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04-09-2014 02:21 AM
Madisonmj97 Yup, he seemed to like thee authority, thanks!
03-30-2014 03:09 PM
sechattin Fromms isn't at Petsmart. For higher quality foods, Petsmart has Blue Buffalo, Nutro Natural Choice, Nutro Ultra, Wellness, Castor & Pollux, Simply Nourish, Bil-Jac, Authority Grain Free, Hill's Ideal Balance, and Innova. Think most of them are also supposed to get Nature's Variety and Evo in the next few months too. If you want a good quality food, and price is a concern, I would try Authority Grain Free or Simply Nourish. Both pretty good foods, and they almost always have sales and coupons out for them because they're proprietary brands.

As for what your pup will like, it usually depends on the individual dog. Hard to know without trying.
03-30-2014 03:01 PM
Madisonmj97 And most puppies like it?
03-30-2014 03:01 PM
Madisonmj97 And all that's in petsmart right?
03-30-2014 03:00 PM
Originally Posted by erintaylor1995 View Post
Authority at PetSmart is a pretty good food and isn't too expensive.

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Authority GRAIN FREE is a good quality one. I always make that distinction between the regular and grain free formula. The regular one still has a large amount of corn and rice glutens that I personally don't like to see in my dog's food. The grain free is maybe a dollar more than the regular formula.

Also, I don't know about the policies at other stores, but on almost all of Petsmart's foods, if you keep the receipt then even after you've opened the bag, if your pup doesn't like it, you can return it for at least a store credit. It would give you more freedom to try different foods. Did this with mine when he was young and it seemed like everything upset his stomach. I probably got four different types of food, but I didn't have to pay for each one. After a few days, if it didn't work out, I just trucked the rest of the food in its bag and the receipt back to the store to return it and try something else. The only one you can't do this for are what they consider the grocery store foods - Pedigree, Alpo, Iams, Cesar's etc.
03-30-2014 02:48 PM
Shade I feed Fromm with great results, if I was looking for a kibble that was good quality for a lower price then I would go with Costco's Kirkland brand.

I've fed Iams and Authority before, hated Iams and their constant recalls, Authority wasn't bad but my GSD did horrible on it which caused me to switch to Fromm.
03-30-2014 02:46 PM
SunCzarina Beniful is horrible. They spend more money on marketing and pretty bags than what goes into the bag.

Iams not so bad. Purina one isn't that bad.

Look at Fromm, not many dogs turn that down. Small company that doesn't outsource production. Never had a recall. The price isn't that bad either, cost you the same as the better supermarket brands.
03-30-2014 02:45 PM
erintaylor1995 Authority at PetSmart is a pretty good food and isn't too expensive.

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03-30-2014 02:40 PM
Madisonmj97 Is Iams healthy? Or beniful? I don't want to have to buy an expensive dog food that he doenst even like when he likes the cheaper kind. He'll eat my other dogs Iams adult food all the time. He won't eat the blue unless I mix it with soft food...
03-30-2014 01:50 PM
SunCzarina My children like chips and junk too.

If he doesn't like Blue, there are many other healthy options out there. Look at the dog food
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