View Full Version : Best Place in the Metro to Buy High Quality Dog Food?

05-30-2008, 09:57 PM
I've been educating myself on dog food for the past year after hearing a story on NPR about pet food. (The short version is that most dog food you buy in grocery or big box stores is crap. Lots of filler.) Most recognizable dog food brands are made by major food companies and they use their cast-off product (garbage) to create dog food. In the long term (and short term) it effects your pet's health. (Companies usually market their pet food under a different brand. For example, Nestle make Purina Dog Food.)

Some times you hear stuff like that and think it is silly or just marketing, but I can attest to the fact that once I started feeding my dog some higher quality food I could tell a difference in her energy level, her coat, her "output" and she even smelled less dog-like!

Here is an site with a lot of good comparisons of dog food:
Dog Food Reviews - Main Index - Powered by ReviewPost (

I have found a lot of these top brands at Britton Seed and Feed (708 W Britton Rd
Oklahoma City). They are great to deal with and have a nice selection. I was just wondering if anyone knew of other places in town with a good selection of high quality dog foods so I can do some price comparisons.?

FWIW - The Truth Behind Pet Food (

05-31-2008, 12:41 AM
We have used the BARF ( diet for our dogs and found it to work very well, better in many ways than any store bought dog food.

06-01-2008, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the reference. Looks like Britton Seed and Feed are also listed as reps for BARF. They must be the go-to place in town for quality pet food.

Anyone know where in town you can buy Orijen ( food? Their site doesn't list any Oklahoma dealers yet, but I was hoping they were behind on updating their info. :) Orijen has been rated as a six star dog food (the highest rating available). Looks like they are based in Canada. It may take a while before we see them distributing here.

For now I have been feeding my Labrador Nature's Variety Instinct Chicken Meal Formula ( It sure gives her a shiny coat. And I swear she smells less "dog like" when I keep her on it.

When I was in Britton Seed and Feed this weekend they gave me a sample of a new brand they are carrying - Fromm Family Foods ( I'll give it a try and see how my dog likes it. Looks like it is four star rated so I''ll probably stay with Nature's Variety or Evo (, which I also use.

Theses brands are more expensive than what you buy in the grocery store, but if it will give my dog an extra year or so of healthy living, it's worth it.

06-01-2008, 11:54 AM
We get raw chicken and vegetables for the BARF diet from the grocery store. It is the same FDA approved food that humans eat.

06-01-2008, 02:01 PM
We've been going to Britton Feed & Seed for years for our dogs and our cats. I noticed immediately when I switched my cat's food over from Science Diet to Felidae Senior how much their coats improved.

I've since made another switch since they didn't seem to like the Felidae and would only eat about half of it, spilling the other half on the floor.

We feed our three dogs Innova, and have been very happy with it. I've investigated raw diets, but don't feel it would work for our busy family. Lots of prep work. We do get them raw frozen bones as a special treat from time to time, however.

We love the staff at Britton Feed & Seed, and our 3 dogs love going in and seeing Virginia, Sean, Mike and Tiffany, who always fill them up with the latest treats. Its especially nice going to a place where you are known by your name. Makes the shopping experience that much nicer.

For those looking for a premium brand (none of the brands sold at BF&S were on the recent recall list), I would highly recommend checking out a copy of "Whole Dog Journal." It's a subscription-only monthly "newsletter," but is filled with fabulous articles about holistic canine care, from nutrition and wellness, to positive behavior techniques, and more.

Their annual "best" lists of dry, canned and now frozen (pre-packaged raw) diets are very helpful and informative.

Sin Wagon
06-15-2008, 11:32 AM
Anyone out there have experience with this? I'm looking for good sources of food in the OKC area. Live or whole frozen rabbits, whole fowl, etc. Its easy enough to find inexpensive meat in the grocery stores, but whole game including organ meats are also essential to the diet, and I'm having problems finding a wide variety of organ meats in the grocery stores. Home Page (