I have my 12 week old puppy on Science Diet puppy growth and someone told that is the worst food to give her and I said that is the best food on the market right now for animals, So they told me to get pro pac, Wouldn' you agree with me that Science Diet is the number one food right now?
No, I don't agree that it is the best. Science diet always made my Gordon Setter vomit, but that could be that there was some type of ingredient in there that didn't agree with her. I know of much high quality dog foods than Science diet. There is Wellness, Solid Gold, Chicken Soup...I feed Pro Plan to my dogs, I don't know if that is the best but it does well for my dogs and that is what my breeder feeds her dogs.
Science diet is a 'mid grade' food. I wouldn't say it's the worst food out there, but it's not the best food either. The good foods are hard to find for some people (at least in my area they sure are!) What food is the best will vary from person to person of course. IF your dog does great on Science diet and you're happy with it, stick wtih it. If your dog has consistently soft or runny stools you may want to consider swapping to another food.
Any dog food that has tons of fillers is not a good dog food. Ground corn, byproduct meal, animal digest, BHA and Ethoxyquin are things that are not good for your dog. These are things you do not see in human grade dog food.
But the bottom line is - you feed what your dog likes and what you can afford.
ive have a english bull x 8 mths when we got him he was eatin puppy chow a real bad case of wormsjust scarfed the food down it was like it wasnt even stickin to his bones so we took tazz to the vetthey recommended science diet large breed and he has had it the food has gain him some weightall is normal in the stool deprtment i mix the regualar large breed and the lamb n rice together
Actually science diet is one of the worst foods out there.(my vet says it is an easy way to kill your dog, and he won't sell it) it is extremely greasy and they are one of the ones who use euthanized pets-including collars ground up, and any meds the dog was on, and rancid grease, and all the meat they say is in there is not. Some extremely bad foods are Beneful, Science Diet, Eukanuba, Iams, Kibbles-n-bits, ol-roy, Purina. Some of the best foods however are Drs Foster and Smith brands, flint river ranch, and holistic foods. Drs foster and smith's foods are good priced and they are mail order only. so if anyone would like the webpage let me know.
I went to the pet store the other day looking for a puppy food for my baby because he will start eating soon, alot of the foods there had corn as there main ingredients. But one I have never heard of that had chicken, whole ground wheat and things like tomatoes and broccoli and all kinds of veggie in it, has anyone heard of Authority, and is it any good?
I think Science Diet is the only one that has a prescripton dog food. So, I don't have a choice. If anyone knows of anything else I wouold be interested in knowing about it. I think Max is getting burnt out on this food fast.
Starlight- Authority is Petsmarts generic food. I would NOT feed the normal line- it's not a very good food.
*But* their Oven-Baked variety is actually surprising good looking. Not one of the absolutely best foods- but probably one of the best you can find at Petsmart. Some Petsmarts also carry Blue- a good food worth looking into, too.
My Labrador Retreiver has been diagnosed with IBS (irritable Bowel Syndrome). He has sudden bouts of vomiting and watery stools. The vet placed him on Science Diet I/D. It is the only food he can eat without digestive problems. So far I have not found any collars or tags in his meals; but I will keep you posted.
***Edited By: sweet_dreams999 on 3/27/2005 1:26:21 AM*** Reason: didn't put the breed of my dog in the message
sandblagbu- i have the same problem as you do only it is with my cats food. I have to give her Eukanuba Vet. Diets Low pH/S, or she will start getting struvite crystals again. But they don't sell it at the store and they don't sell anything even similar.
OK now i am trying to figure out which food i should feed my puppy. I am not looking for anything super expensive (i already have to get an expensive brand for my cat with FLUTD...i pay $16.00 for a 5.5lb bag!!!) i do not want to mail in for it but i would like it to be as healthy as it can be. Any suggestions???