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02-20-2013 07:17 AM
NancyJ I am not sure you can say a brand of dog food "caused" a tumor when there are so many things that may cause cancer. I would not choose to feed Beneful by a long shot, but my neighbor has a 17 year old husky who eats Pedigree. So much is genetics and other stressors..
02-20-2013 02:38 AM
KZoppa OP, i feed chicken soup large breed to my girl. She does fabulously on it. We were using purina when she was a pup but she stopped eating it. She's not a picky eater either. We tried Evo for a little while but its more pricey than we could do for food and it wasn't working with her system.

And I agree with the "Do what works for YOUR dog". Since not all dogs have the same reactions to foods.
02-20-2013 02:13 AM
SS-GSD So are you saying that a dog would be better off having diarrhea and losing weight on what you consider a "better" food, rather than eating another food that may not be to your ridiculous standards that they DON'T have those problems on?

And I may not have "x-ray vision" but I've got years of blood work from my dogs even back when they ate kibble that say they did pretty darn well on it. Does that count for nothing? If we need x-ray vision than how are you so sure your dog does so well on over priced food? What happens if he gets a tumor/cancer? Dies young? What is the cause for it then?? Could it have not possibly been genetics? Bad luck? Is your vet really psychic and able to pin point exactly what caused it when no other doctor or veterinarian has that special skill??
02-19-2013 10:09 PM
3ToesTonyismydog I hate it when I read "what works best for your dog" sooo do you have x-ray vision??? Kids do good on McDonald's, so are you gonna feed that crap to your kids every day?? Same goes for your dogs, food.

I learned the hard way about dog food, when my last dog got a tumor under his neck and I had to put him down because of it. The cause of the tumor???? My vet said his food, what was I feeding??? Beneful..... Dog food quality does make a difference... Now I only feed the best...
02-19-2013 02:03 AM
SS-GSD I agree with whoever recommended Victor, it's pretty comparable to Diamond Naturals/Kirkland Signature in price/ingredients but it's NOT made by Diamond which is a bonus. Not sure if you can get it where you are though. :/ Try Eagle Pack too, it's pretty reasonable in price and you can get it in 50lb bags which is nice.

Honestly though? I wouldn't let someone beat you down for what you feed. If it works for your dog then that's what matters most. You can feed some real meat to supplement if you wanted to add something better to the diet. Chicken quarters are super cheap and would also have the added benefit of helping keep your pups teeth clean. You could throw in turkey, beef, lamb, venison, fish, ect too for some variety.
02-15-2013 01:34 AM
3ToesTonyismydog Purina IS one of theee worst dog foods out there. Orjien is pretty hard to beat, unless you take price into considerationm because it is spendy. But if you want the best Orijen is it. Now saying that, there are quite a few good dog foods 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, TOTW.

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02-14-2013 01:38 PM
Originally Posted by Athena View Post
How much do you pay for a bag and how many pounds? I called Costco, but the lady was a real rude b**** and refused to tell me ANYTHING, let alone if they even SOLD it! I had to keep asking and she ended up yelling at me and hanging up. :/
I like that, it's fun driving rude people crazy!
02-14-2013 01:08 PM
Best Food?

I know exactly what is in puppy chow etc and used to follow everyones advice. My 2.5 year old GSD still has not found the perfect food. My 10 month? On puppy chow and is happy healthy great weight sparkling eyes and silky coat. Solid poops too. I am not going to change her food. So I ask....does the puppy chow work? If it does, why change other than the fact that opinions ask you to. I finally reached the point that I feed what works and dont change just because someone tells me to. My pup will move to dog chow at year old...yes dog chow and it it keeps her like she does I will keep her on it.

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11-21-2012 12:08 PM
Originally Posted by barnyard View Post
The grain free salmon is $33.99 for 35 lbs.
Compare Kirkland GF made by Diamond to Victor GF. They are about the same price.

There is no comparison.
11-21-2012 11:54 AM
Originally Posted by Athena View Post
How much do you pay for a bag and how many pounds? I called Costco, but the lady was a real rude b**** and refused to tell me ANYTHING, let alone if they even SOLD it! I had to keep asking and she ended up yelling at me and hanging up. :/
The grain free salmon is $33.99 for 35 lbs.
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