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Went to a supposedly sale on Iam's dog food today at my favorite feed store and was told the 44lb bag of Iam's was no longer available. This was from the company rep who was there for the promotion. She was very proud of the fact that they were downsizing their bags to 33lbs. I told her how much food I purchase a month from them and mentioned that was a big mistake in my opinion, as I would be looking for another brand of food to feed my dogs. Of course I got the standard reply of "I'm so sorry to hear that". Seems like in today's world less for more is better. Now I'll be paying almost .25 cents more a lb for Iam's. They already priced me out of Eukenuba food with a downsize.
I don't want this post to turn into a rant although it may seem like one, just looking for suggestions on an eqivalant dog food to feed. I go thru around five of the 44lb bags a month.
 

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Yeah....the down sizing crap and price increase ran me off from Euk. I went with pro Plan Performance as I get it cheaper per lb in my area over Euk. But it won't be as cheap as Iams, so not sure what to suggest. If you have some friends that need quantities like you, you could go together and buy a pallet of something. Much cheaper per bag.
 

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If you are a breeder, you can join the Euk breeders club, and get free bag of food for every 10 bags you buy, also you can get the breeders club price at dogs shows where Euk will be, ( 44lb [email protected] $34 or $36) for cheap $$. Also the rep told me their per pound price did not go up in price that much, couple cents a pound so dealers should not be charging the 40 or 44 pound bag price for 33 pound bags, the price should go down accordingly, if not notify store manager or euk themselves. Hope this helps, Jim
 

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You might give a thought to using Sam's Club Exceed dog foods. They have a lamb and rice and a chicken and rice formula. I have used both with good results. Currently, I use the chicken and rice. It still comes in 44 lb bags but I can't say it'll stay that way.
 

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X 2 on the Sam's club Exceed. I was using this for a long time with excellent results, until the Sam's club closed... Then I switched to Euk..
 

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We just recently switched to Euk through their professional program. We buy directly from a distributor and get 44# bags. We have to buy in pallet quantities, if that works for you. Our distributor delivers right to our door for just a few dollars more. If you don't feed that much, there is bound to be someone in your area that is on this program and is willing to add a few bags to their order.

Before we switched we fed Enhance. They were also transitioning to a 33# bag, but keeping the price point the same. It seems to be a trend among the super premium brands.

The Sam's club food seems to have good ingredients and there are some folks that have had good results. One of the issues with store brand foods is that typically they don't manufacture the food themselves. This means that the food is made by XYZ company for a time and the its made by ABC company. This also means that its hard keep consistency in raw materials. Again, I know some folks that feed high quality store brands and have had great results. The point of my comments are to help explain why some foods cost what they do. But still, 33# for a 44# price stings!
 

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I have always been a Purina Pro Plan Performance user and for now anyway will continue, but with that said a good friend uses the Loyal Brand dog foods at his kennel with a great deal of success. Here is the link to their "Professional Formula 31 /20 " : http://www.loyallpetfood.com/loyall/en/products/professional/index.jsp

I noticed that they do have a 50 lb bag and also a kennel / loyalty program. Just wanted to throw that out there since my hound has been eating the past week while he is with my friend getting to go run an SRS event.
 

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I have 3 tons of http://www.nutrisourcedogfood.com/ coming tomorrow in various formulas. The ingredient list is great, there are enough formulas to fill my need of feeding pups through Adult (40-60 dogs at any given time) They have one FAMILY owned plant. The price is right , it is reallly right when you buy 3 ton!! ;-) but the price is right for the consumer too! They have a Buyers club of buy 12 get one free.
I have started my guys on 30/20 and they are eating at least 1 cup less than they were on Diamond Nats.....
 

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Thanks all for the recomendations. I have tried the Costco brands of dog food until I got some stale bags of their food. That was it my dogs won't touch it now. I was paying 33.99 per 44lb bag and the 33 lb bag is 29.99 You can do the math. I've been in the EUK breeders program for around three years now, but normally feed the EUK puppy as Iam's is made by same company Proctor and Gamble so they are not much different in the ingredients.
I did feed Black Gold for a while with good results but it gave my dogs soft stools. I'll check out some of the other suggestions
 

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I knew a couple of pros that fed Nutrisource and after a time I did not like how the dogs looked at all. I don't know anyone that stayed on it.
 

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Costco has a 50# bag of Iams Large Breed for $40.00. That's what I buy for the house dogs.
 
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