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sue66b on Eukanuba Dog Food (Dry) Hi Monica, if you read Dr Beckers book "Real Food for healthy Dogs & Cats", she writes if you have a dog with GI problems to start with lean cooked meat then over 4 months you so slowly cook the meat less & less making sure that poo are firm along the way, if poos are sloppy cook meat more until you get to raw,October 1, 2014 5:14 am
gayle on Diamond Naturals (Dry) I have been feeding Diamond Large Breed Puppy Lamb/Rice to our Akita and young Basset for about 2 years. I love this food BC it is one of *very few* that our Akita can eat and not puke up, and our Basset is very healthy with no skin or joint issues. We tried *many* foods for our Akita and she looks good and is doing great on this. I am sticking with the puppy food for the foreseeable future as both dogs like it and look good, and I am glad that there is NO wheat, corn or soy in this quality…October 1, 2014 4:50 am
Joann Wright on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) Thank you, I have been feeding the small breed to my dog for a month he really loves it and his skin problems have went way and so has his allergies October 1, 2014 3:10 am
aimee on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Hi Clarida,
I add fresh, all the colors of the rainbow, to my dogs base of kibble and canned. Though others will disagree, I do not think a raw diet is inherently nutritionally better than a well balanced diet utilizing home cooked or commercial foods.
I do sometimes add a commercial raw, which I cook, to my dogs food. But because certain nutrients can be destroyed by cooking, thiamine comes to mind, I would not do this as a sole or significant portion of my dog's diet.
Another option is…October 1, 2014 1:09 am
victoria on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Acana pacificia, but shes been on that for months now, she chews her paws so I got her on fish food to help with the oils, plus she has so much energy she burns that I thought a little higher protein would help her keep her weight, she was skin and bone when I rescued her a year ago..October 1, 2014 12:32 am
Dori on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) She may very well be intolerant of the rabbit. One of my dogs cannot have rabbit. Or your dog could have intolerances to something else in this food. You mention that you started mixing the rabbit with her other food. What is her other food?October 1, 2014 12:29 am
Barbara on Victor Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) Thanks for the info. I have been to the Victor site and did not realize it has been around since the 50's. I do believe the ingredients are great and I feel that they take pride in producing their pet food. That is why I am willing to drive a ways to get it at a feed store for a much better price than on-line. My dogs are doing well on it. I hope it works for your dogs as well. Good luck!September 30, 2014 11:58 pm
victoria on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) I mix the rabbit meal with my dog's other food, which she has always been fine with and it hasn't been till I stared with the rabbit meal that she can't seem to keep the food down. Eveytime I come home from work or wake up she has puked it up. Please any help would be awesome!! September 30, 2014 11:11 pm
ImNotTheWalrus on Iams Grain Free Naturals (Dry) Back in 2011 I put down my 13 1/2 year old Saint Bernard when he couldn't get up on his own and I had to wrap a strap or towel around him to help him walk outside.He never seemed to be in pain but after one evening when he cried to get up over and over I picked him up and carried him into the living room and realized I never could do that before.I told my wife he was all skin and bones and I was right he was down from 130 lbs in his prime to 89 lbs the day I put him down.
Truth is I should have…September 30, 2014 10:41 pm
ImNotTheWalrus on Iams Grain Free Naturals (Dry) I'm on my 2nd 9.3 lb bag of this and the redness and discharge in my 7 year old Lab has all but disapeared.She's still getting some grains from the treats I have but I plan to buy grain free biscuits next.
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theBCnut on Suggested Raw Dog Foods If the raw you are considering contains bone, then cooking it would be bad, but if the calcium source is egg shell or calcium carbonate or some non bone source of calcium, then it should be OK to cook it. And even though this would destroy some nutrients, I believe it would be better than kibble.
When I had a little one in the house, I took the same precautions with raw that I do for my own meat, and I didn't allow my nephew to have contact with the dogs until a half hour after they had…September 30, 2014 10:26 pm
Clarida E. on Suggested Raw Dog Foods I'm interested in feeding raw, but soon to have a baby in the home and don't want to risk the human contamination. I am planning on buying a raw brand (one that meets AAFCO nutritional guidelines) and cooking it. Does anyone know whether that's better than feeding canned/kibble? I imagine so, but wanting to hear others' thoughts.
