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I currently have him on Purina Puppy Chow, but now I know it's junk and full of fillers. I wanted to buy him Natura's Healthwise, but no stores anywhere around me carry it. I want to stay in the $1/lb range, and know I can't afford California Naturals, but want something that's good for him and good for his skin and coat. Any thoughts? I've kinda made a similar post on this but got the answer of the Healthwise and I guess that's not an option.
 

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I used the Purina ProPlan. It is a good food and alot of breeders, show people and regular people feed it. Not to expensive and my dogs love it. The more expensive foods like California Natural, Healthwise, Orijen are all great foods but some dogs dont do good on the rich food. Dog food discussions can be confusing.
 

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Don't take all the talk of "fillers" out there very seriously. People call all kinds of great ingredients "fillers." I feed my pups Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy food and my adults Eukanuba Premium Performance 30/20, and they thrive. Grains aren't "fillers." A filler is an ingredient with no value to the animal. Grains carry calories, vitamins, and prevent a food from being too rich. Lots of dogs don't do well on boutique formulas.
 

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I like the Canidae that I feed my dogs and puppies, and it is around $1/lb. I have friends who feed Purina Pro Plan and have been very happy with it. Another friend feeds NutriSource and has had good luck with it.
 

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I feed Hank Innova LBP and he's doing really well on it. A 33# bag is about $60. so it's a little more expensive than some other brands. I don't feel too bad about spending that since I don't add anything else to his food.
 

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Also, don't go completely by cost, since with many of the more expensive foods, you'll be feeding considerably less. Price per meal could be equal or less than some of the less expensive bags. I would second Fromm as being reasonably priced and is an all life food... from pup to senior.
 

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Have you checked their store locator ?
http://www.healthwisepetfood.com/where-to-buy/


If I had a puppy I would feed Innova and/or Fromm
I believe Fromm has a frequent buyer program and on line coupons

http://www.frommfamily.com/products-g-d-largepuppy.php

http://www.trinatural.com/dog-food-coupons.php

I just looked up Fromm and there are no retailers within 25 miles of me that sell it, lol. Also, the store locator for the Healthwise said that my local Soldan's had it, but when I went there today, they said it's special order only. I just looked up another one called AvoDerm, it looks like a decent food, I may try it out.
 

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A lot of people have great luck with Pro Plan and Eukanuba. We used to feed those, but Tucker had ear infection problems on them, so now we feed California Natural, which has really helped quite a bit.
 

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Also, don't go completely by cost, since with many of the more expensive foods, you'll be feeding considerably less. Price per meal could be equal or less than some of the less expensive bags. I would second Fromm as being reasonably priced and is an all life food... from pup to senior.
I totally agree with this. You should compare calories per cup (or pound) as well. You feed less volume of a calorie/nutrient rich food than one with less calories per cup.
 

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Just wanted to add- Go to your local tractor & supply/farm feed store. They can special order a lot of the quality foods for you, at no additional charge to you. You most likely can get the brands that you didn't think were possible.
 

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Just wanted to add- Go to your local tractor & supply/farm feed store. They can special order a lot of the quality foods for you, at no additional charge to you. You most likely can get the brands that you didn't think were possible.
I second this. Even independent pet stores will do this if you ask...usually at no charge.
 

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Mine eat Blue and it's wonderful. I feed the grain free formula. My puppy eats raw and they all get it sometimes. Blue can be purchased easily at any Petsmart.
 
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