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by nanney1
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Have you switched brands because of taste?
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: Have you switched brands because of taste?

Over the years, I've fed a variety of foods and some different varieties of the same food. I found that when I fed Pro Plan, my dogs loved Pro Plan Puppy and Pro Plan Chicken and Rice. However, they were never enthusiastic about Pro Plan Performance. For whatever reason, they would never dive into a...
by nanney1
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is puppy food actually necessary?
Replies: 50
Views: 8011

Re: Is puppy food actually necessary?

I've had a limited number of dogs so it's easy to remember what they were fed as puppies. All were companion dogs not in any type of performance training, hunting, or competition. A couple were shown in conformation. 1. Bernese Puppy - raised on Iams minichunx adult. 26% protein. 2. Australian Sheph...
by nanney1
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lyle Steinman Interview
Replies: 40
Views: 5791

Re: Lyle Steinman Interview

Just looked at the ingredient list and noticed that it contained sorghum. Corn free, but contains sorghum. Hmmm.
by nanney1
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purinas' Great Marketing
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: Purinas' Great Marketing

Got to hand it to Purina. Received an email yesterday showing that Hickory, tne Scottish Deerhound that went Best in Show at Westminster, is a Pro Plan fed dog. They go on to say that 5 out of the last 5 Champion's were fed Pro Plan. I have nothing bad to say about Pro Plan and I do not believe tha...
by nanney1
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What Dog Food and Why?
Replies: 113
Views: 16182

Re: What Dog Food and Why?

I don't know the laws, federal or state, but was told this piece of info by a pet food rep. In North Carolina, feeds are only checked to make sure that the amount of protein listed is correct. Apparently, feeds are chosen randomly and tested against the protein percentage labeled on the bag. That is...
by nanney1
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What Dog Food and Why?
Replies: 113
Views: 16182

Re: What Dog Food and Why?

[quote="Grousehunter74"]I've read a lot of posts on dog food. What dog food do you use and why? Is it price or nutrition, rice, chicken, etc. What makes you buy the dog food you use? I have two dogs, non hunters, just pets. I'm currently on a downward trend... so to speak. Fed a lot of different foo...
by nanney1
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Spaying a female in heat?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Spaying a female in heat?

Everything went smoothly and she seems to be back to her old self already.
by nanney1
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Foods to add weight
Replies: 18
Views: 3527

Re: Foods to add weight

Satin Balls - do a search here or just Google it.

Bil-Jac Frozen food - IMO works as well as Satin Balls

Or just add some oil to the food you're feeding.
by nanney1
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Spaying a female in heat?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Spaying a female in heat?

No health issues. However, I do have a 10 month old intact male. And I need to do something. These are pets and they are in an out of the house and in the back yard together. I don't have a good way to keep them separated. I didn't think she would be in heat for at least three weeks. Just bad timing...
by nanney1
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Spaying a female in heat?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Spaying a female in heat?

She'll be 3 in April.
by nanney1
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Spaying a female in heat?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Spaying a female in heat?

I have my female scheduled to be spayed this Wednesday. She came into season today, five days prior to the scheduled surgery. I know it can be done, but is a little more complicated. Just weighing whether to go ahead or not. Any opinions or prior experiences are appreciated.
by nanney1
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Re: Local feed store - three feeds

Update. I'm on my third bag of the River Run Hi Pro No Soy 27/12. I was previously feeding my Bernese 4 cups per day of the previous food I used. I was feeding the growing Boxer mix around 4 1/2 cups per day. The food I previously used was Sportsman's Pride 26/18 Premium Adult. O.K. on the River Run...
by nanney1
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Re: Local feed store - three feeds

birddog1968 wrote:its not the best thing to keep switching a dogs diet......
I would agree with your statement based on what I've read and heard over the years, however, with my own dogs, I haven't experienced any problems. Maybe I've been lucky.
by nanney1
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Re: Local feed store - three feeds

