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    Defaultdog food brands that do food trails

    In reading some posts here I was wondering which brands do food trials with dogs?
    Only the big companies ie purina, iams, hills, or some of the others as well?
    Do any of them do food trials on Labs??
    Just wondered.
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    DefaultRe: dog food brands that do food trails

    I'm only aware of the big ones you listed as well as royal canin. Purina uses labradors for their food trials.
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    DefaultRe: dog food brands that do food trails

    Fromm's does food trials.

    If they do trials it will say it on the bag/website, etc.
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    DefaultRe: dog food brands that do food trails

    Can I ask what is the big deal about food trials, and I am not being rude or anything, but we don't test our foods, and we are all still alive hopefully.

    I think even food trials allow for 20% mortality within the first 6 months for a pass. Yikes.

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    DefaultRe: dog food brands that do food trails

    Can I ask what is the big deal about food trials, and I am not being rude or anything, but we don't test our foods, and we are all still alive hopefully.

    I think even food trials allow for 20% mortality within the first 6 months for a pass. Yikes.
    Read: http://www.hilarywatson.com/aafco.pdf

    Diamond also does food trials (Diamond makes a number of brands including "Chicken Soup" and Costco's "Kirkland")
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    DefaultRe: dog food brands that do food trails

    Purina uses Labs a lot for their feeding trials. I will only feed a food that has actually been fed to real live dogs. My dogs are not someone else's guinea pigs. The one time where I fed a food that wasn't testing in a feeding trial my dogs did horrible on it. They were in such bad shape it took over a year to get them back into shape to show.

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    DefaultRe: dog food brands that do food trails

    I get that Laura, BUT

    Your dogs could probably do crappy on something with a feeding test too!

    A feeding test does not insinuate that a food is going to work for your dogs. And vice versa, sorry, I just don't buy that.


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    DefaultRe: dog food brands that do food trails

    But my dogs have only done well on foods fed in feeding trials. Most of the newer "better" foods are formulated in a laboratory without any type of feeding trial. My own dogs did horrible on them. ALL of them. Even now if I try to change and feed one of them, my dogs do not do well.

    Hence my statement where I say I will not feed a food that hasn't actually been fed to a live animal. Formulation is nice in theory but not enough for me. It might be enough for someone else, but it's not enough for me. I do not want my dogs being someone else's guinea pig.



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