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Old 02-04-2013, 01:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Pro Plan is terrible, anything made by Purnia is low grade. Try one of these...

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:26 AM   #22 (permalink)
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There are many breeders and people who feed Pro Plan without an issue.

Not everyone can afford to pay 50$ for a 20# bag of dog food that will last a week.

If you have a coupon and can use it for one of the other Pro Plan 's listed by other posters, try it.

As for Pro Plan being "terrible", that is one's opinion.

I have fed Diamond Naturals for years, have tried all the others and always come back to Diamond because my dogs do well on it and look great.

Feed what works for your dog.
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Like Diane said, all dogs are different and therre isn't a "one brand fits all" line. When selecting a kibble the two things to remember are 1. is your dog doing well on it and 2. can I afford it. In other words feed the highest quality that you can afford.
I've spent a lot of money trying a lot of so called premium kibbles, some worked others didn't. Feeding one bag of anything isn't going to hurt your dog.
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If you're thinking about Blue Buffalo, I say try it. My guy has ZERO issues on it (the fish and sweet potato). Start out on the minimum amount fed (Mine weighs a touch over 100 and only gets 4 cups a day). This is the only food so far that he's not had any issues. His coat SHINES. It's the first thing people comment on, he's got pitch,shiny black. He's two now and has been on it since he was about 6 months old.
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yeah i know pro plan is not the best.The food she is on is really low standard so I really want to get her weaned over to a better food even if its not the top top brand. But my budget is a bit tight so 1$/lb to 1.20$/lb is about what I was looking to pay for food.
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seth it may not be the best, but like I said, many breeders and owners have fed pro plan for years with no problems,
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Yeah my family fed there shepherd it for years. But I want to feed my dog the best I can for the most I can spend right now.
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Be sure to have the vet check for coccidia. It is common with young pups especially when they are under stress i.e. new home, away from mom and litter, new environment, etc. At this age the digestive system isn't completely developed and stress can cause some runny stools.
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her stools were runny the 2nd day she was here then they next day they went back to hard. Shes had normal stools sense.
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yeah i know pro plan is not the best.The food she is on is really low standard so I really want to get her weaned over to a better food even if its not the top top brand. But my budget is a bit tight so 1$/lb to 1.20$/lb is about what I was looking to pay for food.
For $1/lb you won't find much better than Diamond products, such as Diamond Naturals, Premium Edge, 4Health, or Kirkland. I think each is a 4 star food on the Dog Food Advisor website. I pay about $38 for a 35 lb. bag of 4Health Salmon or Premium Edge Skin and Coat.
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