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Old 12-22-2012, 03:51 PM
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Exceed Dog Food | Review and Rating

Simply Right Exceed was the best food I could find at our local Sam's Club. It seemed to be a pretty decent food. Not a big fan of the corn, but in the Chicken & Rice fomula the first two ingredients are meat - meat then meat by product, actually, followed by corn. It's not too bad of a food, IMO, and it's similar to one of the popular showdog foods, Eukanuba.

But on the good side, it's a BIG step up from Kibbles n Bits.

I personally would say the Chicken & Rice formula is much better than the Lamb & Rice formula in the Exceed, I would say DFA would rate it a good 3ish stars, but they chose the Lamb & Rice.

On the bright side of that low rating, it does (Chicken and Rice, at least) have a protein over 30% dry matter basis. Which is definately above-average. The dogs seem to be eating less and pooping a little less, and I find they're doing well on it.

What say you on the food?
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I say what you already know. It is junky.

I know that since you are so young, you do not buy the food and money is tight that you do not have much say. You have tried!

I'd at least try for a 3 star food. Purina One is a 3 star food, should be accessible the places your mom is willing to shop and should not be expensive.
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I say what you already know. It is junky.

I know that since you are so young, you do not buy the food and money is tight that you do not have much say. You have tried!

I'd at least try for a 3 star food. Purina One is a 3 star food, should be accessible the places your mom is willing to shop and should not be expensive.
Well, in all honesty it's not junky, it just needs to get rid of the corn and have more meat in it. But the Chicken & Rice is much better, and it's not too bad IMO.

Purina One, well, I've been there and done that. Thousands of complaints about it from what I've read - TBH, I don't trust Purina One at all - even the beyOnd line. Purina has a pretty bad rap... and I'd rather feed Sam's brand food then Purina lol
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But it is a 2 star food. Do you know what company makes what you are feeding? Where is it sourced? There was an issue with some food (and treats of course) form Costco coming from China.

I'd want to know as much about where it comes form as what is in it.

Honestly, you could make food for her and she'd be better than on this food.
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I'd REALLY check the maker.

I did a search "Who makes Exceed dog food sold at Sam's" and I got hits indicating it is made by Purina at the plant that makes Pro Plan.
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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.
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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
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But it is a 2 star food. Do you know what company makes what you are feeding? Where is it sourced? There was an issue with some food (and treats of course) form Costco coming from China.

I'd want to know as much about where it comes form as what is in it.

Honestly, you could make food for her and she'd be better than on this food.
It is made in the USA. It is no longer made by Purina, but by Mars Petcare, makers of Nutro and Royal Canin.

I don't really think the Chicken and Rice would be rated two stars. DFA even stated it would at least get a 2+ (2.5).
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