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Sat Feb 28, 2015, 05:15 PM

 

dog food question....Science Diet vs Blue

I'm a Science Diet person for my pets....they seem to thrive on it,however.

We tried a flavor of Blue last night...which is supposed to be as good or better than Iams and they loved it.Charlie had his feet on top of the feeder hanging upside down with his head shoved in the bowl....Happy hugged the bowl while she pigged out.
They love it.

I'm sure someone here is more knowledgeable than me on foods...is Blue really as good as Science Diet?

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 01:05 PM

2. Since I have only fed raw meat

for over 13 years to all my dogs (that's quite a few as I use to raise corgi's ) ........the raw feeders refer to Science Diet as Science DEATH, I would go with the Blue as the ingredients I have heard are waaaaaaaaaay better than SD and probably waaaaaaay better for them and it appears that they know it.

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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:06 AM

3. My dogs eat Fromms Gold.

Expensive, but worth it, and made in the USA. Blue is much better quality.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:16 AM

4. We tried all of the expensive dog food with our dog

He is a black German Shepard mix, 90 pounds, and we adopted him 2 years ago. We tried Blue, Wilderness, Wellness, Merrick ... he didn't like it, some gave him diarrhea despite very slowly introducing it to him, and some he just constantly threw up. I don't know how much money we threw away. We tried the Costco brand and it was alright for a short while.

Then we tried the Purina One SmartBlend with Turkey and Venison and he loves it. It has 30% crude protein (more than the cheap brands) but it also has corn. I'd rather have him eat and not throw up or have diarrhea. I really don't mind spending $50 for a bag of premium dog food if he'd eat it, but he never liked any of them.

As with any new food, very slowly add it to his old. Our dog eats 4 cups a day right now and we started with adding 1/8 cup, increasing it every couple of days by another 1/8 cup. No more diarrhea or throwing up and he loves it.

From a nutritional standpoint, Blue is MUCH better than Science Diet. If they like it and you can afford it, I'd continue. Someone posted the link to dogfoodadvisor and it is a really good point to start. Sadly, my dog's taste buds didn't agree with the ratings


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