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saltyseaslug
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Hey everyone good afternoon!!
I have looked with no success at past posts about the dog food available.. I am needing to switch my dogs food here pretty soon and I am wanting to go to something without all the nasty by products and go with something I know I can get once we get down there. I know it will be super expensive, but I don't care. I don't know what the Kmart there carries or what the Vets might possibly have. I am thinking science diet??? Any suggestions?? Thanks ya'll!!!!!

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Topic starter Posted : May 31, 2015 5:10 pm
speee1dy
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petco ships to the virgin islands

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Posted : May 31, 2015 5:24 pm
saltyseaslug
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Thank you Speee1dy!

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Topic starter Posted : May 31, 2015 5:46 pm
OldTart
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Most vets carry Science Diet (and similar), while PetSmart and Amazon also ship here. I'm sure there are more online stores which ship here and I've found the prices comparable although for the most part I buy locally for my felines.

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Posted : May 31, 2015 6:26 pm
fdr
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Taste of the Wild is available at many pet food stores and vets, as well as online. It's super-expensive but an excellent food. The difference between a good food and a crappy one can mean adding years to your pet's life.

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Posted : May 31, 2015 6:39 pm
saltyseaslug
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That is exactly the info I needed!!! I really don't like to buy dog food online.. Thanks everyone! Hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday afternoon!!!

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Topic starter Posted : May 31, 2015 8:22 pm
Stxer1
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Buying Science Diet dog food locally cost me about double what I pay using Petco.com. Petco offers free shipping on orders above $49. In addition there's a 15% discount if you sign up for automatic repeat orders.

It's slow arriving after you order, but you'll get used to timing the orders so you don't run out!

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Posted : May 31, 2015 9:06 pm
speee1dy
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yep, i order kitty litter from petco. i can not find the stuff i like. it does take a bit , so i order plenty

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Posted : May 31, 2015 9:53 pm
OldTart
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yep, i order kitty litter from petco. i can not find the stuff i like. it does take a bit , so i order plenty

Have you tried the Arm & Hammer "Essentials" which KMart carries? It's one of the newer lightweight litters. I had tried another brand which I hated (didn't absorb at all, was a total waste) but then tried this one which is simply awesome. No more lugging home a hefty container, the bag weighs 9lbs and one bag lasts me 2-3 months which is amazing. And that's for four cats. Admittedly three are inside/outside during the day and only one is a reclusive housebound but they're all in at night from 9PM-5AM, This stuff has saved me a fortune. Sorry to go off topic - back to dog food!

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Posted : May 31, 2015 10:36 pm
saltyseaslug
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Hmm I will try that with the petco shipping.. I guess once I get on regular schedule it will be fine...

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Topic starter Posted : June 1, 2015 2:02 am
speee1dy
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i prefer the feline pine, which for a time could be bought at kmart but not any more

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Posted : June 1, 2015 10:41 am
SkysTheLimit
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On STX we buy dog food from Progressive Vet.. They carry Science diet, Fromm, Eukanuba, Purina vet formulas, etc...

Our cats free roam so they use the great outdoors for a litter box.:-)

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Posted : June 1, 2015 11:27 am
gonetropo
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Just take a look at an impartial report of the best food for your dog.
Do you see Purina, Iams, Science Diet, Pedigree......anywhere in the list.

NO, because they are the WORST dog foods on the market.

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-dry-dog-foods/

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Posted : June 1, 2015 7:05 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Just take a look at an impartial report of the best food for your dog.
Do you see Purina, Iams, Science Diet, Pedigree......anywhere in the list.

NO, because they are the WORST dog foods on the market.

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-dry-dog-foods//blockquote >

Do you have dogs and what do you feed them?

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Posted : June 1, 2015 7:58 pm
vicanuck
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I feed my 5 dogs Purina Dog Chow. They never complain.

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Posted : June 1, 2015 9:11 pm
fdr
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Kids don't complain when you feed them junk food, either. But most would eventually develop health problems if that was all they ate. And so it is with pets.

