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  • in reply to: Another Beneful vent… #35874 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    Yeah, its a petsmart exclusive

    in reply to: Another Beneful vent… #35868 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    …you found simply nourish at a boutique store?

    in reply to: Looking for a food with specific ingredients #35765 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    that’s a good point sandy made-there are a lot of foods out there that meet your criteria except the fiber options. But there are plenty of ways to supplement that that are easy and affordable

    in reply to: Looking for a food with specific ingredients #35762 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    Acana Regionals
    Simply Nourish Source
    Blue Buffalo Wilderness

    Acana is great if you wanna spring for it, the other two are available at PetSmart and well priced for 5 stars

    in reply to: Another Beneful vent… #35390 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    Good info, thanks

    in reply to: Another Beneful vent… #35383 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    @Inkedmarie-

    What’s your thought process on going to a 3 star before a 5 star? Is it because of the jump in price, or is there a health benefit from the filler crap to the richer food to take a bag of mid grade in between?

    On Topic-

    I sorta get the beneful/pedigree/etc people because of the price (don’t agree with them, but understand the thought process) $25 for 30/lb for beneful is still pretty cheap. It’s hard to get people (especially older, retired types) to get into that new mindframe of spending $ on your dog.

    The ones that really bug me are the science diet/pro plan/royal canin types, you’re spending a lot of money for a sub par product, because they’re big names. Do some research. I don’t know about you all, but I do a lot of research for basically anything I am going to buy, especially something that is as big an expense as dog food can be.

    in reply to: Dry dog food NOT manufactured by Diamond #35150 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    I would try Blue Buffalo (Wilderness is my favorite of their blends, but its also pricey), Fromms, Precise, or Simply Nourish (Source is my favorite of those, still under 50$ a bag)

    If you want to spend more, of course you have Acana, Orijen, Wellness…all things that are solid and not made by diamond

    in reply to: Dry dog food NOT manufactured by Diamond #35142 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    I don’t believe Merrick is made by Diamond, is it? Blue Buffalo isn’t either-i don’t hate their wilderness blend. Simply Nourish isn’t manufactured by Diamond either, and I actually like them as far as PetSmart options go (its an exclusive for them) the Source is pretty nice, gets 5 stars on this website too.

    in reply to: Dry dog food NOT manufactured by Diamond #35131 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    What stores do you have available? There are lots of foods not produced by diamond…

    in reply to: Slowing eating #34690 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    They work, but you would have to sort of mash it in there, and be diligent about cleaning it out so there isnt bacteria. I only top with canned in the mornings about every other to every third day and use their regular bowls for that, and the kyjen puzzle bowls in the evenings and other mornings.

    Aleksandra-while i like kyjen for the most part, their agility set isn’t great

    in reply to: Slowing eating #34679 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    I like the kyjen slo-bowls

    http://shop.kyjen.com/slo-bowls/

    They’re sturdier than they even looked to me, and they increase the time spent eating. There is also a noticeable calm down from using these guys, especially after the evening meal.

    We carry them at them at my work-dog training facility-but i saw them at petco as well.

    in reply to: High protein foods #34428 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    At the moment, no. Wheat, Soy, Corn free, yes, but I’ve got some oatmeal in Dani’s (the sheltie) food, and Brown Rice in the other two. When I swap foods again to get them all on the same, I most likely will. Is there a specific benefit for the joints from being grain free, or do you just mean the all around health?

    in reply to: Cat food recommendations #34418 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    I use Simply Nourish canned stuff for my dogs and my cat. I have trouble getting her to eat wet food, even as a topper. They make Stew style ones that I can mix into the dry food that she’ll still eat

    in reply to: High protein foods #34417 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    thanks Marie. Any opinion on hip and joint supplements? I’m pretty green in the world of supplementing. I just bought some Fish Oil, and am getting some Probiotics, but don’t know much about the hip and joint ones

    in reply to: Pure Balance #34353 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    on further research, I do see that it’s made by Ol’ Roy. Something to keep in mind

    in reply to: Pure Balance #34352 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    I dont see menadione on the list of ingredients for any of the three varieties on here. The grain free one looks decent though. The non grain free variety has brewers rice which i dont like paying for. Canned looks nice too. I didn’t know walmart carried any food worth anything

    in reply to: Pet Detective: Rescue Division #33971 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    I use a slow feeder puzzle type bowl for dani’s meals- she does get kongs and such as well, but there are bowls (kyjen makes the one I use) that are designed to slow down and challenge at the same time. I think I saw them at petco recently, similar ones at least. I ordered mine through my local store

    in reply to: Pet Detective: Rescue Division #33963 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    She could maybe benefit from some group training classes with a solid trainer. Talk to them ahead of time so that they understand what you’re coming in with, but it may do her well to work on some issues in a setting with some distractions. some places offer shy dog workshops that help with anxiety dogs too

    My sheltie is a barker too, and can be very up in your business sometimes. When I know I need her to be calmer with our daily activities, I get lots of stimulation for her-use the slow feeder, take a walk, do some agility practice (a great outlet if you have a herder) etc…

    in reply to: which dog do you like best #33698 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    Before this last year I would have said goldens. I’m pretty obsessed with my sheltie now though, so she may change my mind

    in reply to: Cat and dogs and food #33696 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    Check out ikeahackers, they have some cool easy ideas for a separated cat area

    aquariangt
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    well, that would explain my difficulty! thanks for responding!

    Does anyone else have suggestions for a good agility competition food?

    in reply to: Looking for a good petstore treat.. #33579 Report Abuse
    aquariangt
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    Zuke’s is a local treat company here, so they have it in PetSmart. Not sure about the rest of the country. I noticed Cloud Star had their crunchy treats at PetSmart as well, but not the soft training treats, but I use their tricky trainers often for training

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