From Wellness Core to Kibbles n Bits... - Page 2 - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Diet and Nutrition

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #9  
Old 11-10-2012, 12:53 AM
KittyD's Avatar
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,356
Thanks: 156
Thanked 181 Times in 159 Posts
Default

As far as grocery store brands go I would chose Purina one, there's plenty of breeders feeding it.
Don't feel badly! you have to buy what you can afford! as much as we like to humanize our little monsters they are still animals at the end of the day, and have a very different digestive system than we do!

I'm sure your situation will change!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KittyD For This Useful Post:
EmberLuvu (11-10-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #10  
Old 11-10-2012, 02:08 AM
Gingersmom's Avatar
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Name: Jessica
Location: USA, Surrounded by Chihuahuas
Posts: 1,013
Thanks: 1
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Chicken soup for the soul dog food might be a feasible answer it's carried at Wally World. Even though it was recalled earlier this year for salmonella.
__________________
Our Girls

Lady, Sassy, Emmy, Abby, Zoe and the avatar picture is Mia.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-10-2012, 03:32 AM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,977
Thanks: 0
Thanked 332 Times in 321 Posts
Default

Alot of breeders feed Purina. Purina was 'raked over the coals' years ago, and a woman I heard from (Bonnie's breeder), said that now everything is done up to standards and more, but they can't shake what happened years ago? I have just reached the end also, and am filing for bankrupsy too. I just changed the dog's food to the cheapest grain free that the dog store had. $20.00 less than what I was paying for NOW.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-10-2012, 05:39 AM
chi fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Purina One makes a food called Purina one beyond, they have a chicken and oatmeal formula thats actually a pretty decent food for something from the grocery store and its pretty cheap. Not kibbles and bits cheap, but you also dont have to feed as much of it, so works out about the same price. Unlike the other Purina one formulas, the one beyond has no corn or wheat. Its not a top of the line food, but its pretty good for something cheap from the grocery store. If you have a tractor supply close, there are some other brands that cost around $1 a pound that are actually really good foods too, its just that only tractor supply carries them

INGREDIENTS: Chicken, chicken meal (natural source of glucosamine), whole oat meal, whole barley, soybean meal, whole brown rice, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), dried beet pulp, dried egg product, natural flavor, fish oil, caramel color, salt, dried carrots, dried tomatoes, dried apples, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, calcium carbonate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. B-4280
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-10-2012, 07:45 AM
BlueJax's Avatar
chi prince/princess
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Name: Jacqueline
Location: California
Posts: 601
Thanks: 14
Thanked 82 Times in 79 Posts
Default

I also recommend Purina ONE Beyond. It is priced very similar to Kibbles N Bits too.
__________________

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-10-2012, 09:22 PM
EmberLuvu's Avatar
chi-aholic
Asteroids Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Name: Savannah
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 474
Thanks: 21
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Default

After a discussion with mom, she agreed to try the Simply Right dog food. It's a step up from K&B. I discussed Purina One with her which is sold at Sam's Club too and she said she would consider it.

I really do wish I could find something that I know they would eat. Ember is the world's pickiest dog, Kibbles and Bits is the only kibble she has ever eaten before in her life without fighting her to eat it, TBH.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-10-2012, 09:26 PM
EmberLuvu's Avatar
chi-aholic
Asteroids Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Name: Savannah
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 474
Thanks: 21
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Simply Right EXCEED dog food (Our top choice so far):

Ingredients: Chicken, poultry by-product meal (source of glucosamine), corn meal, corn gluten meal, ground barley, ground whole grain sorghum, brewers rice, animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried plain beet pulp, ground flaxseed, natural flavor, dried egg product, brewers dried yeast, salt, potassium chloride, monocalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfat, ferrous sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, zinc oxide, fructooligosaccarides niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, manganous oxide, Vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, folic acid, Vitamin D3 supplement, cobalt carbonate.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, Min: 30.0%; Crude Fat, Min: 16.0%; Crude Fiber, Max: 4.0%; Moisture, Max: 12.0%; Linoleic Acid, Min: 2.00%; Calcium, Min: 1.00%; Phosphorus, Min: .80%; Zinc, Min: 150mg/kg; Selenium, Min: .40 mg/kg; Vitamin A, Min: 15.000 IU/kg; Vitamin D, Min: 1000 IU/kg; Vitamin E, Min: 140 IU/kg; Ascorbic Acid (Vit C*), Min: 40 mg/kg; Glucosamine*, Min: 375 mg/kg

Purina One SmartBlend

Ingredients: Chicken (natural source of glucosamine), brewers rice, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal (natural source of glucosamine), whole grain wheat, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of vitamin E), soy flakes, soybean meal, animal digest, glycerin, calcium phosphate, caramel color, calcium carbonate, salt, potassium chloride, vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, l-lysine monohydrochloride, ferrous sulfate, sulfur, manganese sulfate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), sodium selenite

Those are the two dog foods. I am leaning more toward the Simply Right, as it's better quality, but the Purina One Smartblend I trust more as I fed it to Trigger when he was a pup (before I knew much about nutrition) and he did wonderfully on it...
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-10-2012, 10:41 PM
Hollyg123's Avatar
chi lover
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Name: Holly
Location: Texas
Posts: 180
Thanks: 11
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Default

I would look into Tractor Supply Company and see what you can get there. I just purchased 4health for my chi there and for 35lbs it was $30 and it works out to be about 140 feedings if you give a cup a day. So it's about $1 a pound, but $0.23 a day. It is a 4 star food so it's a good food, but still wallet friendly.


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
__________________

Thanks Jan896 for the siggy!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 11:17 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com