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Right now we are feeding ProPlan and I would like to switch to something better. Id like to stay at a similar price if possible. I have Jacks Aquarium & Pets, Petco, and Petsmart near me. I pay $34.99 (normally $39.99) for 38lb bag at Petsmart. Im feeding 4 dogs, so I would need a pretty big bag to last at least 2 weeks.

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Well I was going to suggest Solid Gold but it's the same price for half the amount! But still thought I should throw it out there just in case.
 

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Well I was going to suggest Solid Gold but it's the same price for half the amount! But still thought I should throw it out there just in case.
I know, that does make it harder. Ill check it out though.
 

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If you're comfortable with Diamond brands (and I believe Pro Plan has had a recall for salmonella in the past so not much difference in that regard), a lot of Diamond foods are pretty good. Diamond Naturals is very inexpensive ($28.99 for 40 pounds at the TSC here), but has a named meat meal as the first ingredient, no artificial colors or added sugar, and no meat by-products. 4Health (TSC's store brand) is comparable in quality and usually costs $29.99 for 35 pounds. Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul (and, yeah, the name is terrible) is a step up (I pay $32.99 for 35 pounds). If you have a Merrick supplier in the area or are willing to buy off Amazon, Whole Earth Farms is about the same quality and costs about the same.

Those are all the decent foods I can think of in the $1.00-$1.25 a pound range.
 

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Willowy basically summed up the foods I was going to recommend. You have a decent amount of options in that price range.

When I was getting Sydney off of Beneful (the yucky food she ate with my parents) I made a fairly gradual switch to better foods. I think I went to Purino One, then Whole Earth Farms, then Taste of the Wild and now Earthborn. I don't think I actually spend a whole lot more because she eats less of the higher quality ones, but it would have been tough to budget the pricier foods at first. After a while $28 for 15 pounds didn't seem quite as expensive as it did back then. I think this is what a lot of people do, so don't feel bad. :)
 

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If you're comfortable with Diamond brands (and I believe Pro Plan has had a recall for salmonella in the past so not much difference in that regard), a lot of Diamond foods are pretty good. Diamond Naturals is very inexpensive ($28.99 for 40 pounds at the TSC here), but has a named meat meal as the first ingredient, no artificial colors or added sugar, and no meat by-products. 4Health (TSC's store brand) is comparable in quality and usually costs $29.99 for 35 pounds. Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul (and, yeah, the name is terrible) is a step up (I pay $32.99 for 35 pounds). If you have a Merrick supplier in the area or are willing to buy off Amazon, Whole Earth Farms is about the same quality and costs about the same.

Those are all the decent foods I can think of in the $1.00-$1.25 a pound range.
Im not sure if there is a Tractor Supply near me, ill look. I know Jacks has Chicken Soup. I dont know about buying off Amazon.

Im open to opinions still :)
 

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is Fromm a good brand? 33lb for $36 isnt bad.
 

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Fromms is very good, as is Earthborn, and also Acana. I'd stay away from Diamond products as many of them have been recalled lately. It's a shame, b/c TOTW, and 4-Health (Tractor Supply store brand) are good, relatively inexpensive brands.
 

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It's sounds like you've decided on Fromm, but I thought I'd throw a few more out there:

Diamond Naturals is a great price at Jack's Pets, especially when it's on sale. Definitely the best bang for the buck. Taste of the Wild is the best grain-free for the price (it goes on sale often too), but Earthborn is close. In fact, for the benefit of a non-Diamond, I'd tend to recommend Earthborn. Fromm is excellent as well.
 
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