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Old 12-09-2010, 03:39 PM   #11
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We are on a high protien no grain diet. My dogs are very active and burn through the calories. I fed Taste of the wild for a bit. Dogs liked it, but they will eat anything. You also have to balance the calories per cup or however they measure it. I feed alot less of a high claorie food than and lesser type food. You might not be saving as much as you think by going with a cheaper product.
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I've been feeding Rambo Blue Buffalo for a while now. He loves it.

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Old 12-14-2010, 05:09 PM   #13
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Looking at Blue Buffalo. The protein is 22%, the lite version is lower, the high-end version is up to 36%. It also comes in 30lb bags. Wellness tops off at 26 lbs bags I believe although I will check with the other Wellness lines. I think I'm finally on to something. Thanks everyone! Robin

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Dear Aussie, thanks for the advice. The last thing I wanted to do was go with a cheaper product. They tend to have more crap/fillers in them. I just need to look for something good for him that's less expensive than $50 a bag for 26 lbs. T of TW is great stuff, but too high in protein for him according to the Vet. Your dogs are more active than him I'm sure. Do you have Aussie Cattle/Sheep Dogs?

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I have a pair of Australian shepherds. We do agility mainly, but dabble in tracking and herding. They keep in shape with anything we can think of. You can see their pictures in my gallery, if you’re interested.

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Aussie, I did look at your pics. Amazing.....a friend of mine had an Aussie Shepherd years ago. They didn't give it much exercise so it retrieved articles of clothing you left or dropped on the floor. She would approach you with it and then RUN the other way. You would then need to play with her and chase her around the house to get it. They are very high energy dogs and either need a 'job' or agility training no?

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Yes, lots of energy and not a dog I would advise people to get unless they studied up on them and had the time to train them. They need daily mental and physical stimulation but they fit our lifestyle perfectly and go with me everywhere.

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I just bought a 30 lb bag of Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Fish and Sw Potato for $40.00. Protein was approx 22% and I can give him 2-4 c per day. Wellness had some 30 lbs bags, but the prices were just a bit lower than what I buy now for the lite verison. I checked out the Orijen as well and holy crap I WAS IN STICKER SHOCK!! I never bothered to check the ingredients. I would have to get a part-time job just to feed the dog, lol! I think it's too high in protein for my guy anyway. Maybe a good portion of the price is shipping it here - wow.

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yep, its a good thing my wife works.

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The store where I regularly buy Orijen was out of the 15lb bag I usually get so I drove two towns over to pick up the two of the 5 lb. bags they stock. I didn't think to ask about the price but my credit card smiled at me as I signed the receipt for.....$32.57!
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