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February 2, 2023 at 4:27 am #185979 Report AbuseKendra LParticipant
Hi I’m looking to see if anyone has suggestions on affordable kibble for my shepherd mix. She’s 2 years old and 47 lbs. Currently eats nutrisource pure vita duck and oatmeal which has been amazing for her but unfortunately it’s too expensive and money is tight, 80 for 25lb. She also gets koha wet food, salmon oil, goats milk or bone broth, and a raw egg.
She is a picky eater and has a sensitive stomach. Looking for something under 60 and grain inclusive for the largest bag.
So far I’m looking at Purina one natural blend or plus digestive, natures recipe, taste of the wild ancient mountain (did okay on this one but not fantastic) or ancient stream, and nutrisource trout and rice.
Any suggestions or experiences is appreciated.February 2, 2023 at 4:54 pm #185992 Report Abusecrazy4catsParticipant
My senior dogs do great on Purina One. I vote for it! I know what you mean about food getting so expensive. I think it goes up every time I buy a new bag.
Anyway, much to the surprise of many people, Purina is a great company! They have been around for a long time and know their stuff. They employ a team of experts, own their own manufacturing facility, and most importantly, (in my opinion) do feed trials.
Good luck!February 22, 2023 at 6:58 pm #186444 Report AbuseAna WParticipant
Hi! There are several options for affordable kibble that you may want to consider for your shepherd mix:
Diamond Naturals: This brand offers several grain-inclusive options, such as chicken and rice, lamb and rice, and beef and rice. A 40-pound bag typically costs around $35.
Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula: This brand offers several grain-inclusive options, such as chicken and brown rice, lamb and brown rice, and fish and brown rice. A 30-pound bag typically costs around $50.
Victor Classic: This brand offers several grain-inclusive options, such as chicken and rice, beef and rice, and lamb and rice. A 40-pound bag typically costs around $35.
Hill’s Science Diet: This brand offers several grain-inclusive options, such as chicken and barley, lamb and rice, and beef and brown rice. A 30-pound bag typically costs around $50.
It’s always important to transition your dog to a new food slowly, to avoid upsetting their stomach. Start by mixing a small amount of the new food in with their current food and gradually increasing the amount over several days. Also, be sure to choose a formula that meets your dog’s specific nutritional needs based on their age, activity level, and any health issues they may have.
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