what dog food do you use, and why?

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Right now I'm feeding Kirkland because of the price. I used to feed Evo mixed with Innova when I first got Bamm and then switched to raw for a while. He did best on raw, but it got pretty expensive so right now I need to feed something that's a decent quality food but wont hurt my budget. He does pretty well on Kirkland, but I can't wait until I can afford to go back to raw.
 

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I feed 50% raw in the PM and 50% kibble in the AM. The main reason for not being 100% raw is because my brain does not function before noon and scoop/ dump is about all my poor little mind can handle for six dogs.

As far as kibble brands I use what's on sale of the higher end available stuff. Like Nature's Variety, Wellness, TOTW, etc. I try not to use the same protein bag in a row.

I also supplement with showstopper, fish oil and E.
 

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Juno gets Natural Balance because she has a sensitive tummy and actually tolerates this stuff. For now. She also tolerated Innova for 6 months so we'll see how long this lasts. :rolleyes:

Lucy just got switched to Nutro Ultra, the "holistic" stuff. I guess it's actually not too bad. I thought for simplicity's sake we would put her on NB when she finished up the bag of Innova... but no, my mother decided she didn't want to buy expensive food for Lucy. She wanted to put her back on Nutro anyway so I just convinced her to pick a better Nutro formula.
 

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My gang (including the cat) get kibble in the morning (usually Kirkland) and Honest Kitchen (either Verve or Preference with beef) in the evening. HK is dehydrated raw so it has all the benefits without the disadvantages of prep, storage space, and bacteria. :)

I don't feed the HK full time since I can be lazy and like to have the option of just scooping kibble sometimes, though that may change once I'm self employed vs. being on another person's schedule.
 

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Mine eat Blue Buffalo, the Chicken and Rice formula, with a little bit of the Salmon and Potato formula mixed in every once in a while.

I'd love to try the Wilderness, but my mom doesn't believe in grain-free :(
 
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Im currently back to feeding kirkland. It seems to be one of the only foods that will agree with his stomache. I'm going to try RAW again, slowlyyyyy and see how it goes. But I cant start that until after vacation, as I dont want to do a 2 week road trip trying to keep the dogs food cold in a cooler, PLUS it would be so much added stuff we would have to bring (a extra cooler or 2 extra)
 

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Chloe gets Canidae Lamb and Rice formula. She's doing great on it and I like it because it is nice for my budget (considering she doesn't eat much at all). She's on a lamb and rice food because when she was a puppy she had major tummy problems and the only thing that got her off the runs was a switch to California Natural Lamb and Rice and I'm not scared to give her anything but lamb and rice should we go back to the runny poop every two hours era.

Rose is fed Exceed Lamb and Rice, because my mom wanted a cheaper food and Blackie was loosing his hair on Chicken Soup. Exceed is sold at Sams, which my mom likes, and it isn't a horrible, horrible food (about like Eukanuba Lamb and Rice). Great price and Rose is doing great on it, so I can't complain even if it does have corn in it...
 
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I don't have a dog, but I work at a local pet food specialty store.

My cat, however, currently gets Fromm for dry food, and Fromm, Nature's Variety Instinct, Wellness, and Go!/Now! for wet food.
 

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Innova EVO... usually the chicken and turkey formula. It's $28 for the medium bag (14ish lb?). He wasn't going through the big bag fast enough and the end just wasn't as fresh.

And a lot of scraps that my kids like to throw him during their meals... he won't eat fruit unfortunately, that would be too easy for us.
 

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TOTW now.
No more EVO since Natura's in it with Proctor and Gamble.
 

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Primal most of the time

but when its kibble (when we travel) its usually Innova, or Solid Gold wee bits as of late
 

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Acana and Go! Endurance as of now. He's been eating Acana grain-free varieties for a few months now and we recently added the Go! Endurance.
 

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Recently switched all the dogs over to raw (chicken, turkey and pork) mixed with Sojourners Grain Free mix. They are very pleased with my decision. :p
 
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All of my dogs are on Taste of the Wild now and I rotate all the formulas. I buy a 15 pound bag at a time for about $24. Right now they have the bison formula. I supplement with Bravo pre-made raw as well as Primal pre-made raw. For training rewards, I use boiled chicken cut into tiny pieces.
 

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I am now feeding 1/2 Honest Kitchen and 1/2 raw. The raw is usually prey model, with occasional Stella & Chewy's pre-made raw.

I am feeding THK because chubby (Fozzie) refuses to lose any weight on raw... :/
 
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I feel Diamond Naturals Chicken and Rice - I've tried the Lamb & Rice but it wasn't a hit. I get it at TSC for about $28 for a 40lb bag, but I've used their $5/$25 off coupon for the last 2 or 3 bags so I get it for $23.
If I can find this I may switch to it.

Because of our very (very) tight financial state we've down-graded to feeding Purina again. I hate it, but right now it's about managing everything at once while keeping them fed and healthy. They also tend to get scraps a lot, anything that's not on my "do not feed" list is perfectly game. So long as they aren't given scraps while we're eating.
 
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Mine are fed raw. Neither of them can eat chicken, so I feed mostly turkey, beef, and duck. Other than the occasional green tripe, I don't feed fruits or veggies as a main part of their diet, but I do give them fruit whenever I eat some because they like it. I usually don't spend over a dollar per pound, and it's quite often half that price.

I keep Orijen on hand for traveling or if I forget to defrost something. I feed it because the ingredients are fantastic, and it causes the least amount of change in the dogs from raw. I still have to deal with kibble poop, though. :p
 

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I feed Taste of the Wild. It has like 7 good meat sources, grain free and has other good ingredients... suppliments, no yucky artificial preservatives or chemicals, no ingredients from China...I can go on and on. It is a good level of protein for my dogs. They do very well on it and love it. I pay about $45.00 for a 30 lb bag. Toker use to have the worst gas and when she went on this, it completely disappeared. Their coats are shiny and they have good energy.
 
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