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Old 06-26-2012, 02:34 PM
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Default Diet Makeover Suggestions-Pookins Edition

I just finished looking at the food ratings recently posted...and now must flog myself...bad owner, bad bad owner...Beneful and Alpo are basically a ChefBoyRDee of dogfood I guess...edible yet as nutritious as kitty litter.

Can someone suggest a moderately priced brand-that is not in danger of recall- that dogs like but it's healthy too. Sophie walks a few miles daily and runs like a deer. I know she's going to still snack on people and cat food but I'd like to make her meals more nutritionally correct.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:46 PM
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Moderately priced AND not in danger of recall is a very hard thing to come by in the dog food world You can find one or the other, but finding both together is nearly impossible IMO.

That being said, Orson is currently eating Taste of the Wild -High Prairie. It is packaged at Diamond, and was subject to recall just last month, but that was for salmonella.......something I do not concern myself with in dog food. It is grain corn, no rice, no oats, no by products, and the list of ingredients are very nice IMO. It is priced at 46.00 per 30lbs, so around 1.50 a pound, available online or at the tractor supply store which is convenient for me. I currently have a 15% off coupon for TCS, so that's going to bring the price down to just under 40.00 for our next bag...........I find that acceptable

For the record, Orson does not eat kibble alone, he also eats home cooked food............but kibble makes up about 1/2 of his diet each day so I try to be selective.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:52 PM
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I'm feeding Fromm Gold Adult currently - I can get 35lbs for $45.

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Old 06-26-2012, 02:57 PM
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Anything manufactured in a plant is in danger of a recall, honestly.

Mine are on TOTW also. I pay less than $40 for the 30 pound bag. I think prices can vary on TOTW though... several years ago, it was REALLY expensive here, but the price has come way down - maybe because it's more popular now? Not sure and I'm not complaining!

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:11 PM
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I feed Pulsar and I can get 35 lb bags for about $40 a bag.

I've been feeding it for a while now and we're pretty happy with it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:52 PM
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I feed Fromm, and spend like $52 on 15lbs or something like that.

I also feed Acana, Orijin, natures variety and Go! Grainfree in the cat varieties
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:58 PM
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Earthborn. I pay $44 for the 30ish pound bag.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:45 PM
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Default has Fromm Classic for around $35 for 33lbs. I assume it may be similar in-store. I've only seen Fromm Gold and Four-Star in store tho. But, really great company IMO and a great bargain. But I know it does depend on your area and how much pricing is. The Fromm grain-frees are a lot cheaper here than most other grain-frees.

As said above also, Earthborn. Look into Nutrisource or Precise too.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:23 PM
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I feed a diamond brand, but it can only be fond at costco as far as I know called natures domain. great price (35 bucks for 40lbs) pretty decent food
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaydee View Post
I just finished looking at the food ratings recently posted...and now must flog myself...bad owner, bad bad owner...Beneful and Alpo are basically a ChefBoyRDee of dogfood I guess...edible yet as nutritious as kitty litter.
No flogging yourself! You should pat yourself on the back for doing research instead... those companies make themselves seem great. The average person can hardly be expected to know better.

Anyway, echoing the Taste of the Wild if you want to go grain free. They have had recalls though, but I really don't know if you'll find something that affordable that hasn't... Their last recall was entirely voluntary, however. If you set affordability aside, Fromm is a fantastic food from a small company that's never had a recall in 40 yrs. It's kind of a trade-off.

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