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Old 07-24-2005, 07:14 PM
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Does anyone know how good of a food Nutro is? I switched Peanut from Purina to Nutro a few weeks back. I read the ingredients and they look to be ok, but I want a second opinion.
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:39 PM
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Better than Purina but still not all that great. From what Mordy said about it before, it used to be a quality food but then they switched ingredients and it went downhill from there. I would recommend Canidae, Eagle Pack, or Innova, Canidae is about the same price as Nutro is where I live but is made with human grade ingredients.
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:41 PM
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Yeah. What adrienne said. It's overpriced for what you get.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:35 PM
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Quick question; what exactly is chicken "meal"?
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:18 PM
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chicken meal is chicken with all of the moisture absorbed out of it.
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:19 PM
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Oh, ok. Thanks for clearing that up. I saw at the store that Nutro was supposed to stop shedding and increase the gloss of the coat. Is this really true?
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:34 PM
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what it does is they will shed a lot when you first switch them to the food and then once they shed a really big shedding then they won't shed as much. Improving the shine and everything would be true if you were feeding a grocery store food, but that's because it is better quality than the grocery store brands. It does improve their coat because my friend switched her dogs that she's had on Purina for over 5 years to Nutro Natural Choice and their coats got so beautiful.
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:13 PM
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chicken meal is chicken with all of the moisture absorbed out of it.
actually it's not quite as simple. the official AAFCO definition is the following:
"the dry rendered product from a combination of clean flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts of whole carcasses of chicken; exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, or entrails"

so it can be made either from whole chicken carcasses, or just from boneless meat and skin. there are several different quality grades of chicken meal, so the chicken meal in food X is not necessarily the same as that in food Y.
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:46 AM
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So is it ok to keep feeding Peanut Nutro? I hear the price is high, but here a medium sized bag costs about $8.00
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:54 AM
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How does that compare to some better brands? Most places Nutro is priced about the same as higher quality brands but it's not as good.
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