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theBCnut on Exclusive Dog Food (Dry) If the dog is used to it, it is very good for a dog to consistantly change their diet. Eating a varied diet is healthy for dogs and people. Dog food companies that want loyal customers for life are the ones that perpetuate the myth that you should pick one food and stick to it.
October 31, 2014 3:37 pm

Crazy4cats on Eagle Pack Dog Food (Dry) Hi Linda- Glad to hear your pup is doing so well on this new food. Fingers crossed that it will stick around for a while!
October 31, 2014 3:28 pm

Crazy4cats on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Hi Maru- Here is a download that I found is very helpful for kibble feeders. It contains a chart of valuable nutritious supplements to add to your dog's kibble to bump up the health benefits of his meals. I mostly feed kibble, but mix in either a little canned, dehydrated, or fresh food ingredients. This download explains how much eggs, sardines, organ meats, fruits and veggies to either make a meal every week or to add something different to a meal everyday.…
October 31, 2014 3:26 pm

Doxie Mom on Annamaet Grain Free (Dry) This is a great food. My dogs love this. Nothing sourced from China including vitamins. The owner is very nice and from my area and has had seminars at my pet food store. Top of the line food in my opinion.
October 31, 2014 3:17 pm

Jennifer on Exclusive Dog Food (Dry) http://www.exclusivepetfood.com/dog/ECMD2-0031757.aspx worked for my nieces dogs weight
October 31, 2014 3:16 pm

Jennifer on Exclusive Dog Food (Dry) http://www.exclusivepetfood.com/dog/ECMD2-0031757.aspx
October 31, 2014 3:15 pm

Doxie Mom on Pulsar Dog Food (Dry) My dogs love this food. Great price and quality ingredients. Made in Canada I think and nothing sourced from China. No recalls. They just came out with a turkey flavor.
October 31, 2014 3:15 pm

Jennifer on Exclusive Dog Food (Dry) That's because it is now on the Exclusive pet food page at http://www.exclusivepetfood.com/dog/ECMD2-0031757.aspx
October 31, 2014 3:14 pm

Doxie Mom on Iams Naturals Dog Food (Dry) My boyfriends very sensitive dog does well on this food. I dont feed it to my dogs, but we have tried alot of foods for Tiger and this is so far the best. I keep trying to find something better quality but he gets diarea very bad from better foods. Ill try again later but right now this will do. he seems to like it alot and has hard stools. (We tried Verus last and it wasnt pretty, diarea & throwing up for days.) My boyfriend is working with a budget also.
October 31, 2014 3:12 pm

Jennifer on Exclusive Dog Food (Dry) It is not good for a dogs digestive tract to consistently change their diet. Treats are ok. Mine love carrots and other Vegetables and fruits. They are good for dog as well! Their main diet if changed, should be done in small amounts over time. Changing any animals food everyday can cause digestive problems and high vet bills. I personally care for my animals well being. It will not harm a dog to change his food, but if it works for him, why?? They get their share of treats.
October 31, 2014 3:09 pm

Dori on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) I've been feeding raw for almost three years, before that kibble and canned. I've had dogs all my life (I'm 66 years old). I have ALWAYS picked up all my dogs bowls after each and every meal whether feeding kibble, canned or raw and thoroughly rinse them and put them in the dishwasher. I have many many bowls for that reason. I wouldn't eat out of a dirty (or used) dish, why should they.
October 31, 2014 3:07 pm

Jennifer on Exclusive Dog Food (Dry) I have been feeding my labs Exclusive since they were young. My black lab went on this dog feed when she was about a year old. I tried Canidae, Blue Seal, Nutro, Purina, and many more top quality brands. She was losing hair, getting head tremors, gained weight, had diarrhea, etc. These are considered the best, right? Wrong!!! Not for my lab. I put her on Exclusive Large Breed and she has a beautiful coat, perfect weight, and is in all around EXCELLENT health! No more issues!! I would not put…
October 31, 2014 3:04 pm

