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    Default Dog food survey

    Thought I would put a couple neat sites up to let you check out dog food surveys, and have a recourse to help decide what to feed your dog, with out the big feud that can get going. Pretty cool info. On the one you can click on the star rating and you will most likely find your food or one similar. Tons of reviews. Neither one is on the home page, so you can go to there home page to find your way.

    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-fo.../now-dog-food/

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=grain_free
    Last edited by FCSpringer; 12-16-2010 at 08:26 AM.
    http://www.bluerivergundogs.com/Home_Page.html

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    I think the Dog Food Advisor site has dog foods more properly rated than some of the other sites that seem to think organic and natural is the only way to go.

    I was please to see that the NutriSource I'm feeding received a 4 Star rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotazeb View Post
    I think the Dog Food Advisor site has dog foods more properly rated than some of the other sites that seem to think organic and natural is the only way to go.
    Yep, I was surprised to see that also. Native made the 4 star and I was already expecting it to much lower before I looked.

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    I'm always highly suspicious of these ratings and consider them as suspect as the marketing bile spewed out by the dog food manufacturers. Dog Food advisor rates Newman's Own as a 4 star, has soybean meal, ( organic), an ingredient basically shunned by every other manufacturer of quality dog food, for real good reasons. 30 years ago the rage was Science Diet, Eukanuba, NutroMax, Iams, now you feel derelict if you feed them. Now Blue Buffalo, Taste the Wild. All designed like fishing lures, exotic ingredients, to entice the fisherman, ( dog food buyer), to choose them over the competing "ordinary" brand. If you have the time and storage, you can literally buy ground beef and pork, chicken thighs,( deboned), cheap frozen veggies, brown rice at Sam's and cook up your own. If you want to, throw a once a day vitamin in for good measure, but you don't need it. Add oatmeal, flax, or whatever suits your creativity. It will still be cheaper, and better, than some of these fashionista dog foods. From a health and nutrition standpoint, ground beef is no more valuable than fillet mignon, and there is a lot more similarities between Old Roy and Royal Canine Cynotechnique 4800, than there are differences, as indicated by the 40.00 price difference!

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    What I like is the one site keeps up to date on recalls. Some just brought up are on recall.
    http://www.bluerivergundogs.com/Home_Page.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdshooter View Post
    Yep, I was surprised to see that also. Native made the 4 star and I was already expecting it to much lower before I looked.
    Why did you think that?? just wondering.
    http://www.bluerivergundogs.com/Home_Page.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCSpringer View Post
    Why did you think that?? just wondering.
    Because these types of websites usually rate foods like Pro Plan, Native and Nutrisource at much lower ratings. I was just expecting the same with this one and was pleasantly surprised.

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    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

    this is pretty cool, enjoy. check out the brand you are feeding and see how it measures up...interesting.
    Last edited by hunter94; 05-21-2011 at 09:54 AM.

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    Thanks for the link, that's a very informational site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter94 View Post
    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

    this is pretty cool, enjoy. check out the brand you are feeding and see how it measures up...interesting.
    Good site! Im wandering what people are paying "per pound less taxes" for there dog food. Im paying 44cts a lb for a 3 star brand! Who decides own how many stars or how is it rated?
    Last edited by wesslpointer; 05-21-2011 at 04:21 PM.

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