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  1. #31
    Thanx Salem! Its great to know that there are people who won't tear you apart because of what you decide to feed your pet.....although I would expect some sort of comment if I was feeding something like Ol' Roy...that stuff is terrible! My dogs have been doing great so far on Authority so I doubt I'll be changing any time soon. But I do have a question for anyone who has a suggestion.....I'm looking for a good quality dog food that has no more than 24% protein and a fat percentage around 13%. Its for my great dane puppy. Currently there is alot of debate on the feeding of giant breed dogs, but the one thing many reputable breeders and vetrinarians agree on is that they should not be given puppy formula and the protein and fat levels should be in the ranges I listed above. Anyone have any sugestions? Thanx!
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." --Roger Caras

  2. #32
    Countrychic, :D

    (I know I already talked about Canidae on this site but....) Canidae's All Life Stages formula has 24% protein and 14.50% fat. Here's the link: http://canidae.com/dogs/all_life_stages/dry.html Also, since it's All Life Stages you won't have to switch to a different food when the puppy becomes an adult.

  3. #33
    Sorry for "reviving" such and old topic, but I really have to finish with this doubt and I figured I could get some help here.

    First of all, I'm new and I'm glad to be posting with you.

    Chemical Preservatives: Chemical preservatives include butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), propyl gallate, propylene glycol (also used as a less-toxic version of automotive antifreeze), and ethoxyquin. BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin are potentially cancer-causing agents. The long term build-up of these chemicals (that may be eaten every day for the life of your pet!) have not been thouroughly studied and may ultimately be harmful.
    I have fed my dogs with Sportsman's Choice since I have use of reason and so far I've had five good fellows (two of them died).

    The other dogs had lymphoma (one of them had to be put down and the other evaded it because she was too fat, who'd have thought? but died at 14).

    I hadn't really had a reference on those type of chemicals, and I think there might be a connection between those and the food I'm giving them. My vet keeps telling me it's the worst I can give them because of the fat contents, but now I read about the preservatives, I think it might be because of something else.

    I've always suggested (nearly demanded) my parents to change foods but they get a little too stubborn and tell me that food's fine (which I completely disagree).

    I wonder if you could tell me whether these chemicals actually exist on that food (I don't have the paperbag at hand because it was disposed, so I can't have a look). That way my parents would have an excuse not to buy that again.

    I'm upgrading my dogs' defenses so their white blood cells catch any cancer cells there might be, but if I can help them with a good brand of food, I'm willing to do it blindly...

    For those of us who don't want our little brats to get cancer, I think we should upgrade their defenses, whether with food or vitamin pills.
    Greetings from Mexico City

  4. #34
    Does anyone here knows about PROMINENCE Plus dog food? I would be interested to hear any feeback, who is producing it ect...¸
    Thanks in advance,
    Nicole

  5. #35
    I'm in Nova Scotia and I've never heard of it, where do you get it? Grocery, feed stores or vet clinics?
    The reason dogs are great is they wag their tails, not their tongues.

  6. #36
    From my understanding it is sold only online at Quixtar. www.quixtar.com I might have the opportunity to buy it and was wondering if anyone had tried or known about it. I would also like to know which company makes this food for them. I'll search a bit more :wink:
    Nicole

  7. #37
    Right, thats the group my sister and brother in law belonged to up till a couple months ago. I had the opertunity to change my dogs to it, my sister and I discussed it fully, comparing it to what we were feeding my dogs now, price, quality, customer apprication. But in the end we would have paid more of a very much infirior brand. The food was full of fillers and no where near the quality of what we were feeding then and couldn't stand up to what we're feeding now. If you haven't done so I would get an ingerdiant list on the food, its what I did. Right now we're feeding Cainid and its really good, the only brand I think I would feed over Cainid and I can't get it around here is Wellness.

    Quixtar actually carries two different dog food brands, in my opinion, both are grocery store rate ingrediants and very over priced for what is in them. To avoid telling my sister how bad the food was I simply showed her how the price I would pay for her dog food would get me a bag three times that size in our dog food. infirior brand for a more expensive price is just not worth it.
    The reason dogs are great is they wag their tails, not their tongues.

  8. #38
    Well, what you are saying is what I thought at first sight... and decided to still search before making a final decision.
    It is real pricey, the list ingredients are not bad though.

    PROMINENCE PLUS DOG FOOD /

    CHICKEN MEAL &

    BROWN RICE FORMULA

    Crude Protein/Protéines brutes (% Minimum) 24 %

    Crude Fat/Graisses brutes (% Minimum) 14 %

    Crude Fibre/Fibres brutes (% Maximum) 4.5 %

    Moisture/Humidité (% Maximum) 10 %

    Vitamin/Vitamine A (Minimum) 22,000 IU/UI/kg

    Vitamin/Vitamine E (Minimum) 150 IU/UI/kg

    *Ascorbic Acid/*Acide ascorbique (Minimum) 30 mg/kg

    *DHA (Minimum) 0.1 %

    *Omega-6/*Oméga-6 (% Minimum) 3 %

    *Omega-3/*Oméga-3 (% Minimum) 0.3 %

    INGREDIENTS:

    CHICKEN MEAL, BROWN RICE, FIELD PEAS, OAT GROATS,

    CHICKEN FAT (PRESERVED WITH MIXED TOCOPHEROLS; A

    SOURCE OF VITAMIN E), BEET PULP, DRIED WHOLE EGG,

    FLAXSEED, CARROT POWDER, FISH OIL, CALCIUM

    CARBONATE, SALT, APPLE POWDER, LECITHIN, DICALCIUM

    PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, CHOLINE CHLORIDE,

    INOSITOL, GLUCOSAMINE, ZINC SULPHATE, FERROUS

    SULPHATE, KELP, YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT, VITAMIN

    SUPPLEMENTS (A, D, E), DL-METHIONINE, NIACIN, GARLIC,

    CHAMOMILE, TOMATO POWDER (SOURCE OF LYCOPENE),

    CRANBERRY EXTRACT, COPPER SULPHATE, ROSEMARY

    EXTRACT, LUTEIN, CHONDROITIN SULPHATE, ASCORBIC

    ACID (SOURCE OF VITAMIN C), MANGANESE SULPHATE,

    BLUEBERRY, CASSIA, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE,

    RIBOFLAVIN, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, THYME, BIOTIN,

    PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, SODIUM SELENITE, VITAMIN

    B12, CALCIUM IODATE, JUNIPER, FOLIC ACID, MENADIONE

    SODIUM BISULPHITE COMPLEX (SOURCE OF VITAMIN K

    ACTIVITY).

    I currently feed Technical Natural Blend and the girls love it! Shiny coats. They do very well on it and I rarely see my vet! :)
    And I am telling myself, why change something that works???
    Thanks for your inputs celtechfarms
    Nicole

  9. #39
    You can score the quality of your dog food by using the system on this link:
    http://www.acreaturecomfort.com/ratingpetfood.htm

    It takes a little time, but is well worth it.

    It is not the last word on dog food as there are some details that are debatable as to how bad or good the ingredients are, but I use this grading system and have had good results with it.

    I feed Canidae. Don't know if you have that available. There are lots of good foods out there.

  10. #40
    I made the test for Prominence and it scored over 100+, if I did it good a 110.
    Canidae is not yet available around here and I know lots of people have great results with their dogs.
    Thanks for the link I will bookmark it in my list.
    Nicole

 

 

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