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Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:23 pm
by Jas31663166
Ok, so I've been doing alot of research and trying to find the best kibble for my ds

Does anyone have any recommendations on dry kibble, i have found 2 brands that im thinking about purchasing
Any thoughts?

1. EUKANUBA 30/20
2. Purina sport 30/20

:huh:

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:29 pm
by Steve Gossmeyer
I feed the 30/20 taste of the wild

I know most will say stay away from purina but I fed the proplan 30/20 for years and my old dog is in great shape at 9 years old... I only switched to taste of the wild because that's what the rescue I work for feeds their dogs I have plus free food lol

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:37 pm
by Dutchringgirl
check out Dogfoodadvisor they have all of the info for you

My parents fed Purina for ever and the dogs were fine.

I feed Orajen and Acana

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:14 pm
by Jas31663166
Thanks for the info guys!!

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:53 am
by Duke
Dogfoodadvisor is a great source. I've been giving Wellness Core, Ocean something... supposedly excellent protein and all the fish oils for a nice coat.

I want to go raw food though, let him tear into some meat

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:21 pm
by DaHawaiianDS
We do Fromm's Large breed puppy!

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:25 pm
by Duke
DaHawaiianDS wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:21 pm
We do Fromm's Large breed puppy!
Nice, I haven't read anything up on it. I'm sure your pup loves it. Any particular food benefits that guided you toward it?

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:27 pm
by DaHawaiianDS
Duke wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:25 pm
DaHawaiianDS wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:21 pm
We do Fromm's Large breed puppy!
Nice, I haven't read anything up on it. I'm sure your pup loves it. Any particular food benefits that guided you toward it?
Here is the nutrition info for the food. The foods we decided between had to meet the AAFCO nutriet profile. https://frommfamily.com/products/gold/d ... -analysis/

We looked for optimal amounts of phosphorus and calcium, as well as protein and vitamins for development. I wanted to make sure that caloric content was high, but not too high. I followed a lot of this advice: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog ... uppy-food/

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:47 pm
by montecarlogirl87
I'm pretty lucky that my two seem to have iron stomachs and changes don't seem to bother them, so I can change things up for them so they're not eating the same thing, every day, forever... I tend to stick with anything in the 4-5 star range on DFA and get what's got a good deal at the time

I've fed...
Blue
Canidae
Crave
Evolve
Merrick
Muenster
Nutro
Organix
Victor
Wellness Core
Whole Earth Farms

I keep an eye out for other brands like Acana, Fromm, Orijen, Solid Gold and TotW, but normally I can get a deal on one of the others at the time

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:50 pm
by centrop67
I feed Earthborn Meadow Feast to my dogs.
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/earthborn-holistic-grain-free/ wrote:Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.

The Earthborn Holistic Grain Free product line includes six dry dog foods.
Each recipe below includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage: Growth, Maintenance, All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Large Breed (4 stars) [M]
Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Coastal Catch (5 stars) [A]
Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Meadow Feast (4 stars) [M]
Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Weight Control (4 stars) [M]
Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Primitive Natural (5 stars) [A]
Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Great Plains Feast (5 stars) [A]

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Great Plains Feast was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
I switched from Blue Buffalo Grain Free after identifying some things that Radar is allergic to.

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:41 pm
by TimL_168
En's old handler told me she just picked whatever top tier food was on sale that week. En has a stomach like the sled dogs; if it fits, it ships.

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:18 pm
by Duke
montecarlogirl87 wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:47 pm
I'm pretty lucky that my two seem to have iron stomachs and changes don't seem to bother them, so I can change things up for them so they're not eating the same thing, every day, forever... I tend to stick with anything in the 4-5 star range on DFA and get what's got a good deal at the time

I've fed...
Blue
Canidae
Crave
Evolve
Merrick
Muenster
Nutro
Organix
Victor
Wellness Core
Whole Earth Farms

I keep an eye out for other brands like Acana, Fromm, Orijen, Solid Gold and TotW, but normally I can get a deal on one of the others at the time
good idea to save money

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:22 am
by DaHawaiianDS
Oh it's so good to hear that! We've fed our other dog the best deal from the dfa for some added variety but had been warned that DS have sensitive tums that can't handle switching it up like that so we didn't try. We just picked a good puppy food and stuck with it. Good to know many DS are fine with variety! Once we've got this growing thing down we'll look into switching it up. Kapena is still really skinny to spite our increasing his food to 3.5 cups! Every time I feed him more he makes more muscle and still stays thin! We're starting to worry a bit about it even though our vet said they tend to sprout up, fill up, sprout up again. He's SO STRONG and only 4 months old!

Re: Dry kibble brands?

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:01 am
by Joxgirl
We use Life's Abundance for large breed puppies