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Old 02-07-2009, 12:52 PM
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Default Quick question: I'm out of dog food

I feed Nature's Variety Praire kibble and I finished the last bag yesterday. My UPS shipment isn't expected for a few days and the only store where I can buy it is closed (closes at 12 now instead of 3...yay ).

So now I have to go to Petsmart or Petco and buy something from there (which I tend to avoid). So what should I get? Blue Buffalo Wildnerness? What is Avoderm like? And what in the hell is Castor and Pollux?
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:56 PM
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Avoderm is what Lucy's shelter feeds. They recommended we got her off of it quickly after adopting her, because while it's good, there are obviously better. She had messy stools on it, but I'd attribute that as much to the stress of being in a shelter than to the food.

Really though, if it's only a few days, is it a big worry? All those foods are pretty good, from what people have said on here.
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:10 PM
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I'd feed the Blue Buffalo Wilderness if I had to get it from those stores. I actually fed it to my cats for a while and they did well on it. I really only switched because it is more expensive than some better quality brands.
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:12 PM
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I really only switched because it is more expensive than some better quality brands.
I noticed that. It's $46 for a 26 lb bag. Wierd. I do think that's what I am going to go with, but I need to figure out if 2 bags will do or if I need 3. argh........
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:52 PM
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For a few days Im sure any of those foods are fine but what I do when I run out of food, instead of wasting a whole bag of something else or risking it bothering their stomachs, is cook some ground beef or boil some chicken and add some brown rice or sweet potato and some kind of veggie and just make them that for a few days.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:51 PM
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Izzy did really well on Avoderm actually but I guess every dog is different. Whatever you feel is best and most cost effective is always the right choice
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:56 PM
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Boo has been on Avoderm - she does fine on it, so we haven't switched.

We had our old dog, Belle on Blue Buffalo Senior and she did just fine on that too.

I don't know too much, but my gut would tell me to go with the food that is closest to what you've been feeding.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:10 AM
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I would get Natural Balance at Petco before getting Blue Buffalo... it's very overpriced, not that great, and gimmicky. I mean, it's still a good kibble. But not worth the cost IMHO. Petco also has Solid Gold, which is awesome, albeit a bit over-priced nowadays.

Poodlemommy has got a good idea. Feeding some home-made meat, veggies, and oatmeal/sweet potato/brown rice/whatnot might cost the same for a few days and there isn't a big risk of tummy upsets.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:00 AM
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next time remember to order before the bag is empty so you can get the new bag before the pet food runs out...
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