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my friends have their shepherds on this stuff. what do you guys think?

Chicken Meal, Oat Meal, Ground Corn, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)), Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Chicken Flavor, Fish Meal, Pearled Barley, Lecithin, Canola Oil, Fish Oil, Salt, L-Lysine, DL Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Perna Canaliculus, Alfalfa Meal, Monosodium Phosphate, Garlic, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Vegetable Oil, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.

60 lbs of it is only 55 bucks
 

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A lot of grain, I prefer no corn, prefer no Menadione Bisulfite.

I wouldn't feed it to Dante
 

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Originally Posted By: Barb E.A lot of grain, I prefer no corn, prefer no Menadione Bisulfite.

I wouldn't feed it to Dante
Agreed I wouldn't feed that to Jesse either. He is on Orijen and costs me around $65.00 plus tax in Canada, ingredients as follows:

FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS
Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, glucosamine Hcl, cranberries, black currants, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, sea salt.

TONIC HERBS AND BOTANICALS

Chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, funugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosehips.

ORGANIC MINERALS

Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate.

PROBIOTIC MICROORGANISMS

Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

PREMIUM VITAMINS

Mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin.
 

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What brand is that?
 

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Originally Posted By: Barb E.A lot of grain, I prefer no corn, prefer no Menadione Bisulfite.

I wouldn't feed it to Dante
Agreed I wouldn't feed that to Jesse either. He is on Orijen and costs me around $65.00 plus tax in Canada, ingredients as follows:
your paying 65 plus tax for 29 lbs of food? thats extremely expensive..
 

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The thing with the foods with less grains is that almost always you feed way less food so often they come closer than you think in price per feeding.
 

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I pay $54.00 for just over 29 pounds of food - Innova EVO. You do get what you pay for in dog - grain is much cheaper than meat. And clean, monitored manufacturing facilities cost more to run than the ones next door to the local rendering plants that run one food after another through the same equipment.

When you feed a premium food your dog eats much less - so it often doesn't cost much more in the long run. Plus you should have a healthier dog.
 

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Originally Posted By: Barb E.The thing with the foods with less grains is that almost always you feed way less food so often they come closer than you think in price per feeding.
Understood, however, NB is only $44.95 for 30 lbs of food. And that's a petco price that I can get at any time I desire. 30 lbs is ~ 60 cups, and at 4-5 cups a day, everything is expensive.

How many cups a day of EVO do you feed?
 

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I don't feed Evo - I feed Nature's logic. But I was feeding Wellness Core which is another grain free food and I fed about 3-3.5 cups a day. 85 pounds 4 years old.
I think the Nature's Logic is going to be 2.5-3 cups a day.
 

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Is it ok for me to put in a splash of milk for my puppy to make the NB softer? He has no seemingly adverse effects as of this far..
 

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Quote: How many cups a day of EVO do you feed?
Skye, my GSD, eats 1 1/4 cups twice a day - so 2.5 cups a day. By your formula, that would last me over 3 weeks if she was the only dog I feed.

Evo costs a lttle more since it is grain free. For me it is worth it, since I don't have to worry about grains or glutens and my dogs do well on it.

I'm not saying my way is the only way - it certainly is not and this food is not cheap. If gas gets any higher I may have a difficult choice to make. I will still look for a premium food.
 
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