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Old 05-16-2012, 11:43 PM
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Oh a for the food, i can't afford anything that's all meat. I was planning to ease him into Purina smart blend. Any thoughts?


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Purina isn't any better. Before the recalls, I would have recommended Diamond because it's inexpensive and corn-free. Now, I'm not quite sure what is in the price range of the more unhealthy foods that offers a better nutritional value.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:41 AM
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I'd steer clear of anything manufactured by Diamond. Recalls.

Check out www.dogfoodproject.com. Mordy's info will show you how to read labels, what to look for and what to avoid so you can make a good, informed decision on your own that fits within your budget

One thing to look at is the calorie/nutrient content. The more nutrient dense, high calorie foods take less to feed and are often significantly less expensive in real cost than "cheap" foods!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:34 AM
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Thanks for the links. I didn't know not to take him anywhere for awhile. That's a really helpful tip, because right now he barks at anything bigger than him. I'll look into some good food and treats.
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Yeah, I spoke with my very pro-raw vet about the raw+kibble issue (she is a holistic vet and has done a lot of additional research into raw feeding), and she seemed fine with it. As do nutritionists like Mordy and Monica Segal. As long as they are okay with it, I'm okay with it.

IME a lot of the people out there saying raw+kibble in the same meal is terrible are hardcore raw people who are using it as a scare tactic to get people 100% off kibble.
This. I feed kibble and raw together quite often, and I've never had an issue with my dogs, nor any of my foster dogs.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:02 AM
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I switched his food yesterday, and also got him some canned food. He seems to be eating a lot better, so I'm starting to think he just didn't like the Science Diet. No worries there, that stuff was too expensive and smelt awful.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:12 AM
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Once you start learning to decipher all the misleading stuff on the labels you know why the stuff stinks!

Glad to hear he is eating better now
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