I was told and was recommended Diamond dog food for my puppies. You can get it at a local COOP. Does anyone have any other information on this brand? Has anyone tried it? They say that it is all natural and supposed to help the digestive system and harden stools. I bought some today and am trying it out, but was curious if anyone else had luck with it. My puppies seem to have very sensitive stomachs (as with any puppies) and I just want to use what is best for them!!! Thanks for any suggestions!!!
Hello! We feed all of our dogs Diamond food. The regular line. It sounds like you are talking about the Diamond Naturals line. We have had such good luck with this food. Our dogs LOVE it. I know there are many on this forum that don't like Diamond for whatever reasons, but it has helped us with our weight issues with our Huskies. We have very lean Huskies, and Diamond Performance is the only food we've fed that gets them to a healthy weight. We also don't have to feed as much b/c it is such a nutrient rich food, that makes the food go farther. I like that it has chelating minerals to help get any toxins out of the body.
As a warning, they did have an aflotoxin outbreak a couple of years ago, so you'll run into people that just don't like the food. Aflotoxin is a naturally occuring fungus found in corn and other grains. If you are feeding the Diamond Naturals then you don't have to worry, as I'm pretty sure they don't have grains in them. The company made it through that fiasco better, stronger, and smarter though. No, I don't work for the company! I just really believe in the product. Better to have a company that screwed up, owned up, then fixed the problem and are still around, than all of these other recent companies that just tried to cover it up!
Awesome! I'd heard such good things about it. We'd been feeding them Eukanuba and it just got rather expensive since we had to drive 45 minutes to the nearest pet store that carried it. The puppies have devoured the food! They love it! The food that I purchased this morning was a 40 lb bag and I believe it was purple (I'm not looking at it right now) But it's good to hear from someone that has used it for awhile and is STILL happy with it. I just want something that is really good for my little guys before they go to new homes and I wanted to be comfortable recommending it to the owners!!! You helped alot with your advice!! Thanks a billion!!!
I use to feed Diamond years ago when I had my Afghan hounds. A few years back I fed Premium Edge which is also made by Diamond. The dogs just sort of quit eating it, but it was a super good food. Diamond also makes Chicken Soup for Dog Lovers. I wish I could drive 45 minutes to get dog food. I have to drive 3 hours one way to get my dogs food. It is a royal pain in the back side. But the price one has to pay for living in the sticks.
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I went to petco today in search for Diamond dog food or Nutro - and talking with the lady that runs the store, she told me that both were good food and Diamond was alittle cheaper then Nutro , but Nutro was a better food. (from what shes heard and what shes read and from what ppl have said ) So i went with Nurto, its the small breed one and is corn free and no bi products ect-
So now i have to mix their royal canie and the new Nutro together to get them use to it without making their tummys to upset. But i was hoping that they would love it and eat it up, so far they have shyed away from it. UGHH this is the problem with my dogs they are so picky and i have bags and bags and bags of opened bags of dog food i buy and they dont eat so i hope this isnt one of them.
Normally Louie will eat anything so im surprised he isnt eating his food but its only been a day and im not giving in, To me it seems like it would taste better then royal?? I just wanted them to like it and eat a hole bowl of it right away- But i knew they wuld be picky and i would have to wait it out, im sure they will get hungry enough to end their hunger strike- By the way im switching from royal canie because my 4 month old maltese puppy has had runny stools for months and has tested neg for everything so im hoping its the food and going with Nutro- Hoping this works and they like the food and will eat it-
Anyone have any info on Nutro i would apprecaite it- also do you think that Diamond is better then nutro? or both the same? Theresa
Wolfking Adult Dog (bison) by Solid Gold - Score 97 A
This is how the grades were determined:
Start with a grade of 100
1) For every listing of "by-product", subtract 10 points
2) For every non-specific animal source ("meat" or poultry", meat, meal or fat) reference, subtract 10 points
3) If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points
4) For every grain "mill run" or non-specific rain source, subtract 5 points
5) If the same grain ingredient is used 2 or more times in the first five ingredients (i.e. ground brown rice", brewer's rice", "rice flour" are all the same grain), subtract 5 points
6) If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2 meats in the top 3 ingredients, subtract 3 points
7) If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points
8 ) If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3 points
9) If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients, subtract 2 more points
10) If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil, subtract 2 points
11) If lamb is the only animal protein source unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources), subtract 2 points
12) If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points
13) If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog isn't allergic to wheat), subtract 2 points
14) If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog isn't allergic to beef), subtract 1 point
15) If it contains salt, subtract 1 point
1) If any of the meat sources are organic, add 5 points
2) If the food is endorsed by any major breed goup or nutritionist, add 5 points
3) If the food is baked not extruded, add 5 points
4) If the food contains probiotics, add 3 points
5) If the food contains fruit, add 3 points
6) If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains) add 3 points
7) If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free add 2 points
8 ) If the food contains barley, add 2 points
9) If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds) add 2 points
10) If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point
11) If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point
12) For every different specific animal protein source (other than the first one; count "chicken" and "chicken meal" as only one protein source, but "chicken" and "" as 2 different sources) add 1 point
13) If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point
14) If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are pesticide free, add 1 point
should we really base what food we feed our dog by this grading scale? Im just asking do you think this is a good way to judge a dog food? To me it seems like a good thing and im kinda bummed out that the food i did have my dogs on graded A but the nutro i just in the process of switching over to is a B so thats kinda a bummer- But im hoping that my maltese has diahera because of the royal canie so this is why i switched even tho i was told this is a good food and the breeder has had him on this since he started eating food.
