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Black Gold Explorer Original Performance Formula 26/18 Dry Dog Food

Black Gold Explorer Original Performance Formula 26/18 Dry Dog Food

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    Great Food

    By Dana on Mar 2, 2021

    I recently began fostering and 8 year old dog. He was in a shelter and was refusing to eat, losing weight. We gave him the new food and what a difference. He has gained weight and he acts like a puppy. Thank you for help saving his life!!!

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    Dogs wont eat it

    By Marge on Apr 19, 2020

    All 3 of our dogs wont touch this unless I add canned food or some kind of sauce or gravy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Food

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    I recently began fostering and 8 year old dog. He was in a shelter and was refusing to eat, losing weight. We gave him the new food and what a difference. He has gained weight and he acts like a puppy. Thank you for help saving his life!!!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Question about the ingredients....?

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    We have 3 dogs in various sizes, so big bags of dog food is a must in our wolfpack!! We saw this brand at our local store which is cheaper then chewy but they don't deliver to your door like chewy does so the extra cost not a big deal. They seem to like it, but the littlest pup is kinda having loose stool. I'm not sure if it's from the change of food or the ingredients. Time will tell.....What does concerne me is it says it is made in the USA with no by-products, artificial colors or chemical preservatives.... But when reading the ingredients it says Chicken By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Natural Flavors...... This is very confusing and conflicting info We have 3 dogs in various sizes, so big bags of dog food is a must in our wolfpack!! We saw this brand at our local store which is cheaper then chewy but they don't deliver to your door like chewy does so the extra cost not a big deal. They seem to like it, but the littlest pup is kinda having loose stool. I'm not sure if it's from the change of food or the ingredients. Time will tell.....What does concerne me is it says it is made in the USA with no by-products, artificial colors or chemical preservatives.... But when reading the ingredients it says Chicken By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Natural Flavors...... This is very confusing and conflicting info! So which is it....are you using by-products or not???!!! … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good feed but extremely to high

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    Good feed but extremely over priced If your feeding one dog I guess it’s fine Sincerely A coon hunter with a pen full of dogs

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awesome!

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    I don't normally write reviews often but I just HAVE to with this. I own three yes three Great Danes and one crazy Irish setter. The Danes I have struggled with diarrhea and lose stools ever since I got them. All different breeders so not genetic. I tried EVERYTHING! Purina pro plan, purina pro plan sensitive, Diamond naturals chicken, diamond naturals beef, several others but the only one that SEEMED to help some was diamond naturals lamb and rice. Well it helped the two Danes but not the others. A breeder suggested several times I give this a try since I could buy it at the local hardware store near me for 30.00 a bag. I thought no way would a cheaper food with corn etc help my dogs. This I don't normally write reviews often but I just HAVE to with this. I own three yes three Great Danes and one crazy Irish setter. The Danes I have struggled with diarrhea and lose stools ever since I got them. All different breeders so not genetic. I tried EVERYTHING! Purina pro plan, purina pro plan sensitive, Diamond naturals chicken, diamond naturals beef, several others but the only one that SEEMED to help some was diamond naturals lamb and rice. Well it helped the two Danes but not the others. A breeder suggested several times I give this a try since I could buy it at the local hardware store near me for 30.00 a bag. I thought no way would a cheaper food with corn etc help my dogs. This will be a mess. Well I didn't even transition as their poop was water anyway so how much worse could it get? Let me tell you within 24 hours it was like the heavens opened and smiled finally down on my poor pups. All had solid stools only pooping twice a day now and thriving! If you have been going through what I have don't over think. least try the small bag and see if it helps. This was a God send for my Danes. The lady that suggested it has nine! And she said this was the only one that works well for hers. I over thought way too much looking for something that was perfect ingredients and the perfect protein etc. Thank you black gold! … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Dogs wont eat it

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    All 3 of our dogs wont touch this unless I add canned food or some kind of sauce or gravy.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Paid to much

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    I can buy at my local grocery store for $39.99 so I overpaid with chewy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Food, Great Company

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    My brother recommended this food to me for my dog. My dog absolutely loves this food! I would recommend this food for sure. I love Chewy!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Dog Food

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    This dog food keeps my shiba in tip top shape and never bothers his sensitive tummy

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it I have a picky eater

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    So I have a high strong Belgian malinois mix so very high metabolism and shes also extremely picky so this food did wonders I have a healthy happy chubby "finally" pup

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Performance Blend Please!

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    I like the 26/18 formula for my very active/hyper 2 year old black lab. What I don't like is not being able to find an expiration date on any of the 50-lb bags I've bought. I think one bag went or was bad cuz my dog would not touch it. So I started buying four 15-lb bags of Black Gold 'Performance Blend' which have an expiration date on them, my theory being that I could use up one 15-lb bag in a week while keeping the others sealed and fresh. Sorry to say, Chewy has been out of the 'Performance Blend' 15-lb bags for some time now so I'm assuming that it isn't made anymore as Chewy now offers the more expensive 15-lb bag of Black Gold Explorer Original Performance 26/18 Dry Dog Food instead.. I like the 26/18 formula for my very active/hyper 2 year old black lab. What I don't like is not being able to find an expiration date on any of the 50-lb bags I've bought. I think one bag went or was bad cuz my dog would not touch it. So I started buying four 15-lb bags of Black Gold 'Performance Blend' which have an expiration date on them, my theory being that I could use up one 15-lb bag in a week while keeping the others sealed and fresh. Sorry to say, Chewy has been out of the 'Performance Blend' 15-lb bags for some time now so I'm assuming that it isn't made anymore as Chewy now offers the more expensive 15-lb bag of Black Gold Explorer Original Performance 26/18 Dry Dog Food instead... … more

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