|06-25-2014 02:26 PM|
|lalachka||Yeah lol, don't stock up. I bought 200 lbs of kibble, lugged it all to the 3 fl and then went on raw and gave it all away.|
|06-25-2014 02:07 PM|
I bought Purina One for our pup when I first picked her up because it was so late and it was the best thing that Target had. I then bought TOTW and fed them both together. She did really good and ate well.
Then I read that the Costco food is supposed to be really good too so I bought that and mixed it with what was left of the Purina/TOTW combo but I didn't get a good gauge for how well she liked it or not because it was shortly after that when she got sick and stopped eating altogether. She's back to eating now but she doesn't really enjoy it as much as she used to. She loves those Cesar cuisine packs though so I mix that with the kibble and she eats it pretty good.
I might have to go back to TOTW if she doesn't start eating the Costco puppy food again.
From what I read here, keep searching for what works best for you and your dog. Some dogs suddenly stop liking the food they eat so maybe it would be wise to not buy the huge bags of food until you're absolutely sure they'll eat it all. I have about 8 pounds left of our kibble and I'm hesitant to buy it again.
|06-13-2014 09:51 PM|
|WVGSD||My dogs were all just put back on Purina Pro Plan Select Chicken and Brown Rice. It has no corn, wheat or soy. My five dogs (includes two GSDs) were on 4Health's Grain Free Beef and Potato for six months and every one of them lost significant weight! Their GI tracts did not adjust or tolerate it either. They did not do well on Diamond Naturals, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul, Taste of the Wild, Exclusive, Blue Buffalo and Wellness. Everyone can say what they want about Purina and everyone has an opinion. There is a HUGE difference between Purina Dog Chow and the top of the line Purina Pro Plan offerings. If a particular food works well for your dog and it is affordable for you, my advice is to stick with it. With all of the recalls, I switched and it has been a rough few years. My young show GSD looks great, my rescued GSD shines and my other three are doing well now.|
|06-13-2014 07:18 PM|
|mamajag||I'm feeding 4health puppy to Gretchen (4 stars) and put half a can of their canned food (4 1/2 stars) on each of her meals. She's just not that into dry food of any variation. She loves the combo, her coat is shiny, and the vet approves of her condition. She's 39.5 pounds at 18 weeks. I will warn you that when I first swapped her over (the breeder had her on Purina puppy chow), she ate only half the volume of food she had been eating. It isn't full of junk and fillers, so she didn't need to.|
|06-13-2014 07:48 AM|
A lot of dogs do well on Purina One.. If yours is, then why switch?
If you're worried your dog won't like the new food, like someone else stated, try getting a smaller bag or some company's offer small sample packs to try..
My pup and some of my other dogs eat, pre-made raw from K9-Kraving.. It can be expensive, but well worth the money for me..
|06-13-2014 07:45 AM|
A lot of us mail order our food. I use Dog and Cat Food, Treats, and Supplies | Free Shipping at Chewy.com and they are great. Free shipping if you order on a schedule but you can change that schedule at will.
It opens up all kinds of different brands to you.
The picky thing is hard; I have honestly never dealt with it (see dogs in signature line) but I have always been very consistent with taking up food within 15 minutes of offering it if it is not gone.
|06-13-2014 07:41 AM|
[QUOTE=Madisonmj97;5636418]I want something healthy and that he would like... He's picky and I tried him on blue and he hated it. I'll spend whatever I have to on a good dog food that he loves. He likes royal canine but supposedly it's not the best?[/QUOTE]
Royal Canin now uses Chicken By-Products!
Could you afford a pre-made raw? Northwest Naturals is a very nice product. AAFCO Approved For All Life Stages: Why Northwest Naturals
The Honest Kitchen (dehydrated food) is the ONLY pet food company in the USA that is legally allowed to use the words "Human Grade Food" by the FDA on it's packaging and labeling. People in their factory actually TASTE every batch! Dehydrated Pet Food Benefits | The Honest Kitchen
|06-13-2014 02:15 AM|
Btw I wasn't criticizing. I could care less what you feed your dog. Just thought it was funny you went from the crappiest most cheap dog food to wanting to feed the most expensive kibble out there.
If you actually care what your dog likes so much and can "spend whatever" then feed canned food like ziwipeak. Or raw. Or pre-made raw. I bet your dog wouldn't be picky anymore. All those are better than orijen.
|06-13-2014 01:22 AM|
Please don't take that remark to heart.
I have gone through more dog food for my dogs than KFC thru chickens, I understand where you're coming from...however, I also think dogs are like kids, sometimes you just do the best you can with good intentions, not the best in the whole entire world. That's not possible! This dog o'mine has issues with skin stuff, like hot spots and the like, so I've gone thru about 4 brands. I buy the smaller bags as trials. Ended up on Taste of the Wild, and he also does well on Blue. Every dog is different as to what they do well on, and price point is a consideration for me. I just do the best I can.
|06-12-2014 11:30 PM|
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