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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 20 Jul 2005 10:40:00 -0500
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I use "Pedigree Digestive Aid, Lamb & Rice" or something like that. I only feed my 20 # Sheltie a little less than a cup a day and our TFT 8# 1/3 cup a day. (He is supposed to be 6#, but DH sneaks treats & food from his own plate  LOL)
and I am constantly battling to keep their weight down. It has corn as the first ingredient, as do all the brands I looked at.
I do NOT have easy access to other brands here. And I seldom drive myself as my sight isn't good. 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kristin and Dale Stillman 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:29 AM
  Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] FRR Food questions

  The feeding guide for Flint River Ranch recommends about one cup per 20
  pounds of body weight depending on the dog's activity level.  There are
  approximately 80 cups in a 20 pound bag.  A 60 pound dog would eat about
  three cups per day, 50 pounds 2 1/2 cups, etc.

  I feed five collies ranging in weight from 55# to 95# (yes, he thinks he's a
  horse) on a total of 18 cups a day.  If I were feeding one of the grocery
  store brands, that total would barely feed two of them.  Flint River Ranch
  is a highly concentrated kibble, so you feed much less of it and still give
  the dog all the nutrition that's needed.

  Hope this information helps as you make your decision.  I also have more
  information in links on my website.

  Have a great day!
  Kristin (with Jake, Otis, Roman, Taffy and Susie, the "collie wannabe")

  -----Original Message-----


  Date:    Tue, 19 Jul 2005 20:31:16 -0700
  From:    Dotty Harala <[log in to unmask]>
  Subject: Re: Question about food

  Hey Kathi-
  I use FRR too- but maybe I'm giving my dogs too much?  How much do yours
  weigh?  I go thru 60 lbs for 4 dogs, all farmcollie  types.  None of them
  seem overweight.
  >Flint River Ranch fits - no corn and chick as the first ingredient.  20
  >pounds is $25 and lasts me more than a month for two dogs.
  >Vicci <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
  >Is there any affordable dog-food that does NOT have corn in it?
  >Is there ANY affordable dog-food that starts the ' list of ingredients '
  >with meat?
  >Should it start with meat????