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    Default Cost of good ....no , GREAT nutrition

    I realize there are so many threads already regarding food ratings for our beloved companions...
    I would LOVE to buy nothing but the very best.. However, there are times, more often than not, I just cannot afford the best.

    Im sure others may find themselves in this same situation, and Im wondering what you do.? Do you buy a cheaper brand for a week and then go back to the "good stuff"... Or have you found a happy medium with a particular brand...


    I find myself in this situation today.
    I started my 8 month old with Merricks . After that bag was thru, I went with TOTW Sierra Mountain $28 for 15 lb bag ($1.87/ lb) but I found that my pup developed a slight allergic reaction to it, not too severe.. Only a few red bumps on his rump area...
    So yesterday, I bought WELLNESS CORE Ocean Recipe. ($39 for a 12 lb bag (3.25 / lb) Hoping that the fish recipe will help....

    The prices between these 3 mentioned are respectfully higher that the one before.

    I wanted to try FROMM's Surf & Turf, because of the high praise on this board but have not been able to find it locally
    I saw it on the internet for $72 for a 24 lbs bag. ( $3.00/ lb)
    so it too is up there...


    Ok, I feel a little cheap talking about this but it hurt my wallet when i paid $39 for only 12 lbs..


    So, I guess my question is, what is your happy medium.?
    Or do you just go all out each time..?

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    You can get Fromm much cheaper through petflow, and free shipping with our coupon code for orders over $49. Petflow is usually cheaper than many pet supermarkets on many items too. Check them out: petflow

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    I hear ya. Right now I have $120 something dollars worth of food in my pantry because I'm in the process of switching very slowly. On the upside though, once you find what food you'll stick with you can get the bigger bag which ends up costing less in the long run. Plus when feeding a better quality you will feed less so it works out about the same. Hope I'm wording this right and not too confusing lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    You can get Fromm much cheaper through petflow, and free shipping with our coupon code for orders over $49. Petflow is usually cheaper than many pet supermarkets on many items too. Check them out: petflow
    Not all members here are from the USA.
    Petflow does not ship to Canada and Fromm is very hard to find here and when you do the price is very high.

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    Yes! I think the large bag of Fromm is $59.. Thru petflow..no shipping and in my case..sales tax...that's the 26lb bag....I think what you may need is a high quality food..available locally..that isn't such a high price...I totally understand..have you checked the dog food ratings page..I would select a few ..as high a star as you can..price them and try them..if you are a coscto member..they have Natures Domain..gets pretty good ratings and is around $40 for really big bag! Comes grain free and in a couple varieties..lots of people have good luck with natural balance limited ingredients...there are many options for you!
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    Fromm, thru Petflow worked out for me to be $2.4995/lb. Not cheap but a whole lot less than what we pay for some koi food... lol You do what you can and provide the best care you can afford; same with our own food. Sure we would love to have filet mignon every night of the week and lobster on the side but instead we have ground beef, chicken, or pork chops. As long as your bully is doing ok on the less costly food, FINE!!

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    I know my boys have had success with Blue Wilderness grain free when I couldn't get the fromm shipped in time. I have found Blue Wilderness at petsmart. I couldn't transition them slowly since my shipment was delayed so I just had to give it to them and they didn't suffer any consequences from the Blue Wilderness and then switching back to fromm.
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    Right now I have Samson on Natures Variety Instinct which for a 25 lbs cost $62 from petflow, it's more at the pet stores. Natures Variety was great on helping clear up his ear infections but I will say the best Samson ever looked was when he was on Natural Balance LID Sweet Potato and Salmon so I am considering putting him back on that. He was on that Natural Balance formula for a couple years and he did great on that. It's a pretty affordable food, petflow lists it as $50 for a 28 lbs but I remember getting it at my feed store for closer to $45. BUT you do have to feed more of the Natural Balance than the NVI or Fromm because it has less protein so maybe in the end it's about the same price LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    You can get Fromm much cheaper through petflow, and free shipping with our coupon code for orders over $49. Petflow is usually cheaper than many pet supermarkets on many items too. Check them out: petflow
    do tell !

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    At Petflow, when you check out you enter englishbulldog as the code and when it totals the order it deducts the shipping from the total.

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    Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaah bayybieeeeee ! (say in Austin Powers voice)


    Thanks so much.! that's a pretty good
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    Default Re: Cost of good ....no , GREAT nutrition

    Yep... we spend quite a bit on food for our bullies. We have raw made for them ($3.00 lb) based on their allergy results. They have been on it for about three years and we all could not be happier.

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