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In all honesty, I would take any advice from a pet food store with a grain of salt. They promote whatever food they can get the most return on. Do you think they'd recommend a food that is lower priced & a lower profit margin -NO.
I feed my 3 1/2 year old golden boy, Purina pro plan & he does GREAT! He enjoys excellent health and his coat is absolutely AMAZING - his coat shines like a special grooming product has been used and it shines like that all the time.
My 3 year old & 1 year old are both on Taste of the Wild Salmon & it works but I do find that their coats are a bit dry. I would feed them the Purina but it doesn't agree with either of them.
As far as cost - the TOTW costs double what my Purina does.
I am purchasing (2) bags of TOTW monthly for Thai & Razz @ $68/bag plus 13% tax whereas I buy (1) lg bag of Purina @ $63 plus 13% tax & it will last 2 mos. Yes, the Purina bags are much larger!
I do supplement all my guys with wild, canned salmon along with coconut oil and I have observed an improvement in the TOTW coats.
Basically, feed your dog what works because you'll find that everyone has an opinion on their food being the best.
I most recently went into the pet food store & the guy says to me "You have a pile of dogs & just wanted to let you know that we have a new, cheap food that you might be interested in." I asked him about it and all he could say about the quality is "My dogs like it so it must be good".
Well, sorry dogs will eat roadkill and that doesn't mean that it's good for them! That's sometimes the quality of people working in pet retail stores - my opinion only!
I have also fed Wellness products but out of a mini protest on the ever increasing cost of the products, quit purchasing. My dogs did ok on it but every time I went to purchase the food, it had gone up in price with the excuse that the ingredients had gone up in price. Ironically some of the ingredients that had gone up in price, weren't even ingredients in the food.
I will note that I live in Ontario, Canada & our pet food prices are significantly higher than those in the USA. I DO stock up when I travel across the border.
http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...iver_thumb.jpg God, please take good care of my best friend, Oliver, who crossed The Bridge on Nov 3/08 at a young age of 3. Please help him find his golden sister, Becky, (April/06 - age 14) and help him find lots of tennis balls, stuffed toys, socks & shoes to carry around. He loves to go for walks through the bush carrying logs and swimming, please. We'll miss you, Sweet Ollie - forever in our memories.
Last edited by Gwen; 11-18-2011 at 10:58 AM.