Thanks!September 30, 2014 9:55 pm
Jim Rothe on Wysong Epigen (Dry) "Perhaps it is a DNA thing that they tolerate it."
Agreed. Also consider that digesting pork FAT may not necessarily indicate a tolerance for pork MEAT. Give them some pork chop cutlets and see how they do. If they don't tolerate any amount without adverse affects, then you might want to reconsider whether or not you stick with Wysong products.
Regardless, I don't want to bash the company. I've always respected the company's philosophy about pet foods. Actually, I still do. It's just that this…September 30, 2014 9:37 pm
theBCnut on Wellness Core Reduced Fat (Dry) How much should he weigh. One cup seems like a good amount for a 20 lb dog, but a bit much for one that should weigh 15. I would try 3/4 cup for a while. My very active 45 lb Border Collies eat the equivalent of about 2 cups.September 30, 2014 8:59 pm
theBCnut on Suggested Raw Dog Foods While Fortiflora is more likely to be guaranteed to have more active CFUs, it is a very limited probiotic. You should look for a probiotic with at least 9 different strains, 14 or 15 would be better. Digestive enzymes would probably really help, but if you are going to go ahead and make sure to get the EPI test done soon, I wouldn't add the enzymes yet.September 30, 2014 8:47 pm
Bob K on Wellness Core Reduced Fat (Dry) Many people eyeball the food which is very different than an accurate measurement. Also treats count too, of course everyone needs exercise.September 30, 2014 8:22 pm
sue66b on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Hi Kim has she been tested for EPI... GSD are prone to EPI & IBD...there's are few GSD on the IBDogs yahoo group..if she does have EPI she needs a low fiber diet have you tried a kibble with low fiber & low fat yet..If you start on raw cook the meat then the next week cook the meat less until its raw, do it slowly so its not a shock to her system...& foods that are low in fiber...Have you tried the" Wellness Simple" limited ingredient kibbles..I have my boy on the Lamb & Oatmeal,…September 30, 2014 8:11 pm
Dori on Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost (Dry) The Honest Kitchen has recently eliminated alfalfa from some of their dehydrated foods and pre-mixes. One of my dogs has issues with alfalfa. I fed them THK this evening for dinner (Zeal without the alfalfa) and so far so good. My dog is also intolerant of anything that contains any type of poultry, fowl, etc.September 30, 2014 8:10 pm
Cyndi on Wellness Core Reduced Fat (Dry) I've seen this food recommended quite a few times on here for dogs that need to lose a few pounds. You could also try feeding just a bit less and try exercising him just a bit more.
Good luck! :)
September 30, 2014 7:58 pm
Cyndi on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Just came across this literally one second ago, & it fits!September 30, 2014 7:34 pm
Cyndi on Suggested Raw Dog Foods That was pretty uncalled for! Go find another place for that negativity! We are here to help people.
Kim, please ignore the troll. The rest of us are here to help, not be rude.September 30, 2014 7:30 pm
MaineSusan on Taste of the Wild (Dry) UNfortunately Wellness Simple Duck n Oatmeal etc is $2# around here... too much for my pocketbook, will keep looking. I thought the Victor GF was OK but am finding it high... not GF is about $1.50#... may try that some is hi rated...September 30, 2014 6:56 pm
Dayna on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Oh brother, that's helpful :(September 30, 2014 6:54 pm
MaineSusan on Taste of the Wild (Dry) I sure wish I could get Victor GF around here for that... Amazon seems to be the cheapest. No stores around here (Maine) even carry Victor... though I might ask if they could.September 30, 2014 6:50 pm
trixiesmama on Wellness Core Reduced Fat (Dry) Adopted an obese min pin last year, and even after 6 months on Canidae Grain Free (1/2 cup in am and pm). He hasn't lost a pound. Am going to switch him to this. Hopefully it helps him, he's currently 19lbs!September 30, 2014 6:29 pm
Kay on Victor Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) Victor has been around since the 1950s and the company specifically supports ma and pa places by being a 99% USA based company (gets nearly all their ingredients from USA sources) and only sells to private distributors/dealers like little co-ops. I'm just now starting my two on this food (switching from Simply Nourish) so I did A LOT of research on the company and the food before deciding to try it. I overall love their motto and the ingredients are excellent for the price. I'm trying the grain…September 30, 2014 6:20 pm
sue66b on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) I know the Wellness Simple limited ingredients is a low sodium food..Email Wellness they email back the same day...September 30, 2014 6:07 pm
AZBryants on Pure Balance Grain Free (Dry) we use this food for all 3 of our dogs, and the 10 month old Frenchie mix has only eaten this food for her entire life, and is doing wonderfully, getting great feedback on vet appointments. Our other dogs are an 11 yr old Lhasa, and a 6 yr old chihuahua.September 30, 2014 6:07 pm
