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Old 01-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking for a 5 star dry kibble for my 8 week old mini. I want to find a great food but not break the bank. Anyone have some good names for me along with better priced? I am going to have to use Petco for my food. Thanks .. I already looked at the Dog Food Advisor but holy cow sooo many to choose from and I have no idea on pricing and whats what. Hoping someone here can help me figure this out.
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We feed Inova dry kibble and always have. It's an A+ food and our dogs love it. It also solved allergy problems that our older rescue dog had. His skin allergies pretty much disappeared after a couple months on Inova.
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Petco is where I have to get most of our pet foods also unless I want to run down to Ft Collins which is an hour away in good weather. My older dogs are on Merricks Grain Free and are doing well on it. While it does say it is good for all lifestages of all breeds of dogs we are going to start our new puppy on Merricks Classic Puppy. Apollo is a very big husky puppy and we want to make sure he has the right nutrition he needs to grow in a "safe" and healthy manner.
Dogfood Advisor lists both Merricks as 5 star products and I really like how my old lady is doing on the grain free. The price is about middle of the road if you look on the Petco web site. Hope that helps.
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I printed list off of five star and took it to petco. Im going to give the merrik duck and sweet potato a try. Seems pretty costly but i guess you feed less since its grain free so that would make it more cost effective.
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Our dogs love that one. We did have some loose stools for a few days when we swapped but now they are good. Price wise it is slightly more then the cheap food we were feeding, however they are healthier on it. No more skin itchiness for Kizz and her hips to seem to hurt less which for us was a very big plus. Wry grin Kizz is 10 years old and has a damaged pelvis from being hit by a large pickup as a young dog.
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All 5 star food are expensive. If sa 5 star is too pricey for you (and that is understandable) I do believe the 4 stars are also very, very good. 4 star is far better than most people feed their dogs. If you have a cost co around you they carry a 5 star and a 4 star food for a huge discount. I don't like their puppy food, so don't bother with that, but when you switch to adult food it is worth the membership cost per year to buy your dog food there- that's how much of a discount they are (like half the cost of anywhere else).

Since you have a mini it should not be too expensive to feed him. I have two standard poodles and a whippet. I won't tell you what my dog food bill is per month. LOL. I don't think about it.
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Petco is where I have to get most of our pet foods also unless I want to run down to Ft Collins which is an hour away in good weather. My older dogs are on Merricks Grain Free and are doing well on it. While it does say it is good for all lifestages of all breeds of dogs we are going to start our new puppy on Merricks Classic Puppy. Apollo is a very big husky puppy and we want to make sure he has the right nutrition he needs to grow in a "safe" and healthy manner.
Dogfood Advisor lists both Merricks as 5 star products and I really like how my old lady is doing on the grain free. The price is about middle of the road if you look on the Petco web site. Hope that helps.
Be careful about feeding "puppy" food to a standard poodle puppy..."Puppy" food encourages speedy growth which can be harmful. A large breed puppy food (check calcium/phosphorus ratio to make sure it's not going to encourage growth) or an adult formula is best. Particularly since you say he is a big "husky" puppy, he needs a formula that will not encourage fast growth. In other words, it's probably best that you feed him an adult food or a large breed puppy food with controlled calcium levels.

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My dogs are all on TLC dog food - you have to order it online and it ships to your house for free... Our Spoo breeder highly recommended it so I switched all my dogs to it and they love it! It's adult formula and the kibble size is bigger so my Chinese crested's don't eat as much... Portia has never eaten anything else and she's thriving on it... It's about $65 for two large bags... (About a month's worth)... I believe it would be considered a five star food (but isn't on your list-maybe bc it's Canadian?)


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I feed my crew Orijen.
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I was concerned about that but was not sure if the Merrick's Grain Free would work for Apollo or not. If we can just feed him the same food as the girls it would make life much easier. And he does seem to like the Grain Free better then his puppy food...
Yes Apollo is a bigger boy, his breeder expects him to be 65 pounds or larger as an adult. He will probably not be a giant but will be on the larger end of the size range.
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