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What Brand of Dog Food Do You Feed Your Basset?

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I know that dog food topics have been discussed generally throughout the board, however I would like to see some of the opinions of my fellow basset hound lovers on what you like to feed your basset. I will start first.

Me and Fred have had the dog food BLUES! It was very difficult to find Fred some food with great nutrition, without corn or wheat that he liked. He was having houndy odor problems, frequent pooping, along with soft stools because of the food he was eating.

Well, I switched him to Nutro Max and he liked it, but it was really busting my pockets real bad. Fred LOVES TO EAT and run, so paying over $40 for a 33lb bag of dog food was becoming expensive.

I finally found a dog food that he loves that does NOT contain the ingredients that would be bad on my dear boy Fred. Fred is NOW on Diamond Naturals - Lamb and Rice, which contains absolutely NO CORN OR ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS. For a 40lb bag, the cost was $26 WHICH IS WONDERFUL! :lol:

Fred loves it and his stools are small and firm, plus he doesn't poop as much (only twice a day).

Please share what brand of dog food you feed your basset and how it has been beneficial to your pup!
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Wow, that sounds expensive for Nutro Max! I thought that was Nutro's cheapest line. Anyway, Stanley came to us in June from the breeder on Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy. We switched him to Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy with no problems, but then as a first-time dog owner I was suckered...

The people at Petsmart made such a convincing argument for Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice formula that I gradually made the switch to that. How i wish I could go back in time...

Besides being quite a bit more expensive than Nutro, Blue Buffalo never meshed well with Stanley's tummy. I made the switch SLOWLY over almost 8 weeks on the advice of the Blue Buff rep and my vet, and Stanley's stools were always soft. I even took him to the vet in the middle of the switch because he was straining so badly. Now I'm getting him back on Nutro Natural Choice and already his stools are better. Blue Buff kept him growing strong and his coat looked great, but I couldn't stand watching my pup strain and have such loose stools.

I've done some research into Flint River Ranch and I think I will make the switch once he gets on adult kibble. It seems like they do things the right way in that company. For now, though, I'm sticking with Nutro Natural Choice (lamb and rice).

Of course, Stanley will eat anything and is a big boy...40 lbs. now at just over 6 months old!

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