For the record, I am not expecting this food (River Run Hi-Pro 27/12) to be the greatest thing I've ever fed. But if you never try it, you'll never know. Over the years, I've fed every category of food from premium to super premium, to feed store brands. Just about everything has worked well for the...
by nanney1
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Re: Local feed store - three feeds

My dogs seem to do well on about anything I've tried over the years. Just a reminder, I don't hunt and my dogs aren't high energy sporting breeds. I have a 2 1/2 year old Bernese Mtn. Dog bitch and an 8 month old Boxer mix. Both are what I would consider moderate activity level for pet dogs. Compare...
by nanney1
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Re: Local feed store - three feeds

Went back to the local feed store on Friday. Spoke with a new warehouse guy and asked what he liked there. He recommended the River Run Hi-Pro No Soy 27/12. Said it was their best buy and best seller at the store over all of their many other feeds. Told me he fed two 12 oz solo cups per day to his t...
by nanney1
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Re: Local feed store - three feeds

Sent an email to Nutrena regarding the feeding amounts of the River Run 27/12 Hi-Pro No Soy. Ended up speaking with their local rep by phone and had a good conversation. He said that he felt the amount of cups listed on the bag was too high. He currently feeds their 21/8 adult maintenance to his 7 y...
by nanney1
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pano
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

Re: Pano

What breeds of dog is this? You suspect Pano? Does the dog have a fever? What signs does it have? There are other joint diseases in growing pups that can cause the pain of Pano. Quite possibly a Boxer/Pointer or maybe a Boxer/Coonhound. That's what he looks to be. However, based on his size at this...
by nanney1
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: any ideas for a new dog food
Replies: 17
Views: 3123

Re: any ideas for a new dog food

I'm trying to put some weight on my Ep I'm feeding him 5 cups a day (2 1/2 in morning and at night) of Purina pro plan performance which is supposed to be 30/20 any suggestions on anything different i can try ? Since you have Pro Plan available, I would guess you might also have access to Eukanuba ...
by nanney1
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Overrun Dog Food
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Overrun Dog Food

Just found out that the other local feed store in town has a similar product. Overrun mixed bags from The Pride (Hyland Co.). They also list it as an 18% food, but again, it is more likely higher than listed and probably at least a 21/10 food. Noticed it the other day and when I asked about it the l...
by nanney1
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pano
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

Pano

I have a 7 month old male mixed breed puppy that I suspect has a slight case of Pano. From what I've read, there are several courses of action. Do nothing and let it pass, decrease the amount of food slightly, switch to a food with lower protein and fat levels. Add buffered aspirin, and/or vitamin C...
by nanney1
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hunter's Special... anyone feed this food?
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Hunter's Special... anyone feed this food?

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with feeding this food. They have a couple other varieties including a 26/18 Red bag and a maintenance formula in a green bag. This is the Hi-Energy 24/20 which looks similar to Diamond Hi-Energy (Burgundy) or Black Gold in the Blue Bag. Even though this w...
by nanney1
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Overrun Dog Food
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Overrun Dog Food

Was picking up a bag of food at my local feed store and saw some generic white bags. When I asked, I was told that it was an overrun of the various Sunshine Mills products. It was listed as an 18/7 though they said their local rep told them it was actually higher in protein and fat than what was lis...
by nanney1
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Re: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride

The real test will be this hunting season Someone else will have to test it on their dogs as far as how they do in the field. I usually mention it in my posts, but didn't in this thread. I don't have hunting dogs and I don't own any sporting breeds or hounds. I hang out here because people who do o...
by nanney1
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Re: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride

It's been a month since I switched and the dogs are halfway through the second bag of Sportsman's Pride Premium Adult 26/18. My pup has continued to grow at his rapid rate. Haven't had much chance to weigh my big female since she has been in heat and I haven't taken her out to weigh at our local Pet...
by nanney1
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What dog food are you using currently?
Replies: 170
Views: 55053

Re: What dog food are you using currently?

