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Old 12-28-2011, 09:52 PM
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Default Decent Food with Grains

I can't afford to feed the dogs grain-free at the moment. So looking for suggestions of brands to look at that halfway decent.

Off the top of my head I can think of a few, Innova, HK, California Naturals, Wellness.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:02 PM
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Innova costs more than TOTW here... the cost of TOTW varies from place to place though, it used to be really expensive here, but it's very affordable now. Cali Natural ran me about the same as TOTW when I finally switched from CN.

Wellness had some formulas I was looking at when I was trying to decide what to switch onto. Blue Buffalo isn't horrible either if you just need something decent for a while until moneys get sorted out depending on pricing of everything there.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:05 PM
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I like Earthborn. We take it camping because raw doesn't travel well. lol
Now I'm not 100% sure about pricing, but I think it's reasonable.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:10 PM
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I found the HK with grain gave my dogs wicked huge and soft poops. They use uncooked oats among other things that the dogs couldn't process unfortunately. What I have done though to temper cost is make my own oatmeal and brown rice, which isn't very expensive, and cook it (overly cook it, the dogs need it broken down).

Otherwise, I found Kirkland was good for my apbt but not my malinois. Blue buffalo was great for my malinois as puppies.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:16 PM
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My top three non-grain free brands are Nature's Variety Prairie, PureVita, and Fromm. Around here, they each run around $45 for the 30 lb bag. Missy did very well on the chicken and duck varieties of the Fromm before we switched to grain-free.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:29 PM
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I like Fromm Gold, Acana Classic, Wellness and Pinnacle.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:43 PM
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I like Fromm Gold, Acana Classic, Wellness and Pinnacle.
I wish we carried Pinnacle. *pouts*
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:03 PM
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Seems like here high-quality grain-free foods are cheaper than high-quality grain-inclusive foods. The cheapest here is probably NutriSource, but I found Earthborn pretty cheap online, much cheaper than TOTW.
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Do you have a Costco near you? They've got a grain free food that's pretty decent and is priced pretty well.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:39 AM
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Want to point out...most of the time you will feed less of a grain free formula so even if the cost per bag is higher you still come out ahead.
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