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Which Dog food do you use?

iams
39
7%
purina
209
35%
canidae
22
4%
eagle
8
1%
diamond
90
15%
nutro
33
6%
other: Please Post Brand Below
198
33%
 
Total votes : 599

Re: Dog Food

Postby ezzy333 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:06 pm

UplandJim wrote:Go grain-free. We will be using Taste of the Wild dry food. Here's a list of grain free brands.
Grain free will work for dogs that are not being worked hard but I wouldn't recommend it without knowing what it will be fed to. Grain, especially corn is a very good ingredient for any working dog.

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Re: Dog Food

Postby 3Britts » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:29 am

I have been feeding my hard working dog a grain free diet for years and have loved the results. They hunt as long and as hard as any of the dogs we have hunted or trialed with. Go Grain Free.
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Re: Dog Food

Postby 3Britts » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:31 am

I do have to add that on a purely professional basis, Purina seems to be the only brand mentioned in the survey that has done a good job of Branding.
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Re: Dog Food

Postby AZ Brittany Guy » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:45 am

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Re: Dog Food

Postby AtTheMurph » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:07 pm

I feed Fromm's. My Vizsla is the pickiest eater of any hunting dog I have ever encountered. I've tried all sorts of different foods and finally he dives right in to the Fromm's so that's what he gets. The other dog doesn't give a crap what he eats.
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Re: Dog Food

Postby Hunt1Fish2 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:37 am

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Re: Dog Food

Postby frosso » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:35 pm

Hunt1Fish2 wrote:Native level 3


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Re: Dog Food

Postby yogi » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:19 pm

Native 3. So many good ingredients a must research
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Re: Dog Food

Postby Finelinegundogs » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:10 am

Sportmix. Have fed it for 4 years and love the results!
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Re: Dog Food

Postby BAYDOG » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:27 pm

Loyal
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Re: Dog Food

Postby Gertie » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:23 pm

Acana with a couple squirts of salmon oil. After pup turned a year old she started dropping weight. This has been the only thing that has kept the weight on her (although still only about 35 lbs.).
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Re: Dog Food

Postby tieflyer » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:07 pm

We use Merrick dog food.
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Re: Dog Food

Postby SHaRPS » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:39 pm

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Re: Dog Food

Postby claybuster_aa » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:34 pm

My last post in this thread was in 2008, so time for an update. Zoey is 14 now, doing very well for her age and her new food is a kibble called NEW FRONTIER. I switched because I noticed she was having some issues with stool formation. She would have a normal front end stool, but the back 1/2 very loose. I think maybe the higher protein feeds were becoming a little too 'rich' for her system, and she is doing much better on the lower protein kibble (26/14). Either that, or she was getting into the cat food and litter box .... Anyway, New Frontier is the new diet.
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Dog Food

Postby flgundogger » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:06 pm

Guess I'll be the first to mention Earthborne Holistic. The dogs do great on it and I'm constantly getting compliments on their skin and coat. Energy is great! Weight stays steady!



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Re: Dog Food

Postby oregon woodsmoke » Thu May 12, 2016 1:00 pm

Other.

My dogs eat home cooked. I know what is in it, it is the same food that humans eat. There is no food from China in it. I lost a dog during the melamine contamination and I will not be taking any risk of doing that again.

Meat, some sort of carbohydrate, veggies, and fruit, all in a stew. Ingredients get varied often so they aren't eating the same thing all the time. Some combination of: Beef, chicken, pork, fish, rabbit, duck, goose, elk, turkey, cheese. Sweet potato, brown rice, barley, quinoa, rolled oats, wheat. Ground broccoli, carrots, squash, pumpkin, cauliflower, Apples, blueberries, peaches, melon.

Part of it depends upon what is on sale, what is coming out of the garden, what the family fisherman brings home.

Cost is pretty much in line with what the super premium dog foods cost. Cost also depends upon what is on the menu. Beef and fish cost more than chicken or pork. I am very careful to not actually figure out what the fish costs, but a lot of money goes into catching it.
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Re: Dog Food

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Re: Dog Food

Postby AZ Brittany Guy » Sat May 21, 2016 5:30 pm

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Re: Dog Food

Postby AZ Brittany Guy » Sat May 21, 2016 5:51 pm

3Britts wrote:
northforkecap wrote:I've been using the Diamond Puppy (purple bag) for the last 2mos or so. My 5 mos GSP looks and acts great (coat, energy, etc.) but after I switched to it, I've noticed some of her BM's are loose and she gases everyone out when she's in the house. Anyone else had these problems? I've thought about asking my vet about when to switch her to the adult mix and see if that changes anything.


I don't know if this holds for dogs but, my doctor told me, a long time ago, that gas is the sign of a healthy intestinal track.
Besides, I've never met a good dog that didn't gas. 8)


For humans too? If so, I am fit as a fiddle! :D
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Re: Dog Food

Postby ezzy333 » Sat May 21, 2016 6:29 pm

oregon woodsmoke wrote:Other.

My dogs eat home cooked. I know what is in it, it is the same food that humans eat. There is no food from China in it. I lost a dog during the melamine contamination and I will not be taking any risk of doing that again.

Meat, some sort of carbohydrate, veggies, and fruit, all in a stew. Ingredients get varied often so they aren't eating the same thing all the time. Some combination of: Beef, chicken, pork, fish, rabbit, duck, goose, elk, turkey, cheese. Sweet potato, brown rice, barley, quinoa, rolled oats, wheat. Ground broccoli, carrots, squash, pumpkin, cauliflower, Apples, blueberries, peaches, melon.

Part of it depends upon what is on sale, what is coming out of the garden, what the family fisherman brings home.

Cost is pretty much in line with what the super premium dog foods cost. Cost also depends upon what is on the menu. Beef and fish cost more than chicken or pork. I am very careful to not actually figure out what the fish costs, but a lot of money goes into catching it.
I am not as concerned with the cost as I am with the protein, fat, and mineral that's in it each day.
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Re: Dog Food

Postby bphelps56 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:39 am

I use Victor Dog Food.
If you want your dog to perform at the highest level, use a quality dog food!
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Re: Dog Food

Postby Warrior372 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:03 pm

Acana Regional Wild Atlantic Grain-Free with Tripett Lamb Tripe
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Re: Dog Food

Postby ctn830 » Fri May 05, 2017 9:30 am

Native is actually rated very high (5 stars on dogfoodadvisor) so kudos to them. But for some reason my english pointer doesn't like it. too bad because I would love to give it to him. They need to improve flavor. I currently give Kirkland but will change because of reviews and ratings. Will try Diamond, Kinetic and Victor.

btw: Purina PP has some of the worst ratings and reviews online!
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