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Old 01-22-2013, 04:30 AM
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Any thought on this puppy food? I saw it is only 3 stars after I bought it but the store guy said it would be a good transition to a high quality food from pedigree. Should I just return it and get taste of the wild?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:37 AM
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I haven't looked up the ingredients but just the fact that there's rice in it would encourage me to return it. If you want to transition, just mix your dog's current food with the new food and increase the amount of the new food gradually if they do well.


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Huh, the guy at the Pet Store is an absolute Wally suggesting 3 star before transitioning to something decent. YIKES, if your Pedigree over there is the same as our Pedigree over here, I wouldn't feed it to feral pigeons!

Start with the best you can afford & keep it that way, why transition from one crap food to another? To my mind, the first year is the most crucial for development, growth etc.

Personally I only feed ZiwiPeak, & Raw Meat & bones - I would never feed anything else - what extra it costs I know I'll end up saving in vet bills & meds down the track.
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I am going back today and switching to taste of the wild. Thanks for the comments.
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Taste of the Wild is definitely better than California Natural, and there is no need for transitioning from a 1 star to a 3 star to a 5 star--go straight to the 5 star. Take it from someone who researched food last year until she almost was so beside herself she had almost snatched all her hair out! lol Ziwi Peak is going to be one of the best foods you can feed her. Ziwi Peak is dehydrated raw. Most stores don't sell it. You usually have to order it online, and it will be delivered to your home. It is not much more expensive than other dog foods especially for the small amount that is fed, and like Dee said-cheaper in the long run for your savings in heath benefits for your dog. If you do not choose Ziwi Peak, Acana is a great 5 star dog food as well as Fromm. I prefer Acana Limited Ingredient Diet food personally. Usually, to get a dog food with all the ingredients you would want and none that you wouldn't and manufactured by a company that has not had recalls, you have to order your food online. It is very hard to go to your local pet store to find this unless it is a specialty pet store. Again, this is just my opinion based on much research. BTW, Taste of the Wild is made by Diamond Pet Foods which had many recalls last year, and had had recalls in years past.
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ok thank you for the input. I will take a look at acana and fromms. Do they make cat food as well? My fur babies are on science diet right now. I had no idea it was such poor quality. Trust vets? I guess not...
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I'm using Fromm right now. I'm trying not to use chicken, as my 3 are really itchy. Dandruff 4+ and I've tried all kinds of oils to put into their food. Even the vet prescribed one, and it didn't do anything. Now I'm feeding a fish based Fromm.
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Toby has an extremely sensitive tummy and does very well on Fromm. I would definitely recommend it. And they do make cat food as well.

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