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Erion Jaupllari on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) im from years a reseller of farmina and i choose farmina over a lot of other brand here in AL, before i start selling i test it to my dogs (im a breeder too) and specialy N&D is the best i had in my store for years (price compared) ... there is a thing with all kimble, the package is very important and the farmina Bag is very good and strong and protect the kimble very well but it must be closed all time to prevent loosing of humidity and other things so if you have a dog that eats 200-300…
July 31, 2014 2:47 am

John Smith on Is It OK to Give a Dog Milk or Dairy Products? Her main diet was Royal Canine for Yorkies, but she did get what ever she wanted and yes she lived a healthy life to the age of 19. In fact the last thing she had was a piece of Hershey chocolate (I can hear the gasps now). She had regular vet visits and was always given a clean bill of health, the vet always said keep doing what your doing. She actually passed from old age her last year she suffered from a form of doggie Alzheimer's, she would sit and stare at the pendulum on the grandfather…
July 31, 2014 2:05 am

Bob Carper on Why Dogs Don’t Need Vitamin C in Their Diet vitamin c neutralizes chlorine and chloramines in tap/filtered water instantly. I drop a vitamin c tablet into a gallon pitcher of filtered water and store it in the fridge. they get an extra dose of c and no chlorine in their water.
July 30, 2014 11:51 pm

sharron on Off Topic Discussions what are the opinions on nature's variety instinct kibble, limited ingredient, and orijen - is one better than the other - tonight was the first time in trying NV - she ate it without any fuss - thanks
July 30, 2014 10:14 pm

Mickey's Dad on Nature’s Domain Grain Free (Canned) Mickey is loving this food as a topper. Then again Mickey will eat anything. I'm glad that we have a 5 star canned food again that I can get a Costco.
July 30, 2014 9:11 pm

Michele Bottiglieri on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Ryden I have looked at the webpage and read Dr. Dodd's articles-I found them fascinating. I had no idea of how much I would learn just from reading and being pointed to different research. I told someone in Petco this evening it was easier to raise my daughter! I realize nothing is foolproof - the logic of it though is simple. It may be a lot easier to find out if possible what foods she has a sensitivity to than what she is actually allergic to. I appreciate your response and…
July 30, 2014 8:55 pm

Betsy Greer on Off Topic Discussions Awesome! : )
July 30, 2014 7:45 pm

aimee on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Yes I found it very odd. Maybe there is some explanation??
July 30, 2014 7:29 pm

Melanie on Dr. Tim’s Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) I'm not an expert on this, just giving an opinion and I know so many people will disagree with me. Wilson is my 2nd lab. He is 85 lbs of lean muscle. My last lab was the same. I do not feed him twice a day like everyone recommends. He get's a full day's serving and is allowed to graze all day. Your dog may be eating his food too fast and swallowing a lot of air in the process. That will create a lot of gas. That is a fact I do know because I'm an RN and that's something we tell our human…
July 30, 2014 7:00 pm

Crazy4cats on Off Topic Discussions Two thumbs up on the Firm Up dried pumpkin/apple supplement! There has been a noticeable difference. Thanks!
July 30, 2014 5:57 pm

sue66b on Suggested Low Fat Dog Foods Hi Mary, Im trying the "Wellness Simple" Duck & Oatmeal for Patch, so far he's doing really well on the Simple, I cant give him a high protein kibble either & the Simple Duck & Oatmeal is lower then the Wellness Core, here's a link to have a look at the ingredients & fat% & protein%
July 30, 2014 5:32 pm

LabsRawesome on Suggested Hypoallergenic Dog Foods You should also check for yeast. Do your Labs feet smell like corn chips?
July 30, 2014 5:15 pm

LabsRawesome on Best Puppy Foods Hi Hailey, here's Hound dog Mom's list of about 35 foods for large breed puppies.
July 30, 2014 5:08 pm

