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Where do you buy your dog food?

asked 2015-07-27 00:08:04 -0600

When we rescued our first dogs, we bought the high-end food at small pet food stores. Then we became parents of a human, and couldn't afford the same priced food for them. Before the BJ's warehouse store closed near us, we always bought the dog food there. Then, we bought their food at Pet Smart, Pet Co and Pet Supermarket.

Where do you feel the best place is to buy your dog food? What are the highest priorities? Quality, Price, Convenience?

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The simple Answer : Pet Food Express - Taste of the Wild - BEST FOOD EVER.

Yasmin D.'s profile image Yasmin D.  ( 2015-08-26 10:32:52 -0600 ) edit

Thank You for the advice Susan. My name is Dawn and I always by my pet food at pet co or the grocery store. Hope you find a place you like near you.

Dawn S.'s profile image Dawn S.  ( 2015-09-08 20:17:01 -0600 ) edit

I buy mine from the feed store.

Laurel B.'s profile image Laurel B.  ( 2016-01-28 20:13:47 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2015-08-15 23:53:24 -0600

I feed Costco's Kirkland Domain. I always recommend pet owners to look up the ingredients of the food their dog is eating. As a groomer, I have seen with my eyes tons of dogs, with allergies, skin problems, and ear infections. Upon switching to a better food these things disappear. I always recommend http://Dogfoodadvisor.com so they can inform themselves. I also try to remind them, the ingredients of the treats is important to if their is an allergy.

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answered 2015-07-27 09:13:58 -0600

Quality is the number one factor for me. I switched over to making my own food for my dog, with all the necessary holistic vitamins and supplements, but have begun to add a little dry kibble as well to see how it goes from a health standpoint.

The dog food advisor page was always my go-to reference and I carried around a list of the 5-star brands and varieties, but you should read this page, which came from a recent Rover blog:

http://www.reviews.com/dog-food/

You can filter the recommendations based on several criteria, including price. I would also advise reading the site's methodology. No methodology is perfect, but this one seemed quite reasonable and has so much valuable information for those who haven't spent a great deal of time researching dog foods.

You should also check dog food prices online. Often you can get free delivery, as well.

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answered 2015-08-26 14:00:13 -0600

I feed my dogs Costco's Nature's Domain. It's relatively inexpensive for the quality of ingredients.

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Me too, I feel safe buying it with all of the problems with China, so far this one has been safe knock on wood

Michelle C.'s profile image Michelle C.  ( 2015-09-15 17:06:32 -0600 ) edit
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answered 2016-01-07 12:29:46 -0600

http://Chewy.com is a great website for dog supplies. If you set up autoship you save a lot of money. It's even cheaper than Amazon for pet treats and toys.

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answered 2015-08-26 13:38:40 -0600

My dog loves Acana Pacifica. Not only has it decreased his shedding but his coat is much softer and shiny. He loves it. We had him on raw and he loved that too but he's a big guy and needed too much of it and it was getting expensive. One day when we can afford it we will go back. I like purchasing our food at local pet boutiques. They normally do a lot of research on their brands unlike Petsmart and petco.

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answered 2015-08-18 10:05:48 -0600

Brothers Complete rated 5 star on Dog Food Advisor buy online at http://brotherscomplete.com, http://wag.com, and http://amazon.com

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answered 2015-09-01 20:02:25 -0600

I just switched food. I now buy my dog food from tractor supply. I buy 4health. It cost a little over $1 a pound. It is made in the U.S. and the first ingredient is chicken. It is also grain free and not full of flour or corn. Very happy I made rhe switch and it didn't kill the wallet ether.

