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Old December 31st, 2006, 05:40 PM
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Confused on what food to switch too

Hi, I'm new here and have been reading all about dogs foods but am still confused about whats the best food for my pup.

I have a 6 month old puppy that my parents adopted on Nov 29 for me as a christmas present. They wanted me to have a "small" dog but we walked out of the pound with a pit/shep or lab mix.

He is on the Science Diet large breed food right now.
and I am confused about this food. I have my vet and a few other people tellin' me its very good and then I have others saying it's just a high priced low quality food.

I've been wanting to change his food for a few weeks now because Science Diet is pricey but I do want him to have a good/high quality food.

I've read Innova, Solid Gold, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul, Canidae, Blue Buffalo, California Natural, Natural Balance, Nutro Natural Choice.

All are good ones? plus Blue Buffalo, Nutro and Natural Choice, are sold at petsmart.. Which I like since I don't live too far from it.

But what food should I swhitch him to?
which one would be best and not so expensive.
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Old December 31st, 2006, 05:42 PM
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I think the Canidae would be the best value.
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Old December 31st, 2006, 05:54 PM
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I can speak from experience that the Canidae works well for my dogs (lab/rott mixes) and it works out to one 40 lb bag every 3-4 weeks for the 2 of them-way cheaper than the one 30 lb bag a week of Purina they'd be eating.
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Old December 31st, 2006, 05:57 PM
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Hi there. Welcome to the board. I see that you are a fellow Floridian. If you have a hard time finding Canidae and end up looking for something else, go to PetSupermarket -- they sell both Wellness and Merrick. I would stay away from the Nutro. I know with my dog she didn't do well on it at all. She threw up a lot and I know a lot of other members dogs had the same reaction. By the way, we need to see pictures -- lots of them!
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Old December 31st, 2006, 06:00 PM
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Blue Buffalo, Nutro and Natural Choice are not the best foods either although they are better than Science Diet.

I agree with Prin that Canidae would be your best choice. It is a good food and the best value. It's not available where I live so I feed Innova and it's $56for a 33lb. bag in Canada.
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Old January 1st, 2007, 01:04 PM
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Thanks for all the replys!

I will look for Canidae and try it out!
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Old January 1st, 2007, 01:09 PM
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Good choice. Good luck.

Here's the store locator for your area:

http://www.canidae.com/company/storelocator.html
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Old January 1st, 2007, 11:53 PM
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If you can't find it, look for the Chicken Soup. It's a great food for a great price. Very reasonable.
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