Do you feed Purina ONE Lamb and Rice?

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  1. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We feed it to 2 of our dogs, and the puppy gets the Purina ONE puppy food. Lately (the past week or so?) our dogs have been vomiting. Last night, my senior dog had explosive diarrhea and vomiting. I thought it was from a Rimadyl I gave him on an empty stomach (I wasn't thinking) but now I'm wondering if it's the food. Both dogs have been vomiting, and the puppy vomited last week when he ate some of the Purina ONE. I am trying to figure out if it's a virus or the food.

    We've fed this food for several years, and haven't had any issues, so I'm not sure what it is. I didn't see any recalls for the food. We're going to pick up a new bag from the store and see if it stops the vomiting.

    Is anyone else feeding it? Any issues?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Feeding it to 15 beagles right now without any problems. I'm not real happy with the new formulation, but it's still the best quality I can get for the price..Our house dog, a golden retriever, does not handle Purina One well and has digestive problems when it is fed to her. I am presently feeding her Eagle Pack.
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purina is just corn and by-products. It is very unnatural and unhealthy for them to eat that. I would suggest you really research it and get you dogs some quality food. Mine get Taste of the Wild High Prarie Formula. It is grain free, they love it, they are never sick from it, they have the softest coats ever, and my senior dog got all of her energy back! (I used to feed my dogs Purina too, before I found out what was really in there [​IMG] ). It is a personal choice, but please do your homework on it, it will be worth it in the end! [​IMG]
     
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    if you have a costco you can go to get you dog food there....for a cheaper dog food its not that bad. I use large breed diamond lamb/rice no problems.
     
  5. kaddidle

    kaddidle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Diamond dog food too. My dogs have the least problems from it of any food I've tried, including my spaniel mix who has crazy food allergies, and it's very affordable. I'd be interested in hearing others' experiences too.
     
  6. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Taste of the Wild is actually made by diamond too. It's their grain free version. After trying dozens of dog foods on all ends of the spectrum I found Diamond is the best quality for the price without hunting down something exotic. Less sensitive or demanding dogs do fine on their regular formulas or you can feed the TOTW. Of course there are dogs who do well on what is considered really bad food. We lump those dogs together as the ones that can live off dirt and have no noticeable problems. [​IMG] They are the exception not the rule. You are free to form your own opinion but personally I think dirt has more nutrition than purina considering we are feeding carnivores. While you can argue they might eat some plant matter you can't argue they would eat grains. Very few breeds have been put in a situation where they would have had to evolve to eat mostly grains until the past few years and that's not long enough to make a difference. Even local grocery stores are offering better quality foods now and our local hyvee put in a fridge for frozen raw diets which are surprisingly not that outrages. A 6lb roll was listed at $8 and suggested feeding for my 80lb akita was 1 1/4th lbs per day. That's only a little over what we spend on giving her canned TOTW and we aren't even making that the main part of her diet. We just started using it to supplement since she doesn't get enough from the diamond naturals the other dog eats and trying to get her to eat kibble before the other dog gets it is pointless unless we start looking at the really expensive stuff. As a puppy I fed her timberwolf organics and flint river ranch which run about $70/bag.... I don't suggest either....

    Good companies like Diamond, canidae, etc.. will even warn you of an ingredient or supplier change. More than a few times companies have switched ingredients or quality of ingredients hoping their customers would not notice and suddenly you'll find people complaining of random illnesses. Both diamond and canidae have notified before they did anything. Canidae went so far as to tell people with sensitive dogs to switch off their food until they had things sorted out. I'd rather support those companies. (Another reason I wouldn't suggest timberwolf)
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    We get our Lamb & Rice feed for our Golden Retriever at Costco.

    She's very healthy and has had no problems.
     
  8. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use IAMs lamb and rice. We tried Purina One lamb and rice at one point and it didn't agree with one of the dogs. He has a sensitive tummy.
     
  9. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    We've fed this food for several years, and haven't had any issues

    I think that it's unlikely that the problem is with the food, unless you got a bad bag. I would check to see if your dogs are eating something outside that isn't agreeing with them.
    explosive diarrhea and vomiting

    If this keeps up I would take her to the vet. Can they be getting into rat poison or something like that?
    Good Luck and please keep us updated.​
     
  10. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to feed Purina to everyone.

    Several years ago, they were bought out by Nestle and changed their formulas. I have since switched all my dogs to Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul. I have seen many improvements in their health and even my 'hyper active Wild Child' has calmed down, is able to focus (well, better than before) and his explosive bouts of diarrhea have stopped. (Thank Heavens!!!)

    Check out this link to see Purina's Lamb and Rice formula's ingredients:

    http://www.purinaone.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=2F90783D-40D5-4E7C-BCA5-8BBB36943F30

    Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul ingredients:

    http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/products/dogs/dry_food/adult_dog_formula/

    (Probably the best one) Orijen:

    http://www.orijen.ca/orijen/products/adultIngredients.aspx
     

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