Guest CBDTherapyDogs Posted March 10, 2012 Share Posted March 10, 2012 The feed store where I normally purchase my dog food, Southern States, is now making a new line of Naturals dog food. Both the Lamb & Rice and the Chicken & Pearled Barley formula's have no wheat/corn/or soy. Most folks don't know about the Southern States Co-Op, but they are very well worth going to! I started going there to purchase my horse feed, their Legends line of feed - which by the way, is the same feed and Co-Op that the Kentucky Horse Park feeds their horses. I was talking one day to the manager of our local Southern States about dog food and he offered me a bag of their food for free to try. I've been feeding it ever sense! What I really love is that it is made with all ingredients grown here in the Southern United States, grown by Southern United States farmers, and made in the Southern US. Nothing imported from China and it's all fresh! Well, they have different lines of foods, ranging from along the lines of "Dog Chow" and "Beneful" - which are the "Complete" lines in the Southern States feeds... to the "Advanced" lines of food, which are closer to Purina One, Pro Plan, Nutro Max, etc... I have been feeding the "Advanced Sport" with GREAT success. Okay, I know, there are purists out there who will freak out with OHMYGOSHSHEFEEDSHERDOGSCORN!!! and OHMYGO**HASBYPRODUCTSINIT!!! For one, I've contacted the parent company. The "by products" in the advanced lines are akin to the by products in Bil-Jac foods - organ meat mixed with meat meal. My hounds have done very wonderful on the Advanced Sport food and I will continue to feed them this food. I do have friends who feed the Advanced Adult who has had WONDERFUL success with it too! Now Southern States is making a new line of food - Naturals. I bought a bag of the Lamb and Rice Naturals and found that my 11 1/2 yr old Borzoi, Drumm, LOVES it, so I had to buy a bag of the Chicken and Pearled Barley Naturals and he loves it too! The Chicken and Pearled Barley is also formulated in a tiny-bite sized so it's great size for small dogs with small mouths. Bonus here, it's not only also made here in the Southern US, it's also not marked with prices like the big name brand foods either. Chicken and Pearled Barley formula, 40 pound bag, WITH TAX sold at the Oneonta, AL Southern States is less than $32. Lamb and Rice formula, 40 pound bag, WITH TAX sold at the Oneonta, AL Southern States is less than $35. For those interested, the 40 pound bag of Advanced Sport that I feed, which is also the same formula of food that the hounds at the McGregor Greyhound Welfare Center feeds the hounds too, is only $21.79 WITH TAX per bag. The Advanced Adult 40 pound bag is a dollar less. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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