Which dog food do you feed?
Nutro, Science Diet, Iams, Eukanuba, Wellness, or Other?
|Ok, everybody who hasn't voted on this one yet....VOTE!
(If you pick other, think about posting and telling us what it is!)
|Only 14 votes? Come on guys!|
|Blue Buffalo Lamb and Brown Rice Formula:Blue Buffalo Lamb and Brown Rice Formula
|I voted for Eukanuba, but actually I feed Shanti with Royal Canin, or Pro Plan or Eukanuba. Right now he is with Pro Plan.|
|It seems so far Nutro has the lead, for those of you who DO feed nutro, do you find your dog has any digestive upsets? Diarreah? Do you feel they are in the best shape they can be weight wise, as well as skin, coat and health in general?|
|In my opinion, or I guess I should experience I think Nutro helped Jack and Annabelle not to get their spurts of diarrhea. They haven't had it since we put them on it a couple of months ago. I don't think they have been on it long enough to change the coats, skin, ect. I think they were in good shape before and their coats seem to be in good shape. I hope that we continue having good luck with it. Stormi and co.|
|I have been feeding Iams dog food for 17 years now. I find anytime we go to switch is when we have problems.
We have nice coats, healthy eyes and teeth.
|Im a big BARF convert
my babies have never looked so good.
|Duds has to get some kinda fish & potato food. I suspect he has a food allergy (grain) but I can't afford the allergy test. Maybe with this year's tax return. He isn't itchy, nor does he scoot his bum, with the F&P food.|
We started out with the Eukanuba FP prescription food (21% protien) and quickly moved to the Wellness F&P (22% protien), which was somewhat cheaper. This summer, I tried him on the Nature's Recipe F&P (21% protien), and after 3 months, his stools started to turn yellowy-orange. I thought to myself, "This can't be good."
Now I am feeding the Solid Gold holistique (18% protien), and it did cut his energy level quite a bit, which is good since we don't go out too much when it's cold.
Two other brands of F&P food I hope to try in the future are Pinnacle and Eagle Pack. Is anyone familiar with these brands? If so, is there a reccomended place to buy them? I've seen them on the online pet food stores only so far. We got samples of the Pinnacle F&P food at the pet expo, which Duds really liked a lot. It's about $41 for a 33# bag, though. The prescription food is only slightly more at $44 for 30#, which he has a tendancy to inhale.
|One thing I wanted to add...I learned of a really good supplement called Nupro, which I now mix into his food. It's got sea kelp, bee pollen, dried liver, probiotics, and other yummy, healthy goodies it in. It makes a really yummy gravy on top his kibble.|
|California Natural Lamb & Rice with a glucosamine supplement sprinkled on top.|
|Was Eukanuba Large breed Puppy canned & dry. Switched Frank to Nutro NATURAL canned & dry.|
|Some of you might remember all the trouble I had with Pisco`s food...he started on Pro Plan...but he was born with a lack of a digestive ensyma....so his stool was always loose....after a while the vet recomended Prescription Science Diet...he was on that for a while and it worked well but here it is SO expensive and it only comes in the small package....one day someone gave me a sample of Dog Chow from Purina and I tried it and guess what he liked it and didin`t do anything to his tummy...I changed his Prescription to Dog chow and never had any problem....he even started to gain a little weight and is very healthy and active, I do give him calcium and vitamin supplements since I know it`s not a premium food...but for Pisco it`s the one that workes.|
|Remy always got ACANA, it's produced here in Alberta, and it is human grade, high quality food, but it lacks the extra taste that she doesn't like it unless I fix it up a bit.
So I stopped doing that, and have changed to PetSmart Authority, and if compared to all the other brands it has the same content and nutrition as the expensive food at half the price. They do that, because they are such a big chain. Her stool has adjusted and she seems to like this dry. I do give her a treat of tuna juice/water over the top, if I'm making myself a salad.
Both products contain no by products, are high on protein and use full grains.
If we could afford it we would be using Royal Canin, I like the product.
