Top 5 Foods

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby xKayleighx » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:56 pm

I only perused this thread the past 10 pages or so since it’s so long. I was surprised to only saw one reference to Champion pet foods (Orijen and Acana.) I can’t say more amazing things about Acana!!!!! I absolutely LOVE the results I’ve gotten from it after feeding Bruce, TOTW and Natural Balance. I feed Bruce Acana Wild Prairie and he’s done so well! Great coat, great energy level OH and he can’t wait to eat! (He would just sniff at the other 2 especially NB) Also, I know he’s retaining more nutrients as his stool has gotten smaller and more compact.

I also supplement with turkey necks a couple times a week and chicken backs. If I’m steaming any veggies I might add that in every once in awhile also.

Acana and Orijen are grain free and have a higher protein ratio which may not be the best for senior pets. (I prefer Acana rather than Orijen b/c I think Orijen’s protein content is a little too high and have heard about runny stools more often than not with Orijen.) When Bruce starts getting older we might look at a different type of food if he doesn’t seem to be doing as well at the time. BUT for most healthy dogs IMHO Acana is the BEST dog food in the market. :nana: :nana: :nana:

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby jordanberry20 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:39 am

akaspaddero wrote:
LouDiamondz wrote:This guy at pet co swears up and down Blue Buffalo is THE best food out there for pits. but i dont see too much talk about it on here. Opinions?


I hear it a lot in my stores - and it's the Wilderness that most of the PB owners use


I feed my pitbull Blue Buffalo I fed the regular formula puppy food since there was no Wilderness formula for puppies but they just recently came out with it. The breeder was feeding Iams and my pup was 1 of the smaller ones and I brought her home and had a bag of Iams she would barely eat any and I knew I wanted to switch to Blue Buffalo anyways so I went out the next day to get a bag and did 75% Iams 25% Blue in the first bowl and she actually picked out the Blue pieces and left the Iams since you can tell a difference in the two kibbles. I am currently weaning her onto the Wilderness from the original formula.

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby Apbt4life » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:35 pm

wellness core only, orijen, or canidae grain free formula

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby Beowulf » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:22 pm

I also didn't read the whole thread, but does anyone know anything about Bil-Jac? I saw on their website that they are calling it a "super premium" food, but it also says corn is better for dogs than rice. My boss feeds it to her Westie and she's convinced that it is a wonder food because it is really expensive. Anyone have any input?

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby akaspaddero » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:19 pm

xKayleighx wrote:I only perused this thread the past 10 pages or so since it’s so long. I was surprised to only saw one reference to Champion pet foods (Orijen and Acana.) I can’t say more amazing things about Acana!!!!! I absolutely LOVE the results I’ve gotten from it after feeding Bruce, TOTW and Natural Balance. I feed Bruce Acana Wild Prairie and he’s done so well! Great coat, great energy level OH and he can’t wait to eat! (He would just sniff at the other 2 especially NB) Also, I know he’s retaining more nutrients as his stool has gotten smaller and more compact.

I also supplement with turkey necks a couple times a week and chicken backs. If I’m steaming any veggies I might add that in every once in awhile also.

Acana and Orijen are grain free and have a higher protein ratio which may not be the best for senior pets. (I prefer Acana rather than Orijen b/c I think Orijen’s protein content is a little too high and have heard about runny stools more often than not with Orijen.) When Bruce starts getting older we might look at a different type of food if he doesn’t seem to be doing as well at the time. BUT for most healthy dogs IMHO Acana is the BEST dog food in the market. :nana: :nana: :nana:

I have heard awesome stuff about Orijen and Acana. I just can't afford it for 4 dogs;-)

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby arlene2010 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:13 am

i just started feeding " whole earth farms by Merrick" what do you guys think about this food? is it worth 42 dollars for 35 lbs of it? i don't mind paying out that much, as long as it is doing it's job in aiding immunity, digestive health, and general all around health and energy.

it's a new line of holistic dog food made by merrick.
ingredients are
chicken meal, duck, buffalo, salmon oil, white fish, turkey meal, eggs, blueberries, cranberries, cinnamon,oats barley rice millet. almfalfa sunflower seeds.

those are not in order but are the ingredients within the first ingredients.

