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Old 11-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Grocery store brand dog food that isn't half bad!

We have a grocery store chain here that has their own brand of "no name" products that are actually quite good (for the Canadians, I'm talking PC products from Loblaws).

They have come out with a grain free dog food recently. I was looking at the ingredients and it actually seems to be pretty good. However, I am not an expert by any means, so I'd like to get your opinions on it.

PC Nutrition First Premium Adult Dry Dog Food Formulated Without Grains - Salmon & Potato - PC - Products

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I wouldnt feed anything with beet pulp in it. No name and PC are two different brands, just an FYI. But as for PC's grain free dog food it isnt bad if your budget is limited. I mean its better than alot of the other foods on the grocery store shelf.

Loblaws has a health section in the middle of their stores. Its usually where you will find all the gluten free, environmentally friendly cleaners etc etc. Go to that section and there is a dog food that is in there that is not put out with the other kibbles. Right now the name isnt coming to me but it is a really good quality food but comes with a price.
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apparently, Kirkland's Best from Costco is decent as well...or so i'm told
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Yes, I know that No Name and PC are different (although they are bothe Loblaws brands). I just meant it was a "no name" type of brand for the people who don't know Loblaws.

I'm planning on switching Duke to Acana because budget isn't an issue for us. I was just curious to see what others thought about this food.

Actually I wanted to switch him to Orijen but I hear that not all dogs do well on a high protein food, so I figured Acana was the safer choice.
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Acana is also hit and miss but the protein % seem to be lower than the Orijen. When I fed kibble neither agreed with my crew. They all got horrible gas and soft stools.

Give it a go, transition slowly and if it works, then great! Champion Pets make an excellent dog kibble. If it doesnt work, try giving Fromm's a chance or Now.
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I'm using Fromm right now... I'm happy with it. His stools are good, his coat is shiny but he does have some pretty stinky room-clearing gas at times and he seems to have itchy ears... not sure if it's the kibble or treats or something else? I'm not even sure if switching kibble will help or if it's even kibble related! But I thought that it can't hurt to try? Or is it even worth switching since overall he seems to be doing well on it, minus the stinky gas? And if he has stinky gas, it must be upsetting his tummy?
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Gas is a sign that he is having issues with his food. It hard to say what is causing it, you could try a different protein in the same line up. Itchy ears is also a food allergy sign
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Thank you Kari.

And yes, I know... I would love to go raw but hubby doesn't want to! Out of curiousity, where do the Canadians - specifically Ontarians that feed raw get their meat? It's so bloody expensive at the grocery store!

I think I'm going to try a totally grain free kibble and see if that helps with the gas and itching. He doesn't fart all the time but there are days, especially in the evening, where his gas could clear the room. It's truly vomit inducing!

The itching isn't excessive, and maybe it's just normal dog scratching. But I find he scratches at his ears more than any other part of his body and he sometimes has a red spot here and there on his belly that might be hives?
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Susy my dear, you are so lucky to have so many options available to you in Toronto!!

Check out: Big Country Raw | Food For Dogs

http://www.k9cuisineraw.ca/index.php...3d70d9a753b935

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This place is my favourite, its located in Oshawa and I would be more than happy to send you a price list since there isnt one on site.

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I believe the first 3 links deliver or ship. The last link does not.
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