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Okay so ive been doing research and I found that DIAMOND NATURALS is a better alternative than what my 4 month on chocolate lab is on. Right now the is on science diet. I know diamond naturals still isnt the best food but I will change her to 4health when she is ready for the adult food.

Whats yalls views on diamond naturals?
 

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Its a decent brand.

Whats your dog food budget?
 

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I feel you, what size of your dog? You can get higher quality foods in a smaller bag that would last much longer for a small dog, rather than a large dog.

Diamond Naturals is a good brand, Acana is good, Open farm and Fromm (price varies a lot based on size of bag)

My All time favorite food is canidae though. its 50-60 depending on the bag. Worth it if you can splurge, but fine if you cant
 

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I feel you, what size of your dog? You can get higher quality foods in a smaller bag that would last much longer for a small dog, rather than a large dog.

Diamond Naturals is a good brand, Acana is good, Open farm and Fromm (price varies a lot based on size of bag)

My All time favorite food is canidae though. its 50-60 depending on the bag. Worth it if you can splurge, but fine if you cant
I was gonna do Canidae but some people are saying that they change the ingredients a lot.
And right now she is 4 months weight at 38 pounds. She is a lab so she will be around 60
 

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I never heard that.

She will be big.. Any of those other brands would be fine
 

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I like Diamond naturals, it isn't my food of choice anymore but I did use it for many years and my dogs did well on it.

Other mid range foods I can think of would be Fromm, taste of the wild and nature's domain (kirkland). I've used all of them and like them all, Fromm is probably my favorite of the ones I've mentioned.
 

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I like Diamond naturals, it isn't my food of choice anymore but I did use it for many years and my dogs did well on it.

Other mid range foods I can think of would be Fromm, taste of the wild and nature's domain (kirkland). I've used all of them and like them all, Fromm is probably my favorite of the ones I've mentioned.
I know I just don’t have a place to buy fromm from. I don’t really wanna pay for shipping every month too. :( The only reason i’m hesitant on diamond is all the recalls they have had.
 

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I know I just don’t have a place to buy fromm from. I don’t really wanna pay for shipping every month too. :( The only reason i’m hesitant on diamond is all the recalls they have had.
Just a couple of FYIs - If you order from Chewy . com any order over $49.00 ships free.
4Health is also made by Diamond, so you're not getting away from them if you switch from Diamond Naturals, but in all honesty both are decent foods & will give you the a very good balance of quality for price (IMO)
 

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My feeling on recalls is that any brand that's large enough is going to have some eventually. Unless a company has a really unusually high number of recalls, what's more important to me is how the recalls happened and how the company conducted themselves. Are many of them voluntary recalls that happen just in case, with very few to no animals getting ill before the issue is caught? Is the company proactive when there's a major event and transparent about what they're doing to fix the problem and improve? What is their attitude towards families that have been impacted by the reason for the recall? Some companies are super proactive and on top of things, others try to deny that there's a problem until the end of time and brush everything possible under the rug, or try to deflect blame onto distributers or even consumers themselves. I'd feel a lot safer with the former rather than the latter.

Not sure which category Diamond falls into as I haven't fed their brands, and they aren't available where I currently live, but I'd look at their responses to the recalls and how many are voluntary vs. mandatory, not just the numbers alone.
 
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