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2017-05-10 9:11 AM

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Just put our dog down due to aggressive bone cancer. It seems that there is a link between dog food and cancer; provided you believe everything on the web. We fed her a Purina dry food and she loved her Kirkland dog bones. 'Kirkland dog foods + cancer' really pops when searched in Google. So, we've decided to never feed our new pup Kirkland products. How about regular dry dog food brands? Does anyone have a favorite that does not have a bunch f meal sourced from China? Blue, Science Diet? Recommendations?


2017-05-10 9:26 AM
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Our Lab is 11 years old this year.  The Vet says she has the eyes, teeth, and build of a 6 year old dog.  She is full of energy and got a full hunting season in at 10 years old.  We have fed her Taste of the Wild dry food for 9 years and she loves it.  It's grain free and there are 4 flavors so we can switch up her food with no digestive issue process.  I have not been without at least one dog for over 40 years.  I would not feed my dogs anything else at this point.

https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/#home

2017-05-10 11:44 AM
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Will try to hunt some down and see if she likes it. We made it one week before getting another pup. The house was just not the same and Cat wasn't providing enough entertainment. The wife went to a shelter Saturday and called me to come see this dog. Here's Miss Daisy.



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2017-05-10 12:42 PM
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She's a good looking hound!  Congrats!  I've always had pure bred retrievers (mostly labs) and was heavily into training and trialing for many years.  I know when my current dog, Rainy, leaves us I'll get another, but I'm pretty sure my days of having the time or desire to do advance training, like they need for hunting, are over.  I'm seriously considering a dog or two from a shelter.....maybe one that nobody wants.  Time to give back for all of the years of pleasure having a dog has given me.

My girl....

 

 



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2017-05-10 1:48 PM
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Wow, she's beautiful. Bright eyes and shiny coat to boot! We've had mutts my entire life and our last three have been from shelters. We thought the dog we just put down was a mutt until we took her to the kennel and the kid working there asked us how we liked our Anatolian Shepard as she was looking into getting one. Sure as shitte, a Google search provided us with images identical to the dog we had! She wasn't the brightest animal, but a very sweet and protective dog. This isn't her actual pic, but a Google image ( I don't seem to have an image of her on this computer). She looked exactly like this dog.



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2017-05-10 4:27 PM
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Daisy is a great looking dog!

I'm another Taste of the Wild buyer. After getting my girl from the shelter, I had a real tough time finding a food that would agree with her digestive system. I was never able to figure out if a particular ingredient was causing issues for her, but TOTW was an instant revelation for some reason. Like LB, I cycle through the different varieties without issue. I don't know where they source the ingredients, but I think the manufacturing is done in the US.
2017-05-10 10:33 PM
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It's unanimous. I'll get some at Amazon. Mrs mdg just had some Acana and Blue Wilderness delivered today also. Daisy is in for some taste testing! She had a field day this morning as I was packaging the bacon; probably thinks she's hit the shelter pup lottery.
2017-05-11 11:28 PM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Our Lab is 11 years old this year.  The Vet says she has the eyes, teeth, and build of a 6 year old dog.  She is full of energy and got a full hunting season in at 10 years old.  We have fed her Taste of the Wild dry food for 9 years and she loves it.  It's grain free and there are 4 flavors so we can switch up her food with no digestive issue process.  I have not been without at least one dog for over 40 years.  I would not feed my dogs anything else at this point.

https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/#home




I second Taste of The Wild but in Australia there are now a number of other grain free options which is awesome.





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2017-05-12 3:07 PM
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DOGS!!!    Daisy is one pretty pup!  We feed our dogs Fromm food because of the quality ingredients and because of their belief in selling a safe product.  They do their own lab testing to be sure there is nothing in there that could make a dog sick/cause a recall (so like e. coli or salmonella, etc) and only then do they ship a batch.  

Enjoy your new furry pal!

2017-05-12 3:43 PM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Our Lab is 11 years old this year.  The Vet says she has the eyes, teeth, and build of a 6 year old dog.  She is full of energy and got a full hunting season in at 10 years old.  We have fed her Taste of the Wild dry food for 9 years and she loves it.  It's grain free and there are 4 flavors so we can switch up her food with no digestive issue process.  I have not been without at least one dog for over 40 years.  I would not feed my dogs anything else at this point.

https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/#home




I second Taste of The Wild but in Australia there are now a number of other grain free options which is awesome.




Aww, those are great looking dogs. I bet those two pretty much dictate terms and conditions around your house!

I'll also research Fromms. Thanks Melbo.

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2017-05-18 1:20 AM
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I picked up some TOTW today. Put some in her bowl and she went over sniffed it and walked away. I'm thinking "crap!" Then she stopped dead in her tracks, turned and went back to the bowl, sniffed, only to walk away again. And then she went back and wolfed down the entire bowl. I'm not sure what the back and forth was all about but it seems she really liked the food. Thanks all.
2017-05-18 8:26 AM
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Sorry to hear about your Dog.  We exclusively feed our dog Science Diet and it makes a huge difference in her health.  We do a lot of fostering for the Humane society and they always provide us Purina food, and it's absolute garbage because of all the nasty fats and crap fillers they put in it.
We've had dogs that had really bad rashes and scratched a lot, and simply switching their food to science diet fixed 95% of their health issues. 
A Vet friend of ours told me that the cheaper dog foods will get the job done, but it's really the equivalent of a human eating pepperoni pizza three meals a day for their entire life.  Definitely not the healthy way to go. 

We had a big pet food issue in 2007 (i think) when they had the massive nationwide pet food recall.  We had two cats that were on Hills Pet food and both got wiped out bad.  They were in intensive care for almost a week being kept alive by machines due to almost complete kidney failure.  They managed to keep them alive, but they had to be on expensive kidney food the rest of their lives.

Much to my surprise the Hills Pet food company really stepped up to the plate though.  They paid 100% of our vet bills and it was almost $10k.  They also gave us free pet food for life for both cats with the promise that it wouldn't happen again.
Unfortunately one of the cats got breast cancer in 2010 and didn't make it, but the other one is still kicking to this day.  He's 17 years old now and we still get our bag of free cat food every month 10 years later.

 

2017-05-18 10:45 AM
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vet bills and it was almost $10k. 

You are a true cat lover!!

I'm not sure I would go there for one of my twins......seeing as how I have 2 of them. LMAO



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vet bills and it was almost $10k. 

You are a true cat lover!!

I'm not sure I would go there for one of my twins......seeing as how I have 2 of them. LMAO

lol, it wasn't me.  It was my wife and kids.  I was really miffed about the bills racking up.  So, I was very pleased with Hills came through and paid for everything. 

2017-05-18 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

Originally posted by tuwood

vet bills and it was almost $10k. 

You are a true cat lover!!

I'm not sure I would go there for one of my twins......seeing as how I have 2 of them. LMAO

lol, it wasn't me.  It was my wife and kids.  I was really miffed about the bills racking up.  So, I was very pleased with Hills came through and paid for everything. 

I'm imagining me with my wife running up $10,000 in vet bills with no end in sight......at some point I start  wondering what a contract killer costs and weighing my options.



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