Sportsman's Pride Premium Adult 26/18. Just recently switched to this from Pro Plan Original Chicken and Rice 26/16. Reason was cost. Sportsman's Pride was cheaper, just as convenient to purchase, and came in a larger bag. Early results are positive.
by nanney1
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: your opinion please
Replies: 20
Views: 5316

Re: your opinion please

I did a very quick Google search before posting. And while I got an idea, I still wasn't exactly sure.... so what is Greaves Meal?

And, most importantly, give it a try. If the food works and is within your budget, you've got a winner.
by nanney1
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ivomec Continued
Replies: 79
Views: 46429

Re: Ivomec Continued

I have a 15 pound Fox Terrier..... Simple as that. I know I don't belong here, I don't have a GunDog. But threads I found on your forum seemed to be more inquisitive and timely, so I thought I would share my findings here...... . I don't have a GunDog either. But I have found that this forum is one...
by nanney1
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Re: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride

So far, so good. They've been on Sportsman's Pride 26/18 completely for two days now. They like it and seem to process it well. No digestive upset or loose stools during the changeover.
by nanney1
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Combining foods
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Combining foods

Just to clarify, each dog has it's own bowl. But one will push another out of the way to get to the others bowl, and then the one who has been pushed out will go to the next unattended bowl. So, you're never sure how much each dog is really eating. jlp8cornell, you're dead on about the aggression pa...
by nanney1
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Combining foods
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Combining foods

She knows that the two altered dogs are overweight. It is something that they have mentioned in passing conversation. Once the dogs were altered, the weight kicks in. They basically feed them all the same amount, because the dogs eat each others food. If one leaves food, the others move in and get i...
by nanney1
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Re: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride

On the 26/18 that I have, the first three ingredients listed on the back of the bag are Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Chicken Fat. After the first three, it's hard to remember but I believe the next ingredients are: rice, ground wheat, corn gluten meal, beet pulp, although I may have some of t...
by nanney1
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Combining foods
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Combining foods

Does anyone combine foods? Is there any good reason to do this? Or reasons not to? My son and I have been taking care of my neighbor's three Australian Shepherds while she has been away on vacation. The food she left to feed was in a plastic storage container. But the kibbles didn't look the same in...
by nanney1
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Re: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride

I didn't really mix it together with the Pro Plan as dogs will usually make a mess trying to get to the new kibble. So, I fed them 3/4 of their Pro Plan and then gave them 1/4 Sportsman's Pride once they finished the Pro Plan to give them their usual amount of food. Same deal this morning and they b...
by nanney1
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Pro Plan to Sportsman's Pride

I really like the Pro Plan 26/16 All Life Stages Chicken and Rice that I've been feeding for a while now and don't want to change. But I'm tired of paying $40.99 for a 37.5 lb bag. Several other foods are available in my area at a much better price and in a 50lb bag. I'm feeding one adult dog 4 cups...
by nanney1
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Re: Local feed store - three feeds

I was feeding Loyall for a while, seemed like a good feed but I thought it was a little pricey considering the ingredeant list, plus it was hard to come by here. I have tried several of the Diamond lines and have not been happy with any of them. I have been feeding Black for the last 6 months, very...
by nanney1
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Re: Local feed store - three feeds

Blackwood is considered a very good food. I dont know what it costs but I suspect in the 75 cents - $1 range per lb. I agree. Very good product and have fed it for an extended period of time (Blackwood 2000 was what I used). I think it now goes for around $32 for a 40lb bag. I used to purchase it f...
by nanney1
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Re: Local feed store - three feeds

Yeah, really don't know about the River Run. I've never talked personally with anyone who feeds it. But this store does a lot of business, so a lot of people in my area must like it.
by nanney1
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local feed store - three feeds
Replies: 34
Views: 5978

Local feed store - three feeds

Happened to be in the neighborhood with a little time to spare, so I stopped by my local feed store. The one closest to my home. Just walked around the warehouse talking with the stock guy who runs the handtrucks and loads the feed. I asked him what he sold the most of and he said River Run Hi Pro -...
by nanney1
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: how much food for a pup?
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: how much food for a pup?

