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solid gold - any problems with it?

wdawson
June 25th, 2006, 02:47 PM
has anyone heard of any problems with solid gold?
two different retail stores all of a sudden are not carrying it anymore and no explaination as to why......i think it might be the cost but who knows.

Prin
June 25th, 2006, 02:50 PM
I haven't heard anything... :confused: I know some here stopped carrying it because demand was too low... Did you ask them why?

wdawson
June 25th, 2006, 02:52 PM
yea and they only said it was a head office decision.

Prin
June 25th, 2006, 02:54 PM
That's weird. Is there a way to email the head office?

wdawson
June 25th, 2006, 03:00 PM
yea already done that,now i gotta find a new supplier...guess i better start buying the 33lb bags every 2 weeks too stock up...:eek: $65 a bag...oh well kd for a couple weeks...guess it won't kill me.......dog eats better than i do:D

Prin
June 25th, 2006, 03:01 PM
I know what you mean! :D Let me know if you hear anything...:)

wdawson
June 25th, 2006, 03:04 PM
i will, might here back on monday or tuesday.

MERI
June 25th, 2006, 03:06 PM
I recently changed Bilbos food to Solid Gold Wolfking. I have to order if at the store near me. Because it's expensive and people don't buy if often, they don't want to keep it on the shelf.
My dog loves it, but we still have problems with poop - it's not so firm sometimes and it's difficult to pick it up :eek:
I would be interested to know if there is any other reason, why sellers don't want to keep it in store.

Shamrock
June 25th, 2006, 03:11 PM
The pet store I use has a very large selection of premium foods... so was suprised that they didnt carry the Solid Gold. ( was looking for Just a Wee Bit)
Never asked why... but found it yesterday at another outlet.

mafiaprincess
June 25th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Pet Valu doesn't keep it on the shelf but will order it for you. Global stocks it. I switched where I bought from since it was easier to go and get it than have to order it. I was at the Global booth at a dog festival yesterday. They aren't ceasing to stock it, so I'm doubtful it's due to a problem with it.

Prin
June 25th, 2006, 05:02 PM
My dog loves it, but we still have problems with poop - it's not so firm sometimes and it's difficult to pick it up :eek:Did you try cutting back a bit? My doggies' stools were not the greatest until 4 months after I started... But they're both very sensitive. I'd try cutting back a bit first and see how it goes.

Oh, I know one store in Montreal that won't carry it. The owner told me Solid Gold food isn't natural. But she carries Eagle Pack, which IMO is more unnatural than most others that claim to be holistic.:rolleyes:

SunGurl372
June 26th, 2006, 09:17 AM
I ran into the stocking issue with Solid Gold as well. I visited the only store in my town listed as a supplier on the SG website (although I've found two others who carry it), and they had discontinued stocking due to low demand. As for the other two, they carry it in such small quantities and so sporadically, it just became impossible to find.

I looked into shipping it, but the fees are astronomical ($20US to ship a 33lb. bag).

I switched over to Timberwolf Organics. The results have been equally good, but I'd still be on Solid Gold if I had my choice.

SarahLynn123
June 26th, 2006, 10:35 AM
I was looking for it a couple months ago and the pet store said that the ladies that ran the show split, one took the solid gold name and products, the other started her own new line, so they lost their supplier.

I dont know how accurate this it though!

wdawson
June 26th, 2006, 10:14 PM
prin funny you say that.........i went to a pet value to see if they had merricks and when i asked the guy said no and then went on to ask me why i would pay $3.00 a can that is 65% water.....they don't have solid gold either...but they do have a wonderful purina display when you walk in:rolleyes:

Prin
June 26th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Yeah, great taste, eh? Really smart owners. :rolleyes:

Why would you pay $40 a bag for something that's like 80% corn?:rolleyes: At least the dogs can use the water.

OntarioGreys
June 27th, 2006, 09:07 AM
Maybe the distributor for Eastern Canada can explain, last time I was in the Global near me they still had

Lucid Distributors Eastern
25 North Rivermede #12
Concord, Ontario L4K 5V4
Phone: 905-660-9022
Fax: 905-856-0575
info@jollypet.com
www.jollypet.com
Serving Eastern Canada

Golden Girls
June 27th, 2006, 10:11 AM
I've encountered the same problem here. When I'm running low I have to call the store in Verdun ... then he'll order it otherwise you can only buy a small bag. Mine were on Solid Gold Hollistic Blend. Although I'm happy with the results of Miti's weight Brandi hasn't benefited at all from this product as she also has digestive problems.

I just switched to Eagle Pack Hollistic Duck and Oatmeal Formula << I have a feeling I'll have to call in advance for this one as well. I'm so hoping here that this is a good poduct as well :fingerscr

meb999
June 27th, 2006, 12:08 PM
The good pet-food store on the south shore just started carrying Solid Gold. I'm switching Buster to the Wolf King (hopefully he'll do better on that than Wellness....) Buster's got a really sensitive tummy, I'm hoping I won't have too many problems with the switch :fingerscr
Should I gradually change him over (mixing the Wolf King with Wellness) or, seeing as how he's not digesting the Wellness very well, just switch over...maybe fast him for a day before the switch.... ??? :confused:

Prin
June 27th, 2006, 01:11 PM
I'd still do it gradually, meb, but reduce the quantity overall.

Golden Girls, I don't know if they're close to you, but I'm sure Club k-9 or Little bear would have some selection... There's a small one on Monkland that carries all the Eagle Packs too (last time I checked).

coppperbelle
June 28th, 2006, 10:21 AM
The good pet-food store on the south shore just started carrying Solid Gold. I'm switching Buster to the Wolf King (hopefully he'll do better on that than Wellness....) Buster's got a really sensitive tummy, I'm hoping I won't have too many problems with the switch :fingerscr
Should I gradually change him over (mixing the Wolf King with Wellness) or, seeing as how he's not digesting the Wellness very well, just switch over...maybe fast him for a day before the switch.... ??? :confused:

Which store is this? The only place on the south shore that has carried it was Canin Felin and the last time I was there (granted it was about a year ago) they told me they weren't going to carry it anymore because of low demand. Has something changed?????:fingerscr

Right now I am ordering it through a supplier in the U.S. Big time savings by the way but I have to pick it up. I am paying $38.00 U.S. for a 33 lb bag. With the exchange rate around 10% it costs me about $45.00 cdn a bag. The only problem is that it is out of the way and with the price of gas the savings are no longer worth it unless of course I am going that way.

Golden Girls
June 28th, 2006, 11:28 AM
Club k-9 or Little bear - Monkland that carries all the Eagle PackIt's prob as close for me as the Verdun store - thanks, maybe I'll try there.

meb999
June 29th, 2006, 11:46 PM
Which store is this? The only place on the south shore that has carried it was Canin Felin and the last time I was there (granted it was about a year ago) they told me they weren't going to carry it anymore because of low demand. Has something changed?????:fingerscr

Yeah it's Canin Felin (on st-denis in St-Lambert). They just started carrying it again..but call ahead of time, because they don't stock up their shelves!
They also only have the HUGE bag, so I asked the owner to order me a small bag, and he said 'no problem'!!

coppperbelle
June 30th, 2006, 07:08 AM
Yeah it's Canin Felin (on st-denis in St-Lambert). They just started carrying it again..but call ahead of time, because they don't stock up their shelves!
They also only have the HUGE bag, so I asked the owner to order me a small bag, and he said 'no problem'!!

Thanks, in a pinch I can buy it there again.