I use to use this food because it was a quick fix because I was already in walmart for one reason or another.BAD IDEA! My dogs started having alot of skin problems I now use Canadae dog food for all stages. In the long run you may pay out more with this food. If Diamond makes this food I know I would not buy it. I lost a Great Dane on the Diamond food. I guess we all learn as we go. I have used the Nutro and Merrick holistic dog foods.
I'll start with I have 4 labs (mom and 3 brothers) and one female lab mix. With them eating 18 cups of food a day, value is important to me. I started researching this food because of that and availabilty everywhere. I wanted to make sure it was as good as the PROPLAN lamb & rice I had been using. I had recieved several compliments on the quality of all of my dogs coats (vet even asked what kind of food because their coats are so nice) so I thought Proplan must be good food. Well after reading this post and calculating the Maxximum dog food, I looked at the ProPlan bag and the choice was made. I'm switching. Proplan's #1 ingredient is lamb, but it's some of the others that I didn't like. Maxximum's top 2 ingredients are protein sources, ProPlan's 1st ingredient is a protien source, but you have to got to the 5th for the second source and corn pops it's head up in between. I didn't think it was even worth getting a number value for the ProPlan. Thank You for opening my eyes to my mistake. I'll have look into the vitamin K thing, but for now I'll switch. As for it being Diamond, I don't think it is, the Maxximum ingredient's look much better than Diamond's. Weimngolden, you found a 35lb bag? I searched 3 stores for a bag larger than 20lb, no luck. Could I ask what the cost is for 35lbs? Thanks.
i think it was a 35lb bag, but i could be wrong. i have to get some tonight so i can double check. but for the bag i got it was like 18.00 or something like that. it lasts and does not go right through them like other brands i have tried in the past.
i just get mine from wal-mart. be sure to get the LAMB & RICE, not the chicken and rice. the chicken and rice has corn in it.