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Old 11-09-2012, 03:54 PM
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Well, I've been taking a break lately for many reasons - I am quite busy with school.

And ontop of that, we have pretty much literally went bankrupt. If we want to continue to feed the dogs, we have to get their food from the closest place possible (Food Lion) and the cheapest food. And that, my friends, is kibbles n bits.

What a nightmare... I nearly died when I saw the label. How dare they market this... this... junk. The bad thing is, Ember can actually chew it (she could barely chew the WC) and she LOVES it. It took us nearly a year of our Beagle half-way starving himself to eat anything else but that food once he was on it.

I am seriously worried - but I guess it can't be helped, there's nothing I can do about it. And that's why I feel so mad at myself...

What is the best brand you can get in the grocery store that is about the same price as Kibbles n Bits? I'd say probably Alpo... it's a bit cheaper and a little better quality. I hate feeding the dogs 1-star dry but... I can't control it. The best I could do is get a food same price that's a little better, and my mom may not even allow that... what should I do, y'all?
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I would do exactly what you said. Do some research and try to get the highest rated food in your price range. I would also be on the lookout for coupons and free samples. You can only do what you can do.
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I would do exactly what you said. Do some research and try to get the highest rated food in your price range. I would also be on the lookout for coupons and free samples. You can only do what you can do.
I am doing some research for prices, and it seems that the grocery store brand is one of the more decent foods in that price range... which is kind of sad considering it's not too great. Purina would be a better choice, as well as Sam's Club brand of dog food if they'll eat it... I guess I'll just try my best. Thanks.
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I've been there. Have you noticed that kibbles n bits smells EXACTLY like mcdonalds? haha. If you have an mvp card for food lion, you can actually go online and load coupons onto it so you don't have to worry about forgetting them at home. Try "purina one beyond" it's in the $15-$20 range for a big bag and the best quality I've found at food lion myself. Mine are fond of the lamb variety. No grains or dye in it if I remember right.
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I've been there. Have you noticed that kibbles n bits smells EXACTLY like mcdonalds? haha. If you have an mvp card for food lion, you can actually go online and load coupons onto it so you don't have to worry about forgetting them at home. Try "purina one beyond" it's in the $15-$20 range for a big bag and the best quality I've found at food lion myself. Mine are fond of the lamb variety. No grains or dye in it if I remember right.
Practically worse than McDonald's as it kinda smells good to me, it's my favorite food (I know I'm a bad girl, but I eat it so much it just tastes so good. Mom gets it alot, lol) but after sniffing quality food K&B seriously reeks... ugh..
We've tried that one before, Ember hates it lol.

Though Kibbles n Bits is easy for Ember to eat, I am leaning toward Simply Right EXCEED (Sam's Club brand) or plain old Purina brands, as they are a step up from K&B.
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I'm considering these:

Simply Right

Purina One SmartBlend Dog Food | Review and Rating

and they are eating

Kibbles 'n Bits Dog Food | Review and Rating

Out of these three (including KB) which is the lesser of evils?
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I think by just looking at the reviews I would choose Purina One over the other two. The other two are 1 star and Purina One is a 2 star dog food according to Dog Food Advisor.

I hope things get better for you soon I know it can be tough at times but I am sure you will come out on top in the end!
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Many moons ago I used to feed my dog at the time Kibbles N Bits. Couldn't believe how much he loved this food. After a few years of feeding the food, I couldn't figure out why he wasn't gaining weight. He was so skinny. Come to find out that Kibbles N Bits is all sugar. No wonder they love it. I was starving my poor boy to death. I tore my heart out when I found out, because I remember him being "starving" all the time; not just the dog thing of them wanting snacks, but HUNGRY constantly. Anyway, I totally understand your situation, and I would definitely look into a different food that would be more filling for your babies.
I really wanted to go around to all the stores that carry Kibbles N Bits & post a sign not to buy this food.
If you go to Petsmart or one of those stores, you can find a little better quality food for about the same or maybe a little higher price than the local stores.
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