Ok, well earlier i had decided that we would switch the dogs to Natural Balance. I got a sample pack from the store and the dogs didn't like it at all. I also got a sample pack of Nutro Natural Choice (the one in the green bag) and they loved that. And we're in the middle of switching our cats to Nutro Natural Choie Complete Care. I've heard that Nutro's good for cats...but will the dog food be good for the dogs????? i have a rottweiler and an american pit bull terrier.....if that helps any! thanks in advance!
Nutro Natural Choice/puppy kibble is what I feed my dogs. I am very educated as far as food goes, and I have read almost all the available labels. If I say it's OK, you can bet on it. I value my brood bitches at $10,000. each, they pay for their own food. I feed the best according to my own knowledge and experience. I am not swayed by publicity or hype. I also use a few other dog foods.
Hi everyone... Natural Choice is what I feed my dogs . I breed RARE BREED TOY MI-KI's and they are tiney dogs.I thought you might like to know that I talked to a Natural Choice Rep the other day and in March they are coming out with Natural Choice puppy small bites.Can't wait...
Personally, I won't even feed my cats Nutro Natural Choice. -- Yes, it's better than a lot of the brands on the market, but in my opionion it's still garbage. It has too many fillers. But I suppose it would be fine if you have small dogs, sence they ( for the most part) can't handle to much fat (good or bad) in thier diet.
Honestly, I don't know why I'm bothering with this topic yet again when no one seems to want to hear about a dog food that is far better for thier pets than nearly anything else that's currently out on the market.
I've said it before, I'll keep saying it until someone proves me wrong. Timber Wolf Organtics. They have many differant forumlas for the DIFFERANT NEEDS of differant breeds.
ok Nette, first of all, i haven't seen a store in my area that carries that dog food, and that is NOT the food i was asking about. if you would have read my post, i wasn't asking abotu other foods, i was asking about that specific food. and you said if i have small dogs...well if you would have read my first post...the one you were responding too, you would have realized that i'm feeding a rottweiler and an american pit bull terrier....which are NOT small dogs.
thanks everyone for your opinions, i think we're going to go ahead and try it. i wouldn't say its the BEST food, but it looks like it's pretty good, and it's affordable as well, considering we go through 2 large bags a month. so i guess thats it then.....i'm switching both dogs and cats to nutro natural choice!
I feed Shadow Iams. My vets are not just y vets, but personally known friends, and said it was good. And she's been on it since we got her. It's made her coat glossy, and shiny. It's kept her very healthy. I read the ingridients and all were good. So I see nothing bad in it.
I used to feed Nutro NC. My male did fine on it but my female had a terrible time with it...bad coat....frequent vomiting...watery eyes, gas. So I switched them both to Canidae with much better results.
I think it really does depend on the dog....some do fine on certain foods, others don't. What works for one person, doesn't necessarily work for the next. There is no ONE perfect food, BUT there certainly are both premium quality and poor quality foods out there. Personally I think you should feed the best you can comfortably afford, as long as your dog is thriving on it.
Nette I agree with you, Timberwolf is an excellent food...I just had trouble finding it locally.
***Edited By: Smooshie on 12/28/2004 2:56:24 PM*** Reason: had to add
It is hard to find in my area too. In fact there are only two dealer around here that keep it in stock. But I've found that many other places are willing to order it, if they know they can count on you to buy it.
I even found a health food store that was willing to order it for me. But I knew that I was moving out of that area.
I know this may sound really strange, but if you get the chance take a look at the Walmart brand dog food ingredeance and compare it to Iams or Nutro. As far as the % of protein and % of good fat.....never mind. If you look you'll see it for yourself.
***Edited By: Nette on 12/28/2004 3:02:29 PM*** Reason: after thought
A 44 lb. bag runs about $50.00. Which I know sounds like a lot. But being that I was going to 40 lb. bag of some of the other brand name food at $22.00 to $25.00 a bag...or more a week, a bag of Timber Wolf, Wild & Natural last two weeks. And my dog was still gaining weight. He's just able to use everything he's eating now, instead of leaving it all on the lawn.
I just read the website and yeah it looks like it is great food. Very comparable to Canidae and Evo. Also on the site it says a 33lb bag is $45.99 plus shipping if you don't have it in your area. Kinda like Evo. It cost about that as well. The protein level in this food is 34% which is quite a bit lower than the Evo which is good. They don't carry it in my area. I will check again this summer when I increase my dogs protein levels. Again it looks like a great food. Alittle to high for me being that I feed 18lbs a day but who knows the price could come down by summer time. I am hoping Evo does. Thanks for the link.
I read the ingredients. It looks like a well made food. Too many herbs added. Pricey. Smart that acidophilus is added. I would use Nutro Ultra over it, if I had the money. Since I don't have the money, this sheep stays with Nutro Nat. Choice Puppy. Baaaa. Oh, I liked the pretty wolf pictures, and the howling, and the website was pretty.