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Ive been feeding Fromm with great results for quite a long time now but sadly my pet boutique has closed down so now Im unable to get the food (I dont like the option of online shopping for dog food its just not for me) the only stores near me are Petco & Petsupermarket so I set out on the search for a new food & ended up with Wellness Core Small Breed. We are on day 3 of the transition & while Piper & Friday are loving it they have really smelly poo other than that it seems to be going well. It is higher in protein than the Fromm I was feeding which was 30% this is 36% I believe.

Is anyone else feeding this food with great results or does anyone have suggestions on a better food with tiny pieces that I can get at Petco or Petsupermarket.
 

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Very cute chis!

I feed Wellness Core, up until now, was probably the only one. But I use the regular because I feed it to my golden as well. Angel is a 9 ponder deer head with a "very strong jaw." I also give him THK Embark. I wanted to do raw, but I can't do it! So this is the next best thing! We are on a budget so Wellness Core is a good buy for me. I get a 26lb bag for $53.

A lot of people on here do raw. It seems to be becoming more popular. I believe it is good for them, but I am okay with THK for now!
 

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Raw just isnt an option for me I know alot of people on here love it & swear by it but I personally just find it gross. Im in a small town so I am limited to what I can buy locally I actually have to drive about 30 minutes to the petstore each way. Wellness is very affordable & they offer lots of coupons & even samples which I find nice, Im paying about the same price for wellness that I was for the Fromm. Im hoping for good results with it but i guess only time will tell.
 

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I fed Wellness Core for a while, and yes, Stella definitely had stinky poos from it! I would much prefer to do raw, but we haven't gotten back into it since we moved and sold off our breeding rabbits.

Because we are on a budget til we get things straightened away from our first house, we are feeding 4health from TSC. It's decent in a pinch.
 

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One of my chi's are on it, tiny is still finishing her canidae and pennys on wellness core sm breed. She seems fine. I dnt see any changes. Penny went from blue buffalo puppy to wc adult sm breed.


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Yes, I use Wellness Core Small Breed. It must be tastey to them because now my other dog wants it. He is on senior food but I've been mixing it in so he will eat. Chloe, my Chi, gets it and I add water. But she scarfs it down before it is soft. She needs the added water I think because she isn't a big drinker otherwise. Plus it has some chondroitin and glucosamine in it and she has bad knees. (LP)
 

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dexter is on wellness core reduced fat :) and u know how picky he is...and he likes it! KC is on wellness core puppy and loves it, she even steals Dexter's kibble once in a while LOL. i notice KC poo smelly but not too smelly like gross :lol: so as long as her poops are firm i aint complaining!
 

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Thanks for the comments everyone I'm glad to know that there are others out there that still go the kibble route. The smelly poo really isn't a huge issue since the Chis mostly go outside other than at night or when it's raining then they use pads.
 

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I've been reading a lot about people who are feeding Wellness Core small breed and winding up with their dog having acquired liver shunts and not the genetic kind. I'm not going to feed my girl Wellness. Right now she's on Nutro Ultra Small Breed and loves it and is doing great.
 

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Tabitha and Jerry are on Innova PRIME (5 Star food). I buy it at PetCo. The transition took a couple weeks
before they really settled into it. Now, all is well and they love it! I did notice that Tabitha's
poo smells worse than Jerry. Just must be how an individual dog processes their food :)
 

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thanks for the suggestion Therese. I did a little search on here & saw where Cherper took your food suggestions & is very happy with it also. Ive been feeding wellness for a few days now & the chis poo is dark black & really stinky so I think I will give the Innova Prime a try & see how that goes. I hate to switch foods so fast but the wellness poo is awful! I also like that the innova says for all life stages & has more than one flavor in small bites available where wellness just says adult & has just the one option. Im off petco today to pick up a bag & Ill update on how it goes.
 
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