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Q: What is a GREAT, affordable, nice quality puppy food?

January 15, 2010 | By Amanda | 7 answers | Expired: 1783 days ago

Amanda

I am wanting to change my puppies food. They are both eating Purina Puppy Chow. I want something that is of GREAT QUALITY, and that is affordable....and something that I don't have to get at a specialty store. Any suggestions? What did you feed or feed your puppy/dogs now??
Thanks sooooooo much!!!!!!

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m s.
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Jan 24, 2010

This is important -- read ALL the ingredients on the package -- you don't want processed food -- processed food is not high quality -- Check these out -- i buy them all the time -- (1) HALO (2) NATURAL BALANCE (3) CALIFORNIA NATURAL -- all of these are loaded with natural ingredients -- they're also loaded with veggies -- all of these are very healthy -- NOTHING HERE IS PROCESSED -- in addition, my pets love it.

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Ches21
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Jan 20, 2010

Why not try the Rachel Ray Nutrish, when they stopped carrying Skitters dog food every where that she liked and was the only dog food she would eat we tried that because a vetranairian reccomended it. Skitters took to it right away she loves it and it is good for them too. It's not diet food but it was reccomended also because it is healthy and Skitters is overwieght this healthy diet has been helping her though. Also if it is easier to stay on the other food than switching go down to the humane society they will help you feed your puppies if you are a low income family and you don't think they would eat any other food. Also pedigree has cheap canned dog food. I would reccomend though that you do not feed your dog Ol ray dog food cause I don't know what the price on it is but my grandma use to feed it to her black labs Kacy and Tux it made both of them really gassy and she also use to feed it to her golden retervier Annie my mom said that Annie could clear a room full of people after eating her food it didn't matter that she was friendly and wanted to follow everyone her gas followed her. But I geuss this can happen with other kinds of dog food too.

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Mary C.
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Jan 18, 2010

Go to dogfoodalylisis.com, you will find all kinds of dog foods you can compare and also see reviews and ratings for each. That should be a good start, and everyone who has commented has good choices! I personally feed Taste of the Wild dry and canned which is a grain free food.

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Lilyrose
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Jan 16, 2010

Petsmart carries Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild, which are both good. I'm not sure you'll be able to get a good quality dog food at the grocery store. Good luck!

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Idaviruma
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Jan 16, 2010

Um.. no offense but science diet is expensive garbage to say the least.

Unfortunetely most of the chain petstores do not have a great variety of premium foods. Depends on what you consider affordable really, but I stronly suggest that you look up each of the brands below because their manufacturers website has a store locator and most of these can be found through feed stores/tractor supply.

1) Healthwise
2) Whole Earth Farms
3) Taste of the Wild
4)Premium Edge
5) Chicken Soup for dog lovers soul
6)Diamond Naturals
7) If you have costco membership they carry Kirkland Signature and Natures Domain which are inexpensive, but a whole lot better then any grocery store brand.

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ash g.
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Jan 15, 2010

Hello there, I am new here and am trying things out but I hope that this helps, I have always had great success with Science Diet dog food and puppy food, it is fairly affordable and is of great quality, and in the 50 lbs bags you get enough to last for quite a while. hope this helps you out.

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Amber
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Jan 15, 2010

sadly you're not going to find any "great" puppy foods in grocery stores. some grocery stores will carry a small handful of relatively good foods, like Newman's Own (i've seen this brand in Wal Mart) or Pet Guard (i've seen this brand in Target). but the vast majority of grocery store pet foods are chock full of by-products, fillers, and / or ambiguous "meat" or "animal" ingredients. pet stores like PetSmart and Pet Co will have better selections. most of the time Pet Co is significantly more expensive than PetSmart. but their selections are also very different. there are a number of better brands that Pet Co carries that PetSmart does not and vice versa, though ultimately i'd say Pet Co's selection of "better" foods is better. they carry Halo, Wellness, and Natural Balance. if you regularly grocery shop at natural foods stores like Whole Foods, they also carry a few "better" brands. around here, the best place to go for *really* good pet food isn't a grocery store or a big chain pet store or even a natural foods store. around here, the place to go is a little local pet store, so definitely don't ride off "mom and pop" type places.

if you want a *really* great food and aren't willing to make a special trip to somewhere besides a grocery store, you might consider shopping online and having it delivered. otherwise, it's just not going to happen.

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