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The people I got Tito from fed him Iams. I brought him home and got the smallest bag I could to get him switched over to a better food asap. He doesn't really seem to like Iams much but loves his new food Innova Evo. Iams and all these other foods are horrible, I don't know how they manage to sell. Look at the ingredients the first couple ones are brewers rice, corn meal, corn grits chicken meal/ by product. This stuff is very bad for these guys. Their not made to eat corn grits and corn in general or even brewers rice which are some of the worst quailty and by-product is disgusting. It includes the inner organs, beaks, feathers, feet and all the other stuff that is usually garbage. If you feed your dog this stuff get him off of it. I highly recommend Innova products my dog loves it and I've seen an improvment in his poop just over the past 3 days. Its also human grade unlike the other stuff which even has road kill sometimes. Anyways enough of my rant what do you give your dogs and do they like it?
 

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I eventually plan on switching Sirius over to a new food.  He is on Iams as well.  I was thinking seriously about Innova EVO but I read that it is not good for puppies under the age of six months.  It has a high level of calcium, and puppies can get some serious health problems from too much calcium.  I am picking up a bag of Innova large breed puppy kibble, with the intention of eventually transitioning over to EVO.
 

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EVO is a great grainless food - just make sure pup is over 18month to feed due to the high protein count.

We are currently on a RAW diet for both dogs.
 

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We all vary depending on our dogs:), but I fed mine Royal Canin Boxer.....It works well for us, especially Maddy's stomach issues!
 

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when youre trying to find a new food i guess it is just trial and error to see what works well with your dog and what they can handle. my guy is on canidae. i may be switching him this summer to a grainless kibble if i can find one i really like.
 

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We give Allie Solid Gold Wolfking.  We have also given her Timberwolf Organics Bison and Ocean Blue.  She really loved TO, but it wasn't available in my local area so I switched her to Solid Gold.  She seems to like it ok, but I am going to switch her back to TO after her supply runs out.  

You can go to www.dogfoodanalysis.com and check out the ratings of different foods along with the pros and cons of each.
 

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I feed Purina Pro Plan Selects natural Salmon, it is the only food that Kiah seems to tolerate well.  Tried to put her on TOW Ocean but by the time we got to 3/4 cup she started to have problems again so I am feeding 1/2 cup until it is gone then will go back to all Pro Plan again.  I would like to be able to switch out her food every 6 months or so but not sure what we will do.  I am trying Wellness Core with Keegan but that may be too rich for him.
 

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I've always been one that only fed what the WDJ would recommend. If it wasn't on that list, no way was I feeding it to my dog!  My dog had the runs for almost a year and a half by me trying to find a holistic, human grade kibble that would agree with her, and one that she actually enjoyed. She has some skin allergies and issues, and I was just so sure it was the food. I am now questioning if it isn't environmental allergies, because she was never any better on the human grade kibble. I've also come to the conclusion that the human grade kibbles are just too rich for her stomach to handle.
I still tend to watch the WDJ approved food list, but even their list leaves off kibbles that I think are decent options, and even  includes some that I would not even consider trying for my own dog. Its always a matter of personal choice and finding what you believe will work best for your dog and you feel comfortable feeding.
So at the end of the day, you can strive to feed a good quality food, but make sure that its a food that works for your individual dog because the "best" food in the world is useless if it doesn't agree with your dog!  :)
 

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Here is a link to some of the information I found on EVO.  I am still looking for a link I found the other day that did a good job of explaining the calcium thing.

http://onibasu.com/archives/kn/131885.html

It is large and giant breed dogs that have the most trouble with this, but I found a link the other day that suggested medium sized dog breeds were also at risk.
 

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I feed Odin Dick Van Patton's  though we're not quite done with the transition yet. He's got horrible gas but that's how it was when we swapped him from Purina to Royal Canin and then it went away.
 

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Zulu and the two poodles have Skinners Rough and Ready complete mix and they get Natures meat init, which is proper meat squidged in to packets. Never a scap left so get the paws up from them. Plus one of the only foods i can give Zulu without it going in one end and out the other just as fast. . .  8O
 

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I am in the process of switching my dogs over to kirklands from science diet.  After doing some research, kirklands is not the best but its not too shabby either.  And on the plus side, ITS CHEAP!
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40lb Canidae is only $33 here.
I was going to try the Innova Evo, but kept hearing people say their dogs hair started to fall out after feeding it.

 

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Well we feed Blue Buffalo puppy......on top of yogurt, eggs, ummm banana, strawberries, peanut butter, apples, and yogurt apple treats.  My vet says they eat better then him so I told him he needed to find a different owner then.....lol
 

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I know that Hannabanana and Sharon told me about Innova Evo....but I tried it and mixed with their regular (Purina One Lrg Breed).  Attila loves it and has now gained 7lbs in over two weeks.  He now weighs 45lbs and Daphne well she eats anything and she hasnt gained or loss weight she is still about 58lbs.

So to recap:  Innova Evo Small Bites (1x30lb bag of Chicken and 1x30lb bag of Meat) mixed with Purina One Adult Lrg Breed.
 

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brown274\";p=\"113786 said:
40lb Canidae is only $33 here.
I was going to try the Innova Evo, but kept hearing people say their dogs hair started to fall out after feeding it.

Lots of people have complained about hair loss with Canidae too.
 

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Freya's on Merrick's and Jack, our pup, is on Canidae. I also make homemade food to mix in with their kibble.

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i feed sumya fint river ranch -fish and sweet potato. i have tried lots of others but they all gave her the poops.it is pricey though... 60$ for 40 lbs!
 

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I have Ollie on Wellness Simple Solutions, either one (Venison or Duck). We tried Blue Buffalo - that wasn't agreeing with him.
Solid poops are a good thing  :lol:
I want to switch him up a bit every couple months, so I bought a bag of Canidae (Lamb and rice) to try. Just found out petco sells Solid Gold, so I might try one of those, as well.
Ollie has a sensitive belly and some allergies, so I need to go corn/wheat/soy/grain free.
 

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sumyasmom\";p=\"113856 said:
60$ for 40 lbs!
holy moley - i thought the wellness simple sol'n was pricey at $49.99 for a 40lb bag.
 
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