MaineSusan on Taste of the Wild (Dry) my vet told me the SD would not be a good long term food... I decided to hold off on all probiotics etc one at a time and see w/just the food but that did not help either. Am now switching him to Victor Grain Free... guess we will see what happens w/that.September 30, 2014 5:46 pm
MaineSusan on Taste of the Wild (Dry) TY... am going to try the Grain Free... I can order it online from Amazon... cannot find it locally.September 30, 2014 5:40 pm
MaineSusan on Whole Earth Farms (Dry) TY for the reply... I am going to give the Victor Grain Free a try... it looks pretty good, 5star and I can get it online from Amazon.September 30, 2014 5:38 pm
chiapink on Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost (Dry) it is probably the stupid Alfalfa that they use in almost every so called "quality" dog food, I am sick of it because it is a 95% GMO ingredient, we went through and read about 50 dog food bags last month at a local pet food place in Tucson, could not find one without the flaxseed or alfalfa meal in it, so I ordered the Firstmate Austrailian lamb limited ingredient dry food from Canada that is about the only food that my 2 hyper-allergic dogs do not itch from, also tried Farmina from Italy…September 30, 2014 5:30 pm
aquariangt on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) There is no logic to this argument. This is a dog food board, diets of people who feed their dogs a certain way have very little to do with it (unless you are feeding a vegetarian diet whereas most likely you have those ideals yourself) There is also no logic in the "dog lived to 15 on kibbles and bits" argument unless you are comparing sibling dogs from the same litter fed the same thing every meal-1 on kibbles and bits, 1 on a higher quality food. Even then it's not necessarily fully telling.…September 30, 2014 4:23 pm
LabsRawesome on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods Hi Maggie, this page is for the best grain free dog foods. So only 5 star foods appear here. 4health get 4 stars. You can see the review here. http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/4health-dog-food-dry/September 30, 2014 3:50 pm
Maggie Baker on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods We use 4Health(I think that's what it is) from Tractor Supply. I'm not finding it on here. Does this mean it's a grain?? Or does this mean it's not a good quality?? I was told it was one of the better ones but now I'm beginning to wonder!September 30, 2014 3:09 pm
aimee on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) I wouldn't say Goodguide is my "holy grail" but it is an example of a different way of ranking. I don't rely on an ingredient panel to evaluate a food as I can't tell much from an ingredient panel. Similarly Goodguide doesn't put a lot of emphasis on ingredients. Other than that my criteria are somewhat different than Goodguide's.
So while Beneful's ingredients only rate 2/10, (I think in wholly or in part due to the inclusion of garlic oil ) because ingredients are considered least important…September 30, 2014 2:44 pm
Kirsten Amy Morris on Best Grain Free Dog Foods hi I just got a shar pei puppy. They are allergic to wheat and beef.. But I know that soy and gluten isn't very good for dogs in general either. I'm just wondering if anyone can recommend any food? and if kibble or raw would be better? Shes already had a skin infection :( Thanks!September 30, 2014 2:38 pm
LabsRawesome on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Hi Fireinthehole, I would think going from homemade cooked food, which is high in moisture, to a dry kibble, is what's causing the excessive water intake. Before with the homemade food they were getting a lot of moisture from the food, so they would drink less. Now that they're on dehydrated kibble, their going to drink more water. It's not that NV kibble is excessively salty. It's just excessively dry. Homemade food is better for them anyway. I'm no expert on meat, but I don't think sodium is…September 30, 2014 1:48 pm
PureBalanceRep on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) Hello, I am a representative of Pure Balance. Our manufacturing facilities are
independently certified by Safe Quality Foods (SQF) recognized around the world
as a rigorous, credible food safety management system. As of this posting, Pure Balance has never had a recall.September 30, 2014 1:43 pm
Karen Zisser on Bravo Dog and Cat Food Recall Always read a label and make sure food or treats are not from China. They always have problems in their processing plants.September 30, 2014 12:43 pm
LabsRawesome on Purina Puppy Chow (Dry) Okay, you'll only find Victor at a feed/independently owned pet store. If not let me know and I can recommend something else.September 30, 2014 12:31 pm
