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Dogs

If you're a dog owner, this section allows you to share your favorite brands of dog food, treats, vitamins, collars, flea treatments, and more. Pick out puppy names, read about why dogs are better than cats, and rate the pets of other RIA users!

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3 hours ago

We started out our GSD on a beef based food, but due to our situation we changed to diamond dog food. We gradually mixed it with her old food, but the change over was a little rough as can be predicted with the sensitive stomachs of GSD's. A sleepless night or two and some carpet scrubbing later and she became used to it. She has an excellent coat, lots of energy, and we are thinking of keeping her on it indefinitely. To a certain extent you get what you pay for I know, but for the price I think it is a good value dog food between bad and excellent somewhere. Though we are thinking of keeping our shepherd on it we have decided to keep our rescue dogs on it indefinitely. They love it. I think some people should take price into consideration in their ratings a little more. Other than the change over period, good value dog food.
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7 hours ago

Very disappointed in this food, my rottie's stool is very loose, lost the luster to his coat and he is shedding alot more than he should be. Will never buy this food again for my dog. I am putting him back on Eagle Pack it is a much better brand and the quality is superior! Paying the extra money is well worth it.
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12 hours ago

We love our dogs so always feed them with guaranteed healthy pet food made in the USA. Compared to commercial big brands of dog and cat food, Wysong has never been known for product recalls or pet poisoning. In fact, Wysong is know for ensuring clean, healthy and natural bill of ingredients in their products for your beloved pet.
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Awesome food! Loses one star because it's ridiculously expensive, and hard to find anywhere near where I live, in the DC area.

I originally had my dog on Blue Buffalo, and I switched her to Ziwipeak because it was recommended to me by an employee at a dog boutique in La. My dog previously had stinky breath and horrible gas, and she tried (often) to EAT her feces, and had VERY frequent BM's (bowel movements) before i got her on this food. As soon as I got her on Ziwipeak, though, within a week her breath started smelling fresh again, she stopped having those horrible farts, and she only has one (small, might i add!) BM a day. she also, thankfully, stopped eating her feces!

And though my dog has always been healthy minus the feces-eating, gaseous issues, her fur got even shinier and softer since getting on Ziwipeak. I made the mistake of trying to switch her to Orijen a couple days ago because it's cheaper and seems to have great ingredients/great reviews, but the gas/pooping often problems came back within a day or two of being on Orijen, so I've resigned myself to feeding her the Ziwipeak. I guess it's just something about the kibble food that keeps her from digesting the food as well(?).

Very expensive if you have a big dog that eats a lot, or have more than on dog, but for a dog that's under 11 lbs, one 2.2 lb bag will last you a little less than a month (about 23 days, according to the bag). With discounts on certain websites, I've been able to shave the normal cost of about $22-25/bag down to $17/bag. If you're used to feeding the dog kibble, it may feel like you're not feeding the dog enough... When I first got her on the food, I felt like I wasn't feeding her enough, because it comes with a 1/2 cup scooper in the bag, and I'm only supposed to feed her 0.75 of the scoop (actually, double that because she's still a puppy) but she's at a very healthy, proportionate weight with the amount I'm feeding her, so there must be something right about that portion.
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yesterday

Great ingredients, reasonably priced, etc., but my dog gets really horrible gas (from both ends)/has bowel movements really often (and a LOT) on certain types of food, and apparently this is one of those. Haha. She was on Ziwipeak before Orijen (and will be going back on it starting today!) and only had BMs once a day, and very little, very solid ones.. (sorry if this is TMI for everyone! LOL). I had switched her to the Orijen because it's grainless and with the hopes that I could get her on a more reasonably priced, easier to find food, but unfortunately her gas problems and frequent BMs came back after only one or two days of being exclusively on the Orijen.

So, I just ended up going back to Ziwipeak. I guess I'll have to resort to buying it online.


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yesterday

I have a 5 month old Rott. My local costco only had the adult Lamb or Chicken 40LB bags. They did not have any of the puppy bags. I bought the Lamb. Will this be ok for my rotty?
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My Chow/Lab mix has severe allergies. We put her on Royal Canine Venison & Sweet Potato Dry Dog food for over a year. She was doing great. All of a sudden, she started losing her hair, scratching until she was bleeding, ear infections, and bleeding paws. I called Royal Canine and asked if they added anchovy oil (excessive salt). She said no, until I explained I had an old print out of the original formula. I also questioned where the Coprah Oil (Coconut) came from. She explained everything to me. I asked if they changed anything else and she stated no. I trusted them and thought maybe my dogs issues were due to the season (April) which is the peak of allergy season. I continued to use their new so-called improved formula. My dog continued to get worse, so I had a blood analysis including thyroid test done on her. It showed her liver enzymes are elevated, she has lost muscle tone, and her fur feels like wire. I began to research the ingredients and realized they added Soya Oil (soybean), which is one of the top allergens for dogs. When I called referencing this, I was given the best PR speech I heard in a long time. It is obvious to me that the dog food industry knows the loopholes and will do anything to fatten their pockets, even at the risk of our dog/cat. It is amazing how the new formulas come out in April…height of Allergy Season! Coincidence, I think not! I have gone to a new type of food...
homecooking...she is doing much better and her fur is becoming beautiful and soft again. Found this information belowat; http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com Quote:
"We note the use of soya oil in the food. Soy is a poor quality source of protein in dog food, and a common cause of allergy problems. Some believe that it is the number 1 cause of food allergies in dogs (outstripping even wheat). "
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Hershey (now 1 year old chocolate lab) was on Iams & Eukenuba lamb & rice. Her coat was flakey, she was itchy, consistantly licking herself...she soaked my bed while licking her paws. It was just gross. I spent countless visits and thousands of dollars at the vets trying to figure out what she was allergic to.

My brother mentioned BB - salmon & sweet potatoe. I mentioned it to my vet, and she said "try it", it is a very good dog food (although she thought purina one was good too, so that's not saying much).

I've used it now for 6 weeks and the results are AMAZING. No more loose stool, her coat is beautiful - her licking has stopped. Her alergies, for now, are no more!

The cost, while a bit expensive, is worth the results achieved.
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