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    1. #1
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      Question Should we switch ? Purina farm grade feeds vs. commercial brands

      My 9 yr old chocolate lab has done very well on the kibble
      We have fed her for 6 years.

      We purchase from a local grain store which recommends
      It highly. It is Exclusive Brand manufactured by PMI Nutrition,
      The farm division of Purina.

      This law suit on Beneful food has me second guessing.
      Thoughts or suggestions welcome.

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      If she does well on it I'd keep feeding it and not worry. At one point PMI was going to sponsor my husband's chocolate for dock dogs, and from talking to them it sounds like they are very much seperate from Purina in how they do things, if that makes you feel better

    3. #3
      Best Friend Retriever
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      PMI (Purina Mills Inc) is not the same company as Purina. That division was split when Ralston Purina sold its assets.

      Nestle owns the Purina that makes Beneful and other brands.

      Land O' Lakes owns Purina Mills.

      Two different companies.
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      ​Decisions, decisions, decisions

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      “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”

      Cheryl Zuccaro

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      I still plan on feeding Pro Plan, which is a Purina product.

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      I'm still feeding Proplan SSS to Niner. I will admit though I have thought about switching him to Holistic Select (Charlie's food)

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      Kathy W
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      Plan on feeding Pro Plan to Max also

      Looked into PMI exclusive few years ago , down side for me is the fact its only available at feed store furthest away from me.

      If PMI is working , I would not change

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      Im not changing either, all 4 of mine are on varieties of Proplan right now

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      I still plan on feeding Pro Plan. I have no intention of feeding Beneful, but the filing of the lawsuit doesn't mean the claims in the lawsuit are true. Lawsuits are all too common these days. Some have merit. Some don't.
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    11. #9
      Real Retriever
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      Bought one bag of beneful but was turned off by the colors and shapes. No need for a dog to have food coloring or cute dog bone shaped kibble.
      -- Ken, owned by:

      Max - Black Lab mix gotcha 4/23/2012 Born 12/2011
      Scarlett - Yellow Lab gotcha 4/19/2013 Born 2008? 2007?
      Lizzy - Terrier mix gotcha 6/29/2014 Born 2006?
      Zeus - Papillon mix gotcha 1/30/2015 Born 3/26/2014

      Avatar: Ziggy, my kitty who crossed the bridge a few years ago.
      He slept in the sink for years, silly boy.
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