Best dog food for best price?

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    Day before yesterday...
    <<< That little thing climbed on the coffee table and ate most of a half pound bag of chocolate covered peanuts...she had the chits so we had to give her a half dose of Pepto...ever tried to entice a dog to drink pink Pepto? We made a bowl of Pepto and American cheese slice mixture...looked appetizing...for the most part, it worked...

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    Initially my girlfriend tried to get her to drink it out of the little measuring cup cap...the dog grabbed it with her teeth and slung it across the room...so then we went to Pan B and the cheese...

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    We buy verus for our two dogs. They seem to like it alot better than the Iams, plus after switching to it, they seem healthier as we are not making as many trips to the vet for them to be seen.

    http://www.veruspetfoods.com/

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    Originally Posted by nolesooner View Post
    why type of "cuts" and where do you think they get them?

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    Web MD

    http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/best-dog-food-choices
    Pet store aisles are lined with dozens of brands of dog food. There’s dry food, canned food, and semi-moist food. Then there are all the labels: natural, holistic, super-premium, organic. How do you know which one is right for your dog?
    To help you find the best food for your furry companion, WebMD went to the experts to get answers to eight common questions about dog food.
    1. If a dog food is more expensive, does that mean it’s better?

    Many dog owners these days splurge on expensive dog foods, thinking they are buying the best for their dog. But when it comes to quality, price isn’t a good guideline, says Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
    “I’ve seen ‘all-natural, holistic’ dog foods that perform really poorly in dogs, and I’ve seen some dog foods that you might not want to feed your dog, that perform better,” Wakshlag says. “I don’t think you get what you pay for.”
    2. What is dog food made of?

    Dog food ingredients vary, depending on the manufacturer and the brand, but most meet standards set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Those standards cover protein, which supplies necessary amino acids; fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
    Depending on the manufacturer, the food could contain protein from animal and/or plant sources, grains or other types of carbohydrates, fat, moisture, vitamins, and minerals. The FDA is responsible for ensuring that pet foods are safe and labeled appropriately.
    3. How do I choose a high-quality dog food?

    Check the label first for the AAFCO nutritional adequacy statement, which indicates the food provides complete and balanced nutrition. It should also include the life stage for which the food is appropriate. Life stages include growth (appropriate for puppies), adult maintenance, gestation/lactation, senior (appropriate for older dogs), and “all life stages.” A food labeled for all life stages can be used throughout a dog’s life, from weaning through adulthood.
    When choosing a food, look for one that fits your pet’s flavor preferences, lifestyle, medical conditions, and environment, says Susan Wynn, DVM, AHG, a nutritionist for Georgia Veterinary Specialists in the Atlanta area and a clinical resident in small animal nutrition with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.
    Use the food for six to eight weeks to see how it affects your dog, says Wakshlag, who accepts some research funding from a major pet food manufacturer. Good signs: A shiny coat and a pet that looks healthy. If the dog is producing a large volume of stools or develops diarrhea, he may have problems digesting a food. If a dog has skin, ear, joint, or other problems, try another food to see if there’s a connection, Wynn says.
    “What’s great for one dog may not adequately support another,” she says. “It’s important to try a wide variety of diets to find the optimum.”

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    Originally Posted by pphilfran View Post
    Well hell, case closed. WebMD says price doesn't matter. Everybody run out and buy some Ol' Roy.

    How about this: we have fed our dog the cheap shit, and he broke out like a teenager that has run out of Clearasil. We feed him the good shit, and he don't. Moreover, our vet, who might be just a little bit more of an authority than WebMD, says to feed grain free. But by all means, carry on.
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    Originally Posted by mgsooner View Post
    my vet pushes science diet, that shit funds vet school. I'm switching to EVO.

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    Originally Posted by mgsooner View Post
    Like the article said...each dog can react differently to the diet...just because it is expensive or has no grain does not mean that it is the best choice...

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    Originally Posted by pphilfran View Post
    Whatever helps you sleep at night, big boy.

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    Originally Posted by CookiePuss View Post
    We started out trying to feed ours Science Diet but it didn't cut the mustard. Had to move up to Natural Balance grain free. Natural Balance is a good option for us because they have grain free formulas but it's not as expensive as some of the other grain free brands that have been mentioned in this thread.

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    Originally Posted by mgsooner View Post
    I lose hours of sleep every night worrying if I am feeding my dog properly...

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    this thread is all about monsanto isn't it?

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    We have two dogs...both active..shiny coats...no allergies...no problems shitting..never sick...and every dog I ever owned lived to at least 12 (unless squashed by a car)...should I change from the the grain filled Iam's?

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    Originally Posted by pphilfran View Post
    you should give your dog to someone who will take better care of it.....
    you should be ashamed...

    ps: we feed ours whatever is cheapest at walmart....to supplement their road kill diet.....

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    Originally Posted by CookiePuss View Post
    Science diet is by far the worst I have heard of from all sorts of different sources.
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    Originally Posted by pphilfran View Post
    Obviously I can't really argue with that...because we fed my dog that I used to have some of the same ole stuff. Maybe I am over-thinking it a bit. But, the way I think about it is this. If I pay a higher price for better food, AND it lasts longer because it fills the dog up quicker, then, am I really paying that much more for something that is very healthy for my dog? I guess I don't know quite yet.

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    Originally Posted by pphilfran View Post
    If that works for you, great. But to come on here and act like people who choose to spend more for grain free foods are just suckers is total and complete bullshit. As long as you know that.

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    by the way....**** cats! I hate them and I want them all to die and go to hell.

