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#6233060 - 03/22/16 05:29 PM Dog food
Bruin Offline
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Registered: 01/08/16
Posts: 21
Loc: Beaumont, TX
For years I fed my Labradors Pedigree or Purina and thought it was the best food for the dogs.
After not having a dog for a few years I got a rescued lab and a new puppy last June.
At the suggestion of my vet, I started feeding my dogs food with no grains except maybe brown rice.
There are many to choose from. Petsmart,Petco, or even Tractor Supply.
It is a little more expensive but turns out the vet said these type dog foods provide better nutrition,
were more digestible and less do poop to clean up. Both dogs coats look better

What are you thoughts?

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#6233097 - 03/22/16 06:04 PM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
rickym Online   content
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3856
Loc: texas
Ours eats either blue buffalo or natural something. It's in a black bag. Both of them are pricey but we have noticed changes for the better in our dog. Coat, less allergies, more consistent stool.
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#6233102 - 03/22/16 06:07 PM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
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I have tried many different feeds over the years and keep going back to Pro Plan 30/20. For my hammerheads it works best.

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#6233165 - 03/22/16 06:53 PM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
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Purina has the largest research center in the world. They have sponsored a lot of gun dog events and given away a lot of dog food. I'll stick with them. Eager eaters and firm stools is all I ask for.

I don't know haw much free dog for or coupons I've gotten from Purina over the yrars.
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#6233312 - 03/22/16 08:38 PM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
Troubador Offline
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Registered: 05/22/12
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purina pro plan performance

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#6233316 - 03/22/16 08:42 PM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
68rustbucket Online   content
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 553
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Purina Pro Plan, Purina One for my dogs. Just depends on the dogs needs and metabolism. I can feed more Purina One to my Brit in the off season. Change over to the Pro Plan for hunting season.

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#6233367 - 03/22/16 09:11 PM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
Bruin Offline
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Registered: 01/08/16
Posts: 21
Loc: Beaumont, TX
Blue Buffalo Wilderness is what I feed my dogs.
Main reason is all of the grains and fillers in most name brands.
Not sure about ProPlan or Purina One but most do have grains that are not as good according to the vet.

I have a friend that goes even further ..... he feeds his dog a raw meat diet.
Mostly harvested deer and home grown chicken.

Thanks for the responses

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#6233413 - 03/22/16 10:04 PM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
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Registered: 10/18/07
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I think Dr. Tim's is the best food around!

ProPlan uses corn gluten as a protein source.

Look at Dr. Tim's Kinesis grain free

Dr. Tim's also adds prebiotics and Probiotics externally.
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#6233434 - 03/22/16 10:30 PM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
luke0872 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
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Loc: Midland, Lubbock, Abilene
We use blue buffalo wilderness...used nutro max for years before that

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#6233642 - 03/23/16 08:00 AM Re: Dog food [Re: whiteowl]
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Loc: Spring, Tx
Originally Posted By: whiteowl
I have tried many different feeds over the years and keep going back to Pro Plan 30/20. For my hammerheads it works best.


2X This has always been my go to food for working dogs.

I have one with food allergies, and having to feed Merrick Limited ingredient grain free, Duck and Sweet potatoes. Cost me a lot more money, and the dog looked better on Pro Plan. But his ears aren't red, and he's not itchy.
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#6233675 - 03/23/16 08:29 AM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Best I have found for my dogs is Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice. We feed the Chicken and rice also but they do noticeably better on the Lamb & Rice. It ranks higher than Pro plan on all the dog food review sites and it's cheaper.
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#6233710 - 03/23/16 09:10 AM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
bill oxner Online   content
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I had free Purina for years. How many of you would turn down free Purina dog food?
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#6233715 - 03/23/16 09:14 AM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
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Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 570
Loc: Texas
Purina is a great food, I will probably try it again in the summer but not a winter time feed for mine, they get diamond sporting dog. I've feed diamond for a long time. But what ever food you try watch the dog, doesn't matter who the manufacture is,some dogs just don't take to it.

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#6233732 - 03/23/16 09:21 AM Re: Dog food [Re: bill oxner]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Online   content
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I had free Purina for years. How many of you would turn down free Purina dog food?


I wouldn't turn down free if it was one of their premium foods, I wouldn't turn down free if it was the cheap stuff either but I wouldn't feed it to my dogs, it would be fed to the fish. I will never give a dog anything with corn or wheat again, except a piece of bread with Peanut butter.
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#6234869 - 03/24/16 01:29 AM Re: Dog food [Re: Bruin]
Bruin Offline
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Registered: 01/08/16
Posts: 21
Loc: Beaumont, TX
I may be different from some but my dogs are like part of the family.
They deserve to have a food that provides the best nutrition and health supplements possible.
They need the best to help keep them healthy.
My Labradors save me a lot of walking in the marsh/fields by retrieving my waterfowl / dove and are happy to do it.

They are worth the extra money

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