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  • in reply to: Help picking an appropriate Victor formula? #105228 Report Abuse
    Randy D
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    Hi Pro is what I’m feeding my 9 mo mutt right now. It’s good stuff. He just finished a bag of active dog and puppy, which he did well on. Take note of the calories/cup-the hi pro may be higher than your old food. Hope your dogs enjoy it and do well on it. It’s much more economical than many similar brands, so it will be in my dogs diet for a long time.

    in reply to: Help picking an appropriate Victor formula? #105225 Report Abuse
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    Their website is good , as well. Lots of info on each individual formula.

    in reply to: Help picking an appropriate Victor formula? #105214 Report Abuse
    Randy D
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    Look at the Hero formula. A little lower fat, higher protein, grain free with joint supplements. Another suggestion is Performance. It’s 26/18 protein and fat, has some grain, and also has joint supplements.

    in reply to: Advise on this local dog food #104945 Report Abuse
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    Susan, if you look at the victor website, they tell you the percentage of protein from meat, plants and grains for each food. Just FYI. Here is a link to an example. https://victorpetfood.com/product-items/hi-pro-plus/?portfolioCats=164%2C165%2C135%2C134%2C133%2C153%2C159%2C160

    in reply to: Hill's #104078 Report Abuse
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    That is outstanding!! My family there got lucky. The water got close, but didn’t quite make it in the house. I lost a former colleague though. Many lost everything they owned.

    in reply to: Hill's #104075 Report Abuse
    Randy D
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    Yeah, the anonymity of the internet allows people to be ruder and cruder than they probably be in real life. Hill’s stepped up in a crisis, and if other companies do the same, then good on them, but at this moment I haven’t heard of them doing so.
    If you’re in a shelter, with nothing but the clothes on your back and your hungry dog, I like to think these same obnoxious jackwagons would be grateful, but perhaps not. I truly believe some of these fools would let their dog starve before feeding something that is “beneath” them.

    in reply to: Hill's #104073 Report Abuse
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    According to their statement, they will continue to respond to the crisis until the need has been met. Can’t give them enough credit for their response.

    in reply to: Hill's #104066 Report Abuse
    Randy D
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    Forgot the link which includes locations:
    https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#~!/HillsPet/?ref=content_filter

    in reply to: Protein % question #103999 Report Abuse
    Randy D
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    How long can I expect a 30 lb bag to stay good? I do have an airtight container I keep his food in.

    in reply to: Protein % question #103987 Report Abuse
    Randy D
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    On a different topic, is their a way to figure the caloric needs for a puppy? The side has a calorie calculator adult dogs, but I can’t find one for pups.

    in reply to: Protein % question #103984 Report Abuse
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    Yeah, I’m not sure buying the 30-40 pound bags is good for me, since I only have the one dog, and he isn’t that big. I have an airtight container, but I would worry about freshness. He would eat like one if I let him.

    in reply to: Protein % question #103970 Report Abuse
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    I think he would eat a bowl of rocks if I put them in his bowl! I haven’t tried proplan just because it seems quite expensive.

    in reply to: Protein % question #103888 Report Abuse
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    Thanks love. I put him on Fromms lbp when I got him, thinking he was going to be 50+. Turns out he is going to top out about 40, maybe. With the fromms, his stool was soft, especially in the evenings. Since moving to the victor, his stools are firmer and there is less volume. His evening stool is still softer than the morning, but still firm enough to pick up without residue.

    in reply to: Protein % question #103862 Report Abuse
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    Thanks again, those numbers help. This is the first time I’ve seen numbers actually assigned for those labels. I’ve used samples of the two victor products, as well as a couple of muenster samples, and he liked them and they caused him no issues. it looks like he is one who will eat danged near anything! I was originally leaning to the hi-pro, but think the active dog and puppy is the way to go.

    in reply to: help dog still wont eat :-( #103853 Report Abuse
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    Therese, it sounds like Lucy is in good hands and you finally have an idea of what’s wrong and a solid plan to treat it. When I’m sick, I try to follow the doctors directions, and common sense dictates that I would do the same for my dog. Good luck to Lucy from a fellow Texan.

    in reply to: Protein % question #103852 Report Abuse
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    Thanks Haley. I’m looking at the victor foods-the hi-pro which is 30/20 protein to fat, 83% of the protein is from meat; and the grain free active dog and puppy which is 33/16 protein to fat, and 75% is from meat. The victor foods have a much better price point than the merrick. Muenster foods are looking like a possibility, as well.
    I get confused by what is actually considered “high” or “low” in terms of fat, protein, carbs and fiber. I see the terms thrown around a lot but no real idea what they are.

    in reply to: help dog still wont eat :-( #103767 Report Abuse
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    That’s great! I’m in the dallas area(north toward Denton) and muenster is one I am liking to get my pup on. Tried a few samples and he liked em.

    in reply to: help dog still wont eat :-( #103741 Report Abuse
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    Good news indeed!

