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Hi all, Another question so we are choosing to move forward with the dobie Abby we found and he currently has her on Iams I have never liked the brand just because I believe for the cost... your getting grocery store stuff and this was well before I actually started doing any research about dog food but anyways I was thinking about buying Nutro Large breed this is what I fed my last dog many many years ago granted it was alot less then it is now but my dog had pretty good results other then her itching problems which after many changes of dog food found out a light coat of olive oil on her food did the trick....what I am getting at is Nutro still worth the cost I know when we last used it seem like a good product but granted I am still learning alot about dog food and I have tend to notice that after a dog food seems to gain popularity there ingredients become less then wholesome so if anyone can plz weigh in I would very much appreciate it. If I had a ton of money to spend on food I would obviously go with whatever is best on market regardless of price but I do not have that luxury but I do believe you can still provide your best friend with a great food for a reasonable price. Thanks all
 

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I don't know what Purina Pro Plan costs, but it is a fairly popular food among Doberman owners. Many Dobes do well on it.

If I were going to try to feed a food that cost only $30 for a large bag, it would be Nature's Domain; CostCo's grain free food made by Diamond.
 

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The main three things you do not want in a food is any corn, wheat, or soy.
The first thing should be a named meat. Then I would get into the fish meal and what it is preserved with. Second you do not want to see Menadione sodium bisulfate its a synthetic form of Vitamin K. Also NO BHA used as a preservative.
Find some of Linda H posts she has all the dog food sites on her posts.
 

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Another food that is pretty good for the price is Blue Buffalo. I know a ton of dogs that do great on it and I know it's not too expensive (however, I don't know what it costs).
 

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I feed Nature's Domain and am very pleased with the results. We previously fed Orijen, and I've noticed no change since switching foods. Nature's Domain is only at Costco.
 
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Nutro used to be a good dog food, but they changed their formula several years ago and it was horrible. I don't know anyone using it anymore.

Some on here say certain brands of the Costco stuff is okay and economical. I don't know, I've never used it.
 

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Hi all, Another question so we are choosing to move forward with the dobie Abby we found and he currently has her on Iams I have never liked the brand just because I believe for the cost... your getting grocery store stuff and this was well before I actually started doing any research about dog food but anyways I was thinking about buying Nutro Large breed this is what I fed my last dog many many years ago granted it was alot less then it is now but my dog had pretty good results other then her itching problems which after many changes of dog food found out a light coat of olive oil on her food did the trick....what I am getting at is Nutro still worth the cost I know when we last used it seem like a good product but granted I am still learning alot about dog food and I have tend to notice that after a dog food seems to gain popularity there ingredients become less then wholesome so if anyone can plz weigh in I would very much appreciate it. If I had a ton of money to spend on food I would obviously go with whatever is best on market regardless of price but I do not have that luxury but I do believe you can still provide your best friend with a great food for a reasonable price. Thanks all
I would not change Abby's diet until she has fully adjusted to her new family and environment. The change in environment will be stressful for her. To add a dietary change on top of that would simply be asking for trouble. This forum is full of threads about people, myself included, who have had difficulty finding the right food even for our fully adjusted pets. Do Abby a favor and let her stay on her kibble until you are confident she has adjusted to her new environment, family, and daily routine. Good luck.
 
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