"Grading" Dog Food: Anyone Seen This? - Page 3 - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2013, 02:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 31
Default

not sure about the grading but this might be a helpful link.

Dog Food Analysis - Reviews of kibble
__________________
Sienna Von Windtanz - At The Bridge

Pippa vom Germelhaus 12/31/2012
Andrew Robert is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,022
Default

Andrew Robert, the problem with that site is many products have not been updated in years. I do like the way they point out the different ingredients and give their reasoning.

A question for all and a good poll question.. IF YOU WON THE LOTTO WHAT WOULD YOU FEED YOUR DOG/DOGS ??? A T-Bone every night for Tony, LOL. I wold still feed a certain amount of Orijen. But then again Tony is part piglet.

Last edited by 3ToesTonyismydog; 01-12-2013 at 07:28 PM.
3ToesTonyismydog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
Member
 
MissLilyBean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gulfport, Mississippi
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3ToesTonyismydog View Post
Andrew Robert, the problem with that site is many products have not been updated in years. I do like the way they point out the different ingredients and give their reasoning.

A question for all and a good poll question.. IF YOU WON THE LOTTO WHAT WOULD YOU FEED YOUR DOG/DOGS ??? A T-Bone every night for Tony, LOL. I wold still feed a certain amount of Orijen. But then again Tony is part piglet.
I never realized there were SO many foods to choose from. I've been considering switching Sweet Pea to BB and a all raw meal one or two times a week. I keep hearing about Orijen but there's nowhere nearby that carries it.


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________
Sweet Pea ~ 11 yr old female Cocker Spaniel 1.7.03
Stella ~ 5 mth old bicolor female GSD (?) c. 11.1.13
MissLilyBean is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2013, 10:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
selzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denmark, Ohio
Posts: 25,310
Default

If I won the lotto, what would I feed my dogs?

I would probably buy enough land to hunt regular for the dogs and perhaps raise meet as well. I would feed them venison, rabbit, some beef (retired dairy cows), chicken, and sheep (probably not lamb, just because you can get more meat out of an adult, goat, and probably fish as well.

Oh heck, if we're dreaming anyway, lets add bison and wild turkey.

Years ago everyone fed Dog Food. There was no puppy food or senior food. Purina was the big name, and I think that horse meat and corn were probably the main ingredients. Dogs did good on it. And they lived a long time.

Nowadays we feed five and six star dog foods and dogs are dying of cancer left and right.

I have fed the 5 star food and have had troubles with it. Now I feed a mid-range food and my measure is being able to feed all of them the same thing.
__________________
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
Gretta
Hepzibah
selzer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #25 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,022
Default

There are quite a few great dog foods out there and many good ones. I am not a fan of BB because I keep hearing of a lot of dogs having issues with it. Here a couple list's I made up, but there are more good ones out there

Orijen, Acana, Horizon Legacy, Fromm, Merrick, Go Endurance, Precise Holistic, Wellness Core, Castor and Pollux Natural, Eathborn Holistic, Evo, Go Fit and Free, Instinct, Pinnacle Peak, Solid Gold, Canidea, Darford Zero/G, Now Grain Free.


Pulsar, Blue Wilderness, Artemis, First Mate. Natures Logic, Nutrisourse, Exclusive, Pure Vita, Wellness, Earthborn, Annamaet, Organix, Whole Earth Farms, Premium Edge, By Nature grain free, Victor, TOTW
3ToesTonyismydog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #26 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 31
Default

Yeah it's and oldie but seems like a fair place to get a baseline. Hopefully the ingredients haven't changed too much over the last few years. I agree about them breaking out the ingredients and giving reasons why or why not to use.

I still have a month and half before the new puppy comes home but I'd like to feed kibble in the am and raw in the pm.

My breeder has been feeding the last few litters 50/50 of TOTW and NV Instinct.

I'm going to see if I can calculate the ingredients from the OP and see what I come up with. Wish me luck.. I've never been that good with math. : )
__________________
Sienna Von Windtanz - At The Bridge

Pippa vom Germelhaus 12/31/2012
Andrew Robert is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-13-2013, 11:13 PM   #27 (permalink)
Member
 
MissLilyBean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gulfport, Mississippi
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by selzer View Post
Oh heck, if we're dreaming anyway, lets add bison and wild turkey.
I was thinking the same thing. LOL!




Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________
Sweet Pea ~ 11 yr old female Cocker Spaniel 1.7.03
Stella ~ 5 mth old bicolor female GSD (?) c. 11.1.13
MissLilyBean is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-13-2013, 11:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
Member
 
MissLilyBean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gulfport, Mississippi
Posts: 118
Default

I'll keep that list in mind 3 Toes. It looks like a good starting point!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________
Sweet Pea ~ 11 yr old female Cocker Spaniel 1.7.03
Stella ~ 5 mth old bicolor female GSD (?) c. 11.1.13
MissLilyBean is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com