Fireinthehole on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) I just started feeding my dog the NV instinct chicken 5 days ago. Before that I made their meals myself but I was finding it harder to find low sodium meat. I usually use ground turkey. I noticed a change right away when I started feeding them the dry kibble, they have been drinking water like they can't get enough, and have started to have itchy skin. I am thinking the itchy skin could be from the chicken because I'm not sure what other ingredient may cause this. They did really well with the…September 30, 2014 12:19 pm
LabsRawesome on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Yes I agree, we do have different standards, aimee. A rating system that calls menadione,rice flour,ground yellow corn,whole wheat flour,animal fat, and soy flour "Desirable ingredients" and gives Beneful a 7.5 rating, makes no sense to me. http://www.goodguide.com/September 30, 2014 12:16 pm
Bob K on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods Ones that are affordable and available in your area that are rated 4.5 or 5 stars. Check out Farm & Fleet, Fleet Farm, Tractor Supply as one possible source.September 30, 2014 12:13 pm
Bob K on Purina Puppy Chow (Dry) I hope you are taking your puppy in for the puppy vaccinations, bloody stools should be discussed with the vet if it continues. Tractor Supply has a decent selection with good prices. Use this website as your guide and look for 3.5 stars or higher.September 30, 2014 12:07 pm
LabsRawesome on Purina Puppy Chow (Dry) Okay, you'll only find Victor at a feed/independently owned pet store. If not let me know and I can recommend something else.September 30, 2014 11:32 am
Crazy4cats on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods The joint and health formula of grain free Victor comes in 50 lb. bags if you can order it or have it in your area.September 30, 2014 11:31 am
Elizabeth on Purina Puppy Chow (Dry) There's a petsmart, tractor supply and a few locally owned pet stores in my area. I'll have to check that brand out and see how he likes that :)September 30, 2014 11:20 am
LabsRawesome on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) I counted 13 as well, but only said 12. I left out garlic because I feel small amounts are beneficial. Thanks for pointing that out, to try and make me look stupid. :) Anyway, I feel Purina could make excellent dog food, but they choose not to. I think they use the cheapest ingredients, in order to make the most profit.September 30, 2014 11:16 am
Hound Dog Mom on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Yeah, that definitely seems like a likely source.September 30, 2014 11:16 am
Hound Dog Mom on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) As Aimee stated, no it doesn't mean they used dogs - it means they used euthanized animals (could be dogs and cats, could be zoo animals, could be livestock - who knows).
I don't think you can necessarily judge the quality of a food based on whether or not it contains by-products. I frequently see people vilify foods that contain by-products yet, often, these same people are willing to use foods with named meat meals. With the exception of chicken meal, there's no differentiation between a…September 30, 2014 11:11 am
aimee on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) I can count 13 red flagged ingredients.
Everyone holds different criteria to differing degrees of importance. Just as you wouldn't feed Pro Plan to your dogs if given to you for free, there are foods you feed/recommend that I wouldn't feed to my dogs even if given to me for free.
We have different standards.September 30, 2014 11:09 am
LabsRawesome on Purina Puppy Chow (Dry) Hi Elizabeth, I would definitely get him off Pedigree Puppy. But I wouldn't put him on Blue Buffalo. Check out Victor. If you have a local distributor, it's a great food at a great price. I pay Right around $40 for 30lb bags. Of the grain free formulas. I've used Ultra Pro 42, All life stages, and Yukon River. The grain inclusive varieties are even cheaper. Here's Victor's site, they have a "find a store" option. victordogfood.com If you can't find it local, I can recommend other foods. Just…September 30, 2014 11:09 am
PureBalanceRep on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) Hello, I am a representative of Pure Balance. Pure Balance does not contain Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (MSB)September 30, 2014 11:03 am
Dori on Raw Bistro Dog Food (Raw Frozen) Hi Neezerfan. Did you ever find the food and if so, what did you think of it? Thanks.September 30, 2014 10:58 am
PureBalanceRep on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) Please find calcium/phosphorous levels belowSeptember 30, 2014 10:54 am
PureBalanceRep on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) Pure Balance offers a Small Breed variety which is antioxidant rich to help support high stress levels that can occur in small breeds. It is also designed to have bite size pieces ideal for smaller dogs.September 30, 2014 10:49 am
aimee on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Do you think the source is cattle since it is used as a feed additive?
