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Postby CrckrJack » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:02 pm

We are pretty sure we are going to downgrade from Orijen. Too expensive.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:04 pm

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post We are pretty sure we are going to downgrade from Orijen. Too expensive.

"We love our dogs, but only a little" - Crckrjack
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Postby CrckrJack » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:04 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post "We love our dogs, but only a little" - Crckrjack

Lol. They are near $100/bag.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:06 pm

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post Lol. They are near $100/bag.

That's really dumb and you shouldn't have done that in the first place!
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:14 pm

CrckrJack wrote:We are pretty sure we are going to downgrade from Orijen. Too expensive.
The best food we could find that's affordable is called earthborn holistic. It's around $52 for a 25lb bag.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:16 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post
CrckrJack wrote:We are pretty sure we are going to downgrade from Orijen. Too expensive.
The best food we could find that's affordable is called earthborn holistic. It's around $52 for a 25lb bag.

28 lb*
$51.99**
That makes all the difference!
https://www.amazon.com/Earthborn-Holist ... n+holistic
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Postby CrckrJack » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:17 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post The best food we could find that's affordable is called earthborn holistic. It's around $52 for a 25lb bag.

We will try that. I was also looking at "Fromm" which was similar prices.
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Postby CrckrJack » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:17 pm

Chewy or amazon or no difference?
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:19 pm

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post Chewy or amazon or no difference?

Probably no difference. I like Amazon because it is a little bit easier since I'm always on there .
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Postby wags83 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:35 pm

I got a coupon for a free small bag of dog food from PetSmart. Got a 6lb bag of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy which seemed to have good reviews on your DogFoodAdvisor website. Looks like Chewy has the 15lb bag on sale for $16.19 right now down from regular price of $33.79 which seems like a good deal to me but I have nothing to compare it to.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:40 pm

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post The best food we could find that's affordable is called earthborn holistic. It's around $52 for a 25lb bag.

We will try that. I was also looking at "Fromm" which was similar prices.

I think I found that Fromm was around $10-$20 more for the biggest bags which are around 26lbs.

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post Chewy or amazon or no difference?

Typically Chewy and Amazon are pretty similarly priced. We used to feed Luna Taste of the Wild puppy formula which Amazon didn't carry at a decent price so we would go to Fleet Farm instead. We have a local pet store near us that is very strict on what they carry (only high quality, made in US, and no recall history), and price their food at the same levels as the online stores. It's great too because they are really close to us.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:41 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post
CrckrJack wrote:We are pretty sure we are going to downgrade from Orijen. Too expensive.
The best food we could find that's affordable is called earthborn holistic. It's around $52 for a 25lb bag.

28 lb*
$51.99**
That makes all the difference!
https://www.amazon.com/Earthborn-Holist ... n+holistic

Sorry, yeah 28lbs. Same exact price at our local store.
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Postby Erin » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:05 pm

I saw on Yelp that there's a store less than 1mile from us called Total Dog Company. Their website sounds like they're similar to your local store- carrying brands using locally sourced ingredients, manufactured in the USA...etc. I like to buy local when I can so I'll have to make a trip there to see how their prices/stock compare.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:41 am

We are all screwed. The healthy dog foods may be linked to heart worms.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/dog ... e55370676d
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Postby ejhartman91 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:19 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post We are all screwed. The healthy dog foods may be linked to heart worms.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/dog ... e55370676d

So I saw this a couple weeks ago and I have done a lot of reading and research on this. I'll try to sum this up as efficiently as possible. The FDA released a study that provided a "potential link" to DCM (dialated cardio myopathy) which is a fatal heart condition found in dogs. Keep in mind this was ONE study. The FDA's summary basically said this: "we did a study with some dog breeds and some types of dog food and found that given a certain breed and type of food, the dog MIGHT get this disease but chances are still slim." So naturally media has misinterpreted the study and are calling out all the dog food brands listed. The breeds involved are usually larger breeds (one of our dogs is a poodle/golden retriever mix and retriever mix was one of the breeds listed - don't worry Tyler, I don't believe corgi was one of the listed breeds).

I contacted both our Vet and the dog food store where we buy our food. The vet said this: "In light of the research and possible link between heart disease and grain-free diets, we are recommending staying away from those diets until more research can be done." They then recommended that we switch our dogs to one of 3 brands. Those brands? Ones they sell directly...Ok...? Our local pet food store said this: DCM Statement (a good, non-biased summary so I figured I'd just link to it).

TLDR - we are not changing foods for now (our food brand is grain free but was not listed in the study at all). We will continue to have regular checkups for our dogs at the vet (every 6 months or so), and we may even be looking into a new vet based on their response to this study (trying to get more food sales out of it...JERKS).
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:13 pm

Thanks for the reply Mr. Hartman. Very responsible of you to call around.

What food are you on again? I thought you guilted me into using the same brand as you and mine was listed on there.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:59 pm

We feed our dogs holistic select.

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Postby Tyler » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:50 am

Not sure if it was in this thread or in a chat, but crckrjack said they switched to Costco dog food. I am picking up a bag of that today.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:56 am

We switched to Purina Pro Plan Savor blend on recommendation from our vet after the FDA report about grain-free food linked to DCM. Our dogs love it and seem no different than when they were on grain-free food. Not sure why we spent so much the past 3 years on 'fancy' grain-free food when we could have been feeding them this all along.
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Postby wags83 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:52 pm

We probably spend more than needed on dog food by buying from a local shop. I feel better supporting them than buying from a big box store, I guess, but probably not worth it.

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