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Old 01-20-2013, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm feeling extremely guilty that I can't afford to feed him raw anymore. He has done so well on it. I've been using bravo and that is the only prepackaged raw he can eat. I dont have time to make it myself I work and go to school full time. If I went back to a high grade kibble I would save myself almost 30 dollars a month. I'm spending more money on my dogs food than I am myself. I used to joke that my dog eats better than me, but the other night he had a turkey burger and I had a frozen meal lol. Anyone have any advice?
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't feel guilty First of all I have tried EVERYTHING for food during the last 10 months. If your dog does well on the kibble stick with it, you can add chicken bits and canned green beans from time to time.

Now here is a story I heard in my family:
My grandfather was a soldier in the Italian army who was stationed in the alps...his dog got a bigger stipend for food than my grandfather...well guess what, pooch got onions to eat...
(I know onions are a NO NO...lol)
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Anything you would recommend that isn't crazy expensive, he did well on blue l.i.d. Turkey and potato but its 17 bucks for a 4lb bag!
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dog Food Information Sites

Did you check out this link in health and wellness? I have fed Orijen, Taste of the Wild, and Wellness Core. All are 6 star ratings. Taste of the Wild is probably the least expensive. They carry it at Tractor Supply. Is there one near you?
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Yes I do, Orijen is very much out of price range we might give TOW a chance
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Winston, I have a major finicky eater. I've gone the 5* route (like Blue Buf) with little success for my dog liking it...sooo I finally went with Eukanuba adult, small bite (it actually has a beagle pix on the bag). Well my dog has taken to it nicely. I can get a 5lb bag at petco or petsmart for about $10.99-if you join their rewards program you can get periodic coupons you can put towards the food. Also make sure you use a measuring cup so you know exactly the amt of food you are giving.
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All of my pack eat Wellness Core(grain free). I like it because it has Omega 3,6 fatty acids which helps with their coats. Plus it's the only food all ten like.


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I actually went with simple nourish it was on sale for 10 dollars at petsmart. He gobbled it up, I'm going to see how he does on it for a couple days. There is another food tractor supply carries called 4life, anyone have any input
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Sorry, I never heard of it.
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All of my pack eat Wellness Core(grain free). I like it because it has Omega 3,6 fatty acids which helps with their coats. Plus it's the only food all ten like.


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My pup is still eating Wellness Core Puppy. He is almost 7 months. At what point did you switch to adult Wellness Core?
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