"Cyanuric acid is an FDA-accepted component of feed-grade biuret, a
ruminant feed additive. The additive can legally contain up to 30% of
cyanuric acid (and triuret)."
I could see trace amounts coming through processingSeptember 30, 2014 10:46 am
PureBalanceRep on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) Thank you Errica!September 30, 2014 10:43 am
Elizabeth on Purina Puppy Chow (Dry) I bought the Healthy Morsels food for my 10 week old pit bull when we first got him. He definitely loved the taste, but it gives him the worst bloody diarehha and upset stomach I've ever seen a dog get. We ended up putting him on Pedigree Puppy and he's doing so great on that. Hoping to get him on Blue soon. We now only give him a few pieces of the Purina if he's constipated, but it's still too much for his tiny belly :(September 30, 2014 10:41 am
LabsRawesome on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Well maybe not 4D anymore, but still horrible ingredients. This food has 12 red flagged ingredients. 12! I wouldn't feed this food if it was given to me for free.September 30, 2014 10:40 am
LabsRawesome on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Have you ever tried 4health from Tractor Supply? It's 4 stars and right around that same price point.September 30, 2014 10:35 am
aimee on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Hi Sue66b,
Not HDM but no the presence of pentobarbital does not mean that dogs were incorporated into the food.
Very sensitive testing was done on the foods that were pentobartital positive to look for presence of canine DNA and none was found.
When looking back at the original report, foods containing beef ingredients (Beef meal Beef fat) tested positive.
Purina has told me that at the time the report came out Purina did use ingredients from independent renderers. They no longer source…September 30, 2014 10:30 am
LabsRawesome on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods You're welcome! :)September 30, 2014 10:27 am
LabsRawesome on Rachael Ray Nutrish (Dry) Hahaha, No, we knew it wasn't. I was like that guy looks like Ozzy! Go ask him if he'll take a pic with you! :) But a friend did get a pic with John Cusak in Italy.September 30, 2014 10:14 am
Felicia on Grandma Lucy’s Pureformance (Freeze-Dried) i have 4 dogs ranging from 10 pounds all the way up to 100 pounds. i am looking for a food i can get them onto that is not going to cost 70-100 bucks every couple weeks. right now they go through a 50 pound bag of Diamond in about 2 weeks time. i really want to get them on better food that is still affordable for my packSeptember 30, 2014 9:48 am
Ann on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods Can someone tell me the best grain free dog food that comes in a big bag? Trying to feed 4 Boxers and most grain free dog foods I find does not come in a big enough bag. Looking for 40 or 50 pounds I can buy at a time.September 30, 2014 9:29 am
Bob K on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Thats about what it is worth $25.00/35lbs. for a 2.5 star rated dog kibble. If that's the best you can do, it is certainly better than starvation and 1 star rated foods..September 30, 2014 8:40 am
Ivy Wood on Darwin’s Natural Selections (Raw Frozen) Hi Judy (and others!) - I currently feed my Dutch Shepherd & my Airedale mix The Honest Kitchen - I rotate between the grain-free flavors & although they are complete foods (meaning, I don't NEED to add in anything), I do add in raw meat & give them other raw foods. With or without the added raw meat though, my Airedale LOVES ALL varieties of this food, even though it looks like mush. My DSD has always been picky and sometimes wouldn't eat her food until nighttime (if the other dog…September 30, 2014 8:05 am
Cyndi on Rachael Ray Nutrish (Dry) I knew it wasn't Ozzy, but I forgot to come back and comment that. & also because I didn't want to burst your bubble in case you really did think it was him, lol!!September 30, 2014 6:32 am
Av on Canned or Dry Dog Food — What’s the Better Choice? the only thing i see wrong is that they can get diarrea from the changes of foods besides that everything is OKSeptember 30, 2014 6:18 am
Av on Canned or Dry Dog Food — What’s the Better Choice? buy the small breed dry one and mix it half half with a little puppy canned of ur favorite choice ull see the diff..September 30, 2014 6:09 am
sue66b on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Hi HDM, so that means that they have used dogs that were PTS, doesn't it, as thats the only way I can think a food could contain Pentobarbital, thats awful, I dont like Purina we have this brand in Austraila but Australian made, it still crap..I saw a lady the other day reading the packet & she believed all the crap they write on the bag, I told her read the ingredients, it has By-products, she didnt now what by-products were..September 30, 2014 2:47 am
Non-PC on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods Thanks for your input. I'll be going back to using Orijen. I suspected it might not be that great a product by the evidence of my dog's poop which is why I wanted feedbackSeptember 30, 2014 1:49 am
pugsandbullies on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) The last batch of beef and egg allergy formula was produced in february 2013. The last bag was sold on the company website in april 2014. It was 14 months old. richard has never denied it because its true.
