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science diet high energy dog food

Postby johnsonious » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:00 pm

has anyone else fed this? its 26.5% protein, 24% fat. its the best food that i've been able to find locally.

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Postby meginok » Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:03 pm

http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=23039

http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=43

See those two threads for some discussion of some of the better brands of commercial food out there.

I know very few (NO?) knowledgeable pet owners who feed Science Diet.

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Postby johnsonious » Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:38 pm

i've already read both of these... science diet is the best i can find locally.

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Postby meginok » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:02 pm

I'm NOT a fan of Science Diet. That may be one of their "better" formulations, as far as that goes, but Science Diet would be very close to the bottom of any list I came up with.

Here are some other local sources to look at to see if there are better foods available to you:

Listed on Canidae's website as a supplier:
Spartan Cairns
806 791-5004
501 Justice Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79416

All three of these listed on Diamond's website as suppliers (the Diamond Naturals line is a very decent, excellently priced food, cheaper than SD, and IMO, of a better quality):
Circle C Feed
4608 FM 1585
Lubbock, TX, 79424
(806) 794-7301

North Frankford Self Storage
2910 N. Frankford
Lubbock, TX, 79416
(806) 747-8673

Rudd's Country Store
1122 FM 1585
Lubbock, TX, 79423
(806) 748-1585

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Postby meginok » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:09 pm

Sorry for the double post, but here's a link to the yellow pages listing for pet stores in Lubbock:

http://www.yellowpages.com/Lubbock-TX/Pet-Stores?t=pet

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Postby jlphilli » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:13 pm

I would only feed a food that high in fat if your dog is truly a high-energy WORKING dog. For a typical dog, that fat % is not suitable.

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Postby johnsonious » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:13 pm

much appreciated... i had tried calling that circle c place about a month ago, and they don't exist any more. but i'll definitely give the other two places a try. thank you

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Postby dragynflye » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:30 pm

you're in lubbock? you can find much better locally! when i lived in clovis, i drove the two hours to lubbock just so i could find better quality pet supplies! heck, even petsmart has better quality food than science diet! there are also a few local feed stores that carry decent food (don't remember where, though, it's been a while). shop around, trust me, you can do much better!

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Postby johnsonious » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:49 pm

i've been to 2 different feed stores (with science diet being the best that either had to offer) and two other local pet stores that didn't carry anything better than iams or eukanuba.. and also petsmart ( with natural choice being the best thing they had in stock)

i've only been here for 2 months, so im still learning the ins and outs of the city... but i was made aware of two other places here in town that sell diamond and some better brands, so i'll definitely be out and about tomorrow finding a solution. thanks to all for the info and getting me pointed in the right direction

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Postby Hoss » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:09 pm

Better off feeding your dog a can of corn with 1/20th of a hot dog thrown on top. At least you would be doubling the meat percentage .

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Postby Deniselynn » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:19 pm

Hoss wrote:Better off feeding your dog a can of corn with 1/20th of a hot dog thrown on top. At least you would be doubling the meat percentage .


roflmao roflmao roflmao

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Postby jlphilli » Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:09 pm

Hoss wrote:Better off feeding your dog a can of corn with 1/20th of a hot dog thrown on top. At least you would be doubling the meat percentage .


Not so much

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Postby Kingsgurl » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:27 am

and also petsmart ( with natural choice being the best thing they had in stock)


Science diet is definitely not the best PetSmart has to offer, nor is Natural Choice. Try By Nature, I love this food. (well, I don't eat it, my dogs do lol ) or Blue Buffalo. Hell, even Nature's Recipe is better.

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Postby msvette2u » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:35 am

Costco carries Kirkland Chicken/Rice/Vegetable, we (the dogs anyway) love it!
Similar in quality to Blue.

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Postby dragynflye » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:32 am

msvette2u wrote:Costco carries Kirkland Chicken/Rice/Vegetable, we (the dogs anyway) love it!
Similar in quality to Blue.


there is no costco in lubbock. petstop on... heck i can't remember the street... right by kmart.... carries chicken soup for the soul.


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