Darcy Gregory on Suggested Hypoallergenic Dog Foods I've been trying to figure out my yellow labs issue with redness between toes and forelegs. I give him the best food Orejen adult but he still seems to have issues. I then started reading about his heartworm medication and found out that Trifexis can cause the same symptoms such as redness, itching, etc. plus it's got a pretty bad rap and has caused death in some dogs. I am going to the vet this week to change his heartworm meds and see if that might help. I am going to try Merrick dog food…
July 30, 2014 4:53 pm

Hailey Powell on Best Puppy Foods Hi everyone, I am about to get a lab/great pyrenees puppy from a rescue this Friday, I went to petco to buy his food ahead of time and someone told me the blue I was buying for him was bad. My cat has been on blue since he was a little kitten and has always been healthy and has had a beautiful coat throughout his whole life. Is blue as bad as everyone says it is on here? I'm not really worried on price much, I just need a good food for large bred puppies that will give him lots of puppy energy…
July 30, 2014 4:39 pm

Bobby dog on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Just checked out the site. It is unbelievable when people do not credit the original author in any case when copying from another source (Internet or otherwise) let alone post it on a website as they did to sell products.
July 30, 2014 4:31 pm

Crazy4cats on Canned or Dry Dog Food — What’s the Better Choice? Yes, sometimes it is best to do one thing at a time and make sure everything is OK before adding anything else new. I have not fed my dogs the dry Pure Balance, but I have and do feed their canned food. I really like it. Especially the stews.
July 30, 2014 4:07 pm

Mary Lou DeGeorge Kelley on Suggested Low Fat Dog Foods My Schipperke has high pancreatic levels. I'm looking for a low fat grain free food. Any suggestions?
July 30, 2014 3:58 pm

Jewels LaFleche on Canned or Dry Dog Food — What’s the Better Choice? Well based on info I found here I'm going with Pure Balance wet and the Grain free Dry food .slow and easy first 24 hours so far so good .Thanks for replying back so soon ...I'm just starting the change over on the dry food for the time being and then hope to add the wet in a couple of weeks later don't to overload him .. Thank you agian
July 30, 2014 3:45 pm

Magda on Suggested Low Protein Dog Foods Hello again! I keep feeding my dog homemade food which contains cooked meat, rice and vegetables. I remember to keep the phosphorous low. My dog feels very well, BUN and creatinine is still normal. Now I wonder if 100% raw food would be better for him... Could you recommend any useful articles about raw food for CKD dogs that I can prepare by myself? Are there any dangers? What to do when the BUN began to increase while eating raw? Thank you very much!
July 30, 2014 3:17 pm

aimee on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Yup! Some company's don't deal but others do to our benefit!
July 30, 2014 2:58 pm

Bobby dog on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Pet expos are great places to score deals! Thought maybe you bought it over the I-net. I haven't been to an expo in ages. There are a couple I used to go to near where I live specifically on the last day for just that reason, everyone is tired and no one wants to load up the truck if they don't have to!
July 30, 2014 2:52 pm

Crazy4cats on Canned or Dry Dog Food — What’s the Better Choice? Yes, it would be fine to feed half and half as long as the canned food is complete and balanced, not just for supplemental feeding. Most canned foods are complete and balanced, but there are a few that are considered for supplemental only. Good luck with the skin issues!
July 30, 2014 2:36 pm

Crazy4cats on Kirkland Dog Food (Canned) Where did you hear this information from?
July 30, 2014 2:29 pm

aimee on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Made my day!
July 30, 2014 2:23 pm

Betsy Greer on Suggested Raw Dog Foods How's that for being in the right place at the right time.
July 30, 2014 2:14 pm

aimee on Suggested Raw Dog Foods I got it at the Backer pet expo. I have found that at the end of the expo some companies sell their products really cheaply rather than have to pack up the booth. Last year I scored at the Planet Pet booth and Stella and Chewys. At the Stella and Chewy booth I asked if they had any freeze dried Simply Venison I could buy. They said they don't sell booth product. :( ....then the guy gave me two full size bags for free!!:).
July 30, 2014 2:00 pm

noshitsherlock on Is It OK to Give a Dog Milk or Dairy Products? Cow milk is different from the milk mother dogs produce, you know. A mother dog's milk is specifically formulated for growing puppies, while cow's milk is a different thing altogether. Also, I hope you don't just feed your dog scraps as their main diet, because if so I find it hard to believe your dog would be 19 years old at all and "healthy" if its main diet is potentially unbalanced table scraps.
July 30, 2014 1:17 pm

