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        07-22-2013, 11:11 PM
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    We currently feed the cheaper Wal-Mart brand. The dogs (4yo Pitbull, 8yo GSD, and two 2.5yo labradoodleXretriver) do fairly well on it. There haven't been any evident health issues for them.
    When we just had the Pit and GSD we fed Canidae. It was great but really expensive and with four 50lb+ dogs, my dad decided we had to switch to a less expensive brand. Luckily my dogs were fine with the cheaper brand. That being said, when I relocate to Nor.Cal for graduate school, I plan on taking the Pit and switching her back to Canidae.
         
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        07-23-2013, 12:23 AM
      #32
    Yearling
    We used to feed Nutro lamb & Rice because one of our dogs was intolerant of beef, chicken, wheat and corn. I regularly checked he ingredients because I read that manufacturers change to cheaper ingredients. One day, I saw wheat in third position on Nutro Lamb & Rice.

    So we switched to Diamond lamb and rice and have been using that for a couple years. Just last month, our old lady dog SayD started having scabby really flaky skin. When I researched online, recommendations were for raw food. Turns out that when we cook meat and bones, we leach out all the nutrients, especially vitamin C which is what SayD needs. Also, my SIL has been feeding raw and her dogs look amazing.

    So now I feed raw chicken legs, raw eggs and a little Diamond. SayD's skin cleared up in 1 week and now is perfect and healthy. And of course, the dogs (SayD the old black lab, Whitey the Jack Russell, Luna the Chihuahua Jack Russell Beagle mix, and Ray the Bull Terrier Husky puppy) LOVE it.
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        07-24-2013, 07:51 PM
      #33
    Showing
    You know the best dog food you can get is from the vet. A lot of the brands there are monitored.
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        07-25-2013, 02:11 AM
      #34
    Weanling
    The very WORST food you can get is from a vet. They're paid not only to stock it, but also mark it up 100%. He with the deepest pockets gets the sell-out's endorsement. What better way to drum up more business than chronically unhealthy animals? Save yourself some $$ and get Dog Chow. Same garbage at the fraction of the cost.

    As to the carnivore/omnivore debate... Teeth tell all. No grinding molars, there. All tearing teeth. Dogs thrive on Prey Model Diet but cannot survive without meat.
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        07-26-2013, 10:10 AM
      #35
    Yearling
    I feed 4Health from Tractor supply too. Their prices are pretty decent and I really like how my dogs are on it, their healthy (Unless they're choking on a shock) and their coats are really really shiny. I have a spaniel/lab mix, an Aussie, and a Chocolate lab and they all do well on the large breed adult formula.
         
        07-26-2013, 10:45 AM
      #36
    Foal
    We feed 4Health from Tractor supply as well-we have a pit/shepherd, a yorkie/chiuaua and a pit mix. All do well on it and the pit mix's skin allergies cleared up in no time at all.
         
        07-26-2013, 10:52 AM
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    Yearling
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    We used Blue for a while but recently changed to Tractor Supply Co's brand (4Health), which they are doing well on.
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    I work at Tractor Supply... and we have had a ton of people switch to our 4Health food. There are two lines of it. One comparable to Blue Buffalo and One comparable to Taste of the Wild. I feed my labs 4Health Large Breed. And they do amazing on it. Shiny coats, good weight, healthy. And it is 5 lb (in the largest bag) more food for $20 less.
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        08-01-2013, 11:17 PM
      #38
    Weanling
    I feed my Boxer4 health. I would say it's in a good price to compared to Blue bUffalo and Taste of the Wild. I compared 4health to taste of the Wild today and most of it's the same. I switch from Diamond after hearing about this food, and could believe the change in my dog.
         
        08-02-2013, 02:13 AM
      #39
    Weanling
    I feed my 8yo pittie girl Taste of the Wild. It's grain free, so it fills her up more, it's good quality and it's a bit cheaper than Canidae (which made her fat. It's really rich).

    Edit: I just read the 4health comments and night try to track some down!
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        08-04-2013, 10:01 PM
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    Green Broke
    So I ended up buying 4health large breed formula. Now, I have a 5 month old Akita/husky pup who is at about 60 pounds and growing like a weed. It won't do any harm in just feeding the adult large breed, will it?
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