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    What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    We all know that the sky is the limit with regards to dog food.

    I am wondering what you would consider the best, yet the most economical dog food on the market, in your opinion.

    In these times, it would be good to have some input as to what the best food is nutrition wise as well as easier on the wallet??

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    Re: What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    I haven't tried it myself, but I have heard a number of people recommend Kirkland (Costco) as a good economical dog food. Unfortunately the nearest Costco to me is over 50 miles away. I'm not about to drive 100+ miles to buy dog food.
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    I usually pay attention to the calories per cup . Some food may 'seem' cheaper. You just end up feeding that much more to make up for the difference.
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    Re: What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    I am giving the dog a combo of Orijen and Chicken Soup FTPLS and am thinking of just getting Chicken Soup.

    I don't live near a Costco, either. We have a B.J.'s but they have the usual stock of dog foods that are at supermarkets.

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    Re: What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    How old is Val ? My guy is 7 months old and he gets 2.5 cups a day , I used to feed him Orijen Puppy but now feed him Acana Lamb and Apple. I forget what the big bag weighs but it lasts a long time , I paid 55 dollars CAN Funds for the Acana.

    just checked , thats a 30 pound bag
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    Re: What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Red Express View Post
    How old is Val ? My guy is 7 months old and he gets 2.5 cups a day , I used to feed him Orijen Puppy but now feed him Acana Lamb and Apple. I forget what the big bag weighs but it lasts a long time , I paid 55 dollars CAN Funds for the Acana.
    Val is 4 months. he gets 4 cups a day. He is a really high energy pupster.

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    Re: What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    Quote Originally Posted by ValtheAussie View Post
    Val is 4 months. he gets 4 cups a day. He is a really high energy pupster.
    Woah how much do he weigh?

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    Re: What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    I don't know what your ratios are mixing the 2 foods together but that seems like a LOT of food your feeding him . I know Orijen is very high , my orijen label says like over 500 cal/cup alone .
    The Lamb and Apple he gets now is 393 cal/cup and he gets 2.5 a day .

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    Val is 4 months. he gets 4 cups a day. He is a really high energy pupster.
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    Re: What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    I'm flat broke and feeding Kirkland right now. If there's not a CostCo nearby, Diamond Naturals has an identical ingredient list to Kirkland (both owned and made by the same company).

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    Re: What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheetah View Post
    I'm flat broke and feeding Kirkland right now. If there's not a CostCo nearby, Diamond Naturals has an identical ingredient list to Kirkland (both owned and made by the same company).
    Yeah, I went to a Costco the other day (a long way from where I live, so really joining isn't an option) and the Kirkland is only about $5.00 less than Diamond Naturals. I'd have to buy more than 10 bags a year to justify the membership cost. So I'll just buy the DN .
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    Re: What is the best dog food nutrition/economical??

    *Snickers* I just tag along with a CostCo member and hand them cash. I'm broke and cheap lmfao.

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