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Old 01-23-2005, 06:45 PM
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I finally went to the pet store and got some Innova. It's pretty expensive. 6.6 lb for $15 Am I getting ripped off from this pet store or what?
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It's much cheaper in the big bags. I pay $37.00 for the almost-30 pound bag of EVO. If you've got a big freezer, you could probably buy the large bag and freeze it in freezer bags that would probably last your little one almost a week. It would probably be fine to just store it in the smaller bags without freezing if you kept it in a dark cabinet away from heat.

Those little bags do seem expensive, but even buying that way is much cheaper than dealing with some of the problems you can get down the road from all of the chemicals, hormones and other toxins - not to mention just plain bad nutritional quality - in that other stuff.
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:22 AM
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when i fed innova, i typically paid $13 for 6.6lbs, $23 for 16.5lbs and $36 for 33lbs.
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:03 AM
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Well, I think 6.6 lb is a bit big. Toki gets sick of it so I usually have to keep changing brands or I would have to mix it with wet food inorder for him to eat it. I got him Royal canine 3lb bag and just towards his last 2 cups he wouldn't want to eat it anymore. Can you believe that? So if I get a 5 lb bag it last me for 2 months or maybe more.
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:56 AM
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Well, I think 6.6 lb is a bit big. Toki gets sick of it so I usually have to keep changing brands or I would have to mix it with wet food inorder for him to eat it. I got him Royal canine 3lb bag and just towards his last 2 cups he wouldn't want to eat it anymore. Can you believe that? So if I get a 5 lb bag it last me for 2 months or maybe more.

They say that changing brands all the time is not good for the dogs...
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They say that changing brands all the time is not good for the dogs...
who are "they"? also, "not good" is a very vague statement.

it is true that some dogs have a little more trouble adjusting to a new food than others, but taking that into consideration you can just make the switch more slowly if you have to. generally 3-5 days is a good time frame, but some dogs need a little longer. some switch "cold turkey" without a problem at all.

as far as nutrients go, if you feed commercial food exclusively, it is much better for the dog to rotate between several high quality brands rather than to feed the dog the same food all his or her life. products are formulated differently and feeding the same thing all the time, without any variety, automatically makes the body accumulate too much of one thing but not enough of another.

the claim that all foods are "complete and balanced" is absolutely ridiculous. requirements differ depending on age, health status, genetics and many other factors, and commercial dog foods are not designed with the individual dog in mind. they cover the "averages", but for many dogs that is not good enough. if it was, we'd all have perfectly healthy dogs that live to 30 years old.

last but not least - you don't eat the exact same thing two or three times daily, every day. why would you expect your dog to do that - a carnivorous animal that has evolved as a scavenger, eating a wide variety of foods.
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That's really not bad then. You should end up saving a lot of money in the long run by avoiding food-toxin related problems.

Next time, look at the big bag and think of me buying one every eight days or so . . . you'll feel soooooo much better, lol!
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That's really not bad then. You should end up saving a lot of money in the long run by avoiding food-toxin related problems.

Next time, look at the big bag and think of me buying one every eight days or so . . . you'll feel soooooo much better, lol!
Well Renee you have sold me on the Innova, waiting for the person to bring it, got me a 16lb. bag for 24 bucks. Now just hope she likes it, and the Science Diet has been tossed in the trash. Oh and how long do you think that 16 lb. bag will last since you don't have to feed them as much? She's about 36 lbs right now...
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It's going to depend on which type of Innova you bought. Check the feeding instruction on their website, www.naturapet.com .

If it helps any, the 28.3 pound bag of EVO lasts me about 8 to 10 days for a 65 pound, 145 pound and approx. 120 pound dog, depending on how active they are.
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It's going to depend on which type of Innova you bought. Check the feeding instruction on their website, www.naturapet.com .

If it helps any, the 28.3 pound bag of EVO lasts me about 8 to 10 days for a 65 pound, 145 pound and approx. 120 pound dog, depending on how active they are.
wow if it last that long for 3 big dogs, it must be some great stuff, just glad I'm getting her healthy food now.
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