Well I wanted to give it a try. Its Called Naturally Complete and it has NO beet pulp. I heard thats one thing that causes tears stains on white dogs. Duchess is white and dont have them but Nap's a poodle and if I dont keep him trimmed close around the eyes he gets them. so I thought I'd try a beet free feed a try. i'll keep you posted on how it goes. .
I noticed this new dog food when I went to a larger town this weekend and went grocery shopping. Purina Naturally Complete is much better than their other producs, it has no byproducts, and I was surprised to see ingredients such as pearled barley and brown rice. But the first ingredient is still ground yellow corn. Chicken meal is the second ingredient and beef is the third...and it does have soybean meal. However, if you compare to other Purina foods, this is by far the best. If you have to buy food at the grocery store, this might be the one to get. I'm glad they're making an effort to step up the quality of their foods :)
I hope your dog does well on it! :) ~Val
***keep in mind, this is from memory...the order of ingredients that I listed MAY be wrong, except for the corn, I remember clearly that it was first.
I buy my dog feed from the feed store ,Hi-Tek, but I buy my cat food in the grocery store and I bought her a bag of the kitty formula too. I'm not switching my husbands dogs to it - just my poodle. I'm not a nutrition fanatic like some ,though we buy quality feed for our hunting dogs that require proper staple to function. But I was thinking it would be good for the tear staining issue. Heck all the little crumbs he eats off the kitchen floor...no telling how much bread products he consumes in a day!LOL!JK! I guess I'll see how the poop thing goes too. I dont want no loose , smelly poopies to shovel out his yard.
soybeans, i believe, are one of the most heavily genetically modified, pesticided foods in existence.
food doesnt cause tear stains in white dogs. nor does water. diet may aggravate it, but the red/brown color of the tears is due to naturally occuring proteins in the dogs body. the brown dogs get them too, we just cant see them.
this is what i was told by the u of penn when i took snoop in for having blocked ducts.