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Q: What is a good inexpensive food for my pittbull?

April 26, 2010 | By Debbie W. | 6 answers | Expired: 1624 days ago

What is a good inexpensive food for my pittbull?

Hi my name is Debbie and my babys aname is Tango. He is a year and a half yrs and I saw a web site tonight for dog food called Platinum natural dog food. Has anyone heard of it? They claim to have really great food that is high in protine and 70% chicken. No bi-products. It is $34.00 for a 11lb bag. Tango has major gas especially when he has had some people food. His skin is dry too. Thanks for your comments. Debbie

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Lisa B.
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May 05, 2010

We like call of the wild dog and cat food. It doesn't have any grain or fillers.

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Amber
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Apr 28, 2010

some good brands have been mentioned, and the dog food analysis website is good. always remember that what you're really looking for is "the right food for your dog". there's no such thing as "the best food". for example, Blue Buffalo Wildreness is an excellent, quality dog food that is certainly worth trying out. for at least several people here, though, it wasn't the *right* food for their dog...it seems to cause gas in a lot of dogs. better to feed your dog a 4-star food that works very well for them than to feed them a 6-star food that disagrees with them.

a couple more good brands: Wellness, Dogswell, Blue Buffalo, Innova / Evo, Prairie / Instinct, Halo, By Nature

as far as price goes, Premium Edge tends to be the least expensive food that is free of wheat, corn, soy, and by-products. if you're looking to go totally grain-free, Taste of the Wild is usually least expensive by a good bit.

as for the dry skin, try adding salmon oil to his food. lots of good omega-3's. we use Grizzly Salmon Oil.

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Jillian
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Apr 26, 2010

www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/

this site will tell you how nutritious foods are based on a six star rating system. if it's 4 or more, it's good. 3 is decent, but 1 or 2 should be passed by.

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Idaviruma
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Apr 26, 2010

I couldnt access their site, so I cant judge it based on ingridients.

But some quality affordable brands include:

1)Healthwise
2)Canidae
3)Whole Earth Farms
4)4Health
5)DIamond Naturals
6)Taste of the Wild
7)Premium Edge
8)Chicken soup for dog lovers soul

Most of them are available through feed stores, but you'll have to check the manufacturers site for store locations. I would reccomend Healthwise or Taste of the wild, Healthwise is about $36 fot 35 lbs and TOTW is about $43 for 30 lbs, but its a bit more nutrient dense(grain free).

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Apr 26, 2010

Even if a food is more expensive at first it can be cheaper in the long run due to less vet bills and such. Try a food with as little a plant-based compostion as possible. The meats used are important too. Lots of waste meats used in the cheaper foods can be contaminated or old. The pet foods are not regulated as well as they could be at the plant level. They kind of pay lip service to that once they get their every few year "pass stickers". Folks who feed quality foods often see less wastes produced by their animals. The price you quoted isn't much different than quality foods like Eagle and Halo.

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Nancy C.
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Apr 26, 2010

Sounds like his tummy issues could be related to what your feeding. Be careful with people food since many dogs can't digest it right....especially dairy products. Also do not change foods to much...and if you do do it slowly not all at once. That just gives your pups stomach a chance to adjust. I am not familiar with Platinum foods. I know there are a lot of foods that claim to be high-protien and organic. You can ask your vet to recommend some specific ones for Pittbulls. I had used Nutro High Protien in the past for my ex-racer. Its not real cheap but you can find it in PETCO and other chain stores....so its easy to find. There is another brand called Blue Buffalo that has gotten a lot of good feedback from pet owners. You can Google it and see where its available near you. The dry skin Tango has can be helped with good diet. Try putting olive oil in with his food. I used to do this and it had no bad effects. It takes a few days before the coat improves. You only need a tablespoon or so. He looks like a great guy. Good luck !

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