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#31 DanielleNDerek

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    Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:15 AM

    I feed my two dogs Innova Evo, beef flavor. I've also have given them Blue Buffalo in the past they seemed to like that okay.
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    #32 Hartyt509

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      Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:06 AM

      My rotty refuses to eat any of the good food and the only dried food she will eat is Bakers lol is full of crap but she is healthy and will eat it and thats all i care about lol

      The spaniel is a dustbin and has just eaten a plastic ball lmao

      #33 Christi

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        Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:30 PM

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        Oh, and here's to grade your pet's food


        How to grade your dog's food: Start with a grade of 100:

        1) For every listing of "by-product", subtract 10 points

        2) For every non-specific animal source ("meat" or "poultry", meat, meal Or fat) reference, subtract 10 points

        3) If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points

        4) For every grain "mill run" or non-specific grain source,subtract 5 points

        5) If the same grain ingredient is used 2 or more times in the first Five ingredients (I.e. "ground brown rice", "brewer's rice", "rice Flour" are all the same grain), subtract 5 points

        6) If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2 Meats in the top 3 ingredients, subtract 3 points

        7) If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points

        8 ) If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3 points

        9) If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients, subtract 2 more points

        10) If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil,subtract 2 Points

        11) If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is Allergic to other protein sources), subtract 2 points

        12) If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points

        13) If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog isn't allergic to wheat), subtract 2 points

        14) If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog isn't allergic to beef), subtract 1 point

        15) If it contains salt, subtract 1 point

        Extra Credit:

        1) If any of the meat sources are organic, add 5 points

        2) If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist, add 5 points

        3) If the food is baked not extruded, add 5 points

        4) If the food contains probiotics, add 3 points

        5) If the food contains fruit, add 3 points

        6) If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains), add 3 points

        7) If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, add 2 points

        8 ) If the food contains barley, add 2 points

        9) If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds), add 2 points

        10) If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point

        11) If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point

        12) For every different specific animal protein source (other than the First one; count "chicken" and "chicken meal" as only one protein source, but "chicken" and "" as 2 different sources), add 1 point

        13) If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point

        14) If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are Pesticide-free, add 1 point

        94-100+ = A 86-93 = B 78-85 = C 70-77 = D 69 = F

        Here are some foods that have already been scored. Dog Food scores:

        > Authority Harvest Baked / Score 116 A+

        > Bil-Jac Select / Score 68 F

        > Canidae / Score 112 A+

        > Chicken Soup Senior / Score 115 A+

        > Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 F

        > Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice / Score 92 B

        > Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 A

        > **** Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium / Score 122 A+

        > **** Van Patten's Duck and Potato / Score 106 A+

        > Foundations / Score 106 A+

        > Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 93 B

        > Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium / Score 73 D

        > Innova Dog / Score 114 A+

        > Innova Evo / Score 114 A+

        > Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables / Score 110 A+

        > Nutrisource Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B

        > Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy / Score 87 B

        > Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice / Score 23 F

        > ProPlan Natural Turkey & Barley / Score 103 A+

        > Purina Benful / Score 17 F

        > Purina Dog / Score 62 F

        > Purina Come-n-Get It / Score 16 F

        > Royal Canin Bulldog / Score 100 A+

        > Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult / Score 106 A+

        > Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice / Score 97 A

        > Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ / Score 63 F

        > Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies / Score 69 F

        > Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken / Score 110 A+

        > Wolfking Adult Dog (bison) by Solid Gold / Score 97 A
        Thanks for this...we've been adding rice and chicken bits to their dry food and it's working...I also sent away for samples of 6 different brand and they just arrived, so I'll do a taste test this weekend...

        #34 *Heather*

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          Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:36 AM

          We just started Nixon on a raw diet yesterday. We're really optimistic about it, so I'll keep you guys posted if it works out for us (he has horrific allergies and we're hoping this is going to help...plus it's organic so apparently it's much better for dogs all around).

          Fingers crossed!

          #35 ginalynn

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            Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:39 AM

            My dog is pretty picky too, but if I put some of the Iams flavor sauce on it from time to time she is pretty happy and will eat whatever.

            #36 bumbles

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              Posted 09 October 2008 - 12:40 PM

              Blue Buffalo has great quality food - all natural! :)

              #37 Tamster808

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                Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:08 PM

                Eukanuba Large Breed Senior. Even though Kozmo is 26 lbs and Newman is 66 lbs and both are 4 years old(yes they are named after Senfield). Kozmo's allergy specialist recommended that for both of my dogs. Eukanuba puts one of the ingredients from toothpaste in their food so it suppose to be good for the teeth. Plus the senior food is a better protein.
                Kozmo will eat anything but Newman is the PICKIEST eater and both of them like the food.
                There are a lot of people with dogs with allergies.

                #38 **~Jenn~**

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                  Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:30 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Christi
                  My little devils have decided to become finicky eaters, so I want to try other brands, but not sure which to try...they don't like Canidae, Science Diet or Iams and we just bought Diamonds natural and aren't having much luck with that either......any input would be great!
                  You can also try Blue Buffalo...That is good for them and they also may like it :-) Good luck
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                  #39 *Heather*

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                    Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:24 AM

                    Quote:
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                    We just started Nixon on a raw diet yesterday. We're really optimistic about it, so I'll keep you guys posted if it works out for us (he has horrific allergies and we're hoping this is going to help...plus it's organic so apparently it's much better for dogs all around).

                    Fingers crossed!
                    The raw food - Beef has totally improved his allergies! We tried chicken a couple of weeks ago and had to return it because his itches went craaazy again. But I think the Beef one is working out really well. Plus his coat is WAY shinier. I totally recommend it!

                    #40 Christi

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                      Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:10 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by *Heather*
                      The raw food - Beef has totally improved his allergies! We tried chicken a couple of weeks ago and had to return it because his itches went craaazy again. But I think the Beef one is working out really well. Plus his coat is WAY shinier. I totally recommend it!
                      What is in a raw diet? Is it safe to switch back and forth from kibble to raw? I like the idea of preparing home food so to speak, but also like the convenience of having kibble around too.




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