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DOG FOOD - Here we go again ...

OK. I have a favor. I won't go into detail about Mikey's food changes because we've all done it trying to find the best for our little buddies. Mikey is on Orijen right now and was doing good for the last month but now he's developing gas - pew!! I hear high protein is good, high protein is bad, grains are good, grains are bad ... blah blah blah ... so -

My favor is: For those of you that have used a dry kibble that you're happy with and your dog seems to be doing good on, could you please just post what it is? Not necessary to have long posts just the name of the food. Kind of like the post that asked how many Hav's we all have.

It would be great to see a list. I know a lot of you cook your own and believe in it and I'm sure it's great but I'm not able to do that right now.

I'm sure it would help a lot of people to see a list of good dry kibble you all use that you're happy with.

THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!
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Oijen is a good kibble. Dogs really don't need carbohydrates, (GAS) ... THIS is from ORIJEN site ..."The more protein in the food, the less room for carbohydrates. And that’s good. Because while protein is essential, dogs and cats have no requirement for carbohydrates. In fact, for dogs and cats, carbohydrates are ‘empty calories’ that provide little nutritional value beyond their controversial energy potential"

Yet today’s dry kibble averages somewhere between 46 and 74 percent carbohydrate. National Research Council...... you tell me, whether we're being taken for a ride?

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Fromm grain free for three older dogs and Fromm Puppy food for Leo. All doing very well.


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Thank you for starting this thread. Indy is currently on a local food:
http://www.platinum.com/index.php/en...y-chicken.html

It's supposed to be fantastic food but since switching he's started
to be gassy and his poops are much more runny than they used to be.
We're going to wait a little longer to see if it is something else bothering him
but having a list of other good dog foods is always nice to have on hand.
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Orijen - currently a mix of red meat and the regular adult dog flavor. My pup wasn't a fan of the 6 fish version. I also add half a scrambled egg 3-5 mornings/wk.
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as much as I'm not a fan of this site , they did get this right..http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/canine...carbohydrates/

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That's so weird because Sabine insisted that henry's formula have carbs - either sweet potatoes or split peas. How come she insisted on this if carbs are not necessary?

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OK. I have a favor. I won't go into detail about Mikey's food changes because we've all done it trying to find the best for our little buddies. Mikey is on Orijen right now and was doing good for the last month but now he's developing gas - pew!! I hear high protein is good, high protein is bad, grains are good, grains are bad ... blah blah blah ... so -

My favor is: For those of you that have used a dry kibble that you're happy with and your dog seems to be doing good on, could you please just post what it is? Not necessary to have long posts just the name of the food. Kind of like the post that asked how many Hav's we all have.

It would be great to see a list. I know a lot of you cook your own and believe in it and I'm sure it's great but I'm not able to do that right now.

I'm sure it would help a lot of people to see a list of good dry kibble you all use that you're happy with.

THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!
Kodi hasn't been on a lot of different foods, but I did try him on Orijens (after a s-l-o-w transition. Orijens is the only food we've given him that gave him nasty gas. I know lots of other people use it and like it, but it didn't work for us.

Kodi eats Natural Balance Organic, and does great on it... Has for almost 3 years.


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That's so weird because Sabine insisted that henry's formula have carbs - either sweet potatoes or split peas. How come she insisted on this if carbs are not necessary?
I'll let her explain that. will get back to you asap . Nancy.

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Tyler is on Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Fish. No more gas or soft stools but best of all is that he loves it and eats with gusto.


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