Doxie Mom on Purina Dog Chow (Dry) My boyfriend is cheap and thinks all dog food is the same and bought a bag of Dog Chow for his dog. Well, that dog ate one bowl full and later that night had the squirts all over his crate and the house. He tried to feed it to him again and the dog would not eat it! He is on Iams now (which I dont agree with) but is doing so much better. His dog must have a sensitive stomach because even on grain free and other good foods he has always had soft stools. Iams has worked better that them all.
October 31, 2014 3:03 pm

theBCnut on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) We usually like a good discussion here and to hear different peoples point of view. Feeding raw is definitely a big commitment and has its own set of problems. It definitely isn't for everyone and it's much better that you realize that because you asked questions and got answers rather than not finding out and jumping into what could have been a big mistake for you.is nothing wrong with feeding a good kibble and if you feel a need to improve on that you can always add sardines, lightly cooked…
October 31, 2014 2:56 pm

Doxie Mom on Dave’s Grain Free (Canned) My dogs love this food. It is easy to mix with dry from the refrigerator.
October 31, 2014 2:56 pm

Doxie Mom on Wild Calling! Rocky Mountain Medley (Dry) Ive been feeding this to my dogs for a few months now and my dogs love it. Nothing is sourced from China, no recalls. I feel good feeding it. My food store recommends it and says it is comparable to Orijen in that it is meat based.
October 31, 2014 2:52 pm

Linda on Eagle Pack Dog Food (Dry) Very happy to find Eagle Pack Original chicken and pork meal - it is new and does not have corn. After trying to transition to a good food - usually my dog got sick, even with a slow transition, or started itching all over. Also, I don't like some of the new premium foods that have really outlandish ingredients - just seem trendy and like a fad. One time, I successfully transitioned to new food, only to go to the store and it was discontinued ! I have been feeding this new Eagle Pack…
October 31, 2014 2:46 pm

maru on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) True! Thanks for taking the time and helping me with great insights and information! So I made my decision and I'm staying with kibble!
October 31, 2014 2:44 pm

LabLover on Dr. Tim’s Dog Food (Dry) They are currently on Dr Tim's Kinesis My labs are 95lbs, 75lbs and 55 lbs and are super active and are not over weight. Great coat and muscle tone. The 75 and 95 lb ones eat 4 cups a day total. The 55 lb lab mix eats 3 cups a day. I feel if they were not so active, they would probably eat one cup less a day. I would guess that your lab would eat a lot less than the Purina. If you order through Chewy.com its $62 for 44lbs and if you buy 12 bags, they give the next bag free.
October 31, 2014 2:30 pm

Bob K on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) maru - This website is about education to make an informed decision. Debate and discussion are usually good things. Raw is usually more expensive and time consuming . Most peoples refrigerators are often full of human food.
October 31, 2014 2:01 pm

theBCnut on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) No, not all Instinct kibbles are raw.
October 31, 2014 1:06 pm

theBCnut on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Yes, there are people everywhere who do things that they know better than to do. And people have gotten sick from salmonella in contaminated kibble. I think that they are much more likely to get sick from a source that they don't even know they should be careful of than from a source that they know they should be careful of. Dogs who eat contaminated kibble can also shed salmonella in the house. I still think you are safer from a potential problem that you know about and can take precautions…
October 31, 2014 1:02 pm

maru on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Sorry I didn't mean to open a debate here.. I think there is no right or wrong, but I definitely agree that we should all be comfortable with what we feed our dogs with. I'm glad that Amy you brought up the always common habit of dogs rubbing their bottoms on the floor since Matias does that quite often and I vacuum every day for that reason, especially because My bedrooms are carpeted. Having said that, I think I make my final decision of not feeding raw, not only because of that but to Bob's…
October 31, 2014 12:59 pm

theBCnut on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) You have totally and entirely missed the point of the post because you are so focused on your own agenda. You can't understand a single thing anybody posts except for how it may or may not fit into your world view. I'm not comparing what would happen if a toddler ate raw that sat out for 4 hour to anything. That has absolutely nothing to do with what I am talking about. Good grief, I often wonder where your head is.
October 31, 2014 12:52 pm

theBCnut on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) No, I didn't mention any thing at all about recalls. I was talking about handling food, not recalls. Try reading what I actually wrote.
October 31, 2014 12:46 pm