We feed our cats Nutro.
|Lennon started out on Eukanuba, then he got sick and did not want to touch it any more, we moved to Nutro but he got tired of it too. Someone recommended Hill's Sciend Diet and that gave both our dogs looser (And stinkier... yuck) stool so we moved to Lamb Purina One.... They Love it and that's what they eat now.... And twice a week, eggs and sometimes ham.|
|Hi Mitch is fed on James Wellbeloved .He was on Eukanuba but he was always having loose stools and always seemed to be straining to do one when he didn't need one.Now he is on his new food he goes once or twice a day with no straining and no loose stools and he seems to enjoy his new food more.
I'm in the UK and i don't think you can get it in America and i don't know what your equivalent is so i will just vote "other"
|PRO PAC was nominated the most best dog food for dogs last year byk veternarians. Bad stomachs seem to run in OES genes. When I got lucy she had horrible diarhea. I had hoped her being a year old she would be potty trained but she wasn't. I took months to find something that she would eat and could tolerate. I get it at an animal feed store. I actually started going there for my rabbit food and was talking to the owner about lucy and he suggested this. It is contains no byproducts, 100% people grade food with rice and barley and glucosime and something else...It really is good. I get a 33lb bag for $24 which is really good. I have never seen it in any of the pet stores which causes a problem if I run out during the week bc it is q bit of a drive to go there but it is work every penny. I have Nikki on it to and he seems to like it and tolerate it well. What a great poll!! Good luck!|
|I feed all of my boys the Nutro lamd and rice.I found it way back in '90 w/ my 1st collie he had aweful allergies and the vet thougth it was something in his food,so he said to switch to it,and my gawd the difference it made,within a month his coat was full no more hot spots,and very shinny.He was a big collie his heaviest was 93lbs,but he also was just big all around.Through out the yrs I have always fed all my dogs this.Mickey doesnt seem to have any tummy problems thank goodness,but Jagger has a senistive system so i have too becareful on what treats to feed him,but i think collies are known to have sensitive bellies.As far as them growing and doing well on Nutro I think they are doing wonderful on it.I also think they would do wonderful on any other quality food.|
|This may sound odd but, we feed our dogs Exceed lamb and rice. It comes from, of all places, Sams club. It has worked well for years, as long as I've had my dogs. There are good revies for it on several different online dog sites.
Recently I was looking at a greyhound rescue page and it is one of the foods that they are requesting to be donated. They look for foods to keep their dogs in "food intestinal health" and apparently it works great for them too. After poking around the internet some more I found that there are some sled dog teams that use it as their basic food too. (They add other products for more protein and fat due to their excercise levels).
The first set of ingredients are all "real food" and not fillers. And the best part of it all is that for a 40 pound bag it is about $20!
|We've been feeding Iams Eukanuba for years. We've had several OES rescues in and out of our house and often, we have no idea what they've been fed. It's been the only food that my OES have loved consistantly and the only one that didn't cause the symptoms generally caused to OES when an abrupt change in food has occurred. Works for our gang!
Cathy and the Wigglebottoms
|I just switched the dogs to Authority Lamb & Rice.
It is made especially for PetSmart. They say it's equal to IAMS, but seems to be better as far as ingredients.
I swear yard clean up was cut in half. No artificial flavors or colors and no by products.
Pepsi's loose bowels cleared up in days after we switched him.
Peanut and Harley really seem to enjoy it too.
|Blue Star eats a holistic food called Eagle for Large Breeds (puppy) She is doing well on it!|
|A truck carrying 45,000 pounds of Blue Seal dog and cat foods just got stuck in Boston's new tunnel...|
Are you implying that Blue Seal foods cause blockage? A zillion years ago when I was at B.U., we would watch the big trucks get their tops opened like a can of sardines and get stuck halfway under the bridges on Storrow and Memorial drives....more fun than studying!
Cathy and the Wigglebottms
P.S. I've never heard of Blue Seal dog food?!
|We use ProPlan Lamb & Rice. My sister was already owned by two sheepies when we got Bentley. They gave us a new doggie owner package. It included food, towels, shampoo, etc. and the ever necessary bottle of wine. If you know of someone who is getting a dog, this is a great idea! It solved a lot of our immediate problems.
|I feed Diamond; it is a local (Jefferson City, MO) premium product at much less the cost. Barney loves it - the large breed puppy chow mix. My previous Collies did well on it, and several breeders I know use it. I make my own treats (which he will do anything for) Got recipe from an culinary institute chef who formulated it for his Akita's. I ran it by a nutritionist vet at Diamond, who said it was fine as a treat, but of course doesn't have the additives found in professionally formulated dog food.|
|Renee, did the puppy enjoy the wine?
