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Old 12-22-2012, 04:38 PM
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This looks like newer information that what I found when I posted earlier:
Bob's Dog Blog The Great Dog Food Scam, Part I
Funny because according to that site the dogs are loosing weight on it and they are complaining about calories and fat. My dogs are not loosing weight on it. They did say Member's Mark Exceed, and it's now Simply Right Exceed so it is a bit different. Lower fat isn't necessarily bad. Nor is lower calorie. There are good quality pet foods with lower calories and fat.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:40 PM
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It is much better than Kibble N Bits and a lot of other brands that people feed.

Personally, I would feed the Purina Beyond before Simply Right as it has no corn, corn gluten or by-products. However, if you are set on feeding a non-Purina food and if your dogs seem to be doing okay (firm stools, no itching or vomiting, etc) than I think it is an okay choice for the limitations you have.
I have tried Purina One Beyond (reluctantly) before, however they wouldn't touch it. They hated it lol.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:49 PM
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Funny because according to that site the dogs are loosing weight on it and they are complaining about calories and fat. My dogs are not loosing weight on it. They did say Member's Mark Exceed, and it's now Simply Right Exceed so it is a bit different. Lower fat isn't necessarily bad. Nor is lower calorie. There are good quality pet foods with lower calories and fat.
Yes, I read that they renamed it.

I know it is available places your mom can easily get so I absolutely understand why you are feeding it.
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Yes, I read that they renamed it.

I know it is available places your mom can easily get so I absolutely understand why you are feeding it.
I just want the best I can get for my dogs, and that seems to be the best I can do. I'm not exactly proud of feeding it but I'm definately more comfortable with Exceed than I was with K&B
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My pitbull, chi, min pin, and soon to be new baby chi Are/will be on Purina One. I shop at Walmart. Purina one is the best and most reasonably priced food u can find there.

Way better than the cheapo stuff but people also gotta be realistic. Not every dog owner has the time every week to prepare RAW or have the money to buy a $40 bag of dog food or freeze dried stuff. Half of my dogs are rescues, their lucky to be eating food at all.

People can argue all day about crappy pet food....as theyre probably scarfing down a bag of Doritos ....do u know whats in that?.... Are dogs will most likely be just fine without a diet of Blue Buffalo brand or raw food. But at least try to buy the best u can realistically afford. Do your research!!!! And keep in mind, ur doggies tummy will most likely thank you for feeding it a good kibble. I kno when I got my pit she was stinky and had an upset tummy from the kibble they were feeding her at the rescue :/ total turn around once she started Purina one! Good luck!


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My pitbull, chi, min pin, and soon to be new baby chi Are/will be on Purina One. I shop at Walmart. Purina one is the best and most reasonably priced food u can find there.

Way better than the cheapo stuff but people also gotta be realistic. Not every dog owner has the time every week to prepare RAW or have the money to buy a $40 bag of dog food or freeze dried stuff. Half of my dogs are rescues, their lucky to be eating food at all.

People can argue all day about crappy pet food....as theyre probably scarfing down a bag of Doritos ....do u know whats in that?.... Are dogs will most likely be just fine without a diet of Blue Buffalo brand or raw food. But at least try to buy the best u can realistically afford. Do your research!!!! And keep in mind, ur doggies tummy will most likely thank you for feeding it a good kibble. I kno when I got my pit she was stinky and had an upset tummy from the kibble they were feeding her at the rescue :/ total turn around once she started Purina one! Good luck!


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I totally agree, but Purina One though it's not that great is definately a step up from say Kibbles n Bits and stuff. I'm sure your rescues thank you for it, you're right they are lucky to get food at all
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Totally understand the cost of the better quality foods can deter people. I used to be one of those people until hubby talked me into understanding a few things.
You have to look at the overall picture health-wise. Although dogs will eat just about anything & be doing great on it, it is a well documented fact that many (not all) will have health issues at some point in time. I will never buy a dogfood with a filler ever again now that I know better.
Talking about the cost of the better dogfoods like ZP or even raw--You feed these foods in such small quantities and the dogs stomachs are filled & more satisfied. You'll have gone through 2-3 bags of 2 star kibble before I finish 1 bag of ZP and I know that my dog is getting the protein with no added stuff that the cheaper kibble has. I know that people can only afford what they can afford & I'm just trying to tell you to look at the overall picture & the future health of your babies. Don't just think that because today they ate that cheaper kibble (KibbleNBits, Eukaneuba, SD) & act & look great that they're getting every bit of possible nutrition they can from it, because they're not. You may be saving some money right now on the cheaper kibble, but the vet bills could start mounting up later on down the road.
I feed ZP & buy raw meat on sale at my local grocery store. A huge round steak cost me no more than $2.00. I cut it up in little chunks & feed my chi maybe 5 or 6 chunks in the morning (about 1.5 oz) & ZP for supper. There's enough meat to last for about 2 1/2 weeks. For snacks she gets brocolli, bananas, fruit.
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Totally understand the cost of the better quality foods can deter people. I used to be one of those people until hubby talked me into understanding a few things.
You have to look at the overall picture health-wise. Although dogs will eat just about anything & be doing great on it, it is a well documented fact that many (not all) will have health issues at some point in time. I will never buy a dogfood with a filler ever again now that I know better.
Talking about the cost of the better dogfoods like ZP or even raw--You feed these foods in such small quantities and the dogs stomachs are filled & more satisfied. You'll have gone through 2-3 bags of 2 star kibble before I finish 1 bag of ZP and I know that my dog is getting the protein with no added stuff that the cheaper kibble has. I know that people can only afford what they can afford & I'm just trying to tell you to look at the overall picture & the future health of your babies. Don't just think that because today they ate that cheaper kibble (KibbleNBits, Eukaneuba, SD) & act & look great that they're getting every bit of possible nutrition they can from it, because they're not. You may be saving some money right now on the cheaper kibble, but the vet bills could start mounting up later on down the road.
I feed ZP & buy raw meat on sale at my local grocery store. A huge round steak cost me no more than $2.00. I cut it up in little chunks & feed my chi maybe 5 or 6 chunks in the morning (about 1.5 oz) & ZP for supper. There's enough meat to last for about 2 1/2 weeks. For snacks she gets brocolli, bananas, fruit.
If it was up to me, the dogs would be getting raw, ZP and/or a high quality kibble such as Acana/TOTW/Wellness CORE. It'd be grain, corn, soy, etc free at the very least.

But sadly, it's not up to me. What is up to me is to try my very best to get mom to get the best thing she'll get. And it seems she is at her limit - she thinks it's 'expensive' and it's dirt-cheap...
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