maru on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Hi Susan! Thanks for the reco! I searched for Holistic Select but the anchovys sardine salmon formula is rated with 3.5 stars here in DFA. I think that potatoes might be the cause of allergies and also the chicken fat. I put together a list of all the ingredients for each of the foods that I've fed Matias so far and the only 2 that don't contain potatoes or sweet potatoes and chicken fat were the ones that he did best but no perfect. Also, the other ingredient that was common in all foods…
October 31, 2014 12:45 pm

maru on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) My response to both of your questions id yes. I live in an apartment so Matias only goes out with me and of course I make sure he doesn't eat any dead frogs, although I don't think they even fit in his tiny mouth lol..he's a chihuahua.. The vet said the same thing that you mentioned, and to her point, which is valid, we manupilate raw meat but we cook it right away while dogs would eat it and then give us a kiss and we can be at a potential risk of getting sick. Anyway, I know there are pros and…
October 31, 2014 11:45 am

Dar LeGrand Normand on Nature’s Variety Instinct Freeze Dried Raw (Freeze-Dried) HI everyone, I have a beautiful 9 month old sable collie that is picky as all get out....He's been on Science Diet (Breeder had him on this) switched him to Blue Buffalo Wilderness and after a month he stopped eating it. Then came Blue Buffalo Basic. We decided to do the grilled chicken/ grilled hamburger route mixed with Origen. I even cooked eggs and put with it. Loved that for a while but hard keeping everything cooked all the time. Then again stopped eating that and switched him to Acadan…
October 31, 2014 11:43 am

aimee on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) I think you'll have to find your own comfort level. Raw protein products do come with a higher risk of bacterial pathogens than kibble. Dogs consuming raw proteins have a higher recovery rate of pathogens in their feces then dogs not eating these types of products.Though the dogs may not become ill, they serve as a source of environmental contamination. Infants, children, elderly and those with compromised people are at a higher risk for than healthy adults. Because this is such a serious…
October 31, 2014 11:41 am

aquariangt on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Well, me for one, and I'm not even a raw feeder. I wash the bowls after meals because I top with canned, raw, dehydrated... so when they're done, they get washed out. The majority of people who do feed raw are going to be more proactive than the general masses, if for no other reason than the fact they have researched and decided on raw. Of course raw has safety issues, but they aren't all that different from preparing your own meat from raw for your family.
October 31, 2014 11:32 am

Bob K on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) you are the one that mentioned salmonella recalls in your previous post.
October 31, 2014 11:25 am

tonsmorecowbell on Nutrisca Dog Food (Dry) I used this food, along with an alternative feeding schedule to end seizures in my 9 year old dog. He had been having diabetic seizures that were mis-diagnosed as epileptic since he was 3. I was feeding him Wellness CORE the whole time. After years of seeing him age at a faster than normal rate due to the seizure medication, I decided to look for an alternative. I noticed online that a new feeding schedule can help dogs overcome diabetic seizures. I switched to 5 meals spread apart by about…
October 31, 2014 11:25 am

Bob K on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? Iams is not bad and most are rated 3 stars, it just has a lower rating that what you deserve for what you are paying for. Remember to transition slowly to a new kibble. What "bad" list are you talking about. Iams is certainly better than 1 star rated kibbles.
October 31, 2014 11:23 am

aimee on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) I think you make a good point. People recognize that they should wash after handling raw meat but then think nothing of handling kibble or dog treats without practicing that same level of hygiene. That said, based on the data, I still see the contamination risk of raw feeding as being greater than kibble. I'm looking from the perspective of the dog being a source of environmental contamination. The dogs get it on their fur, shed it in their feces and rub their faces and butts on the ground.…
October 31, 2014 11:23 am

Bob K on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) To believe raw is never left out uneaten or remnants in a bowl is unrealistic. How many people pick up the bowl and wash it immediately after feeding? Raw has some inherent safety issues and is no way as safe to feed as kibble due to refrigeration requirements to keep the food in the safety zone along with cross contamination concerns as with any raw meat product. Raw feeding is not bad you just need precautions that you do not have when feeding kibble
October 31, 2014 11:18 am

Joycee on Do They Really Use Dead Dogs and Cats to Make Pet Food? I currently feed Iams lamb & rice and didn't like that Iams is on the bad list. I read good reviews on the V-Dog and am willing to try for my dogs, but don't they need protein?
October 31, 2014 10:40 am

aquariangt on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) and yet you openly feed a kibble known for having contamination reread her post. she said nothing about raw being safe to leave out.
October 31, 2014 10:35 am

