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    I found out recently that Ol'Roy dog food in the yellow bag is the same thing Pedigree. I did'nt believe it at first, but after buying a bag and comparing it side by side, it was the same. It is $7 cheaper than Pedigree for a 50lb bag. Well at least it is the same size and shape. It also smells the same. I was going to have our 3 year old do a taste test but the wife frowned on that idea. Nothing like a kiss from a three year old with dog food breath.

    What does everyone feed their pets?

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    For the dry dog food we get "el cheapo" (whatever is the lowest price at the store) and for the canned we get the house brand at PetsMart.

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    Right now since I had about 40 cpns they are getting Goodlife for .99/bag. It is a small bag, 4 lbs, but still a good price since the cpns were for $3 off!

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    My pup has a sensitive tummy, she gets a premium dog food. We've tried slowly switching her to a store brand and as soon as the store brand is 1/3 she starts vomitting. So it's not worth the health issues. She's pretty little yet, 1 bag at $10 has lasted over a month so far, so it's not terrible. I figure the extra $3 a bag isn't worth it if she's going to vet with a $70 visit fee due to poor quality food. the extra $30 a year isn't going to break us at this point.

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    Our 4 big dogs all get the yellow bag Ol'Roy. They are picky, and this is one of the few they will eat. Vet says that since they are older, not particularly hyper-active, etc that the food they are getting is OK. Our indoor dog (a beagle) has allergic dermatitis, plus stomach issues, so we feed her Purina One salmon and oatmeal - the cheapest premium food that doesn't bother her.

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    My old dogs got Nutro Natural Choice for Senior Dogs with Glucosamine Chondroitin ~ a really good dog food that helped their joints immensely. Expensive but worth it.

    Our new dogs both eat Purina One Lamb and Rice which I am not thrilled with but that's what they were eating at the pound and both were/are special needs dogs so I didn't want to switch their food. I will probably switch them both to Nutro Natural Choice in the future.

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    As a child I had a hang up for dog food. I snuck it and ate it every chance I got, till the folks found out and locked it up. I give my personal stamp of approval to Gravy Train Bite Size. Frugal, and delicious. WOOF!!!!

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    I just feed our dog food the farm store carries. Before we moved, we could buy the broken bags for 25 cents/lb. Here I think I pay $12 for a 40 lb bag, its just some random farm brand. She does well with it and has a very nice coat.

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    Pedigree for the dogs.

    Meow Mix dry and wet for the cats along with some tuna here and there.

    I am not sure of the name, but the rabbit gets a higher quality food along with raisins, carrots, red delicious apples, bananas, yogurt chips and hay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neeley View Post
    Pedigree for the dogs.

    Meow Mix dry and wet for the cats along with some tuna here and there.

    I am not sure of the name, but the rabbit gets a higher quality food along with raisins, carrots, red delicious apples, bananas, yogurt chips and hay.
    You should swith o Ol,roy in the yellow bag it is the exact same.

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    My dogs are eating Goodlife right now because I bought many 4 lb bags for $0.49/each.

    The cats eat whatever I can buy cheapest.

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    I feed 4 big doggies (3 Greyhounds & 1 labbie, plus 1 little girl-chihuahau) plus our little girl, all Diamond Naturals-now.
    Before we moved back to Tennessee I was feeding the Costco Kirkland brand, Chicken & Rice. We don't have a Costco within a reasonable driving distance so I've had to find a good food locally.

    Diamond foods make both types of food just under different names.

    I buy mine at my local Feed & Seed store, it's around $20.00 for a 40# bag.
    I don't mind to pay a bit more for their food 'cause it does have alot better ingredients-no corn or chicken by-products, etc.
    My labbie can't have anything with corn in it, he has a skin allergy that flares up and begins to chew at himself and it's just not worth it to me.
    So I stay away from anything with corn.
    But that's just me, lots of people feed their pets a cheaper, more inexpensive food and they do just fine on it.
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    We feed our largest dog(75#)Chowmix Alpo. The two Chihuahuas(12 and 4.75 #) get Pedigree and the little one gets special food from the vet. She has a host of health problems. She is one of our rescues and the former owners of her didn't really take care of her . Plus there is always Dog Chow down for them. And they get dog cookies and I make homemade biscuits for them.

    Our cats there is 5 of them they get Fancy Feast, Nine Lives and endless cat cookies plus cat treats. The Chowmix dog is fond of their food and will often knock them out of the way to eat their food *sigh*.

    The birds get Kaytee mix appopriately.

    The rabbit, rat and gerbil get Kaytee food appopriately.

    Birds and rabbit, rat and gerbil get some fruit and veggies and rabbit gets Timothey Hay.

    Plus the dogs and cats all get table scraps.

    I know I know bad but they love them and knock wood they haven't had any health issues related to it. But we don't *over do* it either.

    Sheila

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    Our dog gets Nutro- I like it because it has joint supplements in the dry food. I buy the big bags from the commissary pretty cheap. He doesn't get wet food because he sneaks the cat's leftovers

    Cats get a German dry food we get from their cattery. We used to feed them Friskies dry food but we noticed they had lots of hairballs. They get Friskies or Whiskas wet food twice a day.

    Dry food is left out all day for our pets

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    My dog now get's Dad's brand for the dry (we get it B1G1 7.99 for 20 lb bag lasts until next sale), and Alpo for wet.

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