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Old 11-05-2020, 08:56 PM   #51
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:03 PM   #52
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We feed our Australian Shepherd a salmon and chickpea food. She was on Iams most of her life.

She eats anything else she can find. Last night she ate half a bucket of Halloween candy so not sure how much the strict diet will help.
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:04 PM   #53
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For you guys feeding Victor, what kind?
I've been using the Purina smart blend venison turkey for the lab.

She also gets alot of deer and pig scraps any time I'm cleaning Love my dog


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Old 11-05-2020, 09:22 PM   #54
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Diamond Naturals in different flavors every few months is what my almost 8yr Blue Lacy gets. He's been on it for about 6yrs with no issues. He gets the occasional raw chicken thigh, raw drumstick or raw beef short rib.

This dog is different though, he thinks ice, carrots and celery are treats so take what I said with a grain of salt.
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:12 PM   #55
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I feed Victor Grain free Salmon and Sweet Potato.
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:25 PM   #56
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Victor professional here used to feed Purina Pro which is also great
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Old 11-05-2020, 10:35 PM   #57
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Diamond naturals large breed lamb for my lab.
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Old 11-06-2020, 01:42 AM   #58
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Victor Hi-Pro Plus with Purina Forti Flora sprinkled over the top.

And boiled venison trimmings on a rare occasion.


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Old 11-06-2020, 02:23 AM   #59
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4 health, dogs love it and there coat has never looked better!
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Old 11-06-2020, 05:20 AM   #60
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Old 11-06-2020, 08:48 AM   #61
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Purina Pro plan or Eukanuba. Ive fed both with good results
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Old 11-06-2020, 08:56 AM   #62
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After reading 3 1/2 years ago about raw food for dogs on here I did research and decided to try that route. The dog crap is nearly non existent for a 95 lb American Bulldog. His coat looks great and his teeth get a nice boost from the bone in it. The difference was literally overnight.

I order a beef blend (has fat and organs) from a farm in east texas. It’s dang near 80/20 with some bone left in it.

I get a really good price for buying 40lbs at a time. He eats 2 lbs a day.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:06 AM   #63
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Purina One for my lab, all her life. Puppy, healthy weight formula and now vibrant maturity.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:07 AM   #64
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:11 AM   #65
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Pure Balance - Venison flavor during hunting season. Chicken and rice during off season. 2 Great Danes.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:18 AM   #66
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We fed Purina Pro Plan and switched to Victor for our lab. His stools improved and he seems to like it better.
Exactly what I recently did. I feel like Purina pro plan changed something as both my dogs started throwing it up often and weíre both itching and scratching way more than normal. Switched to the victor and havenít thrown up once and they have quit itching and scratching all the time.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:21 AM   #67
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When my neighbor stopped putting out scraps for my dog, I had to start feeding Beneful by Purina. No problems until she died at 16 years old.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:22 AM   #68
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Kirkland Nature's Domain. Similar ingredients to the big name grain-free brands and our GSP has done great on it for years. And it's more cost effective, if you have a Costco membership. And I agree with above comments about quality food. We've consistently noticed way less shedding and a better coat when we feed quality food.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:30 AM   #69
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we feed both of ours Nutro chicken something or another

I have had my mutt since college (He's 11-1/2 yrs old now) and for the first 7 years of his life he ate the white bag that said "Dog Feed" on it that I could get from the Co-Op in Bryan

But 5 years ago I met a girl (who is now my wife) that works as a Vet Tech, so she insisted that I pay $45 for 30lbs of dog food, instead of $18 for 50lbs of dog food....

Will say, my ugly azz dog started looking healthier after about a week and both of our dogs have maintained a healthy look to em thus far.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:34 AM   #70
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Blue Buffalo or Life Abundance with Alaskan salmon oil. Expensive but have notice significant results from better performing dogs, weight class, coat shedding/shine, joint issues becoming WAY less bothersome and better overall energy levels. Raised two labs and short hair on it. Before then used Purina and some farm brand on countless dogs. Makes sense though feed yourself something healthier and you feel better. Same goes for dogs.

Not hear to argue with anyone, just answering the question as there seem to be a lot of negativity in this thread and that's not what this forms meant to be.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:43 AM   #71
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Exactly what I recently did. I feel like Purina pro plan changed something as both my dogs started throwing it up often and weíre both itching and scratching way more than normal. Switched to the victor and havenít thrown up once and they have quit itching and scratching all the time.
Our lab did this too. He actually got to were he would not eat all his food or would not eat when it was time to eat. After several Vet trips, we changed his food and it made all the difference in the world. He was on Purina Pro since he was born.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:57 AM   #72
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I feed home made 1/2 chicken 1/2 mixed vegetable my dogs love it and look and work great !!! If their family feed em like family !! You can feed good food for just as cheep as bad food
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Old 11-06-2020, 10:02 AM   #73
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I feed two of my dogs Candidae all life stages and the puppy Royal Canin.

Royal Canin is a bit pricey but its catered towards specific breeds which I like.
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Old 11-06-2020, 12:09 PM   #74
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After reading 3 1/2 years ago about raw food for dogs on here I did research and decided to try that route. The dog crap is nearly non existent for a 95 lb American Bulldog. His coat looks great and his teeth get a nice boost from the bone in it. The difference was literally overnight.

