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I also go with Nutrisource. That's what my trainer uses and recommends so that works for me. I am not a fan of Iams since their humane society deal a year or so ago.

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Diamond premium 9 months a year, still comes in a #50 bag and is less than the #40 bag of Iams, Diamond professional during the hunting season. Switched from Iams almost 10 years ago and I have had great results.

Good Luck!

Ken

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Started with Eukanuba, switched to Diamond from a few recommendations but my dogs stools were not good with it. Don't know if I got the wrong type or what. Anyway, then went to Iams which is a little cheaper than the Eukanuba.

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My breader said to use Eukanuba as well, but Mandy went through it so fast I was buying 20LBS bags every other week.
I did some searching and found a web site forum called Labrador Retreiver, on that forum there was a lot of info about the differant foods out there.
Some are mentioned here as well, but I chose Nutisource as it is made here in Minnesota.It also had all the same good ingrediants that the rest of the top mentioned brands did.
Mandy distributes good stools, and doesn't have to go every two hours either.She seems to have pleanty of nutrition as her vet said she is at an ideal weight for her size and bone structure.

I asked him about using the high protein premium Nutrisource but he said unless I hunt her every single week she would gain to much weight from it.

I too would say to stay away from Iams, not only because of their ties with the HS as they claim to no longer suport them but their food has a ton of fillers and chicken by products.

Those by products are all the intrails,beaks, bones, feet and what ever else falls into the mixer so I wouldn't feed that stuff to any animal.


Benny

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I feed my dogs Nutrisource, Gander Mtn actually has the cheapest price on it that I've found. 35# for 24.99, dogs love it and their coats look great.

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Nutrisource is what my dog gets, my trainer uses it and I like the way my dog looks on it. He is a gsp just in case you wanted to know.

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Nutrisource all the way. In a previous career, I was very involved in pets and pet food. I've done the math a million times. Nutrisource is amazing.

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What does everyone feed there hunting buddies... I am feeding my 2 yr old lab Jack Iams. I now have a new lab in the fold so I was looking to see if there was a less expensive alternative but is just as healthy. I will not change just to save myself a couple bucks, I'm just looking around to see what's out there. I have used Iams since he was a pup....

JegerJack

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It's called precise I get it at chuck and don's pet food outlet.
$42 for a 40# bag

I haven't had any issues. parents feed it to thier golden retriever for 15 yrs

Start with puppy then growth then adult then senior

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I feed my 6 yr old English Setter Diamond Premium. Pretty much always have and I've been satisfied with it. I've never had a reason to change. I did feed her Pro-plan when she was a pup, basically that was what the breeder was feeding.

I can't remember what the specifics were, but I thought there were some real negatives about Iams. I could be way off base on that one though. If so, my apologies.

HB

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I just started my dogs on Nutri source too.
very high quality food, without the HUGE price.
$26.00 for 40# Super Performance.

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Our chocolate lab pup also gets Nutrisource. She started on Large Breed Puppy and we changed over to Adult at six months, at the recommendation of the breeder and our vet. She is doing very well on this food which is made in Perham, MN.

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Nutri source Adult, I was feeding Iams and find Nutri source as good or better at 24.95 for a 35lb bag, anybody out west you can buy it at Waconia Farm supply buy 12 bags and get the next bag free.

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Science Diet, I like the fact that they have the different levels, Senior in the summer to help keep the weight off, premium during the hunting season.

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Ok, I think I will go with Nutrisource I see gander has it where else can I find it?

Thanks, JegerJack

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My vet (Blaine Area Pet Hospital) recommended Eukanuba #1 and Science Diet #2. I'm using Eukanuba and have never had any problems - dog loves the food and her stool is always nice and hard.

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I live in Grand Rapids and have recently aquired a new puppy and the breeder recommended either "Nutro" or "Canidae"
I chose Canidae and have been very pleased with it. Both foods are carried by the pet store here in town. Canidae is nice because you only have to use one food year round, just adjust the portion as the dog grow.

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I feed four adult dogs and I have found that Exceed ...a brand that can be found in Sam's club is a quality dog food.

We like the Chicken formula best: 30% protein and 26% fat. They don't produce a lot of stools and the ones they do are of the "Tootsie Roll" quality.

Our dogs have lots of energy, nice coats and seem very healthy.

French Spaniel

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Does anyone know where I can get Nutrisource around Grand Rapids. I looked at the HSOforum but the nearest dealer was in Bemidji.

bigwegs

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