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#6799087 - 06/20/17 04:52 PM Dry Dog Food, what to feed???
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 9428
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I have a two year old black lab female. She weighs 58 pounds, looks great. I'm feeding her Eukanuba Breed Specific Dry food. She loves it, 3 cups a day. Nice small, firm, turds.

She is a house dog, we walk a mile most days and I throw bumpers till her tongue is hanging out (doesn't take long in this heat). No daily retriever training.

30# is $46.74.....what are, "we" supposed to feed our dogs these days, high protein? More grain??lamb??

How about costs? does this sound right? $1.55#

I know from my old hunt test days, most pros feed fairly inexpensive food due to whatcha feeding your pups?
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Straight

#6799165 - 06/20/17 06:08 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 39284
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
Purina Dog Chow. Purina has the largest research center in the world. I've gotten it free over the years. I think its all about the same.
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill

#6799169 - 06/20/17 06:12 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5430
Loc: Abilene, TX
That price is about right for most higher end kibble.

I feed Dr. Tim's Pursuit. It is a 30/20 dry kibble. They use only ingredients from North America and I like that I can talk to the owner directly. He is a veterinarian and competed in dog sledding competitions. The company is family owned and operated.

The ingredients are top notch and no corn is used.

With that said I need to state that I am not saying other foods are terrible or that corn products are necessarily terrible.

People seem to really get defensive about their pet food.

Most pros feed Pro Plan. It's a good food and Purina is a big supporter of dog games. They also offer discounts to the big kennels that feed a lot of dogs. I would probably feed it as well if I had 30 dogs but I don't so I feed what I believe to be a superior food IMO.

It runs me about $65 for 44 pounds delivered to my front door. It has such a high calorie content per cup that I can feed less than I would a cheaper feed. I feed 2 cups a day.

Metabolizable energy (calculated): 3840 kcal/kg
Pursuit is 442 kcal ME/cup (115g)

#6799171 - 06/20/17 06:14 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Mike Mathena Offline
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Registered: 12/30/16
Posts: 305
Loc: Brazoria county
Our dogs get homemade chicken and rice with some fresh veggies mixed in and a few key herbs that my wife says are good for them. Some nights i look at their bowl and look at my plate and get kinda jealous. It's all natural and only about 15 bucks a week, she bakes a big bag of chicken thighs and makes it all up for the week.

Edited by Mike Mathena (06/20/17 06:16 PM)
Go get in the woods

#6799209 - 06/20/17 06:45 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
scalebuster Offline
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Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 2476
I just switched mine over to Diamond Performance, from Tractor Supply, a few months ago and they are doing just as well as they were on the same amount as a higher priced brand I was feeding. 4Healtg performance.

#6799260 - 06/20/17 07:19 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
bobcat1 Offline
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Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 2268
Loc: Sanger, Texas
I've been thru a lot trying to get my picky eater a food he would eat. The other one would eat dirt clods. I finally found one he likes and he does really good on it. 4 Health Grain Free Turkey and Potato at Tractor Supply $38 a bag. Tried every kind of do all end all food and this works best for him and she is very healthy and full of energy. Stools are tight also.
Bobby Barnett

#6799337 - 06/20/17 08:21 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Cochise Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 3976
Loc: Texas
The Eukanuba Large Breed Adult is almost nutritionally identical to the Labrador breed specific food. It's cheaper and more lbs per bag.

Purina Pro Plan is also good - pretty similar to the Eukanuba.

#6799363 - 06/20/17 08:36 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
rjf1911 Offline

Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 99
Loc: DFW
I've fed Black Gold for the last 12 feed the Premium Grain Free formula...firm stool, healthy shiny coats...and no gas! It's about 45.00 for a 40 pound bag. They've got a number of formulas.

Used to be hard to find, but now a lot more accessible...I think we buy it from Chewy shipping and it gets here in two days.
David Rejebian

#6799480 - 06/20/17 10:25 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Eagle 1 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 1479
Loc: Fritch, TX
$58.98 for 80 pounds free ship. Dogs love it, grain free.;gclsrc=aw.ds

I'm going to stand outside so if anybody asks, I'm outstanding!

#6799491 - 06/20/17 10:41 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
taterpop Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/25/14
Posts: 45
Purina dog chow for 25 years.

#6799531 - 06/20/17 11:49 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Eagle 1]
Sniper John Online   happy

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16522
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: Eagle 1
$58.98 for 80 pounds free ship. Dogs love it, grain free.;gclsrc=aw.ds

4 out of 5 rating for the wholesomes chicken on And they have had no recalls either. Not a bad deal. Thanks for the heads up. I'm giving it a try.

#6799779 - 06/21/17 09:45 AM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
neal_david50 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/09/14
Posts: 33
Wholesomes is a great food, but it's not grain free. It has rice in it.

#6799893 - 06/21/17 11:51 AM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
PKnTX Offline
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Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 4033
Loc: Collin County
Sounds like what you're doing is working, why change?

I've been feeding Iams for many years. I go with the size specific type.
Dogs have always ate it very well and they've always looked good and had
plenty of energy. Can buy it just about anywhere for reasonable cost.

So there's another opinion to go along with everyone else's opinion.
Announcing your plans is a great way to hear Gods laugh.

#6799941 - 06/21/17 12:38 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
duckbill Online   content
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 2364
Loc: Mckinney
I feed Dr. Tims

Edited by duckbill (06/21/17 12:38 PM)
Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Yeah, don't listen to me. I'm just an idiot.

Originally Posted By: East
Lol. Duckbill that was funny!

Originally Posted By: thecoach
The dude up top has already taken lots of bone before this deer, both mule and whitetail.

#6799962 - 06/21/17 01:02 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 16322
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Purina Dog Chow

I have a short attention spa

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