I was on a quest today.
Mainly, I was looking for fish shops. I went to several, but didn't find what I was looking for and only one looked pleasant to visit. So if anyone in the west/southwest Chicago area knows of a good one, please let me know. I may have to go and order online. Looking for algae eating shrimp, my last one died. My other fish I get at work.
At the same time i was also looking to see what, if any dog foods they carried as i am looking to switch brands. Of course the last place i went to had the most variety.......
Are any of you familiar with Fromms? I know it is a good brand of food so that's not my concern. But some of the info the lady was giving me just confused me.
i realize meat based foods and grain based foods are different. But is protein from meat different from protein from grains? I had always thought protein is protein, even if meat is better (maybe I answered my own question?). Can someone clarify what exactly is different?
.I currently buy 3 different kinds of foods for my dogs. I think she was under the impression that I don't want to do that anymore b/c she said that with Fromms' they can all eat the same food. It is an all stages food, which to me means all stages of life, not necessarily made for all types of dogs.
Currently Gunther gets large breed, Keiko is on senior, and Nigel and Posey are on a high energy food. Would the basic Fromm formula work for all of them? Gunther and Keiko could probably eat less (although Keiko can't eat much less she already only eats 3 cups a day, after upping it 1/4 cup), but Nigel and Posey would have to eat more. I would think they do need a high fat content to keep up with their metabolism.
What do you all think about having them all on one food? I actually like buying the different kinds. Keiko absolutely loves her current food, and being a senior her nutritional needs are a bit different as well, especially when it comes to watching her weight. She's a little piggie.
Pricewise, it sounds like a good deal and will be cheaper than their current food, even after my discount if I can cut Gunther down by at least 2-3 cups. She does not carry their large breed formula (except in puppy, and special orders it for one client) as she says it's not necessary. Nor does she carry senior. Only the adult
Gold fomula (one she recommended):
Crude protein: not less than 24%
Crude fat: not less than 16%
kcal/gm: 4.070 | kcal/lb: 1,850 | kcal/cup: 405
She also carries the classic forumla and I think all the 4-star formulas, but she said the gold one would be most cost effective for me as she could get me a breeder bag (40lbs) which they kept in back. Bags in the main part of the store were 33 lbs.
Currently their foods are as follows:
Gunther: protein content b/t 24-26% (depending on flavor I got)
fat content: 12-13%
Keiko: protein: 20%
Nigel and Posey: protein: 30%
Sorry this is so long. it looks like a good food, but I'm just not sure about having everyone on the same formula. Thoughts?