    in reply to: help dog still wont eat :-( #103731 Report Abuse
    Randy D
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    With her stomach not being right, forget the recommended amount. Let her eat whatever she can handle, and 2-3 trays may be it. Think about when you’re sick-you don’t want to eat much, if anything. Just try to get her a couple of days past the course of antibiotics and see if she is feeling better. Until then the rotisserie chicken and PB and pepperoni and Cesar’s will have to suffice.

    in reply to: help dog still wont eat :-( #103715 Report Abuse
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    I had to give some antibiotics and probiotics to my son’s pup, and used the pill pockets. I had to squeeze and mash the probiotic into the pocket or he would spit it out. I hope once she is off the antibiotics and the probiotics kick in her appetite comes back. It took a couple of days for our pup-I could get him to drink a little milk and eat a boiled egg, that was about it for those 2-3 days.

    in reply to: help dog still wont eat :-( #103712 Report Abuse
    Randy D
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    Bless your heart, that sounds awful for your pup and frustrating as heck for you. I wonder if the lack of appetite could be due to the antibiotics she’s on. Was she eating well the week she was at the rescue?

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #102369 Report Abuse
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    He has actually been to the vet 3 times. Once for a lame front leg(which the vet in WV said was a fracture even though you couldn’t see it on X-ray); once a week later for the diarrhea caused by the vets prescription, and once when we got him back to Dallas to check his leg.
    That’s what made me change his food to fromms lbp, wondering if the leg issue might be pano.

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #102365 Report Abuse
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    Thanks luv. I kind of figured better safe than sorry. He’s 22-23 pounds now, but we aren’t real sure about his age. No real idea.

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #102363 Report Abuse
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    My son’s puppy, who I am babysitting for a time, was labeled as a lab mix by the rescue org he adopted from. I got him on Fromms LBP formula, but I’m not sure he is actually going to be that big. I, along with folks at three different pet stores we’ve been to, just don’t really see lab in him. Most say hound of some type, or who knows what.
    Will feeding him lbp food be detrimental in any way if he isn’t going to be that big?

    in reply to: Serious food help needed! Itchy dog #102239 Report Abuse
    Randy D
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    Look, I am a complete novice, but it seems the common sense approach is one you have already taken-go back to the iams. If that resolves the problem, then you know it was the other food that was the cause. If not, then proceed accordingly.

    in reply to: Staffordshire terrier #101823 Report Abuse
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    Bobby, if that heeler mix could do dog parks I would already have him probably.
    Susan, the gas was on iams and she is already off it so she seems good with that. For now, anyway. The staffy seems to be fine with other dogs(except for the hyper shepherd pup that ran right up on top of her face while she was chilling on the floor. She didn’t care for that much. The problem I was describing was a heeler/shepherd that was my first interest, but I fear he is way too dominant to be around other dogs other than his home pack.

    in reply to: Staffordshire terrier #101820 Report Abuse
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    I will probably stick with the fromms for a while since that’s what she is currently on. Propac is one I was considering when I do begin to rotate some in. I forgot to mention Victor as a possibility.
    Bobby, I have a back yard for him to run around in, but he will be an only dog, so I wonder if he might get bored without a playmate. No hiking for me-61 with a bad knee and achy hip, so it would be dog park and daily walks, and he is a load on a leash. He almost had me on skates a time or two.
    How do I post pictures here?

    in reply to: Staffordshire terrier #101815 Report Abuse
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    This is the staffy mix during the meet and greet-with a crazy GSD pup bouncing around and two little toy dogs barking up a storm. IMG_2713.JPG

    in reply to: Staffordshire terrier #101814 Report Abuse
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    She was originally on iams, but he had some clear the room gas, so they switched her to a fromms food. No idea which one.
    Bobby, I love the look and personality of that big rascal. But, the issue with other dogs bothers me. I worry that meeting a strange dog while walking him might provoke him. His foster said no to dog parks. At his training place, they have very carefully found a few dogs he gets along with, and that’s his group. Like I said, the adoption group doesn’t bring him to their meet and greets-too much hubbub with people and other dogs.

    in reply to: Staffordshire terrier #101807 Report Abuse
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    Thanks Bobby. She is young, and is quite active, according to the fosters. I am just trying to find a general idea of protein level to keep her fueled and muscular as she is now. Some are as low as 23-24%, and idk if that’s high enough.
    My other choice is a heeler/shepherd mix that is more my ideal dog, but he is verrry dominant to other dogs. He’s good with people but I would have to be real careful what dogs he is around. I don’t think he will work.

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #101584 Report Abuse
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    Yeah, not really concerned at this point, more just wondering. Like I said, they seem pretty much perfect. Firm enough to pick up, but not hard. I was just wondering if there was something to be alarmed about that I was unaware of.

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #101576 Report Abuse
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    Ok, so after days of reading reviews and this thread, I finally settled on Fromm’s large breed gold puppy food. Two days in, we’re at 50/50. He loves it. I have a question-he is pooping 4-5 times every day. They’re perfect, like a warm tootsie roll, but is there an issue with him going so much?

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