DogFoodie on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) I see two vets, both of whom recommend and feed raw to their own dogs.
October 31, 2014 9:59 am

Bob K on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) So you have nothing to back up your statement that Raw is just as safe as kibble - Thought so. You do not have to leave it out until it rots to be come dangerous to humans and dogs. Kibble does not have the same food safety criteria since it is not raw. Unfortunately people leave food out all the time. Raw always needs refrigeration - kibble does not. Your comments about letting kibble lay around are worse for raw as it is a temperature sensitive food. Have you ever heard of cross…
October 31, 2014 9:26 am

eileen on Diabetic Dog Food Exactly! With our diabetic dogs digesting food differently than that of a human as well as with processing insulin at a faster rate the glycemic index, altho useful in some ways, does not equate the same for our diabetic dogs. Our diabetic dogs do require a carb source to some extent to work with the insulin so to keep them from dropping too low and too quickly. With all dogs being different the amount of carbohydrates required will vary. All one can do is to try different foods, test carefully,…
October 31, 2014 8:56 am

Beth Knuth on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) also, as kids we ate the kibble out of the bag while we fed the dogs!!!
October 31, 2014 8:26 am

eileen on Hill’s Prescription Diet W/D Canine (Dry) Actually, our diabetic dogs DO need a carb source to work with the injected insulin, and for those using Vetsulin even more so. W/D has been found to work well for many. Those feeding grainfree have even found they need to add additional carbs to keep the dog from dropping. However I do agree that most any food will work and that the insulin can be tweaked to work with that diet. Consistency is the key.
October 31, 2014 8:06 am

theBCnut on Best Puppy Foods You don't have to get a kibble that says small breed on it. A lot of kibble manufacturers are going towards making their kibbles smaller. Just pinch the kibble through the bag to get an idea of its size.
October 31, 2014 6:55 am

theBCnut on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Bob, I don't know of anyone who would leave raw meat lying around until it rots, or even for a few hours. I don't know of anyone who would handle raw meat and then not wash up afterwards. We automatically take certain precautions when we handle raw meat. It's called common sense. Most people don't know that they should wash after handling kibble. Most people don't think twice about letting their kids feed the dog. Most people don't make sure every bit of their kibble is cleaned up and…
October 31, 2014 6:50 am

Eileen Terschluse on Best Puppy Foods I was wondering what All Life Stages meant. Yes, that does help a lot. Thank you. :)
October 31, 2014 6:20 am

Eileen Terschluse on Best Puppy Foods We have a Petco and some Farm & Home stores, but the only 5 star dry that said small breed AND puppy on this list was by Acana, and it's not available in the US.
October 31, 2014 6:19 am

michellestatham on Off Topic Discussions Thanks for the info her vet has not been much help except with all the meds . I had to ask about diet and that should have been first thing he addressed then the meds .I am trying to do all I can as I know with these meds she is on there is a trade off ..
October 31, 2014 6:06 am

natalie on Natural Balance Vegetarian (Dry) My yorkie/schnauzer mix has a sever food intolerance to meat products, leading to vomiting and bloody stool. So I had a difficult time trying to find what worked. I tried purina's hypoallergenic food but that didn't help at all. We lived in South Korea at the time and they don't have as many choices as the US so I had resort to feeding him rice, fruits, and veggies. When we finally moved back to the states, I purchased natural balance vegetarian food and he has finally gotten some meat on his…
October 31, 2014 12:25 am

Bob K on Best Puppy Foods Eileen - Did you use google maps to find pet shops near you? Any Menards, Farm Fleet, Petco or Petsmart near you? How about 4 star foods? Make sure you measure the food and not guess. You can always buy kibble on the internet but shipping costs can be pricey.
October 30, 2014 10:07 pm

