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Q: FOOD

July 25, 2009 | By Acnrn | 8 answers | Expired: 1851 days ago

Acnrn

What is the best food for my dogs? We have been buying Nutro for years on the suggestion that it would help wtih their coats and less bowel movements. It doesn't seem to be working. Our younger dog is on Nutro Holistic which is expensive. Any cheaper suggestions.

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Takara H.
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Aug 07, 2009

I know alot of people who feed Kirkland (costco) brand dog food and are very happy with it. I have been thinking about switching since Kelly hasn't been wanting to eat lately.

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Marissa09
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Jul 31, 2009

im not exactly sure if it is cheaper but it is science diet. she loves it. she is great weight. the vet said that her weight is just about perfect. she is a jack russel terrier.

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Anonymous
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Jul 28, 2009

Sheltervt, you seem to really know your stuff. I have my dogs(4) on Blue Buffalo Weight beacuse they are all small dogs and fixed. I do trust this brand - but even w/ a $5.00 coupon it still comes to $26.00. I am thinking about Natures Recipe (fish) for the cheaper price - but will stay w/ Blue B if you and others feel it is better. Also, I heard - with Blue B you can put them on any of their food ( not just the weight) and they will lose weight. I did have them on the fish and they liked it. I appreciate all advice!

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Kayla L.
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Jul 28, 2009

I currently feed Lila B.G. - Before Grain. I don't know how it prices against Nutro but she does fine with it.

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Sheltervt
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Jul 28, 2009

here is my standard speech on dog foods: A very simple guideline for finding a worthwhile food is to read ingredients. Ignore most of the rest of the label, the ingredients are what matter. Read the first ten ingredients, and avoid any foods that contain corn, wheat, soy, gluten, vegetable protein, or byproduct. Corn, wheat, and soy are all top allergens, and all have low digestibility. Gluten is insoluable grain-based protein, making it a filler, and byproducts are meat waste products, unfit for consumption. Preferably, unless the ingredient list is very small, you should see a good, species-specific meat as at least two or more of the first five ingredients. Great brands include Innova, California Natural, Natural Balance, Blue Buffalo, Pinnacle, Merrick, Wysong, TimberWolf, Solid Gold, Canine Caviar, Orijen/Acana, Wellness, Castor and Pollux, Nature's Variety/Prairie, and the list goes on. For PetSmart availability, I like Blue Buffalo first, by Nature Organics second. At Petcos, I prefer Blue Buffalo, then Solid Gold, Wellness, Castor and Pollux, and Natural Balance.

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Courtney H.
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Jul 25, 2009

Check out the website....
dogfoodanalysis.com

It lists quite a few dog food brand and goes as far as rating them based on ingredients.1 star up to 6 star being the healthiest food.

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Lyndsay
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Jul 25, 2009

well if you have dollar gerneral where you live you can by well pet dog food. its cheap and is good for your dog. try looking at the ingredents in other pet foods when you go shopping. not many of them help your dog. well pet has no dyes or byproducts in it. that means its healthyer for your dog.

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Chris H.
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Jul 25, 2009

I can't tell you it is cheaper but we like Nature's Recipe brand dog foods. When I first adopted Ella, she was getting Nutro Max, but I wasn't happy with the high frequency and loosness of her bowel movements. It's been 3 years now and Nature's Recipe food for sensatvie skin and also the one for sensatvie stomach have both been great. Ella has just two good solid stools a day and a shiny coat.

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