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Old 03-15-2007, 08:27 PM
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I am pretty sure i have found a walmart food that is better than nutro.
i just want to share

what i am feeding is nutro high energy.

Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of natural Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Rice Bran, Rice Flour, Lamb Meal, Natural Flavors, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of natural Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Monosodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Dried Kelp, Dried Egg Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganese Proteinate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Niacin Supplement, Chondroitin Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Garlic, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid.

and this is walmarts Maxxium nutrition
i cant find an ingrediant list online so i have to type it out.

Chicken, chicken meal, brewers rice, ground wheat, ground barley, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, dried beet pulp, carrots, natural flavors, peas, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, rewers dried yeast, dreid egg product, salt, blueberry pomace, monocalcium phosphate, proteinated minerals (zinc, copper, manganese), choline chloride, zinc sulfate, vitamin e supplement, ferrous sulfate......
and some other stuff

i have been to the dog food project site and i know what ingredients are bad in these two foods, but how do they compare next to each other?
thanks!

BTW this walmart dog food claims
"no bio products, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:32 PM
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:32 PM
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The first things I notice is that the Walmart brand uses chicken fat, nutro uses poultry fat. They both have corn gluten, but Walmarts food has it further down the list then the Nutro does. Nutro seems to have a lot rice fillers in also.
Nutro has the vitamin k suppliment Menadione in it, Walmarts doesn't.

I would think that the Walmart brand is better, but I'm not super knowledgeable about foods. I'm sure more members can give better advice.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:38 PM
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i was thinking exactly how you are shazbot.
that was my reason for think its better than nutro.

buddies parents, there is no telling what brand of dog food i will put Ruckus on when its time for me to get another bag. probably timber wolf organics. i am just surprised i found something somewhat quality at walmart.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:48 PM
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Are you feeding the Nutro Max or the Nutro Natural Choice?


Nutro Natural Choice is a good food, I especially like the lamb and rice.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:18 PM
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nutro natural choice high energy.

nutro max made his hair fall out
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:46 PM
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That wouldn't surprise me. Nutro really isn't great food- it's decieving though because it's marketed and priced as if it is.
Costco's Kirkland food (the highest end one) is supposedly pretty decent and is very well priced. Canidae is better priced than Nutro and is quite a bit better. Of course just because a food is good, doesn't mean that particular food will work well for your dog. I have also seen dogs appear very healthy on the cheapest crappiest food around-- not that they should be fed crappy food, it's just a funny thing to try to compare foods.
For me a big part too is what you can't see in the ingredient list or nutrient profile and that's what quality the ingredients are. That's why a big factor for me wether I'm feeding kibble, canned or raw is buying a brand that's made by a company I really trust.
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If I was forced to choose, I would feed the Walmart food over the Nutro based on menadione alone...
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If I had to choose, I would pick the Walmart food as well...
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:14 AM
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Does the WMart contain menadione?, It seems you didn't post all the ingredients of it.
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