George, I have heard that Diamond is an excellent food, and all natural etc.... We have a version of it made by Diamond sold at Costco, but I haven't tried it since it is far enough away that I don't know if I could reliably keep it in stock. (It's about an hour away in good weather, and since we only have good weather for a small part of the year...lol)
I recently switched my girls from Iams puppy to Pro Plan Puppy chicken and rice.... I know, neither are premium quality foods, but Dancer is a picky eater, and won't eat enough of the premium ones. *shrug* I figure the higher quality won't do her any good if she won't eat it. The girls are both doing fabulous on the pro plan, and eating more of it than they did with the Iams. I did the switch slowly, over about 2 weeks, and they have been on straight pro plan for about 2 weeks now with no digestive problems at all. No loose stools, no nothing.
|I feed both my dogs plain old Purina Dog Chow. Is that bad?
I haven't had any problems with them with diarrhea and their
coats are beautiful. Sometimes I mix in a little cottage cheese or
sprinkle on a little parmesan cheese for a treat.I did have a dog in
the past with severe allergies a whippet mix breed that I had to
feed kangaroo and potatoe.
|bob was on james wellbeloved until one day he descide he doesnt like any more and now on pro plan and loves it at the moment anyway|
|Purina Pro Plan,Sensitive stomach.Salmon is the first ingredient.My sheepies seem to like this over Nutro,Lamb and rice and their stools have firmed up.|
|When we get Tecumseh tomorrow, he's going to be eating IAMS, but we're going to switch him to something else, because somebody told us that its not good for your dog...|
|Actually, funny you should mention that. Iams has changed their formula once again. The new bags are in stores this week, so I switched my girls back to Iams again. They did well on it before, but I was unsure with the controversy, unsure about the quality, and the dogs weren't eating enough. They've been on pro plan puppy for some time now, but they don't eat enough of that either and I wasn't seeing any noticeable differences. Iams has now made the regular formula similar to their Eukanuba line. They've improved the nutritional quality, adding dha for brain building as well. Most importantly to my dogs, they improved the taste. I notice it is now darker, bigger puppy kibble, slightly oilier, with a stronger smell that my dogs love. They are finally eating 3 to 4 cups a day each, which they never have before. Their stools are smaller, firmer, and have less odor. So I think Iams is here to stay for us|
P.S. I've never heard of Blue Seal dog food?!
Blue Seal dog food is made in New Hampshire, and is
distributed in the New England/Atlantic coast area
through feed stores. They also make Equine feed formulas..
|I feed Chicken Soup. The dogs do great on it. It fills them up quickly and they look wonderful. It has great ingredients...no corn or by-products.
I've also fed Wellness and Natural Balance, and like them both. But my local feed store carries CS and it's inexpensive but still good quality. So I'll be feeding it from now on.
|I feed Winston Royal Canin and Bill Jac. I mix it into two equal parts and feed it dry. I was using Eukanuba but it seemed he developed a bad odor from it. Has anyone else noticed or experienced that with Eukanuba.
With dry dog food, do you feed it dry or do you wet the food?
|We feed Panda Natures Choice lamb and rice formula....She loves it! We also add some shredded lamb"jerky"sausage stuff that you can find in the raw hide section of PetSmart...it doesnt come shredded, but in a tube. We shred it because it last longer..|
|Gucci George gets Nutro Large Breed Puppy. We are just starting to mix in Nutro Lamb and Rice for big boys.
Colleen and Gucci George=>I love it!
|My guys were on Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken with good results. My crazy Bella went to se Dr. Dodman at Tufts and he reccommended putting her on a lower protein food to help improve her behavior. So we switched all dogs to Solid Gold Holistique.
Then Teddy started licking his legs until they were bald.
After expensive allergy testing (he's allergic to wheat,chicken, turkey, rice and pretty much you name it...)we started on IVD from the vets office -- either venison and potato or duck and potato. It's pretty pricey and the Solid Gold was not easy to find in my town.
