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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Wink Gizmo is all grown up!

So my vet said to start switching her from her puppy food to an adult food. She currently eats Wellness Puppy but I am not sure which to choose for her adult food. She currently gets half dry/wet. I noticed they have mixers for the adult food or just the wet food.

What does everyone think? or any other brands I should look into?

http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/dog-wellness.aspx
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Santos was on solid gold wee bits since he came home, but we wanted a kibble that we could feed all of the dogs, and the wee bits were too small for bentley, so we made the switch to Fromm, and they all love it. We use the chicken ala veg variety.

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Huggie's always eaten Fromm Surf & Turf for Dogs. He's never eaten a puppy food. He does very well on it, no problem with his poops. The kibbles are nice and small for him.

http://www.frommfamily.com/products-...f-and-turf.php
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My fluffs eat Orijen. They get 2/3 of their daily intake Orijen Regional Red and 1/3 Orijen 6 Fish. I mix up the two because the fish makes their stools slimy if that's all they eat!

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I can't find those brands in stores near me I usually go to Petco but they don't seem to carry a lot. Where should I look?

I was looking on http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_f...p/cat/8/page/2 and the only thing they sell at Petco that I see on that list is Wellness Core, but they also have Wellness Small Breeds on the 5 star list. I was thinking of going with one of those. Is there core good for a 8 ib dog?

I would try Fromm or Orijen if I can find a place to buy them
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Huggie's always eaten Fromm Surf & Turf for Dogs. He's never eaten a puppy food. He does very well on it, no problem with his poops. The kibbles are nice and small for him.

http://www.frommfamily.com/products-...f-and-turf.php
Both of our Hav pups and our Yorkie are on the Fromm Surf & Turf. It is an all stages diet so it works for all of them, especially since they do a dance between the three bowls sharing food. It is also grain free, which I understand to be good since many dogs are prone to allergies to the low quality grains found as filler in many commerical foods.

All of the dogs eat the food and we have had no problems with tummy aches or throw up.

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I can't find those brands in stores near me I usually go to Petco but they don't seem to carry a lot. Where should I look?

I was looking on http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_f...p/cat/8/page/2 and the only thing they sell at Petco that I see on that list is Wellness Core, but they also have Wellness Small Breeds on the 5 star list. I was thinking of going with one of those. Is there core good for a 8 ib dog?

I would try Fromm or Orijen if I can find a place to buy them
You may need to find a speciality dog store or a feed supply store. Bottom line, read the analysis and feed the best possible food you can afford (and is available to you).

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I think I found a store that sells them, going to take a look later today. I also need a canned version I think, Gizzy likes a mix (She is becoming picky, LOL)
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I switched my Izzo to Taste of the Wild Pacific stream and he loves it. I also switched my Golden Retriever to it after years of failed attempts to switch her to a better food from the Nutro and Royal Canin she was eating (she has an incredibly sensitive stomach) Both of my dogs love it. I found it at a local specialty pet store. Typically you can go to the particular dog food website and do a search to see who, if anyone carries their particular brand in your area. Let us know what you choose.


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Pixie and MiG are on Wilderness chicken. It's grain free, and I looked it up on dog food analysis and it's a 6 star kibble. To my surprise they sell it at Petsmart. I've tried every conceivable food from Go! to Evangers, and this is the only one she'll eat.

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