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Old 06-24-2012, 12:16 AM
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Default 4Health or Diamond Naturals?

I simply can't afford to feed my dogs TOTW anymore. They do great on it, but the amount I spend a month on dog food ($200-$250) is just too much. So I am having to switch to something cheaper, but I'm trying not to compromise too much on quality. I was going to try Kirklands, but I can't find anywhere to order it online and the closest Costco is 3-4 hours away from me.

4Health and Diamond Naturals are both at the local Tractor Supply and seem decent quality and cheaper. Which one would you recommend, and do any of you feed it?

If you have any other suggestions for cheaper dog foods, I'm all ears.

Thanks for any and all input.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:29 AM
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4Health and Diamond Naturals are virtually the same thing, just different names and very, very minor differences. They are both made by the same company, Diamond. It wouldn't matter which one you chose, but I'd be careful with either of them. Several Diamond products were just pulled due to Salmonella contamination.

ETA: I feed Acana. I order it for $50-$70 over the internet for 30lb bag, but Zander doesn't eat a whole lot and I supplement raw, so I've had it for nearly 2 months now.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:30 AM
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I'm not a food expert so I'm no help there.

But isn't Diamond the one that always has the recalls? Like multiple times a year?
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:31 AM
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The recalls didn't effect my area, so I'm not horribly worried about them. I've fed mine Diamond products for a long time and never had an issue....

But I don't want this to be a Diamond debate thread....lol.
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Well, you'll find the Kirklands at Costco exclusively (I believe, not sure if they have a store under another name), since it's a Costco brand. I know you can order some things from Costco online, do they sell the dog food online?

Not many people here will suggest either of those brands, due to them being Diamond, and They'll state that, that's not really a debate . They're not saying its bad in here or it's good, or why, etc lol (not saying I'm for or against it, btw, I'm currently feeding TOTW)

Anyway, whereabouts are you? How much food do you to through a month? What stores are near you? Are you ok to order online? Any allergies or concerns? Answers to those will better help people suggest food more in your price range.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:23 AM
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Anyway, whereabouts are you? How much food do you to through a month? What stores are near you? Are you ok to order online? Any allergies or concerns? Answers to those will better help people suggest food more in your price range.
Lake Charles, LA.

I go through anywhere between 100-120 lbs of dog food a month. It varies because sometimes I feed more due to activity level on a certain day.

I have PetSmart, Petco, Tractor Supply, a locally owned shop called Planet Pets...

I'm alright with ordering online from a reputable source.

The only dog of mine that has allergies is my pit bull, Chevelle, but she has hot spots and licks her feet no matter what I feed her, so I don't think the food effects her.
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I stopped all Diamond products due to so many recalls. I used to feed TOTW and bought about the same amount as you are. I switched to:

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free - This food is great, cheaper than TOTW.

Earthborn comes in regular or grain free with several varieties to chose from.

I order it through Mr. Chewy and it gets here in 2 days. They have great prices on dog food: http://www.mrchewy.com/b/dog-food/ea...tic,grain-free

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That's the same price as TOTW for me. ):
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I would just visit the stores you have access too, pick all the dog foods you are able to afford and read the labels. Whichever has the best ingredients is the one I would feed.

That's about the best answer I can give without getting into the "debate."
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:08 AM
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I'm not trying to start a debate. I'm just saying you are picking a company that has a pretty bad track record. There are so many foods out there I'm sure you should be able to find a quality one for the same price so if you are going ahead and starting a new food why not pick a 'safer' one? I know in another food thread some people actually have their food shipped to them after ordering online. I did check it out and shipping didn't seem ridiculous on them.
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