Bob K on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) BCnut - Where did you get the info that kibble is as dangerous as raw to handle? Makes no sense, the danger zone for raw food is 41 - 135 degrees for a few hours and kibble is usually stored at that temperature for months. The dangers of raw are real but no big deal if you store and prepare it properly like you should all food. Here is a test: Place your raw diet open on your counter top for a few days and do the same with kibble. Let me know the results? I suspect mold and stink of rotten…
October 30, 2014 10:03 pm

theBCnut on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Do you handle raw meat at home before preparing dinner? Do you make sure your dog never ever has opportunity to eat something dead, like a frog, in the yard or to drink dirty water. People are exposed to the same type of bacteria present on raw meat all the time. We learn how to clean and wash our hands. Dogs are able to handle bacteria on and in their food. Have you noticed all the recalls in the last few years on kibbles for salmonella? Kibble is just as dangerous to handle as raw, more…
October 30, 2014 9:48 pm

Daniel K on Urr Dog Food (Pouches) Does anyone know if there is an online retailer in the US that carries the Urr dog foods? I'd like to try them, but I can't find them anywhere. Thanks.
October 30, 2014 9:02 pm

maru on Nature’s Variety Instinct (Dry) Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you lnow that I continued doing my research regarding raw food and it happened to be Matias' time to get his annual shots so I asked the vet her opinion about raw food. She suggested to stay away from it as it has a high risk of containing bacteria and it can be harmful not obly for the dog but for humans too. I was scared about that comment and went to google and found the same advice on the FDA site. Then I realized that I had previously fed Matias with Nature's…
October 30, 2014 8:24 pm

DogFoodie on Off Topic Discussions Hi michellestatham, Wellness actually had several that would be appropriate. Take a look at this link from the forum side: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forums/topic/dry-dog-food-with-low-salt-and-low-fat/ A poster, Gina, shared the sodium levels from a number of foods that she researched.
October 30, 2014 7:42 pm

michellestatham on Off Topic Discussions Jazzy has early heart failure she is on Natures Variety but I was wanting to change her diet up to find a dog food with Taurine and less salt . I am looking at the wellness line as they have Taurine but have no idea the salt . I was going to put her on Royal Canin early cardiac and actually had her vet order it then while looking for a wet to top it with I came across a site with 194 recent complaints and reading some of then the theme seems to say a recall is down the road . So back to the…
October 30, 2014 7:18 pm

theBCnut on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Frankenprey is kind of a jokish way of saying that you try to feed what they would get if they were eating a whole animal, but you put the pieces together and it may be multiple species before you get a whole animal. The most basic raw diet is 10-15% bone, 5% liver, 5% other secreting organs, and 75-80% meat. My preference is to add a variety of low carb veggies, high antioxidant fruits, and super green foods making up about 20-25% of the diet. This diet still needs a source of vit D, vit E,…
October 30, 2014 6:32 pm

Eileen Terschluse on Best Puppy Foods I can't find a 5 star small breed dry puppy food for my Bichon/Poodle mix. She is currently 4 months old and weighs 4 pounds. She will top out around 6 pounds, and has already been diagnosed with severe (grade 3 and grade 4) luxating patellas in both rear legs. I want to do what I can health-wise to counteract future painful aging problems. Any suggestions?
October 30, 2014 5:25 pm

Gilda Politzer on Suggested Raw Dog Foods thank you for helping. I didn't realize that there are different raw avenues. I am definitely not prey model. I just wanted something better than kibble and my dog wasn't doing well. It seems on raw she is better with the itching. But the puppy I worry about. Is he getting enough calcium? Vitamins? Basically I am just giving different kinds of ground up meat from this place where they sell human grade for dogs, and some comes with bone and some without. But in order for their teeth to be…
October 30, 2014 3:52 pm

theBCnut on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Some premixes are See Spot Live Longer Dinner Mix, The Honest Kitchen Preference, Dr Harvey's Veg to Bowl. They have everything that the dog needs except the meat, in the right preportions. Yes, premixes have veggies. Plants have micronutrients and antioxidants that dogs may live without, but IMO they do better with, because they help your dog deal with enviromental toxin and such things.. The best premixes have low carb nutrient dense veggies in them. If you want to feed prey model raw,…
October 30, 2014 3:33 pm

Gilda Politzer on Suggested Raw Dog Foods also aren't the premixes vegetable I thought we were not to use vegetables
October 30, 2014 3:19 pm

Gilda Politzer on Suggested Raw Dog Foods Yes I am giving different types of meat. What would you consider a premix? Where I buy my meat - it is with bone or without, and I also give them offal. I don't know if the raw turkey neck is considered raw meaty bone for their teeth, but I watch them with that. They also have brisket but too nervous, i watch. I also use a product called feedsentials, powder food supplement and fish oil - I haven't raw chicken breast yet, still nervous about choking, but notice everyone does it. Now I am…
October 30, 2014 2:54 pm

