After reading a couple of posts on dog food I thought I would post one of my own.
Mason is on Iams Smart Puppy. That is what the lady we bought him from had him on so we just continued it. I have been talking to a couple of people and they have said that Iams is mostly fillers. I was given samples of Wellness puppy food for him to try.
Does anyone feed Wellness to their dogs? Is Iams really that bad? I'm willing to switch dog foods if it will benefit Mason in the long term.
Wellness dog food doesn't have Menadione in it anymore. Neither does Chicken Soup for hte Dog Lover's soul for that matter. Wellness just has "Vitamin K supplement" listed on the bag, and Chicken Soup doesn't have any reference to vitamin k at all.
vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E & vitamin K: These supplements are added to almost all pet foods as a vitamin source. Vitamin A is sometimes labeled as vitamin A-acetate, Vitamin D as cholecalciferol, Vitamin E as d-alpha-Tocopherol acetate and ~~~Vitamin K as menadione sodium bisulfite complex. All of these fat soluble vitamins are required in the diet, although diets containing liver are often not supplemented with Vitamin A, because liver is an excellent source of vitamin A.
We used Wellnes on our Cavalier puppy and she would pick at it. She is very picky. The only thing that we have found that she likes is Royal Canin's Sensible Choice puppy food and she loves it. But with all the talk of all the good and bad food I am so confused and now wondering if it's good for her or not?
I spend more time worrying about what my dogs eat then my kids..LOL
I feed Wellness Fish and Sweet Potato to Lacy (Yorkshire terrier) and she does just fine on it. As a puppy I had her on Pro Plan but quickly learned it wasn't a good quality food. I like Wellness because it has no corn or white rice and no dyes. I think it's a great food. I won't feed my pets anything with corn in it because it has absolutely no nutritional value and that's why I switched to Wellness.
Hi, I also had the same problem a few days ago as my 10 month old pom was also on Iams smart Puppy. I heard it was bad, and was given a list of foods to try, I narrowed it down to a few and read the ingredients. I chose NATURAL BALANCE, and my pup loves it. He is almost one so he can have it but I would look into it. I would get him off of it as soon as possible, I wish I had done earlier but I had no idea how crappy the ingredients were, it's like pure corn and additives etc. I heard canidae is good, but it is not available at my local petco. My friends tried wellness, and didn't like it for their dog so I went straight to natural balance. Read the ingredients on everything as I have started to.
Here are some I was recommended: Solid Gold Eagle Pack Flint River Ranch Premium Edge Innova Canidae Chicken Soup Natural Balance ---> The one I use Pinnacle
Wellness letter: Since launching our enhanced dry dog food this past fall, we have heard some feedback surrounding our use of Vitamin K (Menadione). Some of the feedback was from people who were simply curious, and some of it was negative, questioning our use of Vitamin k. We listened to all feedback, re-evaluated the ingredient, and have decided to remove Vitamin K from all dry dog diets.
We will remove Vitamin K from our nutritional premix sometime in the 4th quarter. Upon the next printing of bags, it will no longer appear on the ingredient panels.
Tells me they haven't done it yet, but they are going to. I was feeding wellness fish and sweet potatoe, I switched to solid gold wolf king when they changed their forumla around some in my last bag. The changed food though they claim dogs like it better caused 33 pounds of dog food tummy upset and pancake poop.
I had Rilo on Wellness as a puppy and he did well on it but then switched him to Canidae for the same reason that Riley stopped using it. However, the Canidae made his already dry skin even worse so now he is on Timberwolf Organics Elk & Salmon mix and he is doing great. My little Chihuahua Fynley loves it too and they both look absolutely handsome! =)