Wineaux on Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural (Dry) My cat HATES canned cat food! She will not eat it. We've tried all sorts of quality canned cat food and her response is to try and bury it like she does her feces in her litter box by scratching her paws on the floor all around the dish. She'll then leave it there to rot and just won't eat until we put down a quality grain free dry food. She was a stray that showed up on our front porch and adopted us, so maybe she's had her fill of "wet" types of food from her having to forage for it in…
July 30, 2014 1:17 pm

Betsy Greer on Suggested Raw Dog Foods That's unbelievable! You're exactly right, it's word for word plagiarism!
July 30, 2014 1:09 pm

Betsy Greer on Suggested Raw Dog Foods I also noticed where they said that if you ordered more than one case, they would ship it via Delta Cargo Shipping. They put it on a Delta flight and you have to pick it up at the "nearest airport." Wonder how much it costs for that inconvenience?
July 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Bobby dog on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Aimee: Nice post. Where did you get your New Freedom Harness for $17.00?
July 30, 2014 12:35 pm

Dori on Suggested Raw Dog Foods It's simply insane to think that anyone can afford to feed their dogs for 10 days at $252.00 but $1000????? What can I say except....LMAO!!!!!!
July 30, 2014 12:22 pm

Lauri Martin on Suggested Raw Dog Foods I have a food dehydrator. I buy liver and salmon at my grocery store and dehydrate it for treats. The trays of the dehydrator make nice little 'tear lines' in the treats to make nice small portions. You can dehydrate meat completely dry for a crunchy treat, or you can make jerky out of it by leaving it moister. I freeze mine and take out only what I will use daily. This way I know my treats are quality treats!
July 30, 2014 12:20 pm

Dori on Best Puppy Foods OMG! I agree completely with Sandy. I honestly cannot believe that any reputable breeder would let a puppy leave it's mother and litter mates at that age. As Sandy mentioned, the probability that your puppy is going to have many issues from having been separated from his family is very high. If it's at all possible, I would ask the breeder if she could keep the puppy for another month. You can offer to pay for the food for your puppy while there. Most reputable breeders will not let…
July 30, 2014 12:18 pm

Dori on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) Indianmt. Nature's Logic makes a high quality sardine oil. It's a large container that you keep in the fridge and lasts for what seems forever. It's important to keep it refrigerated and only take it out at the last moment. At meal time you just squirt a little onto their meal then put bottle straight back into the fridge. I feed raw and have been using Nature's Logic sardine oil since then. On days that I feed sardines then I don't use the sardine oil. As to the…
July 30, 2014 12:12 pm

Lauri Martin on Suggested Raw Dog Foods It would cost about $1000 for the food, shipping, duties and fees to ship to Canada LOL
July 30, 2014 12:10 pm

Dori on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) This is one another of the many reasons why I switched to raw a couple of years ago. I use the Nature's Logic Sardine Oil. It's a large bottle that I keep in the refrigerator and squirt a little on their meal, not the same days that I feed actual sardines to their raw.
July 30, 2014 12:06 pm

aimee on Suggested Raw Dog Foods I'm glad you had success with NutriScan. It isn't a test I could recommend after finding out that tap water, when tested, was reported with various sensitivities.
July 30, 2014 11:54 am

aimee on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Hi Ryden, Your post caught my eye as I feed venison to my dog. I went to the website and found very little useful information there. Maybe I'm not looking in the right spot. Perhaps you can lead me to where I can find the AAFCO statements and nutrient analysis of their diets. At minimum I'd want to see a guaranteed analysis. I'm concerned that their FAQ questions and answers are direct copies from another site, without giving credit to the original author. It looks very…
July 30, 2014 11:34 am