FyreSprite on Acana Dog Food (Dry) That is great ! Did the change help with her licking & smell also ? I'm am very sorry that I missed that Hillary is 8 yrs old now.
October 30, 2014 2:48 pm

Babslynne on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods Probiotic pearls will balance the yeast in her system that causes skin infections,and keep her from getting diarrhea from the medication. I wash my dog twice a week with Sulfodene medicated shampoo. I also give him Nuvet Plus. Authority grain free flavors all seem to have chicken and potatoes in them, these can also be allergy triggers. Try feeding something grain free without chicken, or home made.
October 30, 2014 2:20 pm

Babslynne on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods Probiotic pearls will balance the yeast in her system that causes skin infections,and keep her from getting diarrhea from the medication. I wash my dog twice a week with Sulfodene medicated shampoo. I also give him Nuvet Plus.
October 30, 2014 2:12 pm

Bob K on Lassie Natural Way (Dry) Out of date dog food can happen at any store with low product inventory turns and poor inventory magement. This is not a unique issue to Dollar General. Foods sold on the internet seem to have more expiration date issues since it is often difficult to return. Another challenge is expiration dates are set by the mfg. without a lot or research. Lots of issues on how the product is stored before it gets on the shelf. A hot truck for a few weeks will create problems with just about any kibble.…
October 30, 2014 2:08 pm

theBCnut on Suggested Raw Dog Foods A badly balanced raw diets is worse than a good kibble. You may want to look at premixes as a way to balance your dogs diet. With most premixes all you have to add is boneless meat, as long as you are varying the types of meat that you use.
October 30, 2014 2:08 pm

Bob K on Best Grain Free Dog Foods robertsmom2 - Chicken, chicken meal, chicken by product meal are some of the most popular ingredients in dog food. What proof do you have that chicken is a big issues? Perhaps since more people feed chicken as the main meat protein, it becomes suspect more often.
October 30, 2014 1:59 pm

LabsRawesome on Lassie Natural Way (Dry) Be careful buying this food at Dollar General. They are selling expired bags. All the bags at my store were greasy on the outside, so I checked the dates, They were all expired, and from the look of the bags, rancid. I've never bought this food. I checked the expiration date because all the bags were oily on the outside. They had all expired in March 2014, 7 months ago! I suggest buying from a different store that sells bags before their expiration date.
October 30, 2014 1:48 pm

Gilda Politzer on Suggested Raw Dog Foods My 6 year old golden has allergies so about 4 months ago, I switched her to "raw" - I was going to this place where most people go here in Toronto as a raw dog distributor. Mainly I am giving her a variety of different ground meats they have.After reading forums of the prey diets, I am realizing that giving my dog the minced or ground up raw foods are no better than kibble. In order to have any benefits, she must be fed "raw" in the true sense. Is this true? The raw newsgroups are giving, road…
October 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Karen Kirwan Bazilewich on Lassie Natural Way (Dry) Thank-you, I will check this out, I am about 30 miles from any cities, so my choice is limited, especially if I don't feel like a trip, there happens to be a Do It Best just down the road. I know he doesn't carry the natural, but sure he can get it if I ask.
October 30, 2014 11:57 am

robertsmom2 on Best Grain Free Dog Foods Chicken meal and by-products are a big issue with many dog allergies and these are found is most dog foods produced. Look for a food without chicken in any way, shape or form. Also go grainless if possible.
October 30, 2014 11:44 am

FyreSprite on Consumer Reports Calls Walmart’s Ol’ Roy the “Best Deal” — Oh, Really? Thank you ! I will start searching the Victor & Nutrisource as well as a few others I saw mentioned blessings to all
October 30, 2014 10:12 am

