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    Whoops I mean dog food ratings... My bad LOL

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    I just switched my lil gal over too Wellness Core low fat.. I checked Pet Food Directs price,and they are NO bargin 4 sure..They want $57 and change for the 26 pound bag ,plus 11.50 to ship.. I paid $50.00 plus tax,$54.50..I think their prices are a little out of sight

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    yeah I agree with you aqualung. I think you gotta watch for their specials to get a bargain. I suppose some people live in remote areas where they cannot get the brand of dog food they want and this way they can get it.

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    What does everybody think off Eukanuba for puppy, small breed. Thats what the breeder recomended and thats what we have stuck to. His skin and coat are nice and he seems to of leveled of in weight he is 5 months and weights 38 lbs. Anybody what Eukanuba is rated at?

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    Many years ago (like probably 10 years ago) Iams and Eukanuba were considered to be decent dog food. Same with Hills Science Diet. Then Proctor & Gamble purchased the brands and they went downhill from there.

    Proctor & Gamble recently bought Innova too, one of the highest rated dog foods on the market. So sad for this, because you know where it is going to go.

    Unfortunately many dog foods that are low in quality have breeder programs and give information packets and samples of these dog foods. In return for feeding the dog food to their dogs, they get coupons for free dog food. (for example, 5 bags of eukanuba, send in UPC codes, get 1 bag free).

    Eukanuba is actually graded a one star, so it is not very healthy food. It also causes tear stains.

    It is better than Pedigree, Purina, ect. but it is still low grade. If you switch to a higher quality of food, you will see a change in your dogs coat, it may seem healthy and shiny, but until you actually make a switch do you see what the difference is.

    I recommend going with a 4 star or higher. For Bulldogs, 4 star food seems to be an excellent choice. Watch for the higher grades, especially since your baby is still a pup, they do have an excessive amount of protein.

    I am still working on this page, to make it easy for everyone to choose a great dog food. One problem, with 1000's of dog foods out there, it will take us some time to finish.
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    Thanks for the input, I have been doing a lil research on the buffalo blue food, I'm impressed with the ingredients they use and I see it's rated 4 stars. It seems to be readily available at most local pet stores also. I think i am gonna make the switch in the over the next couple of weeks.

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    If you take some before and after pictures that would be great! We are going to do a "then & now" on dog food change as well!
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    I noticed that thread yesterday, I will do that and keep the site updated.

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    Awesome, thanks! It will take 2-4 weeks to see a big difference, so be patient! But I saw results within 2 days on Molly, but she was having an allergic reaction so that was a BIG difference.
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    Bulldog, do you have any idea how these ratings are determined? Like Wellness Core Ocean gets a 6 star and Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Salmon got a 4. I just thought that was odd because Wellness Ocean is whitefish based and Natural Balance is exclusively salmon. As I understand salmon is much more nutritious than whitefish. Thats how I made my decision to feed Samson Natural Balance versus Wellness.

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    Tessa&Samson, I understand your concern with the ratings. However, it should be duely noted, and I did state this information on the page, the the ratings are for ALL DOGS. Bulldogs are a bit different, (like we all don't know that already!) :p

    From looking at the dog food analysis site, they base much of their ratings on protien content. So what they call a 6 star food may not be a 6 star for a bulldog. Wellness Core has a lot more protein content than wellness super5mix. I still say-- in my honest opinion, most bulldogs, due to their allergic nature, will quite potentially do better on a 4 star rated grain free food than a 6 star rated food.

    Here is the link to how they come up with their ratings. I think they do a fine job. But do NOT feel as though you are not giving your dog the best if you give a 4 star food, because if it does well for them, stick with it! Molly is on Avoderm Lamb & Rice and doing so well on it- I may try another food to see how it does for her, but I am pleased with Avoderm right now.

    What I am NOT pleased with is Royal Canine. I see no improvement in Jesse whatsoever. I will be switching Jesse to Canidae because she has terrible tear stains- but she does not have allergies OR entropion. Just nasty tear stains. They have improved, but only very little since the switch over 3 weeks ago. One of the ingredients in Royal Canine Bulldog is powdered beets. Before that, I was feeding Iams, which made her tear stains disgusting and brown. (I know, awful right?) Since I switched Molly to Avoderm, she is tear stain free, yeast free, itch free! If Jesse improves after the switch to Canidae, you will all be the very first to know!!! If I see no improvement with Canidae, I will also put her on Avoderm with molly. Just trying a few different foods before I make my final choice.

    Also I would like to note, Royal Canine is a great brand of dog food. *But* cost vs. amount of food per day (4-5 cups), not entirely worth it. Avoderm is 2-3 cups a day, about the same price. And no tear stains? That is worth a fortune if you ask me! It will take me a few months to get this all "tested", but definately looking forward to giving some results to everyone. I was going to try Wellness, but it is not convenient for me to find or get locally.

    Oh, yes, and here is that link! http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/how-d...the-foods.html
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