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Been feeding my lab "taste of the wild", and now they've had an issue with lead. Now...the thing is
grain free is bad for a dog. What kibble are you guys feeding your muts?
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vets choice. my lab is 13 and has been on it since he was a pup. its the begining of the end for him but has been in great health his whole life
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switched from grain free to Purina Pro Plan Savor (Chicken/Rice) for my dog in January after the dilated cardiomyopathy links with BEG diets. More and more dogs having issues because of the "high end" boutique/exotic/grain free foods. If caught early enough, switching diets remedies it.
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4 Health from tractor supply. Works great.
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Originally Posted by lugoismad View Post
4 Health from tractor supply. Works great.

There have been cased of DCM on dogs fed 4 Health...just an FYI
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The Purina Pro Plan "Savor" has some serious science behind it. It's Purina's newest dogfood blend. I have no affiliation with Purina but do have someone close to me that studies this stuff. Whenever switching dog foods on a dog do it gradually.
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a lot of Purina foods have serious science behind them. Pro Plan and One are the "higher end" foods that have lots and lots of studies/food trials. There is very little regulation in the dog food world. Most brands that are not WSAVA compliant only follow something like the AAFCO nutrient profiles and how they get there is questionable.
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Here's a table compiled by some vets and others regarding DCM...not supposed to share outside the group, but not many will join (even though they are growing by the day)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...JUcY/htmlview#
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2 of the labs I’ve had in the past all they got was high end this and that , recommended by my vet get cancer one form or another, my present 3 only get Purina regular chow nothing fancy , health is perfect eyes fur nails no allergy issues nothin , goin on 6,7 , even the dam cat likes it. Jmho
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Blue Buffalo Wilderness or Nutro
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Originally Posted by saltyreefer View Post
Been feeding my lab "taste of the wild", and now they've had an issue with lead. Now...the thing is
grain free is bad for a dog. What kibble are you guys feeding your muts?
I fed my lab TOTW and he now has heart disease. We switched over to Victor
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My 6 mo lab is on Purina Pro plan and has no issues.
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Originally Posted by clear View Post
I fed my lab TOTW and he now has heart disease. We switched over to Victor
TOTW has a bad track record

and, for the Blue Buffalo people...it does, too.

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Acana. Check out dogfoodadvisor.com. A great resource for researching quality dog foods.
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Victor's for my high performance lab.
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Originally Posted by SlipperyPelican View Post
Acana. Check out dogfoodadvisor.com. A great resource for researching quality dog foods.

Acana is one of the worst for DCM

Dogfoodadvisor is a joke. Look at who runs it....don't be a fool. Acana is killing dogs left and right.
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A little more info here on thread I had going not all that long ago

Grain Free Dog Food
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
TOTW has a bad track record

and, for the Blue Buffalo people...it does, too.
how about Royal Canin?
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I've done extensive research in the past

Orijen seems to be one of the few brands that makes higher quality food and doesnt have recalls/major issues

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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
I've done extensive research in the past

Orijen seems to be one of the few brands that makes higher quality food and doesnt have recalls/major issues
Orijen has plenty of DCM issues, too.

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