Roy McLemore on Are Dogs Carnivores — or Omnivores? First off how did a discussion about dog food turn into a debate about evolution? Now for the fact that you called me stupid because I believe in God, when the fact is (and let's just stick to facts no assumptions) that Darwin claims that all life came from one simple organism which reproduced and over time became the complex life forms we have today. Oh and by the way Darwin ASSUMED (remember we are sticking with facts not assumptions) that the simple organism came from a lightning bolt that…
October 30, 2014 9:41 am

theBCnut on Hill’s Prescription Diet W/D Canine (Dry) Any diet that is consistent will work wonderfully with insulin, but since dogs don't need the carbs, a lower carb diet would be better and would require less insulin.
October 30, 2014 8:32 am

theBCnut on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods The problem is that the itching causes the rash and bacterial infection, not the other way around. So unless you get to the bottom of why the dog is itching, it is simply going to recur. Often, it is a food reaction, and a change of food is in order.
October 30, 2014 7:40 am

Guest on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) My pup on pure balance
October 30, 2014 2:37 am

Nizzle on Pure Balance Dog Food (Dry) Great food
October 30, 2014 2:27 am

Kathryn Martel on Nutrisca Dog Food (Dry) I sent a strongly worded message to Dogswell on Friday and they called on Monday to answer every question I had and we went through every rumor and also the quality control protocols of the new manufacturer they are using. As far as the ingredient sourcing from Asia they admitted the issue that was known related to the treats only but NOT to the dog food. They stated they will never source from outside the US. Based on the response and also the results we get from this food we find no reason to…
October 30, 2014 12:36 am

birddirt on Best Dry Grain Free Dog Foods going thru some of this also. My vet gave us the pills just today. But he also gave me a special solution shampoo and told me to bath her once a week with the shampoo solution that will heal the bacterial skin rash and that's causing her such itching. She is 13 and this is the first year we have had such itching.
October 29, 2014 11:44 pm

Milo on Suggested Raw Dog Foods HAHAHAHA, Raw Dog!!
October 29, 2014 11:22 pm

urdoggie on Consumer Reports Calls Walmart’s Ol’ Roy the “Best Deal” — Oh, Really? I might add if you have an ankle biter, then it isn't much difference in price. If however you have a large dog, it can be a very large difference. I've never had a dog that wasn't a large breed, closer to a natural or wild dog. Not only does their food have bone meal, but I have been told by a vet that they need bone meal or marrow for their health. I can't speak for those little yappy things, they are bred mutations. Maybe they do need blueberries.
October 29, 2014 11:17 pm

urdoggie on Consumer Reports Calls Walmart’s Ol’ Roy the “Best Deal” — Oh, Really? I live in an agricultural state, don't confuse feed animals with carnivorous animals. Yes, if you feed cows to cows or sheep to sheep, you get mad cow disease. One has nothing to do with the other. Conspiracy theorists are plenty, scams are common. Doesn't make either true.
October 29, 2014 11:11 pm

urdoggie on Consumer Reports Calls Walmart’s Ol’ Roy the “Best Deal” — Oh, Really? Bone meal, is the marrow which is very healthy and necessary for dogs. I wouldn't use any dog food that doesn't have such.
October 29, 2014 11:08 pm

urdoggie on Consumer Reports Calls Walmart’s Ol’ Roy the “Best Deal” — Oh, Really? You won't see your dog looking for blueberries or pomegranate either, yet this site recommends Blue Bullflow which brags about such ingredients. Its all a scam.
October 29, 2014 11:06 pm

urdoggie on Consumer Reports Calls Walmart’s Ol’ Roy the “Best Deal” — Oh, Really? Why let facts get in the way of a good story. Ole Roy is only not on the list because it is sold at Walmart, and not at Chewy.com that sponsors this site. If you need to feel that you are better than other people because you buy some specialty dog food then so be it. It is offensive to suggest that people who don't are somehow not as good to their dogs. My vet likes what I feed my dog, and she knows plenty about it. Ole Roy even has a high protein formula that is a meat first dog food.…
October 29, 2014 11:03 pm

urdoggie on Consumer Reports Calls Walmart’s Ol’ Roy the “Best Deal” — Oh, Really? That is what this one is.
October 29, 2014 10:46 pm

urdoggie on Consumer Reports Calls Walmart’s Ol’ Roy the “Best Deal” — Oh, Really? A site funded by a pet food company.
October 29, 2014 10:46 pm

catahoula59 on Victor Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) Jeff T Check with your vet to see how much calcium etc. your pup will need. Any question you might have about Victor Dog food, call their business and they are so, so helpful. I have an almost 2 year old catahoula and she has been on the Yukon River since she was seven weeks old and is doing beautifully. You mentioned hips---one thing you must never ever allow is during training or otherwise that anyone press down on those hips to teach her to sit or for any other reason. You probably know…
October 29, 2014 9:35 pm

