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    I’ve been thinking about switching to Earthborn Meadowfeast. We’re on NVI LID Lamb and doing ok, but the earthborn is cheaper (by like $12 and 3 lbs more). I compared all the ingredients. All ingredients match, except for the fruits and probiotics in Earthborn. And the clay in NVI. I don’t think Bruin has any problems with the fruits (apple, blueberry & cranberry) and definitely not probiotics since I give him chobani everyday. Lilly can eat anything and be fine, so I’m not worried about her. Another thing that’s nagging me is that the vet we went to (a new vet, first visit was 1/26) said that we should “stick with the good hypoallergenic diet”, the reason why I’m questioning this is because in the same conversation she said “the only food we can really recommend is the Hill’s Science Diet, because we’re sure of what’s in it”…soooo I’m thinking 1.She’s not going to give me an opinion on Earthborn b/c she doesn’t know the ingredients (plus she cut me off when I tried to ask her about it) 2.She’s recommending Science Diet , so how much does she really know about food…hence why I’m here asking the experts! Thanks!

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    Default Re: Opinions needed, switching food...

    Earthborn Holistic Grain-Free Meadow Feast is an AWESOME food! I can't believe it is $12 cheaper! I mean, Blue Buffalo Wilderness that I use and NVI are pretty close in price. It's definitely not $12 bucks difference, if so, I'd switch too! Well... that is... if Bullie is not allergic to it...

    Yeah, my vet is trying to push over-priced Royal Canine too which is just as bad as Science Diet. They get a percentage of the sales. It's like someone said on here - it's the same thing as a doctor selling pharmaceuticals in his office.
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    I am just about done transitioning Jake to Earthbornes Great Plain Feast from Fromms Beef Fritatta. He is doing great so far. @cowsmom is the one to ask or this info!

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    Good juck with the new food, keep us posted on how it goes.
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    this earthborn is sounding interesting
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    Default Re: Opinions needed, switching food...

    Ive been reading up on the Earthborn here too. Im trying to talk our local store into getting some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
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    I will be interested in hearing your experience if you switch. I am currently feeding NVI LID Lamb and am pretty happy with it but the size of the kibble keeps getting smaller and smaller and I am noticing Linus isn't really wanting to get it all out of his bowl the way a younger dog would and I would prefer they eat something they have to crunch because it helps get tartar off the teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatess View Post
    Yeah, my vet is trying to push over-priced Royal Canine too which is just as bad as Science Diet. They get a percentage of the sales. It's like someone said on here - it's the same thing as a doctor selling pharmaceuticals in his office.
    It just made me sick how my vet also wanted to push Hill's kibble to my Usko when he was diagnosed with bladder stones. Her attitude said that I will be hurting my dog if I wouldn't feed him what she recommended. But I have showed her, Usko is doing great with raw food and there's no sign of stones or crystals.

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    Just a suggestion, have you ever thought of feeding raw? I know it's not for everyone but it's definitely something to look into especially if your bullie has lots of allergies. My two, a 14 month old and a 5 month old bullie, have done great on it. No stinky doggy breath and much fewer poops for example. Whatever you decide though I sure hope it works out for them! They are too cute!!

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