Betsy Greer on Suggested Raw Dog Foods That's just crazy.
July 30, 2014 11:30 am

acozyreaderscorner on Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Diets (Raw Frozen) Amazon, chewy' and Petco or PetSmart all carry NV Raw.
July 30, 2014 11:28 am

Dori on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Hi Betsy. YIKES! That's an awful lot of money for 10 days of food. Who can afford that? I got the same amount for shipping to Georgia.
July 30, 2014 11:20 am

Dori on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Ryden. What area of the country do you live? Also, Darwin's carries Bison. My dogs love Darwin's. Though my dogs have never met a meal they didn't just absolutely love.
July 30, 2014 11:19 am

sandy on Best Puppy Foods I think that's too young to be away from the mother and sibblings and he will be stressed and you might end up with lots of vet bills. There are still things to be gained (physically, mentally and behavior-wise) by being with his canine family. But there are some small kibbles from good companies - Nutrisource small/med breed puppy, Amicus puppy, Wellness toy breed, Now Fresh, Fromm. Wishing him well.
July 30, 2014 11:12 am

Dori on Iams So Good Dog Food (Dry) Jewels. I'm glad I was able to help and explain it in a way that is easy to understand. It's a little scary at first because the old way of thinking used to be that when you transitioned to a different food and dog had diarrhea we were taught to believe that OH NO! This food is bad for my dog, I'll stop and keep him on the same one. Then get nervous as to what to do next. Just do each transition to a new food very slowly. If your dog starts getting very soft stools then back up a little to…
July 30, 2014 11:04 am

Ingrid Valentin on Blue Buffalo Basics (Dry) I switch from wellness to blue basics( puppy) turkey and potatoe not because wellness is a bad food it's because my pomeranian didn't like the flavor... Now with this blue basic, she love the food and she still healthy her coat still looking beautiful. My Pom have no complains ;)
July 30, 2014 10:48 am

Julie Van Heuklon on Natural Balance Dog Food (Rolled) This company was sold recently. The rolls have been changed. The one we bought is dry and has a fowl odor. Taking it back. Why fix if it's not broken?
July 30, 2014 9:20 am

Betsy Greer on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) Hi indianmt, Wendy is right. Fish oils are very delicate. Not only are they "broken down," but they become rancid more easily. Many of us here have discussed that we wish manufacturers wouldn't add them to kibbled diets, so that we could add our own. The best source of omega 3's for you to add to your dog's food would be sardines. The proper dosing of which is important. Here's an article for you on the subject. It's written by Steve Brown, who many consider to be one of the…
July 30, 2014 8:31 am

indianmt on Farmina N&D Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) A post by Wendy on Omega 3 at has got me worried: "The active ingredients in the fish oil are unstable to heat, oxygen, and light. They may put the stuff into kibble, but by the time your dog eats the kibble the active ingredients have almost certainly broken down. The kibble processing, the trips on trucks, the storage at the store, the storage at home- the omega-3 fatty acids just don't make it. Which is why all kibble-fed dogs…
July 30, 2014 2:20 am

Kinny Salas on Go! Sensitivity + Shine Dog Food (Canned) My dog usually refuses to eat when I have someone else dog sit. Mixing this with her Orijen makes her eat. She may still be sulky but she does eat it all.
July 30, 2014 1:24 am

Kinny Salas on Go! Fit and Free (Canned) I mix go naturals chicken, turkey and duck stew OR Sensitivity and Shine Duck Pate with my dog's Adult Orijen and she licks the bowl clean. It solves the picky eater problem.
July 30, 2014 1:20 am

