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Old August 30th, 2005, 10:01 AM
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What dog food?

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I am in dire need of some advice concerning dog food. I will not feed my dogs Iams, or Eukanuba and was wondering if anyone has good results with other brands. I have 3 large dogs, so maybe if I could get some suggestions about foods that are good quality, but a little cheaper than the natural foods.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 10:10 AM
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Well I have a great food for you pm me
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Old August 30th, 2005, 11:47 AM
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Is Solid Gold too expensive? It's $67 for 33lbs (CDN).
http://www.solidgoldhealth.com/produ...id=62&code=170

It's a double edged sword though- you get a better food, it costs more per bag but then you feed considerably less. You buy a cheaper food per bag and you feed more. It usually comes out to nearly the same in the end.

Otherwise, there is the food from costco that seems to not have corn or by-products in it... Kirkland?
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Old August 30th, 2005, 12:45 PM
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Hello all!

I am in dire need of some advice concerning dog food. I will not feed my dogs Iams, or Eukanuba and was wondering if anyone has good results with other brands. I have 3 large dogs, so maybe if I could get some suggestions about foods that are good quality, but a little cheaper than the natural foods.
I am not sure how much you are willing to spend but, the Big Bag pet store in London on Mt. Pleasant st. has some high quality kibble. I feed Canidae and have seen great results with it, but I also add in things every so often like yogurt, flax oil, etc.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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Joey just tried the solid gold maintenance formula today. He only got a little bit because he already had had his meal. He devoured it right of way, then looked at me for more, which I gave because I am a bit of a push over, and he does it to me with those eyes. Next we will try the holistic formula to see how he likes it.

We still have half a bag of Pukanuba left so were gonna finish it first before switching him. However I am adding the Solid Gold Skin Supplement Powder to it for his coat and itchy skin and it seems to make him enjoy the Pukanuba a bit more.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 01:39 PM
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Right now Joey gets 1/2 cup twice a day 1cup total on Pukanuba. How much would that be if I fed him the solid Gold?

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Old August 30th, 2005, 01:43 PM
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Has he tried the Wolf King yet? If he likes the others, he'll love the Wolf King...

As for how much- it depends on the doggy... Jemma got 3 cups of Euk lamb and rice before and now she gets 2-2.5. Boo got 4.5 cups of euk and he gets about 2.5-3 cups.

Georgiapeaches, Canidae is a great food. Mind if I ask how much you pay for a bag?
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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:03 PM
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I feed wellness fish and sweet potato. All my dogs love it and thought it was a bag of treats when I brought it home!

Get samples first though, I hear alot of dogs dont like the taste of wellness and prefer innova or solid gold. (My one dog wouldn't eat either, picky picky dog!)
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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:11 PM
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I feed wellness fish and sweet potato. All my dogs love it and thought it was a bag of treats when I brought it home!

Get samples first though, I hear alot of dogs dont like the taste of wellness and prefer innova or solid gold. (My one dog wouldn't eat either, picky picky dog!)
The fishy one is tasty though!!! I just bought it for my dad's doggy and it smells soooo fishy- my dad's doggy LOVED it and he is a finicky eater.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:19 PM
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Are the prices on that website in US dollars. Because the 33 says its about $40:00 Eukanuba is 36.99 for 35 pounds. Doesn't seem like a huge difference to me especially if you feed less.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:51 PM
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We still have half a bag of Pukanuba left so were gonna finish it first before switching him. However I am adding the Solid Gold Skin Supplement Powder to it for his coat and itchy skin and it seems to make him enjoy the Pukanuba a bit more.
Just a suggestion, if you have a half bag of the old food left, I'd start adding in the new food before he finishes it. That way you can slowly introduce the new food along w/ the old, minimizing tummy upset.

We've used Wellness samples for training. We're constantly training (class every week and practice at home), and as you all know, buying treats can get costly. I picked up some samples of Wellness to use and since Tucker doesn't eat it as his regular kibble, he doesn't know it's just kibble, he thinks it's something special. it works great, free tasty treats, that are good for him.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 10:06 PM
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Are the prices on that website in US dollars. Because the 33 says its about $40:00 Eukanuba is 36.99 for 35 pounds. Doesn't seem like a huge difference to me especially if you feed less.
Yeah, the prices are american. Wolf King is $67 cdn for 33lbs.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 01:57 AM
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Thats seems like a lot but if they eat less then it shouldn't be too much more. Except if he ends of living longer that will be more in the end. Right now Joey is getting the solid gold seal meal skin supplement powder with his pukanuba i mix with a bit of water and he chows it right down.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 06:23 AM
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[QUOTE=Joey.E.CockersMommy]We still have half a bag of Pukanuba left so were gonna finish it first before switching him.QUOTE]

I wouldn't wait to finish the bag.Remember,when switching it has to be done gradually.So you will need to mix the old with the new....
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Old August 31st, 2005, 10:41 AM
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Sure we will do that and just mix it. I was actually just waiting until some of it was used up and just start mixing it.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 10:43 AM
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Yeah, the prices are american. Wolf King is $67 cdn for 33lbs
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I guess its more economical to buy the 33lb bag than the smaller bag or does it make a difference.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 11:41 AM
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Georgiapeaches, Canidae is a great food. Mind if I ask how much you pay for a bag?
You know I am not quite sure and we've been buying it for quite a while, I believe somewhere around the $50 range for a 40lb bag. We'll be going for another in about 2 weeks and I'll post the exact price then.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 03:58 PM
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I guess its more economical to buy the 33lb bag than the smaller bag or does it make a difference.
Yeah, it gets cheaper per lb as you get bigger.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 05:14 PM
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I feed my girls Nutro lamb and rice. They love it. I pay about 40.00 for a 33lb bag.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 06:06 PM
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I use the wellness fish and sweet potatoe too. Couldn't find anything else to try, and she loves that.. needed an emergency food run last week and was really ticked that they were out, refuse to carry solid gold, and we had issues with eagle pack holistic, so I got stuck with wellness lamb and rice... it's not so tasty.. or that's what Cider is tryign to tell me..
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Old September 6th, 2005, 08:41 PM
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Well we just bought our first bag of solid gold Just a Wee bit for Joey. So we will be working on getting rid of that Euakanuba now too. He pawed at the bag all the way until dinner time, and then he chowed right down.
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Old September 6th, 2005, 10:07 PM
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Tasty, eh? If there's one thing the Bison and Salmon is, it's tasty!
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Old September 15th, 2005, 05:50 PM
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We still have half a bag of Pukanuba left so were gonna finish it first before switching him.
If you hate it so much to call it Pukanuba why don't you just donate it to a shelter or humane society and keep a little to switch him over?
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