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Posted : June 1, 2015 9:27 pm
OldTart
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Oh Lord I hope this isn't going to be another of those off-track threads replete with a lot of chest thumping and outrage about "right" and "wrong" animal foods. My last dog made it to 18 years old on nothing but regular old commercial food. The OP now has a pretty good idea of what's available and from where and that's what was asked for. Woof! Down Boys! 😀

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Posted : June 1, 2015 9:38 pm
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Our shepherds had full and healthy lives with a diet of mostly leftovers, including steak bones, chicken bones and fish bones, which many people think that animals shouldn't eat.

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Posted : June 1, 2015 11:11 pm
watruw8ing4
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Just take a look at an impartial report of the best food for your dog.
Do you see Purina, Iams, Science Diet, Pedigree......anywhere in the list.

NO, because they are the WORST dog foods on the market.

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-dry-dog-foods//blockquote >

Dogfoodadvisor.com is hardly impartial. They pander to the ancestral diet belief. So you're getting a list of foods that market that. The web site, like most others in this genre, makes affiliate money by leading you to a place where you can buy any dog food - including Purina. So naturally, they are going to concentrate on a popular trend to get more people to visit and click through their web site.

Not saying it's a bad diet for dogs. It may well be the best. Just saying there isn't a lot of evidence out there that that's the only way to go. All most of these sites show you is a philosophy. Web Marketing 101: Follow the money.

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Posted : June 4, 2015 2:58 pm
Alana33
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There is presently a lawsuit against Nestle Purina Petcare Company regarding their Beneful dry kibble brand.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lawsuit-claims-purinas-beneful-poisoning-killing-dogs-n312176

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Posted : June 4, 2015 10:17 pm
OldTart
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Isn't there a new lawsuit just about every day against one pet food company or another?

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Posted : June 4, 2015 10:20 pm
watruw8ing4
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There is presently a lawsuit against Nestle Purina Petcare Company regarding their Beneful dry kibble brand.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lawsuit-claims-purinas-beneful-poisoning-killing-dogs-n312176/blockquote >

Yes, and two others in previous years. Those were dismissed as baseless. This one will probably go the same way, since it's using the tired "propylene glycol is anti-freeze" argument, and blaming mycotoxins before they've tested to see if they are actually present in the products. A lawsuit, especially a class action lawsuit, doesn't imply guilt. Again, follow the money.

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Posted : June 5, 2015 12:55 pm
Alana33
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However, there have been instances in the past with tainted dog food and dog treat products that have indeed killed many pets. I'd rather not feed my pets those brands than take a chance of bringing them any harm.

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Posted : June 5, 2015 1:14 pm
watruw8ing4
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However, there have been instances in the past with tainted dog food and dog treat products that have indeed killed many pets. I'd rather not feed my pets those brands than take a chance of bringing them any harm.

Yes, and many of those recalls have involved the so-called "high quality" foods and treats, OC being the most recent. Better to watch how a company corrects what caused the recall, usually for one particular lot, supplier, or manufacturing locale, than to boycott all of its products and bring a company down, unless intent is proven.

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Posted : June 5, 2015 1:40 pm
kakalee
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Here is the my research of failures & successes for my 17 year old cat. I found grain free Halo at drugstore .com with free shipping on a $35 order. The problem was what they replaced the grain with, sweet starchy veggies. So I started reading as many online labels as I could tho some weren't listed & others won't ship here. I heard Tiki was recommended but if I remember right potatoes & tapioca were the offenders there I have heard good things about Weruva but no ingredient list, so before next order time I will have to call their customer service. I found the ingredients acceptable in Newmans Own but she hates it. As I see more different foods, I am struck by how much they seem to be for people, hence a lack of organ meats & the smelly stuff animals love. The common names people think of in "better" foods like Science Diet seem to just put higher prices on Pop Tarts for pets. I suggest finding out what food is best for your dog & researching who will ship it here at a reasonable price before you travel, as some of the foods that really are better rather than just called better will be even pricier here if you can find them at all.

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Posted : June 5, 2015 2:39 pm
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