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Here's one for ya! Acana vs NV Instinct??

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Just another one of "these topics" to add to the mix!

I have a dog... And he's a big dog. ;) He actually needs to lose 10lbs (already down a couple!). I had him on Acana's "light" formula and he would barely touch the stuff! Not nearly as good as the previous bag he had: Acana Ranchlands (I believe). Grain free, anyway.

So I put him back on Ranchlands and he LOVES it. Does well on it, too! I think with proper portions, treats cut back & moderate exercise he'll lose te weight just fine. He's a mastiff/lab with maybe some rottie in him. About 125lbs and I'd like to see him at least under 120. He really is quite big! Not fat, just big!!

So, a PetValu just opened down the street. It's beautiful and almost in my backyard. It's so handy! They sell NV but not Champion pet products (maybe they will in the future, who knows).

Down to the point of all this! How do you guys feel about feeding NV Instict to your dogs? I've actually never really read up on it, and am really new to the brand. I used to feed Orijen (too rich & expensive) and mostly ToTW. Stopped ToTW after their recall and starte on the grain-free Acana just "cause". I'm really liking it! A lot! Decent price and seemingly great food! Plus, he loves it.

This turned out to be a much longer message than intended! Apologies!
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Yeah, the recent bad smell thing is a little off. It's been in more than one formula. Most NV formulas are also very high in ash and fat and calories.

I'm kind of bummed about Acana's recent formula changes (as well as the bag getting smaller, yet the price either staying the same or getting pricier). Read of a lot of itchy dog problems too with the new formula....

which is a bummer because Jackson always did well on Acana. We're on Earthborn now though with great results thus far, though it's too soon to tell too much... but I LOVE the price (so much less expensive) and it's available at our local Pet Valu. Jackson seriously LOVES the stuff. Great company too IMO.
I just had to throw a bag of thr prairie venison/millet because of a bad smell... But Milne I think was from the trip it took in the back of my truck on the way to my parents... But with all the recall going around, I can't be sure.
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