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  • in reply to: Pinto Canyon Review? #120979 Report Abuse
    Mark C
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    Thanks Cyndi. I’m a week into the bag and am feeding it to my fox terrier. She seems to like it so far. Once I get down on my Other guys’ food I’ll be switching them too. It seems like a good food, just don’t understand why DFA hasn’t reviewed it. Hope your dogs like the food.

    in reply to: What’s your take on this from the FDA #120167 Report Abuse
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    I’ve seen brief mention in here of Nature’s Logic. Is there an issue with this food? I just ordered the beef since it’s lower protein and calories. Eventually I want to mix it with something like with it to balance things. But, if there’s a problem with the food I’d appreciate any insight

    in reply to: What’s your take on this from the FDA #120107 Report Abuse
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    Since the grain free revelation I switched to Nutro Ultra low fat. Not great and while it does have some pea protein it is supplemented with some Taurine. Perhaps this and more excercise is all they need. Previously they were eating Merrick Healthy Weight and I and Love and You naked essentials. I decided to try a grain food and they seem to be doing ok on Nutro. I am considering switching them to Fromm Classic mature. Low protein, but I can deal with boosting that. I will also look into a good wet food to take the place of fiber to fill them up as the doc suggested. I am limiting the sweet Potato to err on the side of caution. I know a lot of people think I’m silly for “jumping the gun” by switching to grain inclusive food. But, it’s my responsibility to keep my 4 guys healthy so I’d rather be silly than sorry.

    in reply to: What’s your take on this from the FDA #120072 Report Abuse
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    Just curious. I noticed in the latest clarification from the FDA that they are looking into potatoes. That includes the sweet potatoes potato protein, etc. Here’s my dilemma: my vet told me to cut back on my dogs food and one way to do it was to feed them sweet potato! In light of the FDA’s revelation would you continue feeding your dog sweet potatoes? I’d love to ask my vet but I hate to spend $100 just for an office visit. Also; does anybody have any ideas of other high fiber foods that would fill up a dog that I could give them when I cut back on their kibble? I also gave them vegetables broccoli Collie flower carrots but it seemed the sweet potato fill them up a lot more so now I’m trying to figure out what to do.

    in reply to: HELP! Need advice on legume free food #119805 Report Abuse
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    I’m curious if anyone has heard of or has experience with Pinto Canyon? http://flintriver.com/catalog.asp?catid=10&ID=194

    Marketing hype makes it seem like a quality food minus peas, potatoes, etc. I’m seriously considering giving this a try and would love some opinions.

    Here are the ingredients for the chicken grain inclusive:

    Fresh deboned chicken, Chicken meal, Ground brown rice, Oatmeal, Ground dehulled barley, Ground whole flaxseed, Dehydrated alfalfa meal, Chicken fat (naturally preserved with Mixed tocopherols and Citric acid), Calcium carbonate, Natural flavor, Sea salt, Potassium chloride, Zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, Vitamin E supplement, Beta-carotene, Inulin, Copper proteinate, Monosodium phosphate, Spinach, Manganese proteinate, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cranberries, Dried kelp, Sweet potatoes, Niacin supplement, d-Calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A acetate, Riboflavin supplement, Calcium iodate, Vitamin B12 supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 supplement, Sodium selenite, Folic acid, Rosemary extract.

    in reply to: What’s your take on this from the FDA #119622 Report Abuse
    Mark C
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    Basically my Vet told me the same thing. He recommended science diet: yuck. He said they do so much great work that obviously their food is nutritionally superior. I’m not buying that. Anyway I switch my dogs to a grain inclusive food which does have Pea protein but it way down on the list like ninth or 11th ingredients so I don’t think it’s a big issue. It does have a tad bit of taurine. But, the thing that gets me is the stores, including online merchants, seem to be taking advantage of people switching to green inclusive foods. I bought a 30 pound bag of the Nutro dog food for $40 couple of weeks ago that price is now up to $55! I guess I shouldn’t be surprising that there will be some price gouging.

    in reply to: HELP! Need advice on legume free food #118950 Report Abuse
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    I too am looking to switch my dogs food away from Foods laden with legumes. To that I have kind of narrowed down to is Dr. Gary’s (available on Chewy) and the nutro ultra. My only problem with those foods they’re kind of low in protein but I can always supplement that. Actually on the Dr. Gary’s I’m looking at the senior/reduced fat which is what my four guys need. I’ll definitely also take a look at some of the foods that were mentioned in this string. I don’t know something nags at me and I keep thinking purina…..I don’t want to feed that. However; maybe it’s not that bad after all I don’t know

    in reply to: What’s your take on this from the FDA #118736 Report Abuse
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    Stacy H: I picked up on that wording in the Press release too. That confused me. Are some foods laden with pea products better than others? Personally I think I would rather not wait for the outcome of the study. I’ll find grain inclusive foods or grain free without potatoes and bogged down with peas. Right now I have 2 of my 4 on Merrick Weight control. Potato and peas 🙁 I may switch to Natures Variety weight control. Although it’s a bit pricy. Anyway something tells me this could shake up the dog food industry. Maybe for the better?

    in reply to: What’s your take on this from the FDA #118713 Report Abuse
    Mark C
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    Thanks anon101. I will do that. Obviously as a dog owner of four great dogs who eat grain free with peas lentils and potatoes I find this a little alarming so hopefully the website you directed me to can clear some cobwebs out of my mind. Thanks again

    in reply to: Zignature Dry Dig Food #79413 Report Abuse
    Mark C
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    Thank you. I will definitely try it. I received samples from the company and my guys loved it. But they always like new food 🙂 thanks again for the advice.

    in reply to: 5-star grain-free small-breed adult food? #76905 Report Abuse
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    I just put my fox terrier on Farmina low grain small bites. She loves this food. The grain free and low grain are both 5 stars. Before this she was in legacy small breed and that was 5 star.

    in reply to: Any Suggestions for Adult Beagle? #76466 Report Abuse
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    My dogs had issues with another food and I switched to acana. It’s been good but a bit costly, especially for three dogs. Now I am looking at Farmina’s low grain. I think it will be an alternative that’s affordable. The Acana for my guys worked really well and their waste has become more normal too. Hope it helps.

    in reply to: Best dog food without chicken #76284 Report Abuse
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    I have the same issue with my guys and am seriously looking at Farmina. So far I like what I see and the low grain diet doesn’t have potatoes. Something else I have to avoid. The cost is better than Acana and it’s still rated five stars here. Good luck.

    in reply to: Nexgard ? Has anyone used it ? Opinions #75916 Report Abuse
    Mark C
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    I have been using this on my two dogs and recommend it. My guys were having issues (reaction) to the topicals so I like this and feelings safe. I hope also there been no reaction to the Nexgard.

    Something else I found that works is Vaughns Furfresh shampoo. If my guys pick up a flea this stuff takes care of it. It also works with ticks too. I swear by it. http://furfresh.com/

    Hope this helps.

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