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I feed diamond naturals to all my dogs and have done so for the past 8 years. They have done well on it. In fact for a short while I tried Purina Pro Plan because my vet recommended it after one of my dogs had orthopedic surgery. While it is a good dog food I feel Diamond is better. For one thing Diamond Naturals feels less greasy than the Purina Pro Plan. The poop coming out of the dog is much neater with Diamond Naturals and the dogs seem to like it. It also is a better value as it cost less per pound than Purina Pro Plan. I will say that early on when I got my dogs about 11 years ago I was using Nutro (back then it was called Natural Choice) and it was hands down the best dog food I have ever given to my dogs. However, they started to reduce the size of the bags and increased the cost so that it became unsustainable to buy that dog food for two large labs. That is when I switched to Diamond Naturals. Unless you are rich like Warren Buffet it really all boils down to a cost/benefit ratio. Right now Diamond is clearly the leader in that area.
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We've been constantly trying to find the best food for our dog Petal, whom we would like to have the longest and best life possible. We went through a series of dog foods (learning as we went). First was Natural Balance, then Halo, then a mixture of lunch meat and Halo. She liked all of them, at first, but over time she grew to dislike and eventually not want to eat each of them.
Also, she eventually got a condition where she would vomit at various times of the day. Not vomiting up food, but some weird stomach acid looking stuff. Our vet eventually diagnosed her with hyper-modal syndrome, where a dog's digestive system produces too much bile in between feeding and it makes them nauseous and throw up. So, we had her on some medication for that.

Now we had a dog who didn't like her food and whom we had to give medication. We were looking for something that would help and that she would like. We stumbled upon Primal at a specialty pet health food store. When we first tried it, Petal instantly gobbled up the food. So we tried another bag, and then other types (we typically give her a combo of Chicken, Turkey & Sardine, Lamb or Beef). She stopped vomiting. We took her off the medication and she was fine. No more vomiting. And she seemed to really relish eating.

Over time, we noticed that her fur is actually softer. And the best thing of all, she loves her food! She gobbles it up in about 30 seconds. Then swings by later to lick the bowl, and see if there's any left. We've been feeding her Primal for about a year now and she still loves it as much as the first day. And no more stomach or digestive issues.

Oh, and one more thing -- (as Primal notes on their site) -- there is less poop! At first we were a little concerned that she was going roughly half as much as normal (only once a day as opposed to two-a-days, previously). But she seems so healthy and happy and Primal's explanation about the food being more rich in actual nutrients and less diluted with filler, thus, less waste going through the dog's system, seems to make a lot of sense. (And we've seen it to be true.) Not that wanting to pick up less dog poop is a reason to buy a certain dog food, but it is a nice benefit.

Petal is going to be 7 this April (we think.. she's a rescue dog that we found on the street) and she acts like a puppy still. She has tons of energy, is happy, and best of all, she enjoys eating her Primal food. Thanks Primal!! You really saved the day for us.
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