in april 2014 richard posted the expiration date of the beef and egg allergy formula on the company website it ws august 2014. bc uses an 18 month life cycle. 18 months before august 2014 was februaray 2013 just like i said.September 30, 2014 12:53 am
Dori on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) Because I never believed that story. That was typical troll bashing of that company. I fed the food for quite a while to my three dogs and not one bag was old, rancid or anything else. I had to stop because one of my dogs is highly intolerant of all things poultry including eggs, not because I had an issue with the food or the company. Many posters on this site that feed kibble still feed that food. :)September 30, 2014 12:21 am
Melissa Stergiou Singh on Orijen Puppy (Dry) My 19 week old Akita x Rottweiler pup LOVES this kibble, She is growing nicely on it and always cleans up her food, My picky 10yr old Border Collie x Chow also loves this kibble and is once again playing like a puppy with her new baby sister, I switched my old girl from another top of the line grain free, but heavily sweet potato based, kibble. I will from now on continue buying Orijen for my girls :).September 29, 2014 11:32 pm
judy on 4Health Dog Food (Canned) I just started using 4-health canned food and my dogs love it. I mix it with dry as a special treat in the morning. My dogs range from 6# to 180# and they all love it.September 29, 2014 11:29 pm
pugsandbullies on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) How could you trust them after they got caught selling dog food that was over a year old?September 29, 2014 10:57 pm
Paulita Villegas on Whole Earth Farms Grain Free (Dry) I see a lot of negative feedback about this product, we actually started using it 6 months ago after we noticed our dogs were not gaining weight on blue buffalo, now my 9 months old blue nose looks like a bully. No more diarrhea, we mix dry and wet food along with raw eggs and frozen veggies.
September 29, 2014 9:54 pm
Dori on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) I used to love Brother's and would still feed it if they would have a formula that didn't have poultry of any sort in it. I really like the company and the people that own and run it. Every once in a while I email Richard, Aaron and/or Pierre and ask, please, have a non poultry formula. Katie and her poultry issues. Jeesh!September 29, 2014 8:25 pm
Dori on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Just because some of us want to do better by our dogs does not mean that we have been suckered into believing anything. No, you do not have to pay huge amounts of money to get a better quality food you just have to do some research. A lot of cheap crappy food is typically the foods that have been recalled. Of course, everyone's idea of a crappy food is different. This particular food is crap to me and I would never feed this to any of my dogs. For the money one can do so much better in…September 29, 2014 8:23 pm
Dori on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Yikes HDM, that's awful.September 29, 2014 8:20 pm
Hound Dog Mom on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) FDA tests have also found Pro Plan to test positive for Pentobarbital (the drug used to euthanize animals) in the past, forgot about this one:
http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CVM/CVMFOIAElectronicReadingRoom/ucm129135.htmSeptember 29, 2014 7:57 pm
steamed on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Actually, it said 2.5 stars. And I pay $25 for 35lbs. I doubt you are paying less than that.. I have 4 dogs who eat that much a month. You are just a sucker. But then you are probably a hypocrite who eats a poor diet, full of sodium and fat.. Bet you don't read the labels on your own food to see how much sodium more that the suggested 2000mg you eat. Do you eat canned food? Prepared food? LOADED WITH SODIUM!! Ham alone has 1500 mg of salt.September 29, 2014 7:53 pm
See Sea on Darwin’s Natural Selections (Raw Frozen) Primal (non-HPP) would probably be the closest to the prior Darwins frozen formula. Primal has a couple of higher fat formulas that I don't get. Primal uses mostly organic ingredients. I also feed OC Raw frozen.September 29, 2014 7:30 pm
