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PostSubject: Food recommendations   Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:17 am

Tundra is 14 months old and i am not happy with his current food. Although i love its price point, he doesnt have consistant poops and its quite mushy at times. I wondering what everyone would recommend beyond taste of the wild as the price of it in canada is rediculous (over double what im payong for a bag now for less) all input is welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:16 pm

Hi Psingletongolf, It is easier to know what you are currently feeding and how much in order to help you out. There are several foods I can recommend, but without knowing the two questions hard to give a good idea. Also dependent on what and how much, quite often huskies have pudding poops because of 2 reasons, 1) over feeding, they typically eat 20-25% less than bag recommendations, and 2) if it has grains, most huskies are grain intolerant.
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:26 pm

Ill copy it over the info from the previous post, were feeding him 1.75 cups roughly twice a day. Its called actrium holistic
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:28 pm


Crude Protein - min- 28.0%
Crude Fat - min - 18.0%
Crude Fiber - Max - 3.0%
Moisture - Max - 10.0%
Ash - max - 10.0%
Calcium - Min - 1.5%
Phosphorus - min - 1.0%
Omega 3 - Min -0.4%
Omega 6 - Min - 2.5%
DHA - Min - 0.1%
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:22 pm

Do you have a costco, tractor supply or walmart in your area? I remember now, Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:23 pm

Walmart. Dont know what tractor supply is. Im canadian lmfao
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:31 pm

I can't give any real help, but for those who can look better:
Actrium Holistic is, apparently, made by Elmira pet foods in Elmira, ON
If I'm reading this right, they also manufacture the Oven Baked Tradition brand (( along with several other brands ))
Both appear to be distributed through WalMart (boo-hiss!, not a good recommendation)
DogFoodAdvisor has been requested to review these product but so far, as far as I can tell, hasn't.  However they have reviewed the Oven Baked group (which should be available at WalMart, as well) and rank it 3.4-4 out of 5 start.
Renee (@miyasmomma), spends more time looking for stuff like this than I do, it's just that I didn't recognize the brand at all that sent me looking.

For some reason, I think you might be from Canada ....
(( okay, I was scribbling this when you and Renee exchanged comments ))
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:46 pm

They are stores that have good food at inexpensive prices. LOL apparently your Walmart doesn't carry the brand I was going to suggest Pure Balance, which imho is slightly better than the one your are currently feeding. Costco has Nature's Domain which is a good quality food. The other's would be Diamond grain free, Acana, or First Mate, Kossik. Since you are in Canada and we are not, maybe if you list the foods that you are considering it would be easier for me to recommend Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:31 pm

There pc brand that looks decent, most of the big brands are here at non rediculous prices. (TOTW is over 100$) iams pedigree ect ect
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:44 pm

I'm also in Canada, so I understand what you're saying about prices. I've heard that Costco is good dog food for the price, but it sounded like you weren't close to one. A lot of my friends have moved to Acana, it's an AB based product. Only heard great things and it's cheaper than Petvalu brand and TOTW. Definitely worth a try on that one if you can find it. You can also check Amazon to see if they are selling it if you can't find any locally. Where in Canada are you?
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:51 pm

I have found that the most expensive foods make it harder for my dogs to digest . I've bought pallets or Origen, AKana, Blue buffalo, instinct, Evo...etc. I would never be able to have nice solid stool, always soft and hard to clean. For my older dogs I use Purina Pro plan Sport. Been using this for several years now and it works magic. Another thing that we give our dogs is NUVET. My oldest dog is 18 1/2 years old. You can order those from NUVET.com. You can use my Breeders code to get a discount. 7308

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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:25 am

... and Purina Pro Plan Sport ranks a 2.5 out of 5 on DogFoodAdvisor which is our go-to site for dog food information.  There are much better foods available that shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. My sympathy to people who can't get a decent food at a decent price, it really makes it rough to give our dogs the quality of care they deserve.

The one leading problem we've found here when presented with a puppy with soft stools is that the pup is typically being over fed (or allowed to eat more than they need).


I'm going to go out on a limb here.  I think that most of us try to give our dogs the best food that our money can buy.  While this article from WebMD is directed toward humans, we're both mammals and tend to process our food the same way.  If your pup is in generally good health and you're feeding a good food you'll have all the nutrients your pet needs. You might also find this article from PetWave interesting. "Supplementing" its food, imho, is a waste of good money and can be harmful.  Read the ingredients, examine your pets needs and see if you really need a supplement.
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:16 pm

And Al I read this last night but didn't want to sound rude, but the Nuvet is a marketing ploy from not so great of breeders. We here on the forum have mentioned this before, if the breeder insists you buy this product, typically the first 2 years of the puppies life, it's just a way for the breeder to make more money off of the buyer. Many breeders will void the health contract if you don't buy from them. When I read this last night I felt almost as if this was an ad or someone selling something, which I personally thought was against forum rules. I highly recommend anyone looking for a puppy to stay away from a breeder who does this.
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:07 pm

Well bred and quality fed pups shouldn't need any supplements. The only time a dog should get supplements is if they are lacking something, and you know it, or have a health condition that requires them. The most supplements I would give any normal dog without underlying conditions is fish oil and vitamin E to just help with coat health, but many good quality foods will do most of this work for you and even that is much of the time unnecessary.

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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:45 am

I realize this thread didn't start out talking about Nu Vet, but it was taken in that direction for some reason. The Nu Vet supplement isn't something dangerous or shady...it was a supplement I looked in to when my last two huskies were having seizures as it has ingredients in it that help brain function and such. I talked to my own vet about it as well as a vet I know from my dog walk. Both said pretty much what TwisterII and Al mentioned, that if you are feeding your dog, a quality food, a supplement such as this is unnecessary. It doesn't necessarily *help* your dog, but it won't hurt them either. I looked in to the ingredients, and what each one does and was *impressed* but my vet was like, well...if you want to give it to them it's fine, but the food you are feeding (which was Natures Domain at the time...only 3.5 to 4 stars on food advisor) is providing them with all that is required and then some.
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:55 pm

just my 2 cents but in Australia we currently pay $100AUD for a large 13kg bag of TOTW and I'm happy to spend that much because Harlow loves the kibble and I know it's quality. We buy a new bag maybe every 2 months currently since she's still a puppy and she eats more than she will when she's an adult. I don't think $1.60 a day is too expensive when you look at it like that. I order online and find that's the cheapest option with free delivery. I also add chicken livers and chicken hearts as treats or toppers
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PostSubject: Re: Food recommendations   Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:09 am

I will only say that I feed totw, high prairie. When we got Z'ev, his coat was rough, dull and thin. Sniff cost had always been thick,glossy and soft. After 2 months on totw, Z'ev's coat is the same. And the poops are firm and compact. Z'ev had none of the initial pudding poop and diarrhea that Ami had.
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