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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Lynn Metras View Post
    Really nice to talk about Dr. Tim`s but you just can`t buy it anywhere. It also has to be convenient to get and some dog foods are not!!!IMO
    I wonder if he ships by the pallet to Canada.. if he did it may be worth sharing a pallet with other dog owners... or maybe try to become a distributor... this food is taking the performance world over in terms of sled dog racing.....
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    I always fed proplan chicken and rice and it came in I believe 40lb bags for a reasonable price. Then they went with the Shredded blend and dropped the chicken and rice and made the bags smaller. The chredded blend had tiny moist pieces of kibble in it and any one can tell you wet ways more then dry so your are really getting even LESS and it appeared they changed the formula and it was not maintaining my dogs like I wanted. I had always been happy with pro-plan performance but to look at the ingredients you will find better for less but for some reason my dogs always did well on it. I do not plan on feeding my dogs anything that has ingredients that come from China if I know about it. Somebody on this thread said fish meal all comes from China. Have you looked at canned smoked oysters lately - if I recall they all come from China. The other thing the gripes me is why do they put soy in canned Tuna?? I am guessing as a filler and to cheep out and get the profit higher. I could not find any Tuna on the shelf that did not include soy. Ok, my gripe session is officially over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Lynn Metras View Post
    Really nice to talk about Dr. Tim`s but you just can`t buy it anywhere. It also has to be convenient to get and some dog foods are not!!!IMO
    before I found dr. Tim's I was looking for the acana performance food..... Couldn't find it in the states anywhere......
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    There was a comment made earlier about cancer being on the rise in our dogs because of food ingredients. I wonder how much of that is instead because of the fact that dogs are living MUCH longer than they used to? The average life expectancy of an average medium-sized dog has almost doubled over the past several decades. Similar to human life expectancies increasing. With age comes cancer, unfortunately. Cellular changes related to environmental factors, exposures, etc. are all associated with the development of neoplasms. However, isn't it the much better medicine/surgery and foods that are allowing our dogs to live longer in the first place?

    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    before I found dr. Tim's I was looking for the acana performance food..... Couldn't find it in the states anywhere......
    One of my friends is a distributor...not exactly local for you though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by .44 magnum View Post
    I wonder if he ships by the pallet to Canada.. if he did it may be worth sharing a pallet with other dog owners... or maybe try to become a distributor... this food is taking the performance world over in terms of sled dog racing.....
    Can't imagine the cost!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I sure Dr. Tim's is good but PPP as well, has taken many retrievers to the top in performance such as the National, The Grand in HRC and all the other venues dogs are in.

    I will remain with PPP . One look at my 12 yo tells the whole story. Bad choice some of you will say but... Although there are many comments about PPP even my vet compliments me on the health and weight of my dogs.

    I also suspect, dogs like humans are getting cancer at alarming rates for a variety of reasons and it is not just the food!. The best each of us can do is choose wisely, send out the message and encourage company's we support to eliminate chineese from their foods and clothing etc and try not to purchase from Chineese made. IMHO

    To sum up, we all have differing opinions on dog foods as we have seen before on RTF!!IMO
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    [QUOTE=Mary Lynn Metras;1234417]Can't imagine the cost!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I sure Dr. Tim's is good but PPP as well, has taken many retrievers to the top in performance such as the National, The Grand in HRC and all the other venues dogs are in.

    I will remain with PPP . One look at my 12 yo tells the whole story. Bad choice some of you will say but... Although there are many comments about PPP even my vet compliments me on the health and weight of my dogs.

    I also suspect, dogs like humans are getting cancer at alarming rates for a variety of reasons and it is not just the food!. The best each of us can do is choose wisely, send out the message and encourage company's we support to eliminate chineese from their foods and clothing etc and try not to purchase from Chineese made. IMHO

    I can.

    Cost of shipping one pallet(2200 pounds-55 bags) to Ontario is $629. There would be some brokerage fees.

    Before you could import this food you would need clearance from Ag. Canada regarding the ingredients/sanitation reports etc.

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    Can someone post the Facebook link that was mentioned where purina indicates these ingredients are in fact coming from China? They have a ton of FB pages and I haven't found it just yet.

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    Just lost 2 Goldens in the last 2 years, one was just short of 17, the other just short of 14. Guess I shouldn't have fed them that crappy PPP, maybe they would have lived longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Lynn Metras View Post
    Can't imagine the cost!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I sure Dr. Tim's is good but PPP as well, has taken many retrievers to the top in performance such as the National, The Grand in HRC and all the other venues dogs are in.

    I will remain with PPP . One look at my 12 yo tells the whole story. Bad choice some of you will say but... Although there are many comments about PPP even my vet compliments me on the health and weight of my dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadie & Ruby View Post
    Can someone post the Facebook link that was mentioned where purina indicates these ingredients are in fact coming from China? They have a ton of FB pages and I haven't found it just yet.

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    https://www.facebook.com/purina?fref=ts

    Its in the comment section on the right side of the page. Basically they said they use certain vitamins they can only get from China. Not all ingredients.

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    Can you tell us which ingredients specifically are from China? Is it the supplements/vitamins/additives, or the food products?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Nelson View Post
    I just got off the phone with Purinia to confirm they are buying ingredients from China. After what happened with the treats from there, I'm not feeding Chinese ingredients to my dogs. Been a loyal customer for years...truly disappointed.
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