Gary Ingram on Kirkland Dog Food (Canned) My dogs loved the Cuts in Gravy, but Costco discontinued it. Now they have a full 24 count case of Nature's Domain Turkey, grain free. The Cuts in Gravy gave you 12 cans of beef and 12 of chicken. I am not a fan of this switch. And, I hear that this (above) dog food is going away and another grain free will take it's place. If you like this one, you better stock up as they are working on discontinue it too in the future. Call and complain if you wish.
July 30, 2014 12:35 am

sue66b on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Hi Magraret, My Patch was put on the Eukanuba Intestinal low residue kibble that was last August...I tried a few other brand kibbles & he didnt do too well the fat% & protein was higher then his Intestinal, 3 weeks ago I started to introduce him to the "Wellness Simple" Duck & Oatmeal kibble he's doing great the kibble breaks up easy like the intestinal & patch prefers the Wellness Simple Duck & the ingredients are better then the Eukanuba Intestinal.. just pick a kibble that…
July 29, 2014 11:05 pm

SevannahD on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Aweee! She looks like a baby bear! XD
July 29, 2014 10:34 pm

SevannahD on Best Puppy Foods Hi everyone. We just got a Whipt Doxin/ Jackson Terrier mix, he's the smallest of the litter, what food would you suggest? He's exactly a month old tomorrow.
July 29, 2014 10:24 pm

Jewels LaFleche on Canned or Dry Dog Food — What’s the Better Choice? Would it be safe to assume I could top all my Rat terriers meals as in half Wet half Dry because of the cost of all wet and I believe some dry is good for his teeth ?..I'm just now starting to switch from Iams brand to a Brand called Pure Balance I bought the wet kind and the grain free hard kibble Pure balance brand ..So please where to start My 12 lb Rat terrier has skin and allergy issues and yeast and I know it's from the old food ...I'm starting fresh and need some advice on using both…
July 29, 2014 7:43 pm

Betsy Greer on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Hi Bree, I think Wellness products are awesome. Reputable manufacturer and very high quality products at great prices. They have lots of product offerings for toy and small breed pups. My favorite is Wellness Core Small Breed.
July 29, 2014 7:37 pm

Caroline Capobianco on Grandma Lucy’s Pureformance (Freeze-Dried) I tried Pureformance over a year ago and my dog wouldn't eat it. I tried it again this past weekend and he loves it! I've noticed that he eats a lot of things now that he never used to since he has been on raw. I want to try the Valor next.
July 29, 2014 7:31 pm

Cyndi on Primal Freeze-Dried Formula (Freeze-Dried) That's ok, take your time. I appreciate it Shawna! I know it's a pretty long read. I totally forgot about how long it was when I asked you to read it, lol!
July 29, 2014 7:25 pm

Daniel on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Fromm Puppy Gold is 13.99 on for the 5lb bag which should last your little one a while. I really like Fromm, prices are decent and the company has a great reputation.
July 29, 2014 7:13 pm

Caroline Capobianco on Suggested Raw Dog Foods I have a Great Dane. I feed him Primal, Stella & Chewy's, Tucker's, Vital Essentials, and Genesis. I would start with something you can find locally if possible. Once he is transitioned then I would feed a variety of different formulas and brands. Good luck!
July 29, 2014 6:51 pm

Storm's Mom on Taste of the Wild (Dry) The Go! Sensitivity and Shine Turkey (grain-free, potato-free) is the only Go or Now product I've tried, but I was pretty impressed with it. I'd forgotten about it until you mentioned it (it's been a while since it came up in the rotation ..which I guess means it'll be coming up again soon..I haven't checked in a bit), but, yes, definitely one I'd recommend. I'd love to feed the Go! Fit & Free Grain-Free, as it looks like a great food, ingredients-wise ..but it's got chicken which my guy…
July 29, 2014 5:41 pm

Ryden on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Betsy, I'm sorry that living in the Chicago area makes the shipping charges too high for you. It's only $30 to my doorstep. When I compared brands, pound for pound, I find the pricing extremely reasonable, considering that no one else offers wild elk, venison, and bison. My dog LOVES Love Your Pet's raw food, and it has made a dramatic difference in his health. So in a way, it helps pay for itself by the money I save on vet bills, and allergy medications. Hands down it's the BEST raw food…
July 29, 2014 5:19 pm

