying the food is bad but when I googled it right now it was the first thing that popped up.


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I fed Orijen Large Breed Puppy as that is what he was being fed. I didn't have too many issues except for bouts of gas and some soft stool at first. After some talk with friend and fellow DT member Kpal4978 (she responded a few posts earlier), I am finishing off my Orijen LB Puppy and starting him on Fromm. Although I will promote the Orijen and Acana brands (same company), after research and comparison of ingredients, I feel that this will only benefit my puppy (less meal products). Her puppy seems to be thriving on it! His coat is beautiful, shiny and soft. Hopefully it isn't just genetics and I can benefit from the transition!

Also, for a short time I was feeding Instinct Raw Frozen Diet. His coat was shiny, soft and he was looking and feeling great. Price and quantity were an issue though.

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