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    I know, not another dog food thread. Oh well, bear with me. As I've posted before, I have a female Brittany that has allergies. I've been feeding a limited ingredient, grain-free dog food. But with all the talk of these grain-free foods possibly contributing to heart issues I'm thinking of changing foods. We still don't know if the food or protein source is the cause of her allergies so I'm not concerned with the protein source in trying a new dog food. I may very well go back to ProPlan Sport but I have read in quite a few forums that Dr. Tim's is kind of at the top of dog foods. I like what I read on their site and I think the Dr. Tim's Pursuit formula would work well. I also like the probiotics and prebiotics it contains. I know it's kind of pricey but less than what I'm feeding now so price isn't an issue.

    I don't want to start a dog food debate. I simply want to know if any of you have fed this food and your thoughts on it. Thank you.
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    I used it for quite some time, don't know why I switched. Actually I switched when I had to start paying the stupid sales tax to Chewys. It is a really good food. I used Kinesis. I hunt the heck out of my dogs and never found the need to feed a 30/20 formula and I have big dogs. Maybe if you are a trialer and dogs are getting worked hard everyday or you are running the iditorod. Anyway my dogs are 90 lbs and 60 lbs. The 90 lb male got 3 cups a day and the 60 lbs female dog got 2 cups. And they gained weight on Kinesis with those amounts.

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    I have a 4 year old female pointer and Springer. I tried Dr. Tim’s- went through 2 40lb bags to make sure I gave it a chance. The Springer did great on it. The pointer had loose stool. Her coat was good, her energy was good and she maintained weight. I changed the amount fed, time of feeding, etc. and couldn’t get it to work. I switched to PPP Sport and haven’t had an issue so that’s what I have used since. Just my experience from limited use of the product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westksbowhunter View Post
    I used it for quite some time, don't know why I switched. Actually I switched when I had to start paying the stupid sales tax to Chewys. It is a really good food. I used Kinesis. I hunt the heck out of my dogs and never found the need to feed a 30/20 formula and I have big dogs. Maybe if you are a trialer and dogs are getting worked hard everyday or you are running the iditorod. Anyway my dogs are 90 lbs and 60 lbs. The 90 lb male got 3 cups a day and the 60 lbs female dog got 2 cups. And they gained weight on Kinesis with those amounts.
    What breed of dogs do you have? I have a high powered, big running Brittany that has always been on a food that was close to 30/20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotazeb View Post
    What breed of dogs do you have? I have a high powered, big running Brittany that has always been on a food that was close to 30/20.
    Dr. Tim, Dr. Marty, TruDawg........crazy designer dog foods, someone is making some big money here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter94 View Post
    Dr. Tim, Dr. Marty, TruDawg........crazy designer dog foods, someone is making some big money here!
    You may be right, but some of these foods are actually pretty good. Problem is there are so many dog foods on the market and more coming out every day. Makes it difficult for the consumer to know what's best. My problem is, like many others I'm sure, is that I spend too much time analyzing dog foods. But other than looking at the ingredients and guaranteed analysis how do we know what's best? Like I said, I'll probably go back to ProPlan Sport and see how she does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotazeb View Post
    You may be right, but some of these foods are actually pretty good. Problem is there are so many dog foods on the market and more coming out every day. Makes it difficult for the consumer to know what's best. My problem is, like many others I'm sure, is that I spend too much time analyzing dog foods. But other than looking at the ingredients and guaranteed analysis how do we know what's best? Like I said, I'll probably go back to ProPlan Sport and see how she does.
    i do the same thing....i spend too much time analyzing ingredients as well....i wish the dog food makers were required to list the % of each ingredient on the label...when you see additives such as potatoes, ground potatoes and peas, pea powder it's simply a way to split up the filler and it is still what it is, just more of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter94 View Post
    i do the same thing....i spend too much time analyzing ingredients as well....i wish the dog food makers were required to list the % of each ingredient on the label...when you see additives such as potatoes, ground potatoes and peas, pea powder it's simply a way to split up the filler and it is still what it is, just more of it...
    here is an example.
    Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Chickpeas, Apples, Ocean Fish Meal, Flaxseed, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavors

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    Just some info on grain free diets. The heart disease that has been linked to these diets is called dilated cardiomyopathy DCM. 91% of dogs with DCM eat a grain free diet and 93% of those diets have legumes in the first three ingredients. It is theorized that legumes prevent the synthesis or the use of an amino acid called taurine leading to the heart disease. Currently it is not known if the heart changes are reversible. If not this is a fatal disease. Changes to our understanding of the this disease are always occurring. This is the latest info that I have found as of July. Hope this helps and as of right now Iíd stay away from legumes. Iíve only posted here once before so I hope I didnít mess it up

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    The more the mad scientists tinker with things the more problems we will have. I used to drive myself crazy with the food game. Now my pups are on PPP and appear to be still kicking so Im not changing anymore.
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