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Old 09-14-2009, 10:10 PM
 
Location: California
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Avoid Science Diet like the plague. It is one of the worst dog foods on the market today. Powdered cellulose (a.k.a. sawdust) is one of Science Diets top 10 ingredients, in addition to corn. It is definitely not something you would want to feed even your worst enemy's dog, much less your own.
What dog food can I purchase without breaking the bank?? Science Diet is already $40 for a 40 pound bag, that's about the most I can pay...
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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I agree Science diet is not a 'good' food. The thing is if you buy a 'good' dog food you may pay more per bag but you will be feeding less. Chicken Soup is $32 for 35 lbs where I live. I feed my 40 lb dogs a little over 2 cups a day, my 25-30 lb dogs gets 1 1/2 cups. The 70 lb weimaraner gets 3 1/2 cups per day.

My JRT is no longer fat even though I feed him the same amount but there is no corn in CS. All my dogs have shiny coats too.

They also poop less when you feed them a good food.

Chicken soup is a good food for the money IMHO.

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Old 09-15-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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I agree Science diet is not a 'good' food. The thing is if you buy a 'good' dog food you may pay more per bag but you will be feeding less. Chicken Soup is $32 for 35 lbs where I live. I feed my 40 lb dog a little over 2 cups a day, my 30 lb dog gets 1 1/2 cups. The 70 lb wiemaraner gets 3 1/2 cups per day.

They also poop less when you feed them a good food. My JRT is no longer fat even though I feed him the same amount there is no corn in CS. All my dogs have shiny coats too.
Where can you buy it?
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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I buy it at Pet Depot but if you don't have one of them near you here is a link.. you can fix the city, I used your state though

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul : Dealer Locator
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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I buy it at Pet Depot but if you don't have one of them near you here is a link.. you can fix the city, I used your state though

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul : Dealer Locator
Dumb question...at what age is a dog considered an adult? Rusty/Beesley is 3, and the only Chicken Soup brand available at a store near me is Adult Dog 18#, Adult Dog 35#, and Adult Dog Lite 35#. Do you know what the differences are?
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Dumb question...at what age is a dog considered an adult? Rusty/Beesley is 3, and the only Chicken Soup brand available at a store near me is Adult Dog 18#, Adult Dog 35#, and Adult Dog Lite 35#. Do you know what the differences are?
That is not a dumb question. Females mature more quickly than males. A female is considered an adult by the time they are one year old. Males are considered an adult by the time they are 18 months old.

I have been using Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul, Large Breed, for the last two years and both my Mastiff and Alaskan Husky are in great shape. I also pay about $1/pound for Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. The bigger the bag, the more savings.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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That is not a dumb question. Females mature more quickly than males. A female is considered an adult by the time they are one year old. Males are considered an adult by the time they are 18 months old.

I have been using Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul, Large Breed, for the last two years and both my Mastiff and Alaskan Husky are in great shape. I also pay about $1/pound for Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. The bigger the bag, the more savings.
Would the Adult Dog version of this product be OK for a 20 pound dog?
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Would the Adult Dog version of this product be OK for a 20 pound dog?
That depends on the age of the dog. If the dog is a female and under a year old, or a male and less than 18 months old, then you should get the Puppy formula. Otherwise get the Adult formula. As long as you don't get the Large Breed, the kibble will be small enough for a 20 pound dog. The only difference between the Large Breed and regular Adult dog food is the size of the kibble. Bigger dogs require bigger kibble to help keep their teeth clean.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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I have always heard to feed puppy food until they are a year old. I feed my 8 lb yorkie plus the other dogs the adult size. Even Rocky the toothless yorkie likes it!!


You probably want to buy the large bag because it is cheaper.
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