Melanie on Taste of the Wild (Dry) Wilson doesn't have a hard time transitioning. I do it over a week with no problems. The Merrick was the only one he didn't want to eat and when he ate a small amount he just threw it up. We have a great feed store here in Southern CA called Protein For Pets and they let me return the 30 lb bag for a full refund. That store is very helpful. They really push 2 foods called Go and Now. I think they only get 4 stars here on this site. I think they're made in Canada. Geez! So many great foods to…
July 29, 2014 5:09 pm

Margaret McIndoe on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Thanks, Shawna I forwarded this article to see what my vet thinks about it. This does help alleviate my stress over the high protein contents in the grain free diet. It really does make sense that dogs and cats shouldn't eat so much grain, they don't in the wild.
July 29, 2014 4:58 pm

Jewels LaFleche on Iams So Good Dog Food (Dry) Thank you so much for getting IT ..This is awesome ..Great advice on rotating foods makes total sense hearing it but would never have thought to do so was scared of change I guess .Thanks agian Dori.
July 29, 2014 4:57 pm

Red on Primal Freeze-Dried Formula (Freeze-Dried) Thank you again! I look forward to doing some well informed reading! :)
July 29, 2014 4:38 pm

Shawna on Primal Freeze-Dried Formula (Freeze-Dried) My original post cut off. Let's try this again. You are very kind Red!! Thank you :) The below may comfort you even more. 1. Vet Dr. Karen Becker has a great video on raw feeding that can be seen here. 2. Dr. Meg Smart is a vet, nutritionist and taught veterinary nutrition for some 30 years. She writes in one article "I see a benefit in feeding whole…
July 29, 2014 4:29 pm

Shawna on Primal Freeze-Dried Formula (Freeze-Dried) Hi Cyndi, I started reading it last night but wasn't able to finish. I have plans this evening but should have time tomorrow to finish reading all the replies and your subsequent comments. :) Some thoughts popped in my head but were addressed by others, or yourself, as I read on...
July 29, 2014 4:17 pm

Shawna on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods Hi Margaret, The dog in my avatar, Audrey, has had kidney disease since birth (symptoms of polydipsia and polyuria first noticed at about six weeks of age). Audrey wasn't diagnosed however till her one year checkup / blood work. Audrey has been on a raw diet since coming to me at nine weeks of age. The raw diet has protein amounts between 45 and 54% dry matter. She's not medicated and has never had sub-q fluids but she is on several whole food supplements / nutraceuticals. Audrey turned…
July 29, 2014 4:13 pm

Red on Primal Freeze-Dried Formula (Freeze-Dried) Thank you Shawna! It sounds like your group of dogs is just as cute! I wish I had the time, space and resources to have as many as you do! I especially love the sweetheart in your picture, so cute and such a sweet face!! You have given me so much more confidence in my choice now. My biggest concern has been surrounding dangerous bacteria. I've done quite a bit of research and heard so many different opinions but it really doesn't seem to be as big of a concern as many would like people to…
July 29, 2014 4:01 pm

tallen2007 on Victor Select Dog Food (Dry) Per email conversation with Victor CS They haven't made any changes to formula or supplier. I ignored the "helpful" info telling me to take the dog to the vet, store the food correctly in the summer heat and don't feed too much? But that makes me wonder about dry feed sitting in hot warehouses and trucks in the summer...
July 29, 2014 3:17 pm

Happy on Everpet Dog Food (Dry) If he's eating chicken, a high quality dog food with meat (chicken) as it's main ingredient shouldn't bother him. Grains can cause bloating in dogs, just as it does in some humans. Dog breeds prone to bloating (usually toy and large breeds) should be fed their recommended amount 3-4 times a day (puppies 4-5), more or less dependant on the dog's body condition. You should also avoid giving water right before or right after eating. You should have a chat with your veterinarian about what your…
July 29, 2014 2:56 pm

Betsy Greer on Suggested Raw Dog Foods And, it's only $8.00 per pound for 24 pounds plus $60.00 shipping to the Chicago area. $252.00 for 10 days worth of meals. No thanks...
July 29, 2014 2:56 pm

