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05-02-2014 11:43 AM
anitram I've tried Royal Canin (puppy came eating it) - he actually did really well on it, but he did have a lot of enormous log poops. Eventually he refused to eat it and he was never really super thrilled to be eating it.

Tried GO! and he would not eat the kibble at all. It's a really small kibble and it appears really dry (some kibbles are more oily).

Tried Orijen LBP, he loved the taste of it but it gave him terrible runs almost immediately. And we were doing a really slow, controlled switch. The food is obv too rich for him.

Finally found Merrick Grain Free (Real Texas Beef + Sweet Potato) and he likes it well enough and poops are good so sticking with it!
04-28-2014 03:02 PM
Originally Posted by CharlieB.Barkin View Post
I've done a lot of research on dog foods and every so often I'll change their food to try different things. Which dog food did you have the best experience with?

Over the past 3 years, my dogs have been on:
Royal Canin (1 week) (New dog was eating it previously. We weaned him off it pretty fast.
Hill's (4 months)
Science Diet (4 months)
Orijen (2 years months)
Performatrin (1 month)
Performatrin Ultra Grain Free (2 month)

In that order. Time lengths are just estimated.

I've seen these brands that I'm curious about:
Merrick Classic/Grain Free
GO1 Fit and Free
Taste of the Wild
Blue Buffalo Wilderness
Canidae Grain Free Pure
Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural
Holistic Blend Grain Free
Nature's Variety Instinct/Raw Boost
Nutram Grain Free
Nutrience Grain Free
Solid Gold Barking at the Moon/Sun Dancer
Wellness Core

Sorry about the extensive list. Those seems to be the best brands that I can find in my area. Has anyone had any experience with any of these brands? Could you make any recommendations on which food I should choose next?

This is while I look more into feeding raw. I don't know if feeding raw will be something I would be able to manage, so for the meantime I'm going to try another kibble.
I just started Cruz on Taste of The Wild a month ago. I have had him on BB and Hill's Science Diet before that. He has done excellent on the Taste of the Wild. He has no problems consuming and his stools are excellent. He's had no loose stools like he had with BB.

I'll stick with Taste of the Wild until there is a reason not to do so.
04-28-2014 02:54 PM
Originally Posted by CharlieB.Barkin View Post
I am a bit iffy about Wellness because some of their foods are manufactured by Diamond pet foods.
Not the Wellness Core.

I tried searching for Wellness and Diamond and everything that I read said that Wellness was not manufactured by Diamond.
04-28-2014 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by LaRen616 View Post
I have tried Wellness, Solid Gold, Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Taste of the Wild and Natural Balance.

The Wellness brands are hands down my favorites. My GSD is eating Wellness Core and my Dalmatian is eating Wellness Complete Health.
I am a bit iffy about Wellness because some of their foods are manufactured by Diamond pet foods.
04-28-2014 09:36 AM
LaRen616 I have tried Wellness, Solid Gold, Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Taste of the Wild and Natural Balance.

The Wellness brands are hands down my favorites. My GSD is eating Wellness Core and my Dalmatian is eating Wellness Complete Health.
04-28-2014 12:09 AM
Cara Fusinato I have used TOTW Bison since about 2010. My current dog is very sensitive to fowl and I am not convinced the oceans are safe for full-time consumption by man or beast. However, the bison is a little high in protein for my preference. I am going to give TOTW Bison puppy a try and see how that sits (I have it, haven't started it though). I order off Amazon, though our local feed store andone store in the nearby citty also carry it. This is the only food that keeps my boy from the squeakers and groaners of a tummy (along with probiotics).
04-27-2014 08:35 PM
kr16 Thinking of going from Orijen to this

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04-27-2014 06:58 PM
SaffronTea Lakoda did poorly on the Blue Buffalo Wilderness, but has been doing much better on Merrick Grain Free.
04-24-2014 07:00 PM
barnyard Of the ones on your list, I've tried Taste of the Wild and Wellness Core. I liked both of them. Wellness got a little tough on my budget, but recently I found it cheaper on Amazon with subscribe and save and Amazon mom. With those two discounts, I think it was approximately $42/bag compared to $60-65 in the local stores.
OUr local Tractor Supply just started getting Earthborn in, and they have it right now for $46-47/bag. I like the look of some of the formulas, but Primitive Natural is a little high in ash for my taste.
Right now mine are eating Dr Tim's and I'm very happy with that. I order it from, and the bag arrives on my front door. I usually order the 44 lb bag for $61.99 and free shipping. It's not grain free but my two do great on it.
04-24-2014 10:36 AM
nktigger99 We use fits our tight budget and I feel good about feeding it.

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