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    Default Re: Newbie needing advice or reassurance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shirley Wigglebutt View Post
    The cost isn't an issue for me but I definitely wasn't expecting $54.00 for 25lb bag, so I'm honest in telling others so they don't have the shock I did especially being a first time EBD parent. Just giving a heads up basically on the cost for Zignature. A bag lasts me the better part of a month, so yeah if you weigh out cost vs how long it lasts, it evens out and in the long run isn't all that expensive to feed good and great quality food to our babies. Just an initial shock when first buying. The feeding instructions aren't very clear, what they really mean on the bag by serving size is daily feeding, not a single feeding, found that out the hard way lol! To me a serving is an individual meal.
    Yeah, you have to watch out for those serving sizes (and what they recommend especially!!) A bag of Zignature lasts me 6 - 7 weeks and that is for two dogs. Buster who weighs 65 lbs and my 25 lb Dachshund. I have to watch their weight closely as they both tend to pack on the lbs if I am not careful. Buster gets 2/3 cup twice a day and the doxie 1/3 cup twice a day. I also give them both a good helping of frozen green beans and carrots as a topper and the odd chicken livers. Plus of course, treats for being good boys! As @ddene says, the cost varies with the protein. Mine have been on Salmon for quite a while but I have just bought Duck as the fish breath was not fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Chumly View Post
    Yeah, you have to watch out for those serving sizes (and what they recommend especially!!) A bag of Zignature lasts me 6 - 7 weeks and that is for two dogs. Buster who weighs 65 lbs and my 25 lb Dachshund. I have to watch their weight closely as they both tend to pack on the lbs if I am not careful. Buster gets 2/3 cup twice a day and the doxie 1/3 cup twice a day. I also give them both a good helping of frozen green beans and carrots as a topper and the odd chicken livers. Plus of course, treats for being good boys! As @ddene says, the cost varies with the protein. Mine have been on Salmon for quite a while but I have just bought Duck as the fish breath was not fun!

    The bag says 2 cups per serving.... to me a serving is a meal. Uhhh you know what I did.... Shirley gained over 5 lbs in 1 week! She was already hefty for a female at 51.6 lbs. I weigh her every time we go to petsmart. So when the small bag the rescue sent home with us was gone and I went and bought the big bag, I asked and was set straight that a serving is for daily, not per meal. So I cut her to the 1 cup twice a day and she did get back to 51.8 lbs. she has grooming appt for Monday so will see how she's maintaining.
    Fish breath isn't the worst part... it's the farts and poop!!! OMG Shirley was gassy and I had to roll windows down in the car 3 times just to get to town last time we went to town (20 minute drive)!!!!

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    Default Re: Newbie needing advice or reassurance.

    @Shirley Wigglebutt If you have an appointment for grooming at Petsmart, please don't leave her alone there, or take her somewhere else. There have been several dog deaths grooming's at PetSmart(which they never acknowledge!)
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    @Shirley Wigglebutt If you have an appointment for grooming at Petsmart, please don't leave her alone there, or take her somewhere else. There have been several dog deaths grooming's at PetSmart(which they never acknowledge!)

    I take Shirley to petsmart because they're the only place with express service while I wait. I don't leave her there. I won't take her to a groomer or vet for grooming to drop off and she gets put back in a cage until they call me to come get her, usually at the end of business. I refuse to let Shirley be put back in a cage after living most of her life in one. Won't even get a crate.

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    Default Re: Newbie needing advice or reassurance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shirley Wigglebutt View Post
    I take Shirley to petsmart because they're the only place with express service while I wait. I don't leave her there. I won't take her to a groomer or vet for grooming to drop off and she gets put back in a cage until they call me to come get her, usually at the end of business. I refuse to let Shirley be put back in a cage after living most of her life in one. Won't even get a crate.
    Yes, they are the only ones that do it. Our groomer will do that for cases if asked... you drop off, and they groom the pup while you wait or you come back in 30-40 minutes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Yes, they are the only ones that do it. Our groomer will do that for cases if asked... you drop off, and they groom the pup while you wait or you come back in 30-40 minutes.


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    Shirley is usually in and out 20-30 minutes and I stay right there at the window. I can't stay inside due to covid but they know I'm right there watching through the window.

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