food for thought

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  1. TruPrincess

    TruPrincess New Member

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    Thanks for this information, that is what I have been feeding my puppy and currently she has not had any problems, but it is almost time to buy more food and I will look into getting something better for her.
     
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    Ew, that is SO gross!

    I think I'll try the Canidae.. I just wonder if Petco takes back unopened dog food since i JUST loaded up w/beneful and Iams :(
     
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    Also, if I switch foods... which I'm going to do tomorrow... should I do it all at once or gradually?
     
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    All my dogs are on DVP's Venison & Brown Rice. All look great, act great, & work great on this food.

    However, just remember that dogs are individuals & what works well for one person's animal won't necessarily work well for your own. For instance, I personally don't like Canidae. I wonn't touch another bag of it with a 10 ft pole. 3 of my dogs had severe food allergies to it (the sunflower oil), & the majority of the rest pooped like 5 times a day on it & had awful dry/dull coats that shed horribly all the time. 2 of my dogs did well on it, but that wasn't enough to make me won't to deal with how shitty the rest of them looked.

    On DVP, all my dog's have bright, shiny coats, poop once, maybe twice a day, & act well & have plenty of energy to work. But again, that's just my experience.

    My dogs also did well on Nature's Variety but it's soooo **** expensive ($50 for a 30lb bag & it seems we go through that in one day).
     
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    Ahhh, now I'm scared of the Canidae!
     
  6. mamie

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    Miakoda what is DVP is that what the food is called?? I never heard of it. I had a great dane once that had digestion and intestinal problems with Royal Canin which is a high end food
     
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    DVP is Dick Van Pattan Natural Balance
     
  8. mamie

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    ok so it's Natural Balance ok I get it lol I think that's what I'm going to go with she really likes the venison and brown rice and so does buddy. how long do you think before you see a difference??
     
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    Gradually... mixing in more and more of the new one. Do it over the course of 7 days. Takes some math! LOL!

    So glad to see people switching to better foods...

    FWIW, my sister swears by Canidae for her dog. He looks great. But I swear by Natural Balance.
     
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    Tosca eats Natural Balance. The Utra Premium.
     
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    Well, people disagree all the time about dog food, so no philosophy here. I'll just say that my very allergic dog can only eat the Natural Balance duck and potato kibble, canned, and the treats. It's the only thing that doesn't break him out into staph infections. He's been on it for two years.
     
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    No argument here.
     
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    Just because a food is "pricey", doesn't mean it's considered "High quality"

    Beneful, although LOOKS like there's meat, veggies etc, is actually food coloring. All those bright colors attact the consumer, so it looks the "best" and people will buy it.

    The truth is, Beneful and Iams, as I said before..or maybe after this post I quoted, are horrible foods. I mean, not HORRIBLE, but not GOOD foods.
    They're filled with fillers, corn, colors, and crap. No nutritional value there.

    Like everyone has so kindly suggested, try Natural Balance, Innova, Neutro, etc. Those are considered to be "Good" "WHolesome" foods

    Also, do NOT switch your dogs food cold turkey. It's something you need to take slow, and gradually mix. It took me a week or so to do it. It doesn't HAVE to take that long, but that's what I'd recommend.

    Does any of that help?
     

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