I am glad that I saw the list. I was in the process of changing Storm's food. She was eating Purina Beneful Puppy Food, which is not great. Now, Storm is eating Blue Buffalo Chicken and Wild Rice for Puppies. I'm so glad that I made the switch.
Don't know if anyone is still checking this, but I have a question....Maxximum Nutrition Lamb and Rice, sold at WalMart-I would not expect it to grade well, but if I did this right, it scored 101! Here are the ingredients: Lamb, chicken meal, ground whole grain sorghum, brewers rice, ground barley, chicken fat, dried beet pulp, carrots, natural flavor, ground flaxseed, peas, potassium chloride, dried egg product, brewers dried yeast, blueberry pomace, monocalcium phosphate, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, choline chloride, proteinated minerals (zinc, manganese, copper), niacin, copper sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganous oxide, Vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), riboflavin, calcium iodate, folic acid. My malamute wont eat anything but lamb formulas, so if this is actualyl good, I would like to try it. I had been feeding Science Diet, THINKING it was good, now I see it is worse than the cheap walmart crap! So...am I missing somehting, or is this actually decent stuff?
YEA, I feed innova, and I saw is got an A+. Everyone always said that food was great. My dogs do wonderful on it. I add a little wellness during show season, It puts a little more weight on my mini aussies. I didn't even look to see how it does. I hope no one minds, I copied and pasted that reply to keep in my favorits. thanks for the great info
Just had a question. I dont have either food in front of me because I am at work but we are gonna be switching soon like today on my way home Im gonna shop around but anyhow I have this guy that calls me all the time and he swears that I should go to sams club and buy this food called Exceed but I also heard that maxximum is good.Any quick help would be great. Thank you
I don't see Flint River Ranch on this list. Anyone tried it? My friend pointed me to www.frrco.com/122788 for info and for Lamb it says:
No Wheat, Corn or Chicken; Specially formulated for dogs with food allergies and sensitive tummies; Twice-baked kibble contains probiotics and digestive enzymes to help in nutrient absorption and digestion; No by-products, Ethoxyquin, BHA or BHT.
Lamb, Millet & Rice oven-baked food is specially formulated for dogs with sensitive stomachs and/or food allergies...so your food-sensitive dogs can enjoy the benefits of our super premium foods, too! Our protein source includes Lamb and Menhaden Fish, and the grains includes ground whole millet, whole rice and rice bran. This formula contains no Wheat, no Corn and no Chicken. As with all our formulas Lamb Meal, Millet & Rice food contains only high-quality, all-natural ingredients without fillers, by-products or chemical preservatives. To aid your sensitive pup's digestion, this formula also contains probiotics and digestive enzymes to aid in food digestion and nutrient absorption. . Size: 1 x 20 lb. bag. $32.99
They also have something called "Fish & Chips"! Formulated with all-natural Trout and Sweet Potatoes, this nugget-shaped dog food is sure to please the most demanding canine palette. Contains no Chicken, Wheat or Corn and of course is BHA, BHT and Ethoxyquin-free! Size: 1 x 10 lb. bag. $32.99
I have a friend who has been using Flint River for a couple of her older dogs (that have more specific dietary needs) and raves about it. She'd love to feed it to all her dogs, but it's a bit more expensive than she can afford to feed a whole kennel. I've heard it's great for dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies especially.
Hey Guys, I just wanted to give you a heads up on this dog food scale. Due to the rising costs of everything some dog food companies are changing their formula. I use to feed Canidae/Felidae and when the new formula came out my cats got sick. I didn't buy any for the dogs and do not plan to.
To say the least I'm upset with Canidae and now just feeding raw until I figure what I'm going to do. I just may stick to raw!
Heatherom - if you go to the websites for each brand they have retailer locators...
The thing on cost... it varies a lot and just looking at the price tag on the bag is deceptive. For example - I was paying $34 for 35 lbs of Chicken Soup - I can get a 35 lb bag of Canidae for $40 or a 33 lb bag of Innova for $49 and actually end up spending about the same amount of money "per month". You have to look closely at the calories per cup and the recommended feeding portion for your dog's weight. It makes a bigger difference for bigger dogs or more active dogs. When Chicken Soup is 336 calories per cup, and Canidae is 468 calories per cup and Innova is roughly (I can't remember the exact on that one) 586 calories per cup... it makes a BIG difference.
It's not rocket science - but it does involve some math skills.
Most people get sticker shock when looking at a $50 bag of dog food... what they don't realize is that buying a $50 bag of dog food every 3 months is cheaper than spending $25 once a month... That's how foods like Science Diet, Purina, Pedigree, Iams... get you. They keep the price per bag low - but you have to buy 3 times the kibble. You think you're buying reasonably priced dog food... in actuality, they just assume the consumer is lazy and won't know any better...
I feed my dogs maxximum lamb and rice. It ranks high. No corn or soy, never been recalled. Rocco loves it and he has a soft shiny coat and nice healthy stool. He has also filled out nicely since I got him.
I'm shocked at this thread. How do these owners feel now, a few years later? I'd like to know the dogs health? After doing much reading I do not feed my dogs anything I don't fix for them, 3 pugs. After 8 years I think I made the right choice. It is the biggest hassel but we all eat the same stuff, the hands down fave has got to be yams. I can't believe how well this agrees with my dogs. Granted, they don't get more than a tablespoon or two but they have grown to love it and will sit in front of there bowl staring at me if I forget the sweetie potatoe! At present my dogs are on a ristricted carb food plan. They shed way less and are in no way overweight. I don't think dogs need carbs, at least not the way we make them! Look at how fat we are getting, fatter and fatter with no end in sight. My little dogs do well with high protien, low carb, stay away from vets life plan. So does mom. No gluten, try it, you'll love it!