Where can I go to buy a decent dry food?

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Where can I go to buy a decent dry food?

Postby goldenstatefan » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:07 pm

I'm new in Manteca, CA and have a 9 week old brindle pup. I'm looking for a decent quality dry food that won't break my wallet, but will be good for my pup, as I don't want to feed him crap. The only pet store that I know of in town is PetSmart and I don't know how reliable they are with their info. It seems like most people on this forum know more than PetSmart employees! :tongue:

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Postby Maryellen » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:27 pm

www.canidae.com they have a store locator

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Postby pblove » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:28 pm

most of the higher quality kibbles you can buy on line
they also have store locaters on their web pages , you type in your zip and the closest store to your area is listed

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Postby KadillacGrrl » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:34 pm

Of the brands Petsmart carries, I'd go with one of these.

By Nature
Blue
Avoderm

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Postby miette » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:41 pm

i would recommend buying Blue Buffalo large breed chicken and brown rice. the number one ingredient is human grade meat, no corn, wheat, or soy, no preservatives or byproducts and the protein percentage meets the whole dog journal recommendation.
I have a 6 year old brindle pit and she does wonderful on it.
Blue covers all life stages and is sold at all petsmarts.

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Postby msvette2u » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:48 pm

If you have a Costco, Kirkland Signature is a great food for the money. Chicken and Chicken meal are the 1st ingredients and there's no corn.
It comes in a puppy formulation and adult and small breed adult, Chicken/rice/vegetable and also a Lamb/Rice formulation.

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Postby goldenstatefan » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:06 am

KadillacGrrl wrote:Of the brands Petsmart carries, I'd go with one of these.

By Nature
Blue
Avoderm


Thank you!! Vallejo huh? I moved out here to Manteca from Hayward. Miss the Bay Area :frown:

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Postby ShadowWolf » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:35 am

miette wrote:i would recommend buying Blue Buffalo large breed chicken and brown rice. the number one ingredient is human grade meat, no corn, wheat, or soy, no preservatives or byproducts and the protein percentage meets the whole dog journal recommendation.
I have a 6 year old brindle pit and she does wonderful on it.
Blue covers all life stages and is sold at all petsmarts.


APBTs aren't large breeds. They don't need a large breed formula!

I third the recommendation for Blue. My monkies are on it (with a few raw goodies). Ryker's on the Wilderness and Luna's on the Fish & Sweet Potato.

And sine examples of their condition:

Ryker
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Postby sara » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:40 am

costco!

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Postby KadillacGrrl » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:40 pm

goldenstatefan wrote:
KadillacGrrl wrote:Of the brands Petsmart carries, I'd go with one of these.

By Nature
Blue
Avoderm


Thank you!! Vallejo huh? I moved out here to Manteca from Hayward. Miss the Bay Area :frown:


I'm sure you do! I have a dog in Manteca/Lathrop area... man I feel bad for you lol. It's gotta be a big change. Some things are nice (house prices, a lot less traffic) about being out there for sure.

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Postby miette » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:08 pm

I recommend large breed due to the added glucosimine.
No, pits are not "large breeds"...however, they are prone to hip dysplasia and arthritis.

My pittie has arthritis. When I switched to the large breed and added Connectin supplements (yucca and glucosimine)...I noticed a huge improvement.

Inregardless....Blue is the best food you can buy at petsmart...any of the formulas would be great.
(chicken brown rice, lamb, or salmon and sweet potato)

I also agree about the Kirkland food someone mentioned. I just joined Costco and I was really suprised when I read the ingredients. It looks like quality kibble.

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Postby Linariel » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:25 pm

Blue is good, but the amount of glucosamine in there is so minimal, I doubt it has much effect. And I used to work for them, so it's not that I dislike the company or anything. But the amount they're ingesting vs. the recommended daily dose for dogs is really low.

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Postby msvette2u » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:28 pm

Agreed; Next Level joint fluid (feed stores) is a good additive for your dogs' food. I've always heard the amt. of glucosamine IN dog food is minimal, so as to not be effective.
Copper, with a bad back, gets Next Level joint fluid.

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Postby Kingsgurl » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:50 pm

KadillacGrrl wrote:Of the brands Petsmart carries, I'd go with one of these.

By Nature
Blue
Avoderm


I REALLY like the By Nature (active formula). I've fed everything else, canidae, Kirkland, Evo, Cal Naturals etc. but my dogs do the best on it. No wheat, no corn, no soy, two sources of meat protein (lamb and chicken) Taurine, which I like and many foods don't have, Lot's of Omega 3's for healthy skin and coat.

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Postby Kingsgurl » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:52 pm

Oh, and to piggy back, the amount of Glucosomine contained in ANY of the kibbles that tout it is far too low to be of any substanative use. If you feel you dog needs extra Glucosomine you are much better off supplementing directly.


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