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October 29, 2014 9:29 pm

Hater & Molly's Mom on Consumer Reports Calls Walmart’s Ol’ Roy the “Best Deal” — Oh, Really? Hello, You could always try Annamaet Lean. I know someone who used that with great success. I use Annamaet in my rotation. My local pet boutique orders it for me. I also do order online. I love Chewy and Wag.com. I always get my order within 2 days and the customer service is excellent!
October 29, 2014 9:04 pm

paul long on Taste of the Wild (Dry) all i can say is my lab has been on taste of the Wild High Prairie Puppy Formula for 6 months and wow what a difference, i had him on every dam high end grain free and totw is bye far the best his coat is great, his losing hair has stop and he is lean and mean muscle no fat on him at all and his red hot spots has gone away.great food in my opinion.thanks totw.
October 29, 2014 9:01 pm

DogFoodie on Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet (Dry) I agree with BC's post below. I figured something had changed when the packaging had changed a bit. Odd thing is, in this case, that the ingredients are actually the same, they're just ordered differently, with peas being higher on the ingredient list.
October 29, 2014 8:45 pm

theBCnut on Victor Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) I let Gideon and Micah play in the pond yard this morning while I worked in my flower bed. Gideon loves to swim, but Micah does not. Pretty soon both dogs ran up to the fence soaking wet. I don't know if Gideon convinced Micah to play in the water or threw micah in, and they were so full of stickers and hitchhikers that I don't know if I'll try it again tomorrow to see if Micah will play in the water now.
October 29, 2014 8:22 pm

theBCnut on Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet (Dry) Unfortunately, it is almost completely unheard of for a company to inform consumers ahead of time about a change in foods. There are only two companies that I know of that do this. One was Hill's, the makers of Science Diet, and another was Champion, who makes Orijen and Acana.
October 29, 2014 8:17 pm

Dori on Victor Grain Free Dog Food (Dry) Well I guess so. All three of mine HATE baths even though they've been getting them since them came into our family. They also hate hate hate water. Other than for drinking water of course.
October 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Steve on Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet (Dry) Will do. The dogs in question include 2 GSDs and a GSD-APBT mix so they could half a cup to the entire bag and potentially trigger a reaction (only half joking). The responsible thing for the company to do would have been to note these changes on the bag, especially considering it's a LID food and most of the dogs eating it are doing so due to allergies and/or particularly sensitive digestive systems.
October 29, 2014 7:38 pm

DogFoodie on Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet (Dry) You can compare the old ingredients to the new here: http://www.chewy.com/dog/natures-variety-instinct-limited/dp/36024. Most of the new formulas have far more peas than the old. You might want to look for something to switch to that doesn't contain peas as a binder. In the meantime, try a spoonful of plain, canned pumpkin with their meals and see if that helps while you look for something else. FWIW, my dog with food intolerance issues is doing great on the NVI LID Turkey right now.
October 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Steve on Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet (Dry) Susan, They haven't switched foods. They have been on the NV Instinct LID Turkey for ancouple years. They were doing fine on it until a couple months ago after we finished a batch of 17 bags that I had purchased back in January. The 4 dogs on HS have had no problems despite living in the same house, drinking the same water, going for the same walks, etc.
October 29, 2014 5:29 pm

Susan on Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet (Dry) Hi Steve, Holistic Select kibbles have a lower fat% the NV LID is higher in fat % maybe that is causing the loose stools, I can get the Rabbit LID in Australia but when I saw the fat% I didn't bother, Fat was toooo high for my boys GI problems, its ashame NV should make just one of their kibbles with lower fat % around 12%..
October 29, 2014 5:22 pm

Bob K on Lassie Natural Way (Dry) It is rated on this website and is 2.5 stars. Look for the alphabetical index link from the left sidebar of the website. Country Vet also has Country Vet Natural which is 4 star rated food which you might want to consider. The food is made in Iowa and according to their website is sold by dealers.
October 29, 2014 4:57 pm