I order a beef blend (has fat and organs) from a farm in east texas. Itís dang near 80/20 with some bone left in it.

I get a really good price for buying 40lbs at a time. He eats 2 lbs a day.

We've got our Vizsla on a raw diet as well. We order monthly from Texas Tripe. Pretty much keep her on the 80/10/10 prey model. Loves the rabbit/tripe blend and the venison blend. As said above the coat is amazing and you don't have to worry about their teeth. They also digest a lot more of it so much less poop to scoop. Does require a little more time and effort for the prep than just feeding a kibble. Did the research as well and the health benefits sold me.
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Old 11-06-2020, 12:43 PM   #75
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This can turn worse than the Toyota vs Chevrolet threads. Does anyone else's dog like to eat poop for a treat every now and then? Just mine? Lol
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Old 11-06-2020, 12:57 PM   #76
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We've got our Vizsla on a raw diet as well. We order monthly from Texas Tripe. Pretty much keep her on the 80/10/10 prey model. Loves the rabbit/tripe blend and the venison blend. As said above the coat is amazing and you don't have to worry about their teeth. They also digest a lot more of it so much less poop to scoop. Does require a little more time and effort for the prep than just feeding a kibble. Did the research as well and the health benefits sold me.
Thatís exactly where I get mine from!
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Old 11-06-2020, 01:11 PM   #77
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Wow Iím surprised I havenít seen SportMix Premium Energy Plus on here yet, itís what I feed my half Aussie half GSP and she loves it. Also helps I get a 50lb bag for 22-24 bucks from my local feed store. I believe they sell 40lb bags at TSC for $26 and have seen feed stores selling it for as much as $36/50lb bag.
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Old 11-06-2020, 01:40 PM   #78
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Old 11-06-2020, 01:43 PM   #79
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This can turn worse than the Toyota vs Chevrolet threads. Does anyone else's dog like to eat poop for a treat every now and then? Just mine? Lol
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Old 11-07-2020, 09:31 AM   #80
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Our lab did this too. He actually got to were he would not eat all his food or would not eat when it was time to eat. After several Vet trips, we changed his food and it made all the difference in the world. He was on Purina Pro since he was born.
Mine too. Itís all she had ever had but Iíve never seen her itch and scratch so much. And the other one was licking her paws so bad. All that is mostly gone since the switch.
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:47 AM   #81
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Yall keep thinking that the "cheap" food is just as good. It's not. We see it weekly with dogs that have everything from skin issues, messed up GI tracts, vomiting and diarrhea. We sell and give our own dogs Science Diet because it is better. You can also get very specialized diets for allergies, age, etc....
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:53 AM   #82
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^uh oh donít get cal rob burnt again remember he has 9 animals!!
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Old 11-07-2020, 05:10 PM   #83
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Old 11-07-2020, 09:14 PM   #84
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I used Diamond from TSC for my female BL, and a ringer or shoveler breast(when times got hard!)

She lived to like 13 and hunted to entire time.
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Old 11-12-2020, 01:39 PM   #85
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When he's eating it well, I feed Muenster Large Breed. It's great for his coat and weight. When he's not eating it well, I have to add some eggs to it to get him to eat, which has been very recent. I've tried PPP Sport 30/20 and it made his skin flaky. I may try Victor.

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Old 11-12-2020, 01:50 PM   #86
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I use Blue Buffalo grain free and add chicken. Also add scrap deer meat during season. Deer ribs, bones and wild pork bones for treats.
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Old 11-12-2020, 01:51 PM   #88
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^cheap food is trash . Quality food for quality dogs

Iíve had to switch a few times cause my lab bloats . Gone from PPP sport to focus now on 4heqlth sensitive and still irregular bloating . Any experienced the same?
Place the food bowl up as high as you can. It limits the dogs ability to take in air. It works.
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Old 11-12-2020, 01:51 PM   #89
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I feed 4 Health to my heelers.
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Used science diet for the last 10 years, and the senior version the last two. Then about a month ago, he refused to eat it--right in the middle of a bag. Even putting a bit of wet food on it--no go.

So, now mommy cooks for him--chicken/tuna (?), turkey, with lots of rice, carrots, peas, green beans, etc. Gobbles it down and so far his weight is stable. Not drinking nearly as much water, but we make his food watery and the only thing left in the bowl when he is done is the smell.
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I feed the green bag of Purina but add a raw egg, bone broth and some coconut oil twice a week.


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Old 11-12-2020, 02:01 PM   #92
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Old 11-12-2020, 02:05 PM   #93
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Blue Buffalo Basics Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Formula Salmon & Potato Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food

My Rottie has allergies to meat and chicken so this is what I feed him. Expensive but I have no choice. Get it thru Chewy!
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Old 11-12-2020, 02:07 PM   #94
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We fed our Dachshund Iams from a puppy until he died at 18 1/2 years old.
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Old 11-14-2020, 03:56 AM   #98
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Old 11-14-2020, 05:52 AM   #100
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Just swapped from Purina Pro Plan Focus to Victor High Pro Plus for the GSP... the ďoutcomeĒ is much improved...

https://victorpetfood.com/products/hi-pro-plus

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