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Old 06-12-2014, 01:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I like Diamond naturals. I use the lb lamb and rice and this is the shiny coat I see every day.
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I like Diamond naturals. I use the lb lamb and rice and this is the shiny coat I see every day.
Does your dog eat it all? Cause mine is very picky... And I don't want to get an expensive high quality food that he won't even have any interest in.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You can check out pretty much all the commercial brands foods here. We use the Kirkland brand, ourselves have for years without issues.

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Old 06-12-2014, 01:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Purina = Negative.

I feed Wellness Core to my GSD and Wellness Complete Health to my Dalmatian.

I am thinking about rotating in Fromm for my GSD.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Everybody always feels that their food choice is the best for all dogs. Some may be right, but in my humble opinion they are not right. Purina did not work for either of my dogs personally. What worked for my dogs is Iams Lamb and Rice. But I believe that each individual owner needs to find what works for their dog/s.
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Everybody always feels that their food choice is the best for all dogs. Some may be right, but in my humble opinion they are not right. Purina did not work for either of my dogs personally. What worked for my dogs is Iams Lamb and Rice. But I believe that each individual owner needs to find what works for their dog/s.
I agree with how some dogs do well on some foods and others don't but I believe long term..you get what you feed. Iam's is a poor quality food. There was a time where it WAS a good food but as soon as Proctor and Gamble bought got involved it lost all quality in exchange for profit.

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I agree with how some dogs do well on some foods and others don't but I believe long term..you get what you feed. Iam's is a poor quality food. There was a time where it WAS a good food but as soon as Proctor and Gamble bought got involved it lost all quality in exchange for profit.

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We have two dogs doing very well on Victor. Decent price. Source and made in the US.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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OP, Purina One, Orijen and Diamond are VERY different foods, at VERY different price points. It's seems like a pretty random collection of foods to be interested in. Why did you pick these three?

If you are interested in Orijen (a 5-star food on Dog Food Advisor), I believe Merrick just introduced a new line of 70%-meat, grain-free kibble that kind of seems targeted at Orijen's U.S.-customer-base--at a slightly lower price. I haven't fed it, but it's an interesting product (it's also a 5-star food on Dog Food Advisor). Both are very, very high in protein:
Merrick - http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-fo...-dog-food-dry/
Orijen - http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-fo...og-food-adult/

If you are looking at Diamond, the line of what they manufacturer is huge -- Kirkland at Costco (4-star food on Dog Food Advisor) is a near-perfect dupe for Diamond Naturals (also 4 stars), and made in the same place. Taste of the Wild (4.5 stars) is a step up from those, also made by Diamond. Probably 20 or more other "known" brands are made by Diamond too. How do you feel about their safety history?

Purina One Beyond would be a solid step up from regular Purina One, if you need a "big box" food you can find at Walmart, for whatever reason. It's their higher-end version -- corn, wheat, and soy-free. It gets 3.5 stars on Dog Food Advisor compared to the 2 stars for regular Purina One:
Purina One Beyond Dog Food | Review and Rating

So what are you really looking for, how much can you spend, and what are your feeding goals? Have you read through the reviews of each on dogfoodadvisor.com?

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If you're worried about buying something they won't eat, most stores have a return policy for this. I know Pet Supplies Plus in my area does. As long as no more than a quarter of the bag is gone, you can return it for a full refund. Or, you could ask stores for samples of different foods to try out, or email the manufacturers directly to ask for samples, or just buy small bags.

Please don't buy something from a grocery store.
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