|05-06-2014 10:19 PM|
|05-05-2014 09:44 AM|
My GSDs eat Fromms. Carly is 4 years old, Sage is 3, and Russell is 14 months.
Right now all 3 of them are eating the 4 Star Chicken a la Veg. It's not one of the grain free ones. Everyone seems to like it. No one is being a typical picky shepherd. Poops are good. The girls eat between 2-3 cups a day, with Sage eating more because she has a tendency to be a little too thin. Russell eats 5 cups a day and he is lean.
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|05-05-2014 09:34 AM|
I switched my pup some time ago and he's currently on Fromm Gold Adult after turning one in April. I've been happy with the food and he enjoys it. He still eats a lot to maintain his weight (between 1.5 and 2 cups three times a day), but maybe SOME DAY his intake will diminish.
I did have an issue with a couple of bags when I was having it shipped to me. One he was reluctant to eat when it got down to the last 1/4 of a bag. The other bag he didn't like as soon as it was opened. Since he's a gourmand and not a gourmet, I knew something was wrong with the bag. I figured the bag had gotten a tiny puncture or some such that I couldn't see (it still looks vacuum sealed like their bags do) and had spoiled. I attributed it more to the distributor and called and got a refund on the full bag he wouldn't eat. Someone began carrying it locally so I switched to them and he's been happy ever since.
|05-04-2014 11:20 PM|
My dogs have been eating Fromm for over two years now, they are healthy, happy, and eat each bowl with gusto (which for my picky poodle is a huge relief) Delgado ate the LBP until he was 1 and then joined Jazzy on the rotation through their grain free four star line. Every bag I've bought has smelt fresh, the company has answered every email promptly, and coupons are sent out on a regular basis
I'll never switch without good reason and so far I haven't even had the slightest problem to make me even consider
|05-04-2014 07:58 PM|
|05-04-2014 07:47 PM|
As said I feed Fromm Puppy. I have played the food roller coaster with my other dogs to the point I had no idea if they were doing well or not. Constantly switching. I said I would never do it again. Switching my pup to the adult in the future? Probably not I'm not taking a chance of messing him up. He's doing great on it. I like Fromm I like the fact it's family owned not a big company like Diamond where a ton of recalls. A few bad reviews you will always find. And with any kibble you just have to keep an eye on your pets.
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|05-04-2014 07:16 PM|
|K9POPPY||I think Doc's advice is very good about switching foods, and I also will not recommend any food to anyone here- too hot a topic, no one will agree on dog foods. One has to research dog foods for themselves, try one and see if it works for their dog. Period.|
|05-04-2014 07:07 PM|
|05-04-2014 06:43 PM|
|Doc||The German shepherd has a rather unique short digestive tract. GSD puppies are notorious for puddin poo, runs, etc. that's why it is important to find a food that works for you. Once a pup gets a wonky stomach/bowel issue, it can take a long time to correct it and no particular food will work for every pup. If you get a pup from a breeder that has done well on a particular kibble, I would suggest sticking with it regardless if it is "junk". t least the pup is stable on it and his digestive system is functioning proper. There is plenty of time to find another kibble. I usually recommend keeping a pup on the same kibble until they are 6 months old then slowly introduce a new kibble when switching from puppy food to adult. The digestive track is more developed by that time and less susceptible to changes in food. JMO|
|05-04-2014 04:53 PM|
My issue with Fromm is that their formulas have tons of ingredients. If you have a dog that is having problems, it's really difficult to narrow down the problem. If you have a dog you already know can't have certain ingredients, it's almost impossible to find a formula you can use. For example I have a dog that gets super gassy on poultry.
That said, I am currently feeding Fromm to one of my four dogs. Indy, my pit mix, gets the adult classic (the purple bag). She has no issues on it, she's very well muscled, glossy coat. She can be a little gassy at times but she's like that regardless of the brand/formula she's eating. My local store sells 30lbs for about $35.
Two summers ago I tried Fromm Gold and switched back almost immediately. The dogs I gave it to at that time all got more itchy, one of them developed what looked like mini hot spots all over his body. They were pooping twice as much as when they ate their previous food and the poop smelled absolutely awful. I know, it's POOP, but the food they ate before (and have been eating since I switched back) produces smaller, harder poops that barely smell and dry up very quickly.
I still like Fromm, like the company, and will continue feeding it to my pit bull, but you really just have to try it and see how your dog does. It didn't work for my GSDs but I won't say there was something wrong with the food.
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