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post #31 of 52 Old 09-27-2013, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Umm, I'm not sure, I'm used to not reading the ingredients since my dogs are never allergic to it lol. I'll be sure to read them next time though!
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post #32 of 52 Old 09-27-2013, 03:22 PM
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Umm, I'm not sure, I'm used to not reading the ingredients since my dogs are never allergic to it lol. I'll be sure to read them next time though!
Do you remember what brands you've tried? We can tell you from there if they're grain-free or not. Also try dogfoodanalysis.com. Gret site for comparing and finding dog food.
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post #33 of 52 Old 09-27-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Right now we're on Purina (horrible crap food I know, I didn't buy it, mom went grocery shopping and bought it), but I can't think of the other two bags we tried
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Before trying raw (which can be very experience to feed, depending on meat prices), I'd definitely try a high quality grain-free food with NO chicken. As I said, we feed Taste of the Wild (TOTW) High Prairie. Both of my dogs are 60lbs and high energy, plus one is a growing puppy. A 35lbs bag of TOTW lasts us almost a month, and that's free feeding them (they're bowls are always full, but they really only eat about 1.5-2 cups per day each). It costs us right around a dollar per day to feed our dogs (even less to feed our two cats, who also eat TOTW). When I was feeding my older dog Purina dog chow (when I first got him), it cost almost $1.50 per day to feed just him (and he was only 45lbs at the time).
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post #35 of 52 Old 09-27-2013, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ok! I'll switch to that food and try it out!
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Ok! I'll switch to that food and try it out!
Doesn't necessarily have to be Taste of the Wild. There are several other grain-free brands that are just as good. I like Taste of the Wild because it isn't necessarily as expensive as Blue Buffalo or some others, but it's still as good. I also used to feed Canidae, but it gave Cash (my older dog) horrible gas.
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post #37 of 52 Old 09-28-2013, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Ugh, he already has horrible gas...It literally makes your eyes water!
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Itchy skin and bad gas almost certainly means a food intolerace! I have one dog who can't have chicken, turkey, lamb or beed and another that can't have corn. I too like Taste of the Wild, but Natural Balance can be pretty good too. Just like people, it's all about finding what works for your handsome boy. I feel either TOTW Salmon, SmartPak Salmon or 4Health (TSC) Salmon right now. I have done raw, but when you can't use any chicken or other poultry and don't know many hunters where you're at, it gets very expensive.
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post #39 of 52 Old 09-29-2013, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thats what I was thinking too!
I've heard some pretty good stuff about TOTW, I might have to try that! ^^
We come from a long family of hunters, I'm pretty sure we have a lifetime supply of meat XD
We even have antelope meat....Lord knows where that came from, lol.
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post #40 of 52 Old 09-29-2013, 05:18 AM
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I had my Great Pyrenees on Fromm Four-Star.
He has very bad food allergies too, and most foods will cause him to itch and chew.
I've now switched to Solid Gold Barking at the Moon.
I kid you not, we've only had him since May and have tried 4 different foods.
I definitely like Solid Gold, and in combination with an allergy supplement, he's doing well.
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