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    Senior Member tazman7's Avatar
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    Default Thinking of changing food for two dogs.

    I have a one year old Lab and a five month old Vizsla that I am currently feeding Fromm lbp. I am thinking about switching their food to something with a higher protein and fat content. So far I have decided on either switching to Dr. Tim's Pursuit, Earthborn Hollistics Primative, or Taste of the Wild Wetlands. My lab could use to gain about five pounds and my Vizsla is a Vizsla...skinny. Both of their energy levels are exceeding anyone's expectations lol. I mainly want to switch because we are feeding the Vizsla 4- 4 1/2 cups a day and the lab 5 cups a day and I'm thinking a higher protein and fat would help on both the amount of food we use as well as a little bit of weight gain. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Another question I have is as I read through the numerous food threads you see people comment all of the time saying "my dog has never looked better, coat is perfect now" does anybody have any pictures of these drastic improvements? I know each dog is different.

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    I have fed Fromm, TOTW wetlands, and Earthborn Primative. I think those are all good foods. I believe that Earthborn is more calorically dense. You may be able to reduce the amount fed or put on a few pounds, but maybe not both. A food I really like is Orijen. It isn't inexpensive, but it is top shelf quality.

    Good Luck! Let us know what you decide to do and how the dog's condition may change.

    Jeff Swackhamer

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    I have been using redpaw dog food with great results. You may want to check it out.

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    THe only one you have mentioned that I have real experience with was TOTW. I do not buy it anymore because it is produced by Diamond, a company with a pee poor track record. My dogs, 2 labs and a chessie, get between 3 and 4 cups of Euk 30/20 per day and do just fine with weight, coat, fitness, etc.
    Carol Howey
    Owned and handled by Cruisin' with Indiana Jones, JH
    Alternate Handler: Westwind Buffalo Soldier
    Apprentice Handler: Snake River Medicine Man, SH

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    Ok can someone tell me what ingredients look the best?

    Dr Tims:

    Chicken meal, rice flour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols (a natural source of vitamin E) and citric acid), oat flour, dried beet pulp, dried whole egg, rice bran, herring meal, flax seed meal, salmon oil, canola oil, natural flavor, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, salt, lecithin, dried chicory root (fructooligosaccharides), dried organic kelp meal, choline, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, psyllium seed husk, yucca shidigera extract, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized ascorbic acid), L-lysine, taurine, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, beta carotene, ferrous sulfate, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), manganese sulfate, inositol, niacin supplement, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, zinc oxide, biotin, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), copper proteinate, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), calcium pantothenate, potassium iodide (source of iodine), manganous oxide, selenium, calcium iodate, vitamin B12 supplement, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, L-carnitine, rosemary extract. Guaranteed analysis: Crude protein: min. 30% Crude fat: min. 20% Crude fiber: max. 3% Moisture: max. 10% Ash: max. 5.8% Omega 6*: 4.0% Omega 3*: 1.1% *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. Metabolizable energy (calculated): 4114 kcal/kg Pursuit is 481 kcal ME/cup (117g)

    Taste of the Wild Wetlands:

    Protein: 32% Minimum, Fat: 18% Minimum
    Calcium: 2.1%, as-fed; Phosphorus: 1.4%, as-fed
    Calories: 3,750 kcal/kg (375 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy
    Available in 5lb, 15lb and 30lb bags.Ingredients
    Duck, duck meal, chicken meal, egg product, sweet potatoes, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potatoes, roasted quail, roasted duck, smoked turkey, natural flavor, tomato pomace, ocean fish meal, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product,dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

    Earthborn Primitive:

    Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Whitefish Meal, Dried Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Peas, Blueberry Fiber, Cranberry Fiber, Apples, Blueberries, Carrots, Spinach, Cranberries, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Taurine, Beta-Carotene, L-Carnitine, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Salt, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Yucca Schidgera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.

    Crude Protein, not less than 38.00%
    Crude Fat, not less than 20.00%
    Crude Fiber, not more than 2.50%
    Moisture, not more than 10.00%
    Vitamin E, not less than 250 IU/kg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), not less than 0.05%*
    Omega-6 Fatty Acids, not less than 3.30%*
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids, not less than 0.40%*
    L-Carnitine, not less than 15 mg/kg*

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