Bob K on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) steamed - Its not about money for kibble, its about getting a quality product at a fair price and consumer education. I know kids who eat Hotdogs, McDonalds and PB&J but it not a healthy diet. ProPlan is not a 1 star dog food and there are many 4 and 5 star rated foods that cost less than ProPlan.September 29, 2014 7:11 pm
steamed on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) You people have been suckered into believing that you have to pay a huge amount of money for dog food and most of your expensive food has been recalled. I work with a purebred rescue that feeds their dogs Pro Plan. I had a sheltie live a very healthy life to age 15 on this food. Been using it for 20 years with no problems. I know dogs who ate Kibbles and Bits and lived very healthy lives to age 20. I guess you are all an example of people who believe everything you read on the internet. And…September 29, 2014 6:35 pm
LabsRawesome on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) Oh gotcha! :)September 29, 2014 6:26 pm
Dori on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) It may never have had a recall but it is not a food that anyone should be feeding their dogs. There are so many things wrong with this food and it's ingredients that it should be obvious to anyone who looks at the review and ingredients of this food.
Just because a dog food manufacturer has never had a recall does not make the food something that one should be feeding their animals. IMHO!September 29, 2014 5:40 pm
Dori on Pure Balance Dog Food (Canned) Hey Labs. I agree with you. I've never known a dog to actually be allergic to garlic, though I suppose anything is possible. But two in the same household, highly improbable!September 29, 2014 5:23 pm
Dori on Pure Balance Dog Food (Canned) Garlic is toxic to dogs ONLY if ingested in copious amounts. Most savy raw feeders on this site feed raw garlic at least two or three times a week. I have three dogs ranging in size from 5 to 7 lbs. They have never ever gotten sick from raw garlic. That could only happen if I was farming garlic and they got into the fields and ate enormous amounts of it. Onions are a completely different story. It wouldn't take much to make a dog sick eating onions. Though they are in the same family,…September 29, 2014 5:21 pm
Judy on Darwin’s Natural Selections (Raw Frozen) see Sea, which other premade brands are u using? Which other brand would u r recommend, or would be closest to the former Darwins product in quality. and convenience? September 29, 2014 5:17 pm
Cyndi on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) It's also not a very good food to begin with.September 29, 2014 5:07 pm
Hound Dog Mom on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) It has been found to contain traces of cyanuric acid:
http://www.poisonedpets.com/top-us-pet-food-brands-test-positive-for-aflatoxin-melamine-and-cyanuric-acid/September 29, 2014 5:02 pm
steamed on Purina Pro Plan Savor (Dry) Pro Plan dog food has never had a recall.September 29, 2014 4:40 pm
Hound Dog Mom on Off Topic Discussions The latest example of upcycling to hit the animal feed industry: protein concentrate derived from the bacteria that feed on the nutrients in wastewater from food and beverage plants. I wonder if any dog food companies will use this?
http://www.wattagnet.com/Single-cell_organisms_could_provide_alternatives_to_fishmeal__oil.htmlSeptember 29, 2014 4:08 pm
See Sea on Darwin’s Natural Selections (Raw Frozen) beaglemom - I, too, was hoping that James P from Darwins would continue the conversation about the higher fat formulas. And I agree this is not helping the image of the company.
Like Judy, I spent much time researching premade frozen raw and, while I do use other brands, I was disappointed that Darwin's will now not be in my rotation.
I'm betting the duck and turkey formulas will now be 3 or 3.5 star instead of 5 star.September 29, 2014 3:58 pm
See Sea on Bravo Dog and Cat Food Recall petsitter - Unfortunately, Darwins has increased the fat content of their formulas along with a price increase. Announcement sent to my email 3 wks ago.
http://www.darwinspet.com/Product-Formula-Comparison.pdfSeptember 29, 2014 3:43 pm
petsitter on Bravo Dog and Cat Food Recall use Darwins, never a recall and comes right to your door. Customer service is excellent and they will talk you through everything and how much to use, etc. Mixing with or without dry kibble, any ?'s you have.September 29, 2014 2:37 pm
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