Last weigh in was on Saturday and he was at 21lbs and just shy of 14 weeks. Gained 3 lbs in less than a week. Last few days he has eaten 4 cups per day, 2 in the AM and 2 cups again in the evening. Seems to be getting leggier and longer rather than thicker. Eating the same amount as my 2 year old 90...
by nanney1
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Explain something to me? Kcal per cup
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

Re: Explain something to me? Kcal per cup

Right now, I'm paying $40.99 plus tax for a 37.5lb bag of Pro Plan All Life Stages Chicken and Rice 26/16. With one young dog, it wasn't really a concern. But now my 21+ lb and growing mixed breed puppy is eating just as much as my 90lb young adult. At this point, I don't know if the pup is going to...
by nanney1
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Explain something to me? Kcal per cup
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

Re: Explain something to me? Kcal per cup

O.K. so that's where the calculated Kcal per KG comes into play. I don't need to weigh a cup of one kibble vs. a cup of another, just look at the published info. Basically, Product 2 has slightly more Kcal per KG than product 1. So, product 2 is more dense??? Yeah, I know, you have to look at how we...
by nanney1
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Explain something to me? Kcal per cup
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

Explain something to me? Kcal per cup

I've read and heard that Kcal per cup is not necessarily a meaningful number. But I don't know why.... As opposed to metabolizable energy, digestible energy, and Kcal per pound (which falls under ME) Let's look at it this way: Product 1 has ME listed as 4237 Kcal per KG, 1937 Kcal per pound, and 473...
by nanney1
Tue May 25, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: how much food for a pup?
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

how much food for a pup?

I have a mixed breed pup with an unknown history. First vet visit and our vet said he was probably 10 weeks old. Weighed 10.2lbs. I guessed he would be 45-55 lbs at maturity, and our vet said 40-50lbs. Less than 2 weeks later, he weighs in at 14.5lbs. I weighed him a week later and he is at 18lbs. S...
by nanney1
Thu May 20, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Doggy Bag Dog Food
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Doggy Bag Dog Food

I've seen this at my local Tractor Supply and have seen people buying it. It's the cheapest food in the store. Bag says 18% Chunx. I looked at TSC's website and found 4 reviews. The first one said it was a great food for feeder rats. What? http://www.tractorsupply.com/dog-products/dog-food/dry-dog-f...
by nanney1
Wed May 19, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog food websites?
Replies: 48
Views: 8798

Re: Dog food websites?

nanney1 - Thanks! I guess I need to beef up my knowledge of puppy food - can anyone give me the recommend percentages of protein, fat, calcium, etc. for good puppy food? TIA. --shinbone I don't know that anyone is in complete agreement on recommended percentages of Protein/fat. I think the minimum ...
by nanney1
Wed May 19, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog food websites?
Replies: 48
Views: 8798

Re: Dog food websites?

shinbone wrote:Why avoid grain-free while a puppy? Is the grain-free just too rich?

--shinbone
Some of the grain free foods are higher in calcium than what is recommended for a growing, large breed pup.
by nanney1
Wed May 19, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog food websites?
Replies: 48
Views: 8798

Re: Dog food websites?

Of the ones you mentioned, the only one I have tried was Innova. Good food, very pricey. But didn't find it better than anything else I tried. It seems that Orijen is a very popular high end premium food, although many who use it for their adults, won't feed it to a growing large breed puppy. I woul...
by nanney1
Wed May 19, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog food websites?
Replies: 48
Views: 8798

Re: Dog food websites?

Shinbone,

Tell us what foods are readily available in your area and within your budget. I'm sure someone on here will have some experience with those foods and can offer an opinion.
by nanney1
Wed May 05, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Deworming a puppy
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Deworming a puppy

Buster is staying. Kids are too attached at this point. Even though he's only 10lbs and a baby, he's a rambunctious little dog with a bulldog mentality. I'm afraid he's going to end up as my "Marley" dog and be very destructive. After a couple of days, my Bernese female has warmed up to his antics a...