So far my dogs arent real impressed with the nutro and im mixing it with the royal to get their bellys use to it but it seems they weed threw the nutro to get the royal...lol also i dont like that the nutro isnt as small as the royal is- The royal is tiny which is perfect for a tiny maltese and the nutro small puppy is about 3-4x the size so i wonder if this is why he doeshnt like it? Also this nutro seems alot harder so its bigger and harder for his little mouth but i feed all my dogs the same thing and they dont seem to care to much for it either-- which bums me out. Ive been searching for this dog food that my dogs cant resisit but i havent found it yet. I was told that Merricks grannys potpie was very good and i bought a HUGE bag and my dogs hated it. Ive been pushing wellness for gosh since i got Bentley and he wont eat it. and retried again with Daisy and even have some in differnt flavors and wont eat. solid gold wont eat.
I know everyone says if they are hungry they will eat it but it was days and no one was eating it . Of coare getting full off treats and such but with the royal because Louie was eating it the other dogs now eat it when before my dogs woudlnt eat hard food at all. I was feeding them soft crappy food it was the only thing they would eat and now they no longer get soft food and they eat hard food along with Louie- which is wonderful and im so happy i finially got them off the crappy "ceaser" brand food.
I even tried last week to mix a bowl of every kind of dog food i have which is like 10 bags..lol to see if they would like it and they all walked away. How do ppl get their dogs to eat dog food? to try new things? Now im wondering if i should keep them on royal or keep trying to make the switch to Nutro? any ideas??????? Theresa
It sounds like your dogs aren't crazy about Royal Canin so why not try another A+ dog food? I feed my shih-tzu x Bichon Innova puppy - I had switched her to Merrick from Eagle pack Chicken and rice - it is a good food but she wasn't crazy about it. She didn't do well on Merrick and then I found Innova, which she is crazy about. So I think it's just trial and error. You may want to try a grain free dog food like Orijen or Evo too. Or just try adding some warm water or chicken broth or a little canned food to the kibble to increase the pallatability. Unfortunately, it's just trial and error finding a food your dogs like.
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We lost a Great Dane to Diamond dog food.The corn used in the food was molded. We are still waiting for a settlement from the company.We don't use anything with corn as the number 1 ingredient.Our money was returned by our dealership,but nothing could replace a dear friend. Our other Danes had skin problems on Diamond dog food.
FrenchDanes, I'm so sorry to hear you actually lost a dog over the food he was eating. What a horrible thing to happen. I don't have a clue why dog food companies insist on making corn an ingredient at all, since it's useless, and dangerous as well. I made the unfortunate mistake of feeding a food containing corn to my Bostons, some years back, and was horrified by the explosive diarrhea they experienced. I hope you get good results from the dog food company involved in the death of your dog, little consolation to you, I know.
TappetyJohn, I had my dogs on Nutro, and their stools were always loose, and they acted like they would eat it, only because they were hungry. I switched to Eagle Pack Holistic, and the differnce was outstanding. Not only do they love it, but their stool is the way it shoud be.
So far all of my dogs love Diamond, which is very unusual. So I'm going to stick with this....it seems to be a good thing. I asked my vet about it and was told that it's a very good dog food and there are going to be problems with every food depending on the dog. But so far so good.
Diamond has the Naturals now that looks pretty good on the ingredients list. Better than their regular varieties anyway. Its probably not the best of the best but its a step up from alot of othes out there. They have only been marketing it about a year. Diamond is also the manufacturer of Chicken Soup which is what I feed and I have never had trouble with it. Plus the dogs eat it like candy.
Another food i seen the other day at supply store, it was either In The Wild or Back To The Wild and it said it was a no grain diet and the ingredients looked real good. Has anyone ever heard of it? Its something new for the store I go to. I had never seen it before. I dont know if i want to change since what I am doing is working beautifully. If it aint broke dont fix it.
Now Wiley... I love ya honey, but Diamond is not bad for dogs. And vets do not get kickbacks for Diamond. Only SD.
The problem I have with a lot of the 'premium' dog food everyone is always raving about is it is just SO rich. It would be like us eating a steak dinner with all the trimmings EVERY MEAL! I don't know about you, but after being a little punch drunk I'd have a very upset tummy! IMHO that is why many dogs have diarreah (sp?) from them. I know I get it from eating too rich of foods.
Diamond has many lines to choose from. You can get it with corn, without corn, holistic style, etc. They do a great job of having something for every taste and need. The biggie is the results. Remember the old addage "Don't look at the bowl, look at the dog" My dogs are doing so much better on it. Keeping weight up, awesome coats, the list goes on and on. And yes, their stools are firm and normal as well.
I have not said so so far, but I don't agree with everything on the dog food grading system. It is no different than a few years ago eggs were bad for everyone (people), then they were okay, then they were bad again. There is always going to be differing opinions on what is best, even among 'experts'. As long as our dogs are doing fine, no runny stools, no upset tummies, keeping weight on and such, looking good; I will keep feeding Diamond.