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#6820682 - 07/12/17 01:14 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Buckshot54 Offline
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Registered: 07/12/17
Posts: 14
Pro Plan Sport 30/20

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#6820896 - 07/12/17 05:33 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Cow_doc.308 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1984
Loc: Ellis Co.
Mine all eat Pro Plan. When I was hunting my female she got the high performance version then their prescription joint food.


I think the grain and corn issue in dog food has been blown WAY out of proportion. Some dogs are truly sensitive. Unless you have one that is, there's no reason to avoid it.

When a food allergy is suspected, the best test is a food trial for up to 6 weeks to see if the dog improves. This mean a novel protein and carb source the dog hasn't had before. This is where things like duck and potato, lamb and rice, heck there's even a kangaroo formula out there.

Lamb and rice is no longer used as a novel source because it has become such a popular choice in 'regular' dog foods.

Most dogs can get by on about any commercial diet out there. The athletes, working dogs, etc may perform better with better nutrition....just like humans. I do advocate for a commercial diet that's been balanced by a veterinary nutritionist over a homemade diet.

Thats my 2cents. That and a couple bucks will but you a coke.
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#6820971 - 07/12/17 06:49 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
bobcat1 Offline
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Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 2339
Loc: Sanger, Texas
Of yall that feed Victor. I am curious. Which food would you feed to my hunting cockers? Currently I am feeding 4health Grain Free Turkey & Potato Dog Food. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produc...-dogs-30-lb-bag
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#6825368 - 07/17/17 04:15 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
duskyduck Offline
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Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 29
Loc: Allen, TX
Diamond Hi-energy off season, Diamond Performance during the season. Excellent protein and fat levels for your hunter. Very reasonably priced at tractor supply.
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#6825385 - 07/17/17 04:24 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: bobcat1]
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5462
Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: bobcat1
Of yall that feed Victor. I am curious. Which food would you feed to my hunting cockers? Currently I am feeding 4health Grain Free Turkey & Potato Dog Food. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produc...-dogs-30-lb-bag


For grain free

If you can afford it Orijen

Cheaper option but still a very high quality food is

Dr. Tim's Kinesis Grain Free

https://www.chewy.com/orijen-regional-red-grain-free-dry/dp/133949


https://www.chewy.com/dr-tims-grain-free-kinesis-formula/dp/37827?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=f&utm_content=Dr.%20Tim%27s&utm_term=&gclid=CNCd-pahkdUCFYe4wAodn14Nbg&gclsrc=aw.ds#Nutritional-Info


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#6826172 - 07/18/17 10:56 AM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/09/09
Posts: 141
Loc: TX
Sport Dog Food! It is designed for high energy working dogs, has no phytoestrogens (great for breeding dogs), no By products, excellent ingredients. They have a 30/20 Power formula that I plan to try next. I have fed the Performance and loved the muscle, coat and energy. I currently rotate between that and Elite Whitefish, but will try Power and Beef as well. You can purchase on Amazon, they are also now on chewy.com. And price is super! Some formulas come in a 50lb bag for under $60!
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#6832851 - 07/24/17 05:48 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

My dogs have done well on Diamond Naturals.

Check ratings:
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/dry/
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#6832853 - 07/24/17 05:50 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: bill oxner]
reeltexan Online   content
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Consumer Reports did a study several years ago and concluded that all the brands tested were fine. They went on to conclude that puppy food was not necessary.



What do you say, Bill? Puppy food, no puppy food?
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#6833504 - 07/25/17 09:02 AM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
neal_david50 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/14
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I have a rat terrier I use for rabbits, squirrels, and general vermin control around the property. I was feeding a more expensive dry dog food from Muenster Milling that I really liked, but had to change due to finances. I now use Sportmix Premium Energy Plus 24/20 formula. He looks great, exercises for several hours each day, and eats the food really well! I can get a 44lb bag at Tractor Supply for 27 bucks. I've concluded that most dogs will do just fine with most commercial diets. Obviously some dogs need a special diet because of allergies or another medical condition, but most dogs do just fine with meat meals, grain and foods without chelated minerals. Feed for good body condition and give them enough exercise and they will be ok most of the time!

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#6854365 - 08/12/17 09:49 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Theboyandi Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 1932
Loc: Texoma
Victor, black gold, or pro plan
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#6854368 - 08/12/17 09:50 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Theboyandi Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 1932
Loc: Texoma
I have met and talked with the owner of victor. GREAT people &#128077;&#127995;
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#6854406 - 08/12/17 10:25 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Theboyandi]
bobcat1 Offline
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Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 2339
Loc: Sanger, Texas
I just switched to Victor Hi Pro Plus in the teal colored bag. Dogs love it and less stools. Even my picky eater loves it. Win Win for me. Made right here in Texas!
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#6854425 - 08/12/17 10:43 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
Smokey Bear Offline
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Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 220
Loc: Texas
I feed pro plan. My only complaint is the cost.
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#6854457 - 08/13/17 12:04 AM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Smokey Bear]
NorthTXbirdhunter Offline
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Registered: 03/17/11
Posts: 943
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
I am feeding Purina turkey and venison 30/17 year round now. I have fed most of the brands mentioned here and this is the best I have fed yet. I fed it through hunting season and the dogs perform as strong as I have ever seen and look fabulous. All is firm in the pen at clean up also. I am paying $38 for a 40 lb. bag.

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#6854788 - 08/13/17 12:29 PM Re: Dry Dog Food, what to feed??? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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Originally Posted By: Smokey Bear
I feed pro plan. My only complaint is the cost.

Try Purina Dog Chow during the summer months. It's half the cost. I now feed it year around.
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