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answered 2015-08-14 19:15:15 -0600

There is a variable plethora of well suited establishments that carry the proper diet your loved one should be consuming ... The top five ingredents to avoid are: 1) Ethoxyquin 2) Propylene Glycol 3)“By Product” 4) BHT/BHA and 5) Corn Syrup/Corn ...
On the good side look for these five ingredients in an adult dog formula: 1) fresh boneless chicken 2) chicken meal 3) fresh boneless salmon 4) turkey meal and 5) herring meal ... This can vary with fresh ingredients and not meal as well as additions including brown rice, chicken liver, various fish including white fish. There is so much more but this is a good start and you will find these ingredients in my favorite foods listed below for my loved ones ... After much trial and error, research, eduction, conservation and real life experience I have come to believe these brands are better than most: 1. Karma Organic 2. Newman's Own Organics 3. Orijen 4. Blue Buffalo 5. Fromm Adult Gold 6. Wellness 7. Timberwolf 8. California Natural 9. Innova ... The original question is "where to buy your dog food" ... My answer is any pet store worthy of their weight and reputation will carry one or more of these choices I have made ... Call ahead ... Use the internet by listing one or more of these brands and ask where in your area ( type in your zip code ) you can find a pet store where you will be able to purchase them ... A bit long winded, yes but I cannot honestly recommend a store without recommending what to buy ... And of course this is one persons opinion that happens to be my own ... For a quick fix I've gone to Costco who carry Kirkland Brand and have three varieties with a Stunningly Beautiful Husky on the front Red, Blue and Bright Yellow which breaks down to Salmon, Beef and I think Duck or Turkey ... These are excellent food sources which won't break the bank ... After all the things we do for our loved ones nutrition is the most crucial for health and longevity ... David Pigg

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answered 2015-07-27 00:43:34 -0600

I work at Petco, so of course I buy my food there. I also feed my pets Merrick/Whole Earth Farms which is only at Petco and little mom-and-pop stores at this time. They are very high quality foods, with their various formulas all rating 4 or 5 stars on http://dogfoodadvisor.com. Not only is it very high quality, buy Whole Earth is price comparable to Eukanuba/Iams/Purina. It's cheaper than many Pro Plan or Science Diet bags of the same size, and the dogs will get more nutrients in less food so they'll go through it slower, so you're saving money every month. Quality food is my priority, followed by price, followed by convenience. Personally I try to avoid petsmart because of their stance on certain breeds of dogs (must be muzzled/not allowed in stores/etc). It's doggy discrimination based on myths, and when a company has policies like they do about these breeds in their store, it's just perpetuating the problem, not helping it, and I've heard a lot of people say they choose petco over petsmart because of it, even for things like cat food and fish. So I will avoid any stores that I think have bad policies, because there will never be a store that is the sole retailer for national brands like that.

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answered 2015-07-27 00:51:35 -0600

I get the Kirkland adult formula from Costco. Their foods are pretty high end for dry food, but very affordable at $30 for a 40 lb bag, which lasts about a month for my two active dogs (33 and 18 lbs). My dogs both love it and have had no problems. Neither has any special dietary needs. They also eat a variety of fruits and vegetables as a regular part of their diet.

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-foo...

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Same here! I couldn't be happier with the Kirkland natures domain! I love the normal Kirkland too!

Amberlie R.'s profile image Amberlie R.  ( 2015-07-27 04:59:47 -0600 ) edit

Kirkland is manufactured by Diamond, a company that has a history of recalls. All brands made by that company were eliminated from the study I've referenced below because of their manufacturing practices and customer complaints.

Karen R.'s profile image Karen R.  ( 2015-07-27 10:07:30 -0600 ) edit

Though the parent company may have a history of recalls, the Kirkland label does not. They have participated in one voluntary recall on their dry dog food, even though their label did not test positive for the salmonella which triggered the recall in other brands. Costco is extremely proactive about issuing recalls, so this is in line with their normal practices. Kirkland foods are highly rated across the board, which makes them a great, affordable solution, even if you have issues with the manufacturer's other products.

Laura R.'s profile image Laura R.  ( 2015-07-27 13:09:19 -0600 ) edit
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