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I have had all three of my dogs on Eagle Pack Select Holistics for about 7-8 months now and am fairly happy with the results. Tanner (16 month old GSD) has food allergies and is very picky on top of that, but he would eat the Eagle Pack most of the time (especially when I started to add a couple of tablespoons of canned Solid Gold to each bowl of kibble). Tanner on occasion has stress pudding poo when we are getting ready to work sheep, but for the most part his poo looks good. My other two dogs (a GSD and a Pug) have iron stomachs and can eat anything without any problems at all.
I have been buying the dog food a month's supply at a time, in the Co-Op store in Boise. It is a little cheaper than the high end pet food store that carries Eagle Pack. Yesterday, in the Co-Op, I almost had a heart attack when I saw that the price per 33 lb. bag of Eagle Pack had shot up by $7 per bag. Just in a month!
After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I noticed that the Barking At The Moon price is now just $4 more per 33 lb. bag than the Eagle Pack. And the Barking At The Moon is totally grain free.
With just a small price difference, should I switch and see if Tanner does better on the Barking At The Moon? The protein content of the Barking At The Moon is higher, by almost double if I remember correctly. But at almost 1.5 years in age, that shouldn't be a problem for Tanner. Right? Worst case would be switching back to Eagle Pack (and I have nothing against Eagle Pack). Best case, Tanner does even better with the grain free Barking At The Moon.
What do you all think?
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It's just a matter of time before they all go up. I've been thinking of switching to Canidae Lamb and Rice. In the store where I shop, it has gone from $38 a bag to $45. I have 4 mouths to feed.
 

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My younger dog (2 yrs) did great on barking at the moon. I had a very tough time finding a kibble that didn't result in diarrhea or pudding poop. He improved dramatically when I put him on BATM....with stool consistency and coat improvement. I had him on BATM for about six months, then switched to another grain free brand that is equivalent to BATM, but which I could get cheaper. He's stayed consistent for this switch too....so I think the grain free and soy free helped him a lot.
 

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mikaK9, which grain-free are you using now?

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Orijen regular adult. I just have better access to it. If price and access were equal, I'd probably go back and forth a little between BATM and Orijen.
 

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With price seeming to equal out, I am really tempted to switch. I am heading out for a long vacation next month, so I think I'll wait until I get back to actually start the switch.
Thanks for the information, guys! This board is such a great resource for stuff like this.
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I liked barking at the moon. I used it to beef my lot up a bit as an addition to Canidae. They all liked it. And I had no ill-effects from it.
 

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I feed BATM to Shadow and she loves it. Her coat looks good and poops are nice and firm. The only issue I see with it is the cost of $50 dollars a bag now but I only have her as of now so she stays on it. What is everyone else seeing for the price in there area?
 

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I feed BATM to Shadow and she loves it. Her coat looks good and poops are nice and firm. The only issue I see with it is the cost of $50 dollars a bag now but I only have her as of now so she stays on it. What is everyone else seeing for the price in there area?
 
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