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    I feed my 70 lb aussie 2 cups of Victor dog food once a day. It's made here in the us, TX to be exact. It runs me about $1.00 lb, not bad, not cheap, high quality food for a reasonable price.

    http://www.victordogfood.com/

    Before he was on Blackwood 2000, that was until the NC company sold out and stop making the food in NC.

    I only feed my dog food made in the USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthington View Post
    Yup and it now glows in the dark, The wifey kinda digs it
    and now you don't need to turn the bathroom light on.lol.

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    My mother was a registered nurse,and my dad was in the meat business.Our dog had the life of a king.My father brought lamb chops home for him.I would take one if I did not like anything that was in the refrigerator.

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    Doggie food it made out of lips and a$$holes...like hotdogs and bologna.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    We're feeding our dogs "taste of the wild" brand. We get it at Tractor Supply.

    Before that, we fed Eukanuba.

    Both were pricey foods.

    Every vet I've talked to says that you'll feed less food with the premium foods.
    why is this? do you leave food out for him all day? i feed my dog 2 cups twice per day. plus he gets a dog "biscut" every time he comes in from outside and i give him a beggin strip when we go to bed every night. he waits for me to go to bed every night unless it gets to be after midnight.lol.
    does anyone elses dog know when it's time to eat? like clockwork at 6:30 he stares at us with ears up and as soon as you move he jumps. funny as h#@l

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthington View Post
    Yup and it now glows in the dark, The wifey kinda digs it
    Reminds me of a situation I encountered years ago when single and my "unit" actually turned orange. Went thru the usual battery of tests until finally the doctor had to sit me down for a frank discussion. He told me it was time to be honest and tell him of any weird sexual practices I might have been into. I replied "Doc...I've been working 15 hours a day seven days a week for months - the craziest I get is watching a porno flick with a bag of Cheetos..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by snupytcb View Post
    during salmon season a 3rd party company comes every day to pick up our fish carcasses. he sells them to dog food manufacturers. he would not tell me brands but he did say most of the top manufacturers. it kidof bothers me that they use it for pet food and we can't put them in the ground because it is concidered hazerdis waste.
    i have been up your way when the mud sharks are dying. i would guess there are tons of hazerdous waste in those rivers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthington View Post
    Yup and it now glows in the dark, The wifey kinda digs it
    sort of makes you feel like a jedi, Don't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by viceman View Post
    i have been up your way when the mud sharks are dying. i would guess there are tons of hazerdous waste in those rivers
    good god man, it gets nasty towards the end of october.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viceman View Post
    sort of makes you feel like a jedi, Don't it?
    Funny you mention that, yes it does !!! LMAO !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthington View Post
    Funny you mention that, yes it does !!! LMAO !!
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    You might find this website helpful. It ranks dog food quality according to listed ingredients: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/

    While it's true that many more expensive foods are healthier, there is certainly a diminishing return on your dollar as the cost goes up. Stay away from the cheap stuff, like Old Roy for example, which is mostly filler and will result in piles of dog crap everywhere you step. But don't go crazy trying to find the best.

    The life of your dog can be extended far more by proper food handling than by doubling your dog food expense for the sake of a 5% improvement in quality. A dog of mine that died recently lived mostly on Pedigree Large Breed. She was a mutt, she weighed between 65-70 pounds all her adult life, and she spent most of her time in my fenced-in back yard. She was 15-1/2 when she died, which is pretty good for a dog her size.

    A big problem with decent dry dog food is that it starts to go bad a week or two after you open the bag, because of its high protein and oil content. It's easily contaminated if you store it in other containers without washing them or using fresh liners in them.

    You may notice that your dog begins to lose interest in his food and/or gets diarrhea a couple of weeks after you open the bag. That's because the oil becomes rancid and/or because of the bacteria, mold, or mites growing in the food.

    Recommendations:
    1. Do not transfer food to used bags or containers unless they have been sanitized. Keep food in the original bag and close it tightly after each use.
    2. Buy food in smaller bags.
    3. Store food in the freezer.

    Some say dry dog food is OK for up to six weeks before it goes bad, but my dog disagrees. She says it's more like two weeks. Natural Paw says it goes bad after one week.

    http://naturalpaw.wordpress.com/2007...r-dogs-health/

    If your dog loses interest in his food after a few weeks, nutritionists say to throw it away. I can't afford to throw it away, so when my dog stops eating I cook her food in the microwave with a little water and serve it to her in a clean bowl. She waits for it to cool down, then scarfs it up. I used to re-use the same bowl without cleaning it, but not any more.

    I recently started freezing dry dog food in gallon freezer bags. I don't know how well this works yet, but I can tell you that it's not as much trouble as I imagined it would be. I couldn't get it all in the freezer, so I put some of it in the refrigerator. Round oatmeal boxes lined with bread bags are perfect for this. I'll try bread bags in the freezer next time. We'll see how it goes.

    For more info, look here:
    http://www.dog-nutrition-advice.com/...d-storage.html
    http://www.dog-nutrition-advice.com/...-dog-food.html
    http://www.dogfoodscoop.com/pet-food-storage.html
    http://www.petmd.com/blogs/nutrition...h#.UM9x1ndF-9x
    http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog4dogs/2...toring-kibble/
    Last edited by Space Racer; 12-17-2012 at 03:40 PM.
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    great info space racer.
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