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Friday, June 8, 2012

24 Paws UP!!

I really, really can't stand trying to figure out what food to feed my dogs.  I would love to do a raw diet, except for the fact of dealing with raw meat.  So we stick with kibble.  I've been feeding the dogs Iams since we had Alex and have never had a problem with it.  I'm not sure what it was but I knew the dogs weren't completely happy with it.    (Yes, I'm aware that Iams is considered a low grade food.  Still I had no problems with it)  I didn't really go looking for a new food, it seem to come to us.  We are now feeding 4Health from our favorite feed store Tractor Supply Co. and we are all happy with the new food choice.  There is a little more bounce in the dog's steps and wags in their tails when it is meal time.  They are all a little more excited about eating, which is such a joy to see everyday, twice a day.

Last summer we were given several samples of 4Health dog food and I used it for reward treats.  The dogs loved it and that was when I was sold.  Tractor Supply Co. opened a new store this spring closer to us and that's when we made the switch.  

It is the same price we were paying for Iams, except we are getting more food per bag.  Price was a big part of the decision.  We couldn't really afford to go any higher than what we were already paying.  Yes, I love my dogs, but I'm not going to starve so that they can have a top graded food.   

The biggest change I've noticed other than the dogs enjoying their food is there is less poop overall in the yard.  And with 6 dogs, you know that is a great joy for clean up and disposal.  I am so surprised every time I go out in the yard how much there really is.  To top it off, it doesn't stink as bad as the Iams did.  That's a bonus I didn't really expect, but one I can really live with.

The other change is Fiona and Brut have had anal gland issues in the past, with either excessive licking or butt wiping and now being on this new food for a couple of months, I'm beginning to notice a bit of a change.  I've also added yogurt to their diets to help aid things along, so I'm not sure how much is the food or the yogurt, but something is working.

So all in all, we are glad for the change.  A food that meets all of our needs and makes a difference in the dogs.  We give it a 24 Paws up!!

**This is neither an endorsement or a review and we are in no way being compensated for our opinion of Tractor Supply Company or 4Health Dog Food.  They don't even know we exist.  We just wanted to share in our find of a dog food that makes all our dogs happier eaters.  :)

13 comments:

haopee said...

Darn, we don't have that here. I'm currently thinking of switching our dogs to another dog food because the current one is not doing us any justice.

I converted the price into peso (our currency) and they seem to be well in our range.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

haopee said...

P.S. I'm glad you guys have found something better and tastier than the one you used to eat.

Molly The Wally said...

Well done in finding something better and cheaper. The most expensive , does't mean the best!
Best wishes Molly

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We have heard good things about the Tractor Supply foods. Mom thinks it is a good idea to switch foods up once in a while to give us some variety as long as you do it gradually. We get yogurt in the morning too.

Enjoy the weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

jen said...

Glad to hear they like the new food! I always say, every dog is different when it comes to food, what works for my dog might not work for yours. All that matters is if they like and it thrive on it!

Jen said...

Wow, you found a food they ALL love? Awesome!

Nancy K. said...

My Mom feeds us Iams and it's OK but I'm not CRAZY about it. Have you checked the nutrition values of 4 Health and compared them to Iams? I wish Mom could find something that she can afford to feed to us AND all her rescue dogs that she rehabilitates and finds furever homes for, that is nutritious enough to satisfy Mom and tasty enough to satisfy ME!

;-)

HERO

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Thank heavens my Human's decision on what to feed me is easy...what the vet tells her to feed me for my food allergies.

How y'all doin'? Just stoppin' for a visit. Hope y'all have been enjoying a fantastic week and are planning a fun weekend!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Pamela said...

That's great that you've found a food that works so well for the dogs. And it's wonderful that it doesn't cost more.

I used to feed my dogs Premium Edge. I was told the cost was kept down because the company did no advertising.

I've never heard of 4Health but I wonder if you're finding the same thing. Perhaps 4Health puts more of their money into the food than Iams which has a huge advertising budget.

House of Carnivores said...

That's great about finding less expensive but higher quality food! I don't think that it's available around here, else I might be tempted to try it.

Then again, since everything else that we've tried has caused Argos to get horrible diarrhea, maybe I should stick with what I have, which is the limited ingredient Nutro stuff.

Bassetmomma said...

It's always nice finding a food that works and the dogs like! :)

sagechronicles said...

It's hard to find the right food/formula that is both affordable and something you feel is decent quality. Sounds like this is a winner!

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