I've always fed my dogs and puppies Purina products and have had great results.
However, I did try a bag of the newer Purina puppy chow this past month and was not impressed. I've already tossed the empty bag out, but it was the puppy chow that advertised soft and hard chunks in it. There were little bone shaped pieces and small nuggets of various colors.
I personally believe there is too much food coloring, be it natural or not, in this new puppy chow. It went right through my puppies, causing brightly colored loose stools.
Prior to this, I had always used Purina puppy chow in the chicken variety, with great results. Since my last litter, almost two years ago, they re-formulated their dog and puppy foods, so I thought I'd try that soft/hard chunk style. The little bones were so cute and the colored chunks appealing to the eye, but evidently not to the puppies.
Has anyone else had this problem with the "new" Purina puppy chow? I wish I had kept the bag, so I'd have the exact name of this particular type of Purina, but if you've fed it before, you will know which type I mean, as it's the only kind with the brightly colored chunks.
I have not use it either...I've only fed Chloe' Natural Balance & Solid Gold brands...I don't want to give her the junk they have in some of those "other" food. I've searched lables...and I consider it "junk" others may not. There are lots of dogs on Purina foods and do well on them.
No, I don't have my Basset Hounds anymore. I raised 3 litters thoughout the years and was fortunate to find good homes for all of the puppies. I love getting pictures of my Basset grand-puppies at Christmas time, I'm such the proud Grandma.
However, I took a nasty fall at work in the parking lot last winter, injuring my back and my knee. I didn't feel it was fair to the Bassets to be penned up all the time. Before my fall, I would be out walking them and letting them run in the yard, but after my injuries I wasn't able to properly care for them. It wasn't fair to the dogs, so I found a new home for the pair. It was heartbreaking to let them go, but in my heart, I believe I made the right decision.
Bassets are an awesome breed, I miss them terribly. Ladie had the most mournful cry, it would raise goose-bumps on my arms.
I forgot to mention, on the link to Lucy, the little red and white Basset Hound puppy, she is shown cuddling with our Dalmatian. They are in no way related, but Spotty (the Dalmatian with the un-original name) loves puppies and thinks it was her job to cuddle them and give them a bath.
Dont feed purina Alpo prime cuts. Every single piece has either black or brown colored tiny hairs in it. Its so gross. I thought purina was a good dog food since they have been around for so long. I wish i could get a pic of this crap on here. I freaked out. My husband got it cuz i am vey sick and we ran out of food for the pups. I told him to get purina dog chow and he got the alpo cuz it said purina on the bag.
I called purina and they said sorry i recieved the food in that condition and they will send me a replacement coupon. I asked what i should do with the food. She said donate it to a shelter. The store will not take it back since it was opened. I want to get a pic of the hairs. She didnt even want a sample of it. Most of the time they want samples dont they???
Just wanted to put my two cents in. ziggysmom, that is too gross. I can't believe they told you to take it to a shelter. What, so some dog in a cage has to eat it? Gross. What if it is a bad batch? Last summer Nutro had to recall like 30,000 bags of rotten food(my bf got one, so stinky!). I'm sure it was embarrassing for the company, but you have to do the right thing if you want biz. Maybe you could check online and see if anyone else has had a similar experience. Shoot, I hope that isn't normal. =(
We us purina complete nutrition too. Our puppies loe it and have no runs. I would never food a little puppy food with the dyes like that one I avoid the healthy morsels(maybe that what ur talking about), until 6 months.
Yeah, I thought that was not a good idea myself. Giving food to shelter dogs that i wouldnt feed to my own dogs. I got a pic of one of the pieces of the food with the hairs baked in. I put it on Ziggy dogster link cuz i dont know how to post pics anyother way. My husband said i am crazy for taking a pic of it and making such a fuss. LOL!
I feed both the new kind and the original kind of purina puppy chow to my two puppys. So far the new kind has not caused any trouble. I just really wonder how much better it really is or if it is just the original w/ dyes in it though, I've just noticed sometimes what is made to look more appealing to the pet owner is not really as great for the pet. So far I have not had any bad experience w/ any of the purina brands, with a little research I was surprised to see that they really do make just abou most all of the commerical brands that are most widely known, Mighty Dog, Alpo, Kibbles and Bits, Come and Git It, Little Champions, among a ton of others. I also feed Ol Roy brand dry dog food to my adult dogs, I can't say as I have had any complaints. They all seem to do very well on it and eat it well. The canned food by Ol Roy well I am not to sure how good that is, I do buy it occassionally but only as a small part of their diet, I wouldn't feed it personally as a large portion of there diet though.