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#2497146 - Sun Dec 18 2011 07:37 PM Dog Food that minimize waste
Squeaks Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 06 2006
Posts: 3696
Loc: Bellefonte, Pa
Hello,
I currently feed my dog (GSP) Diamond but I'm tired of the runs. He'll have one solid and then the rest is slush. Also I had 2 dogs at the same time before and didn't have as much clean up as I do now.
I'm basically looking for a dog food that minimize waste and comes out a solid. Any brand recommendation?
I'm really not concerned about the price as long as it does what it's supposed to do.
Thanks...

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#2497164 - Sun Dec 18 2011 07:44 PM Re: Dog Food that minimize waste [Re: Squeaks]
GKMAC Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 02 2009
Posts: 389
Loc: SW PA
I use Science Diet with great results. Dog usaly goes one time a day unless hunting or training/running activites. I also have a GSP.
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#2497171 - Sun Dec 18 2011 07:47 PM Re: Dog Food that minimize waste [Re: Squeaks]
beck_trt Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2007
Posts: 1861
Loc: Washington County, PA
I feed my GSP's Purina Pro Plan Salmon for sensitive skin and stomach. The first time I opened a bag of it, I could immediately smell the difference. My dogs are both 10 years old. They have been on the Purina formula for 6 years. They have the energy of pups. I am 100% convinced the food has changed my dogs quality of life. By the way, poop solid as a rock:-) it comes at a price. $44 for 37lbs.
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#2497191 - Sun Dec 18 2011 08:01 PM Re: Dog Food that minimize waste [Re: beck_trt]
timberdoodle Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 18 2006
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Loc: Bradford Co. Pa
http://www.sportsmanspride.net/adlt.html

Been using this for 10-12 years... Very pleased with the results.
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#2497227 - Sun Dec 18 2011 08:28 PM Re: Dog Food that minimize waste [Re: timberdoodle]
PawsnClaws Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 13 2011
Posts: 194
Loc: 2B
Purina one pro plan any of the flavors I like to feed the lamb and rice. Such a difference between the quality and ingredients. Your going to pay more for it but it's worth every penny.
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#2497536 - Sun Dec 18 2011 11:08 PM Re: Dog Food that minimize waste [Re: PawsnClaws]
Huntin54 Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 16 2005
Posts: 1403
Loc: Lost in the woods
I feed Sportsmans Pride and haven't had any problems with it. Purina Pro plan is a very good food as well I just can't afford it.

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#2497581 - Sun Dec 18 2011 11:29 PM Re: Dog Food that minimize waste [Re: Squeaks]
knobmtn Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 07 2004
Posts: 625
Loc: Bloomsburg

quote: "He'll have one solid and then the rest is slush."

Squeaks,
Running a kennel as I do firm stools are important to me. There can be lots of causes, including the feed, but one for you to consider is over feeding. That will give you the exact condition that you are dealing with.
Tom
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#2497767 - Mon Dec 19 2011 12:55 AM Re: Dog Food that minimize waste [Re: knobmtn]
John-PA Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 10 2006
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Loc: Allegheny County
I have been feeding the Purina Pro Plan chicken and rice for about 3 years now, and I won't be switching to anything else. Dogs look great and there is a lot less clean up than I had with the diamond.
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#2498094 - Mon Dec 19 2011 11:07 AM Re: Dog Food that minimize waste [Re: John-PA]
cold creek road Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 06 2001
Posts: 2471
Loc: pottstown,pa.,usa
eukanuba is all i feed works great

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#2498144 - Mon Dec 19 2011 11:43 AM Re: Dog Food that minimize waste [Re: knobmtn]
Lyco Setter Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2011
Posts: 1154
Loc: In the thick of it.
 Originally Posted By: knobmtn

quote: "He'll have one solid and then the rest is slush."

Squeaks,
Running a kennel as I do firm stools are important to me. There can be lots of causes, including the feed, but one for you to consider is over feeding. That will give you the exact condition that you are dealing with.
Tom


That's interesting... I had tried Diamond Naturals Extreme Athlete, the older dog was fine with it, the younger would leave a runny trail. He's not a big eater, she's a pig (she'd eat gravel if it had a little broth poured on it). I did notice the piles were bigger than those from the equivalent amount of Purina Pro Performance. Perhaps it's quite a bit richer feed, requiring less. I may have to try it again some day.
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