Stephanie on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods I know! My dog loves iams. But I've been hearing some bad things about it. So I found something called natures select and they deliver free to my house since they are local. But it's just so expensive. The website is if you would like to check it out. And you can also order free samples! And money back guarentee
July 29, 2014 2:37 pm

Ryden Bowen on Suggested Raw Dog Foods I've never fed HareToday, but tried feeding Darwin's. The issue I had with Darwin's, (and the other raw foods I tried) was that my dog never wanted to eat it. I had to add toppers to get him to go near his bowl. But, now that I'm feeding Love Your Pet Bakery's Elk, Venison, and Bison, my dog LOVES his food. No toppers, warming or coaxing needed. All I have to do is put it in the bowl. Life is good.
July 29, 2014 2:33 pm

Ryden Bowen on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Michele, I can totally relate to your dilemma. You should definitely be able to feed raw. Our dog was really suffering until I discovered NutriScan food sensitivity testing. It was invented by Dr. Jean Dodds, and costs $280; but that's a lot cheaper than all the repeat vet visits; and finally knowing EXACTLY what not to feed was priceless. Dr Dodds recommended switching to raw, but finding a brand that only contained ingredients from our dogs approved list and that he would…
July 29, 2014 2:02 pm

LabsRawesome on Iams So Good Dog Food (Dry) You're Welcome. :)
July 29, 2014 1:39 pm

Betsy Greer on Nature’s Recipe Grain-Free (Dry) Thanks Acsr, Unfortunately, here we are several years later, and my friend continues to feed her dog the same grain inclusive food and do nothing to rectify the poor pup's continuing ear problem. : ( I convinced my friend to switch to the grain free version of the Nature's Recipe food that she was feeding and she insisted the ears worsened. They may very well have as the pup detoxed, but she wasn't willing to wait things out or learn more about the detox process. So sadly, the poor pup…
July 29, 2014 1:02 pm

Margaret McIndoe on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods all my years at the clinic, we recommended Eukanuba, dogs historically did very well on it. My boss said reading the ingredients tells you very little, because you don't know the quality of the ingredients, so the best way to tell if it was a good diet was how dogs did on it historically. We had a client that had Goldens and constantly switched their food, sometimes cooking for them, sometimes feeding raw diets, etc. I had Goldens also, fed on Eukanuba. Her Goldens all died around 11 or 12, and…
July 29, 2014 11:51 am

S. Robison on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods hmmmm...interesting. Finished off a bag of Large Breed Puppy Blue Buff. Opened the next one. He refused to have anything to do with it. Went through a series of vomiting and diarrhea a few days into making him eat the food from the new bag. Trip to MedVet could not determine reason for illness. Dewormer seemed to solve the problem. He is back on that latest bag of BB. Thinking I need to switch ...
July 29, 2014 11:05 am

Acsr Washington on Del Monte Foods Buys Natural Balance Pet Foods Janet -- for the ear infections, go to the It's for the Animals website, and find the Blue Power Treatment formula and info. It's nearly 100% effective when used as suggested. The cockers here never get ear infections when on a grain-free diet and use BPT.
July 29, 2014 11:01 am

Bree Rae Tabish on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods I am getting a Dachshund mixed with Chihuahua , very little itty bitty dog on Wednesday ! he is only about 7 weeks old , and I am not sure what to do on food! Since he is going to be apart of the family I want to feed him the best with out killing my budget but I have no idea where to start! Any ideas or tips would be helpful!
July 29, 2014 10:25 am

Acsr Washington on Nature’s Recipe Grain-Free (Dry) WHY would you want your dog to "eat all day"??
July 29, 2014 10:09 am

Stephanie on Best 5-Star Dry Puppy Foods So what do you recommend.
July 29, 2014 10:04 am

Dixie Robinson on Hill’s Science Diet Grain Free (Dry) if possiable can you please do a update on both the grain free dry and grain free salmon dry of science diet. i have a 3 yr old pure breed boxer that i acquired from the local rescue. it was a surrender. and the owner did not tell them what they fed her. so the shelter feeds all animals. science diet. i noticed she was itching badly so i gave her the grain free dry, and grain free salmon mixed together. as the vet suggested. but she does not seem to like it. i would love to see your updated…
July 29, 2014 9:38 am