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    Originally Posted by mgsooner View Post
    I never said anybody was a sucker...in fact, I told him there were several premium bands posted in the thread and he should just pick one...

    Some dogs will do fine on Old Roy, though I would never actually suggest the use of Old Roy...
    Some dogs will have problems on Old Roy and will need to be fed more premium blends
    Some owners will get a warm and fuzzy feeling about providing the "best" to their dogs...and that's fine....

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    Originally Posted by pphilfran View Post
    A syringe always worked for me. Just grab 'em and squirt that shit in there.
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    Dog smack. Sounds like the name of a band.

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    Originally Posted by nolesooner View Post
    SPCA recommends it for both cats and dogs.

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    Cheap Ol' Roy Ingredients List:
    Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, animal fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), chicken by product meal, animal digest (source of beef flavor), brewers rice, salt, caramel color calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, chlorine chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, vitamin E supplement, niacin, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine monontrate, menadione sodium bisulfate complex (source of vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, cobalt carbonate, folic acid and sodium selenite.

    High Priced Orijen Ingredients list
    Fresh boneless chicken*, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon*, turkey meal, herring meal, russet potato, peas, sweet potato, fresh boneless turkey*, fresh whole eggs*, fresh chicken liver*, fresh boneless lake whitefish*, fresh boneless walleye*, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), organic kelp, pumpkin, chicory root, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, blueberries, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium.
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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    Where Orijen sources their ingredients:

    Designed to mirror the variety of fresh meats that dogs and cats would encounter in their natural environment, ORIJEN features an amazing diversity of fresh local meats — all ranched, fished or farmed by people we know and trust, and delivered FRESH EACH DAY.
    We don't buy the bulk commodity ingredients found in conventional pet food, and each ORIJEN diet starts with fresh local meats that are certified free of antibiotics and artificial growth hormones, passed 'fit for human consumption' by the Government of Canada, and then delivered to our door FRESH EACH DAY.
    Because pet lovers want to know where their pet's food originates, we're proud to name our suppliers — local farmers and food processors who produce poultry, meats and fish for the human food industry, and whose foods products are welcomed fare at dinner tables across Canada.
    Unmatched by any other pet food on earth, each fresh ingredient icon reflects the variety, quality and authenticity of our fresh regional ingredients. And while each is unique, all possess world-class freshness, safety and uncompromised nutritional quality.

    http://orijen.ca/

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    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    yep. best way to get it down them.

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    Originally Posted by PokeJ View Post
    All fine and dandy. Pet store workers, vets, and pet owners that have tried it have ALL told me to stay the hell away from it.

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    Originally Posted by nolesooner View Post
    Yep. My sister is phasing out Science Diet. According to her they keep raising prices while it's quality keeps going down hill.

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    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    My heroin days are long over so no syringe laying around anymore...
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    Originally Posted by kssooner View Post
    They must go all over the ****ing world to make that shit!!!!

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    are dog foods held to standards that require their ingredient sources to be true and inspected .. I am just curious because I mean hell human food is supposed to be and they found horse meat in ground beef ... so why would a Dog food company not just lie and grind up any old animal in there

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    Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
    Probably because most animal lovers care more about animals than they do about humans.
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    A dog's natural diet is human food product waste. Just get the Exceed from Sam's or the Kirklands from Costco. Both are equivalent to Purina One which is a absolutely good enough dog food.

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    Originally Posted by nolesooner View Post
    Kill a baby, no big deal. Poison a pit bull, all hell breaks loose.

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    Originally Posted by PokeJ View Post
    no shit!!!

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    Originally Posted by BobBarker View Post
    ugh...you make me sick.

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    Originally Posted by BobBarker View Post

    You stepped into it now....

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    Best dog food for best price?

    Originally Posted by zevogolf View Post
    Orijean is all locally sourced according to the website.

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    Originally Posted by nolesooner View Post
    What do all of those feral Canis lupus familiaris around the world eat? Feral domesticated dogs have never been found to be capable of self-sustainment without human food waste. Feral cats are perfectly capable of self-sustainment with a completely carnivorous diet of small mammals, birds, and your mother's breast milk, on the other hand.

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    This has more to do with recreating the primal diet of the ancestors of domesticated canines. A similar movement is underway in the human population.

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    Originally Posted by BobBarker View Post
    How can you live with yourself?

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    I feed my pitbull at least one toddler a week.

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    Best dog food for best price?

    Originally Posted by jdmt37 View Post
    It's probably the most natural way of things. And survival of the smartest.

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    Originally Posted by nolesooner View Post
    A puppy would not need the protein requirment that a full grown dog would. It was mentioned to feed femur bones. Stay away from weight bearing bones. Use rib bones. Also if you can get a deer antler, man those make great chews. Make sure you give them to her outside, as they're smelly and messy.

    With that said. Go resuce a dog!

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    Originally Posted by CookiePuss View Post
    Science diet is shit food.
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    Originally Posted by kssooner View Post
    if you believe that......i have a lovely bridge you might be interested in....
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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    Oh ye of little faith...

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    Best dog food for best price?

    Originally Posted by jdmt37 View Post
    Damn it....stop trying to make me feel bad for not rescuing.

    So which of the blue buffalo would you suggest for my pup. Or should I just continue to feed her what they are?

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    Best dog food for best price?

    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    Your bridge doesn't exist.

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    Originally Posted by nolesooner View Post
    neither does your expensive dogfood made from "fresh meat"

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    Best dog food for best price?

    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    Don't be like that man. I don't think your farm really exists. We've never seen pictures.

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