German Shepherd Dog > Nature's Domain (11 replies)
by GSDguy08 on 25 January 2012 - 03:13
|Our local (40 minutes away) Costco doesn't carry this food, does anyone know how else I can get it without having to pay crazy shipping costs from somewhere?|
by Spruell on 25 January 2012 - 03:32
|I have the majority of my food shipped, simply because I got tired of wasting gas and time checking local or not so local pet stores, only to find out that they're "out" or "no longer carry...." I usually shop around for "free shipping" or flat rate shipping - usually 4.99 - that's cheaper than gas to go to store. Just have to shop around because prices seem to change quickly|
by Dawulf on 25 January 2012 - 06:02
|If you find out something, let me know... Last time I went to get food, they were out of the flavor I normally get, so I had to switch to the more expensive one... Hopefully they were just out that one time, and next go round will have the cheap stuff back. This food makes her gassy, but I am assuming thats due to the fish.|
by edith on 25 January 2012 - 12:17
|I actually called Nature's Domain. Costco has an exclusive contract with them. They cannot sell directly to a breeder, etc.|
by Jenni78 on 25 January 2012 - 16:24
|Dawulf, try a probiotic. That shouldn't make her gassy for more than a day or two after a switch.|
by SitasMom on 26 January 2012 - 00:23
|our costco didn't carry it either, but we asked for it and now its one if their best selling items....|
contact the manager and fill out the papers, they will get some.
by Turk on 26 January 2012 - 04:09
|I spoke to Cosco corporate some time ago. This food is primarily in the south and southwest USA. Diamond makes this food. I was told Diamond doesnt have enough supply for all the Costco's in the USA.|
by ggturner on 26 January 2012 - 14:49
|Hopefully, if you keep asking your Costco, they will eventually carry it. We feed Nature's Domain to our dogs. Great buy and good dog food (generic version of TOTW made by Diamond).|
by Psycht on 26 January 2012 - 18:14
|They just started carrying it at the Costco here in Billings, MT a few months ago. I hope they keep it in stock.|
by Jenni78 on 26 January 2012 - 18:25
|Definitely the best for the price. I try to stay away from potatoes due to acrylamide, but at least this has sweet potatoes before regular potatoes. Sweet potatoes are totally safe.|
by 1GSD1 on 26 January 2012 - 20:34
|"Acrylamide" is formed as a by product of cooking potato products at high temperatures, ie: frying. I doubt the potatoes in the dog foods are "fried".|
Sweet potatoes being the staple diet of the people of New Guinea proved to cause a blockage of an important pancreatic enzyme.
I lost the study results with a computer crash.
by Jenni78 on 26 January 2012 - 21:10
|Riiiiight. Dog foods aren't cooked at all, so of course it must be totally safe to feed a dog high quantities of potatoes, day in and day out, for its entire life! |
Acrylamides and polyacrylamides are temperature related as to how much is produced by what substance (sugars, starches, etc.). Many dog foods are cooked at high enough temperatures that these large quantities of potato and other starches in them is cause for concern. IMO, not much better than high grain content.
I suggest everyone feeding their dogs raw sweet potatoes as their staple diet reconsider, LOL. Yes, raw or undercooked potatoes and sweet potatoes contain enzyme-blocking toxins. Cooked sweet potatoes, included in a balanced canine diet, are safe. There are even pancreatitis recipes that include sweet potatoes. The Papua New Guinea highlanders ate about 90% sweet potatoes...and some pork here and there. Low protein diets can wreak havoc on the body, and cause enzyme deficiencies. I think it's a bit of a stretch to say sweet potatoes caused the deficiency when clearly, the IMBALANCE in the diet caused the deficiency.
Just a couple quick links; I didn't read them thoroughly.