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby Enamorada » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:01 pm

Our dogs do very well on Blue Buffalo and TOTW. Unfortunately, TOTW is hard to find on the island and tends to be very pricey - but the dogs look amazing when they're on it! Blue Buffalo is great as well and is riiight in our budget- it's what we're feeding currently. :thumbsup:

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby YoungWinsk » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:28 am

I ordered some TOTW High Prairie Puppy food for my 8 month only Female Pit Bull, Sierra. How much should I feed her and how many times a day? And until she gets how old? She has been at a shelter so I don't think she's been getting great food. Thanks :)

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby Breezy833 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:49 am

how does blue buffalo compare to some of the other brands?. Im currently tryin to find a dog food for my pup that is better for him but also cost effective. i started off feeding him purina puppy chow, but he has skin sensitivy and some kind of acne. After talkin with the woman at the feed store, i am looking for somthing with higher protein and less corn.

Some of the brands listed in this thread i couldnt find at my local pet store. And the blue buffalo seems to be extreamly expensive.

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby mhocker10 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:47 pm

I was feeding Kanobi NV Rabbit kibble and rotated him to NV Salmon and he is now very very loose when he deficates. I thought rotation of feed of the same brand was seemless and without digestive issue. What is the problem?

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby LouDiamondz401 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:31 am

Blue Buffalo -large breed- puppy is what ive been feeding my pup. it was recommended to me by a close friend of mine who has been working with pitbulls for years. thoughts?

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby Misskiwi67 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:48 pm

LouDiamondz401 wrote:Blue Buffalo -large breed- puppy is what ive been feeding my pup. it was recommended to me by a close friend of mine who has been working with pitbulls for years. thoughts?


The bag says 1.2%minimum on calcium, and it should be a 1.2% maximum for a large breed puppy food. Without a maximum calcium level, it is hard to evaluate weather this food is appropriate for a large breed puppy. I'm a fan of the blue buffalo brand, so as long as your pup stays lean through the growth period (also important to prevent orthopedic disease) its up to you if you want to find something more restrictive or not. It also depends on how large your pup is likely to get, if he's going to be over 60-70 pounds, I'd recommend making sure he is on a closer to ideal food for large breed growth. If he's going to be closer to the 50 pounds or less, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby LouDiamondz401 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:22 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:
LouDiamondz401 wrote:Blue Buffalo -large breed- puppy is what ive been feeding my pup. it was recommended to me by a close friend of mine who has been working with pitbulls for years. thoughts?


The bag says 1.2%minimum on calcium, and it should be a 1.2% maximum for a large breed puppy food. Without a maximum calcium level, it is hard to evaluate weather this food is appropriate for a large breed puppy. I'm a fan of the blue buffalo brand, so as long as your pup stays lean through the growth period (also important to prevent orthopedic disease) its up to you if you want to find something more restrictive or not. It also depends on how large your pup is likely to get, if he's going to be over 60-70 pounds, I'd recommend making sure he is on a closer to ideal food for large breed growth. If he's going to be closer to the 50 pounds or less, I wouldn't worry about it.


Thanks. So far so good. I feel like shes on the thinner side but shes eating 3/4 times a day and is real active

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby originalg00kster » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:51 am

Blue Buffalo is okay...I would prefer Taste of the Wild for sure. I used to feed my dog Totw...great coat no problems what so ever besides the gas..haha. they might of changed the formula so the gas could be gone but i have no clue.

I've been feeding my dog pura vita no grain..he seems to love it and the stool is nice and solid. hes right around 45-50lbs.. I sometimes also throw in evangers can food..should look into that as well.



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Also, with regards to raw food, is that literally just going to the store and buying raw meat and giving that to her? Or should I be looking for something in the pet store? I've also heard rumors that feeding raw meat can make a dog more aggressive. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks so much for any help. This new pit "mommy" needs any advice she can get =p


yes raw food is raw...with other veggies and nutrients of course. and no that is false....it's just going back to what the ancestors/dogs have been eating...raw. if you have the money and time i'd highly recommend raw...just ease it in.

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Re: Top 5 Foods

Postby anaverageasian » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:20 pm

Starting to get annoyed with dog food...
My 7m came eating nutrisource. My 4m came on pro plan. I was mixing with authority to switch both over and ended up coughing up the cash to switch both to blue wilderness puppy over the last week. I'm trying to absorb so much info and now find wilderness puppy has garlic which is bad, yes? Maybe that explains the gas. So, talked to a vet tech friend who recommends hills brands (not science diet).
Also, corn. What's the deal here. Yeah wolves don't eat corn. Domestic dogs have adapted? How much should corn or lack of affect my decision.

I've been trying to read as much as I can and make good decisions from that but now I just need advice. Also, the ivet stuff my vet gave me I haven't touched because of the brewers rice is the second (?) ingredient. Anyone used this?


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