Just last week we switched to fish and chips (trout and sweet potato) from Flint River Ranch. I bought it on the internet last Saturday and it was delivered via UPS Tuesday! At first they only got the new food as 1/4 of their food as I like to switch to new foods gradually. So far its going well -- they really like it and the Flint River Treats too and it's less expensive than the ivd and its fun for me getting a box delivered right to my door.
Marie in Ocala, FL
|Iams Smart Puppy Large Breed. The breeder had him on Purina Pro Plan but we switched to Iams as soon as we brought him home.|
|i remember when i got roo she gave me a sample of science diet... i wanted to burn it
all our puppies get chicken soup, although i was having some financial problems and i went down to just plain diamond (who makes chicken soup), and that works ok too but we're still going back to chicken soup.
i think a really interesting poll question would be, for those feeding highly advertised low brands, do you feel you get your money's worth when there are quite a few good or better brands out there that cost less or the same?
|I am Feeding Royal Canin Maxi adult and so far it has been great. I have fed in the past pro plan, euk, science diet- Bad gas , Nutro and innova ,wellness and canidea. I like the all natural diets but hey are harder to get where I live so I talked my Boss into carrying the Royal canin line which does seem to be a great food.|
|we are feeding our dog CANIDAE at the moment..but we have tried lots of brand as well,..like proplan,hill's,euka,nutro ect..|
|I'm feeding Don & Kit with "Foundation", and "Burns" to BoBo....
Friends suggests feeding OES with Lamb formula coz of their allergic skin.
|Hello, we are new on the forum (as of minutes ago), and I was interested in your post about Canidae. Binkley is 7 months old, and we are definately going to have to switch to a different food. I wanted to stay in the organic catagory, but Canidae is just not working. Binkley used to do the food dance (a game we played when he got fed and was supper excited), but he is not so dancy anymore. His stools are loose as well. He is still gaining weight, but I don't like this stuff, and I know that he doesn't!!!! How did it work out for you? What do you use now? Anyone else have advice?|
Hello, we are new on the forum (as of minutes ago), and I was interested in your post about Canidae. Binkley is 7 months old, and we are definately going to have to switch to a different food. I wanted to stay in the organic catagory, but Canidae is just not working. Binkley used to do the food dance (a game we played when he got fed and was supper excited), but he is not so dancy anymore. His stools are loose as well. He is still gaining weight, but I don't like this stuff, and I know that he doesn't!!!! How did it work out for you? What do you use now? Anyone else have advice?
We had the same issue with Canidae-gaining weight, not enthusiastic.
We tried a few other organic foods and settled with
Artemis. He loves it!!!!!!!!! He's 2 years old and on the
Weight Mgmt formula. At Binkleys age the regular would
be an option. ( Check with your vet if it should be puppy vs
adult formula if you want to try this food)
|Canidae All Life Stages.A great food at a great price.Very similar to Innova.|
|I feed Bakers complete
Not sure if you have that in the US?
|I feed James Wellbeloved ( ocean white fish and rice kibble)
The girls love it and it loves their tummys.. lol lol
|Abi is now on Nutro Ultra Puppy w/ 1T of cottage cheese. Solid Gold Puppy Salmon and Bison Large breed and Science Diet Puppy Large Breed both gave her really bad breath and very "gassy". Now everyone comments on her nice breath.|
|For awhile I mixed Nutro Ultra Puppy with the Nutro Lamb and Rice.
I really liked the Ultra puppy - a lot.
|Archie is on Purina Proplan Puppy Large Athletic Lamb and Rice, he seems more stable on this than the Robust Puppy Chicken and Rice (Read less runny!)|
|Winston eats a mixture that I have given him for a while. It seems to work for him. He has Royal Canin large breed food, Bil Jac adult food and Purina brand.
If I buy the big bags that lasts for a few months.
The small bags, he eats in one month the three small bags in a mixture together.
|Pro Plan. Turkey and Barley. The only brand and flavor our OES could eat without having digestion problems.|
|Your baby is very cute...welcome aboard!|
|Thanks. I'm so sorry to hear about Quin. He was a beautiful boy. I know it's going to be real hard on us when our Tia's birthday comes in December.|
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