What do ya'll think of Nutro Ultra (Adult) as a dog food. That is what I feed my dogs. I have two friends that work for they company and they say it's one of the best brands - lots of holistic ingredients. It's very expensive. Any one have any opinions on the brand? I'm just curious; I want to make sure I'm feeding my babies the best.
Also, any advice for picky eaters? I have one dog who gobbles her food down, and the other just sits there and "guards" her food and only eats 1/3 - 1/2 her meal at a time. I've tried boulion cubes -liquid mixed with the food to give it more flavor, but I'm sure that can't be too good for her over the long run.
***Edited By: Cinnaeve on 11/29/2005 7:00:12 PM*** Reason: added more
Alot of petstores that sell puppies say this is such a wondeful fod,but its not. I have a picky eater and he eats Natural balance Potato and duck or Chicken Soup for the dog lovers soul. You really dont want anything with corn or chicken by product or soy. there are probably other,one of my dogs cant have Wheat,soy,chicken,pork,corn,dairy,or beef...but this is cause of allergies. For your picky dog try Chicken soup or natural Balance. With the other dog try Chicken soup,eagle pack,Canidae,and there are a few others but I forget them right now.
you said your dog Gaurds it food? Maybe take her out of the room with the other dog. If that dont work at Walmart there is this Carob stuff and its in a bottle its for there skin and you can out that on her food.
I had my youngest puppy on Nutro Ultra for awhile, in the hopes that it would help her flaky skin. She had HUGE poops and smelled like fish all the time, but her skin did get better (don't know if it was that or the Missing Link I added) and she loved it. I've switched her over to Natural Balance now (much smaller, less smelly poops) and I'm going to start adding some of Steve's prepared raw...we'll see how she does with that combo.
Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Ground Rice, Lamb Meal, Rice Bran, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Salmon Meal, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Oatmeal, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Tomato Pomace, Cranberry Powder, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Dried Egg Product, L-Lysine, Dried Kelp Meal, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Biotin, L-Carnitine, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Niacin, Garlic, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Beta-Carotene, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid.
This is nutro ultra ingredients. the most plentiful ingredients are supposed to listed first. but dog food co. are wise to this. so they split up ingredients like brown rice into three ingredients like rice bran, whole brown rice and ground rice. so add those up now rice in the number one ingredinet why? it's cheap. but i am sorry dogs do not eat rice. natural flavors? egg product? chicken meal? does not sound holistic to me. dried beet pulp? why on gods earth do dogs need that?
this i think is a horrible food, and the holistic is not a word goverend by the FDA or USDA. it is a fancy word to sell dog food.
now how does this sound
ground beef, chicken quarters, duck wings ground pork, chickens feet, mackereal, sarindes, smelt, beef tripe, beef kidneys, livers and hearts, bananas, apples, celery, broccoli,alphlafa, eggs shell and all, kefir, pears, carrots. preserved by freezing. all raw, thats what my dogs eat.