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Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:24 pm
by TimL_168
I stopped into pet store and they had a few small bags of Merrick on sale for ten bucks each. I grabbed two bags. Endeavor is a changed dog! Her energy is much greater. We went for a three mile run Sunday morning, and she was chomping at the bit to go back out and work/play when we got home.

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:28 pm
by Dutchringgirl
really?? well, sadie doesnt need more energy lol

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:21 am
by TimL_168
Dutchringgirl wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:28 pm
really?? well, sadie doesnt need more energy lol
En has been described as "low drive". I'm happy to see some added spunk :player:
it may also have something to do with her new chukkit ball. my little girl has finally developed some toy drive!

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:12 am
by karenz
Xander loved Merrick. I stopped buying it when Purina bought them out. I refuse to buy anything from Purina.

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:34 am
by Dutchringgirl
karenz wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:12 am
Xander loved Merrick. I stopped buying it when Purina bought them out. I refuse to buy anything from Purina.
ohh right, forget it then, i dont like purina either, my dad swears by it :eew:

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:10 pm
by Steve Gossmeyer
Most kibbles if not made by purina are made by diamond so really they are all shit.... I've fed proplan performance for many years... Yoda is on raw the rest of my dogs get tow

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:49 pm
by TimL_168
Steve Gossmeyer wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Most kibbles if not made by purina are made by diamond so really they are all shit.... I've fed proplan performance for many years... Yoda is on raw the rest of my dogs get tow
I remembered you mentioning TOW before, and I might give it a shot sometime. I'm really thinking about switching to full raw this fall if I can get a few deer put up. It'd be even better if I can start putting her to work and earning her organ meats.

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:14 am
by Dutchringgirl
raw is the way to go if you can, you can do both but not in the same feeding

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:04 am
by TimL_168
Dutchringgirl wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:14 am
raw is the way to go if you can, you can do both but not in the same feeding
Just gotta make sure she doesn't get the scoots.

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:01 am
by Joxgirl
Way to go Endeavor!!!!

Re: Trial switch to Merrick

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:54 am
by TimL_168
I think I had posted in another thread that En got the dire- rear after I put her on the chicken based Merrick food. She had had no issues with the rabbit based that I picked up at the box store. Digging through the ingredients, the only things I could find Substantially different were the inclusion of Turkey and a different set of bacteria/ fermentation aids. I went back and did a proper food change method, and she's back to firm stool now. I'm still mixing a tiny bit of her old food in, but I think I'm out of danger. We'll see...I'm refinishing the floors in a couple weeks anyway...