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Does anybody do this? I mix at least two brands of grain-free kibble for my older dogs, but I'm in a quandary with my ~8 month old GSD. I originally had her on Canidae ALS but didn't like her coat/poop, so when Blue Buffalo Wilderness became available at my "local" store I switched to that (it has the lowest calcium/phosphorus percentages of the grain-free kibbles available to me). However, the price has gone up and her kibble costs more per pound than the grain-frees that I feed the other dogs (which I can't mix with the BB for her because they're too high in cal/phos).

So I was thinking that I could mix the BB with a high quality kibble containing grains until she is old enough to eat EVO. Does anybody feed their dog(s) a mix like this?

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Re: mixing grain-free kibble w/ kibble that has gr

I am.

I know that the formulas, etc. are set.

I have been doing this for a while now-December maybe. So far, good bloodwork on the seniors. (KNOCK WOOD)

I have been mixing Orijen Fish-Fromm Salmon in the first rotation.
Then this rotation is Orijen Adult-Fromm Duck.
http://www.championpetfoods.com/orijen/products/
http://www.frommfamily.com/

I think my next may just be Nature's Logic Lamb with no mix 32% protein. http://natureslogic.com/products/dp_dry_lam.html

I did it to try to avoid an extreme for the seniors because I was worried they would use all their energy digesting proteins all day!

I also could not find one food that I really liked.


Also, frankly, I wasn't able to pay over $60 a bag and feed 10 dogs the Orijen so by mixing it they could have it. The Adult is like $10 cheaper though than the 6 Fish.

If bloodwork was bad, and attributable to food, I'd stop of course!

I really miss when Timberwolf was good because my dogs did GREAT on that.
 

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Re: mixing grain-free kibble w/ kibble that has gr

I mix Instinct with NB fish/sweet potato. Technically, the NB is a grain-free, but it's high in carbs, so it's not as true of a grain free as some of the others (at least, in my brain). I do this to bring the fat level of the Instinct down, and to inch the protein level down a bit, since the dog I'm feeding this to is a senior. NB has some of the lowest fat/protein levels around.

For my purposes, I mix at a 75%/25% split.

I met with a holistic vet yesterday and she thought it was a great idea. My regular vet also thinks it a good idea. And my dog's bloodwork has been consistently good (I test it every six months).

I firmly believe that no kibble is complete. If you're not thrilled with one kibble and find kibbles that compliment each other, it makes sense to try mixing.
 

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Quote: mixing grain-free kibble w/ kibble that has grain? Does anybody do this?
YEP..No problems here!
 
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