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Old 03-21-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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A lot of people have mentioned good quality dog food. Ok, I am guilty of buying whatever is on sale (i.e. Kibbles and Bits). Do you really think that the higher end dog foods add length to my pets life span?

My last little dog died at only 8. I spent a fortune on Vet bills. However, he had a heart condition so I didn't neuter him (anesthesia and heart condition) so I think this was the cause.

If it's that important, I will start only buying good dog food. What brands do you recommend?
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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A lot of people have mentioned good quality dog food. Ok, I am guilty of buying whatever is on sale (i.e. Kibbles and Bits). Do you really think that the higher end dog foods add length to my pets life span?

My last little dog died at only 8. I spent a fortune on Vet bills. However, he had a heart condition so I didn't neuter him (anesthesia and heart condition) so I think this was the cause.

If it's that important, I will start only buying good dog food. What brands do you recommend?
i use nutro "large breed" for my dog. cheap dog food is mostly filler, and often dogs will eat more of it since they aren't getting proper nutrition. look at the ingredients on the bag you buy. if corn is one of the first ingredients, even though you're only paying $20/bag, you're getting ripped off. where i pay around $36/bag, there's not much filler in my dog food. i get complimented on my dog's coat all the time (shiny). i also think it helps with general issues, but no one really knows. maybe i'm just spending too much. but i'm not eating ramen every night for dinner. why should my dog have to?
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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Ladies : Do not buy cheap Pantyhose. I had a nicer pair I wore for quite a while. They finally *ran*.
I reached in and found a cheapy pair and I could not stand them or keep them up.
I grabbed another pair, cheap as well and could not stand the way they felt.
Invest in a decent pair !
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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i use nutro "large breed" for my dog. cheap dog food is mostly filler, and often dogs will eat more of it since they aren't getting proper nutrition. look at the ingredients on the bag you buy. if corn is one of the first ingredients, even though you're only paying $20/bag, you're getting ripped off. where i pay around $36/bag, there's not much filler in my dog food. i get complimented on my dog's coat all the time (shiny). i also think it helps with general issues, but no one really knows. maybe i'm just spending too much. but i'm not eating ramen every night for dinner. why should my dog have to?
Well, I just bought a giant bag of kibbles and bits, so when it's gone I will go and buy some of the better stuff. BTW, I like ramen and could eat it every night for dinner, provided I add green beans and shrimp.

Also, it could help with the little poo eating problem I have on my hands. My Vet said some dogs outgrow this, but mine haven't and I can always try using a different and better brand of food and see if this makes a difference.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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Maybe some of this should be moved to the pets topic, but I mix Nutra pet regular chicken with their weight control for my cats and always have lots of fresh water available for them to drink. A quality food won't solve all health problems but in my opinion, it reduces the number of vet visits. There are other threads for discussing wet/dry pet food.
Eat good food yourself, not necessarily expensive, as the best health insurance you can have is your good health. Beets, yams, veggies are cheap and so good for you.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Maybe some of this should be moved to the pets topic, but I mix Nutra pet regular chicken with their weight control for my cats and always have lots of fresh water available for them to drink. A quality food won't solve all health problems but in my opinion, it reduces the number of vet visits. There are other threads for discussing wet/dry pet food.
Eat good food yourself, not necessarily expensive, as the best health insurance you can have is your good health. Beets, yams, veggies are cheap and so good for you.
My bad. Just wanted some tips.

Ok, back on topic.

I'm trying to think of other things I won't skimp on and comfy clothes is a necessity. I hate to admit it, but I live in sweats around the house. Also, comfortable shoes. As great as high heels can look, I can't walk in them.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: California
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My bad. Just wanted some tips.

Ok, back on topic.

I'm trying to think of other things I won't skimp on and comfy clothes is a necessity. I hate to admit it, but I live in sweats around the house. Also, comfortable shoes. As great as high heels can look, I can't walk in them.

Na, not bad. It is easy to go off topic a little!
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Decent coffee. Nothing terribly expensive because I almost always look for sales...but Starbucks Sumatra and Seattle's Best Henry's Blend are almost always on sale at grocery stores. I also buy Freed's coffee online sometimes. Really good stuff.

Cheap clothing often isn't worth it - pills, fades or gets out of shape after a few washes. I have some LL Bean sweaters, sweatshirts and snow pants that are almost 20 years old and still look and wear great...and I wear them every winter. Same with good shoes. If I'm in a frugal mood I'll shop Goodwill and the like but will look for durable labels like LL Bean.

Also I am a painting/drywall contractor and do decorative plaster and some faux finishes. I never, ever skimp on tools or materials for my job, I'm a total snob about that. You simply can't do a good, durable job well with cheap tools and inferior materials.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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Starbucks. Costs me $5.65/day.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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Food.
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