Maren Roush on Taste of the Wild (Dry) My dogs' fur is uber soft. And they are very very active (whether I want them to be or not). :)
July 29, 2014 8:29 am

Betsy Greer on Everpet Dog Food (Dry) What are the other foods you tried that had meat as the first ingredient, Ashley?
July 29, 2014 8:23 am

Cyndi on Everpet Dog Food (Dry) Beneful is one of the worst foods you can feed. If you didn't do a gradual switch to the new food, that's why it made him sick. Beneful is like crack, they add things to it to make your dog love it, but the ingredients are garbage! There are several threads regarding puppy food on this site. If I were you, I would do a bit more research & not settle for anything but a 3, 4 or 5 star food. I know you love your puppy, but seriously, over time you're going to have nothing but health…
July 29, 2014 6:53 am

Hound Dog Mom on Merrick Classic Dog Food (Dry) Hi Kristyn - It's certainly possible that your dog's skin reaction was food related. He could be sensitive to an ingredient in this food. If I were you I would suggest comparing the ingredients in this food to ingredients in foods he's eaten previously and trying to figure out which ingredient or ingredients are in this food that are new to him - this would likely be the cause of the sensitivity if it is indeed food related. It would also be a good idea to keep a notepad where you can list any…
July 29, 2014 6:01 am

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July 29, 2014 5:50 am

Ashley on Everpet Dog Food (Dry) i mean i says beneful is a bad grade of dog food but honestly. My. Pupdoesn't do good with meat as main ingredient. I even looked up what was best to feed my pure bred pup and i came up with beneful because he has a really sensitive stomach but he really liked puppy chow. All the others I've tried on him with meat as first ingredient he got sick and he is not supposed to be eating it cause it cause bloat. He is suppose to be lean but just wish he was growing more. But if u have any…
July 29, 2014 5:35 am

Ashley on Everpet Dog Food (Dry) I recently changed him over to benefil puppy food
July 29, 2014 5:18 am

Kristyn Karpinchick on Merrick Classic Dog Food (Dry) Hey, Has anyone else had their dog have a skin reaction from the food? My dog is has little scabs all over him right now, and I just gradually switched him onto this food. That's the only thing I've changed in his diet and anything else.
July 28, 2014 11:55 pm

JudyandSam Simpson Norris on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) I would stick with Fromm or Castor & Pollux Grain free. Try Fromm Lamb & Lentils. Are you sure she's not allergic to grass, something environmental.....
July 28, 2014 11:44 pm

JudyandSam Simpson Norris on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) Mine eat Lamb & Lentils and love it !! I also buy Castor & Pollux UltraMix Grain free and mix both bags together in a container so they get a variety. Mine tend to get tired of the same old thing. I do buy the different flavors of both foods every -2- months. They just rotated last month from Beef Fritatta
July 28, 2014 11:40 pm

JudyandSam Simpson Norris on Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free (Dry) I would go with Lamb and Lentils. That's what mine are on and they like it.
July 28, 2014 11:28 pm

Angelica Reid on Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain (Dry) I have used this dog food for years with my show dogs and brood stock and never have i ever had a problem with allergies etc.... i use the blue bag, salmon kind. Ive campaigned many best puppies, champions, grand champions, best of shows and best of opposites on this kibble.......
July 28, 2014 10:27 pm

Susan M Mueller on Hill’s Science Diet Puppy (Dry) I have a problem. My puppy is just now 5 months old. I had him on a non-corn or non-corn syrup blah blah food. He is a clown and a bit stubborn but, I ran out of his food and in a pinch got Science Diet Large Breed Puppy Food two days ago. I was told this was good stuff. For the price I thought it better be. Today, my puppy turned into Satan. He is nipping and jumping and totally hyper and destructive. I read up on some things and as usual there are the Hysteric response to the eh?…
July 28, 2014 10:00 pm