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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by williamN, Feb 16, 2007.
Puppy and adult food.
I know there has to be a post on this already but I couldn't find it.
IAM's is the best.
I'm sorry, but Iams is horrible for your dog. Iams and most "grocery store brands" use alot of by-products in there foods. They are basically just fillers and have no nutritional value. You want a food that has good animal proteins along with a good grain protein. Here is a list of some good foods to feed your dogs/cats.
Wellness Super5Mix Hormone
Raw diet - boil chicken and other meats and mix with boiled veggies/rice
FWIW, I've had two different vets recommend Pedigree for commercial dog food. They tried to convince me that Science Diet was the best but given the cost, I said that I needed a more economical choice. That's when they said if you're gonna feed 'em the stuff you can buy in stores, they'd choose Pedigree.
I've used it for my lab for 9 years now and he's always had a full, shiny coat and good teeth. Not saying it's the best, but again, IME, it's a good choice.
After posting this question I did a little more searching on the web.
On some of the working dog sites, DVP, Sams Club Exceed Professional and Kirland scored high.
Try Solid Gold.
Available at most Pet Supermarkets and pretty good stuff.
This sounds like a canine version of the Ford vs Chevy, different brands of oil, debate. Everyone has their favorites & you won't change their mind.
my parent's first Golden was fed purina or some fairly generic store brand. lived 14 years.
their second Golden was fed some higher brand "great" dog food, for a lot more money. lived less than 10 years.
was it the food? was it coincidence? was it other factors? who knows...but i'm going to worry less about the food i feed my pup than the attention and 'regular maintenance' aspect of things...
Just choose a brand that doesn't start the ingredient list with corn, corn meal, or anything else that would be considered a filler. Get a brand that starts out with chicken, beef, or lamb by product, and you will be good to go! I don't know if Sam's Exceed is the best, but for the money, it's hard to beat!
If you have the time, read the link below.
After doing alot of research on this, I feed our Yellow Lab Canidae and Natural Balance. Both are readily available and are top-rated.
Both are fantastic foods. I'm sure your pup is happy, healthy and shiny!
She is indeed. She seems to have no preference between either brand when it comes to dry kibble. But, she clearly prefers Natural Balance's canned offerings. I mix both brands of dry and give her all 7 varieties of Natural Balance canned.
Been feeding my poodle Royal Canin...she seems to like it and that's what the breeder was feeding her before we got her.
Probably not the best, but she looks good and is in good health and likes it.
Royal Canin is a well-rated food from what I remember.
For the last 2 years of my old Landseer Newfoundland's life my wife made her own food for him.
She cooked this in the crock pot and a good 5 pound pot roast, with potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic & sweet potato with a little nettle leaf and parsley and was good for 45 helpings of homemade goodness along with a cup of "Wolf" brand kibble (from the vet).
IMO "Timberwolf Organics" is the best. The Whole Dog Journal just had a list of recommended foods for 2007 (you can check out).
My German Shepherd loves TWO. If your dog has a sensitive stomach, it may be a little rich.
P.S. Stay away from all grocery store foods. Really research the foods. There is so much better food out there for our dogs and cats.
geez, this sounds good enough for me to eat! (well, we might leave out the kibble)
canidae, natural balance
I couldn't agree more.