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Prin's food is $36.99 (33lbs) with free shipping via UPS due to the fact that NO retail stores or feed stores in my area carry her food (Timber Wolf Organics Lamb, Barley, and Apples). I'd love to find something a tad more reasonable that I can find at most pet stores or feed stores.
If anyone can recommend a different food with none of her allergies in it, I'd most likely bow down and kiss your pups nose... (oh and shes allergic to wheat, corn, gluten, beef, red dyes, and yellow dyes).
Oh... and I REFUSE to feed any type of Purina or Iams products. Period (yes both brands actually have foods she CAN eat, but I will not use those companies).
years ago I had a dog with HORRIBLE allergies, and many of our grooming customers had the same problems with their dogs.
after switching to this, it was like a miracle. I know every dog is different, but I just wanted to share. See if you can get some samples.
I highly recommend Canidae. I pay $32.99 at a feed store in my area for a 40 pound bag. It is a human grade quality food with none of the stuff you mentioned and then some. It's all life stages so you can feed from puppy through senior. (www.canidae.com)
I also recommend Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul (www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com). It also does not have the stuff you mentioned, is a good quality food and in my area I found it for $30.99 at one feed store for a 35 pound bag and $28.50 tax included at another for the 35 pound bag.
There's also Innova although that is a little pricey, in my area it's $40.99 for a 35 pound bag. (http://www.naturapet.com/) Acutually any foods from this manufacturer are good, California Nautural, Innova, Innova Evo, etc.
There's also Wellness (http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/) which I do not know what the price runs as it's been too long since I priced on it and I don't remember.
Anyway, there's a few to get you started. I would say "bang for the buck" (ie price for quality nutrition), the Canidae is the best food. Next I'd say Chicken Soup. Also, if you e-mail the Chicken Soup company they do free samples to try and see if your dog likes it before you go and buy a huge bag. I have e-mailed Canidae in the past and never received a response so if you want to contact them I'd call, but they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if your dog hates the food they will take it back and refund your $$ no questions asked.
The prices for these food are not that bad for premium dog food. I usually buy a medium size bag runs around $25-$30.. I usually rotate between Cali. natural, Innova and Eagle Pack. I like my dog and cat to have fresh kibble, so I buy a bag a month..
The prices for these food are not that bad for premium dog food. I usually buy a medium size bag runs around $25-$30.. I usually rotate between Cali. natural, Innova and Eagle Pack. I like my dog and cat to have fresh kibble, so I buy a bag a month.. [/b]
I have wondered about Eagle Pack, and have read up on it....thanks for posting the info !!
That's some expensive food; I usually get a big bag of Cat Chow ($12.00) that lasts us awhile.[/b]
First off those prices are for dog food, not cat. Secondly do you have ANY idea what is in Cat Chow? If you do and still feed it, IMO that's sad, if you don't you may want to decipher some of the ingredients as it will probably turn your stomach to learn what you are feeding your cat. I used to feed Cat Chow and Dog Chow and now the thought makes me want to vomit to be quite honest. Things like blood, feet, beaks, feathers, tissue such as horns, hooves, hair, carcinogens (yes cancer causing agents that the companies claim in low doses are safe, but low doses over 10+ years IMO start to become high doses), corn which is a huge allergen for most animals not to mention no nutritional value whatever, just to name a few. I buy Costco brand cat food, a 25 pound bag for $11.99 and it doesn't have any of the crap in it and it's a good food, but honestly I'd spend the $20 or $25 for a bag of Felidae if it kept my cat from eating blood, beaks, feathers, hooves, among other things.
It definitely pays to educate yourself on dog and cat food because they definitely are not all created equal.