I'm tired of my mom feeding our maltese Purina or Eukanuba considering I've found out how terrible it really is lol. I really want her to switch her to something healthier because poor Buffy is chubby... shes about 10lbs but people still think shes precious. heck.. she can't even walk for too long without huffin n' puffin :)
Anyways, I know theres been posts before about dry foods but do you guys know of some decent (hopefully inexpensive) dry food brands that places like Petsmart might carry? I realize nothings probably as cheap as some of the cruddy brands like Iams, Purina, etc... but atleast something better for my dog. Thanks!
Keep in mind that most better foods the feeding requirements are less.. I had to feed Cider 2 cups of IAMS.. I feed 1 cup of anything better.
Do you have a costco membership? Kirkland lamb and rice is pretty good. Blue Buffalo is Petsmart's.. There's one better version of authority that's decent and in Petsmart.. Canidae isn't in a pet store, but it's easier on the wallet than most holistic's.
I recently spoke wih a scientist who study's which dog food s bast and she told me that purnina was the best food on the market. not expensive. She said that most expensive dog food was expensive because if the cost of packaging and not what really goes into the food. I was feeding my dogs science diet until I spoke with her. But you kno each person has their own ideas about what is best
Yikes. Since the some of that food is full of fillers and junk not suitable to feed cockroaches or lab rats.. I'd put that 'scientist' in the category with vets who generally lack on nutrition knowledge and training.
I just heard on another board of a dog food called Enhance. It is harder to find I guess. They are using the Enhance Veternarians Formula and only paying 21.50 per 40 lb bag. You can find a dealer at Arkat using the proper web lingo.
The company is Arkat.. The Enhance line is garbage in a dog food bag.. The VF complete line in quickly scrolling through it is a moderate food, but doesn't have prices on the site.. So it may be decent or not depending upon where you shop.
Just bcause am a newbie on this site does in no way mean that I m new to the dog world. I have owed dogs as far back as I can remember. I have been a dog breeder for over 10 years. I have asked several vets this same quetion "which food is the best for my dogs" Most of the time the answer I received was the same. Feed a good quality food, check the ingredents and if one of the first 3 ingredent is corn then pass on to another food. Many vets push Science diet and other foods because they are being paid to do so. I never said what kind of food I feed my dogs only what I had been told by this person, In fact I fed my dogs a special diet of boiled chicken, rice and veggie's. I know what is in my food becaus I make it myself.
chicken soup for the pet lover's soul is FAR more affordable than canidae, which in my area it's like $21.99 for an 18 lb bag of food.
Chicken soup is $15.99 for an 18 lb bag, and $27.99 for a 36? lb bag. If you have small dogs though I"m not sure how this would be much of wallet buster, especially compared to the cost of trips to the vet :P
You can get Natural Balance at Petco, but not Petsmart. It's a good food, and believe it or not, cheaper than Science Diet. I have a havanese, and he's a bit picky, so I add a little scrambled egg to it or parmesan cheese, or even a BilJac Liver Treat sprinkled on it, and eats it all up. If I just put the natural balance kibble in the bowl with nothing on it, he sniffs it and walks away. I don't mind, but if I have to go away, most dog sitters won't do that. He's 14 mos. old--he goes to Camp Bow Wow for 5 hrs. sometimes if I have to get him out of the house for some reason--usually on Tuesdays when the cleaning people come in, anybody know anything about Camp Bow Wow? I'm in NJ--the dogs have to be interviewed first to make sure they are social--they "play all day, sleep the night away". They sleep in their "cabin"--big crate. I haven't boarded him there overnight yet.
I agree with Minn. I think Chicken Soup is the highest quality you can get for such a great price. I get a 30lb bag for $21.99 for my 3 cats and it lasts forever. They love it, the ingredients are great, and its very affordable.
I agree with minn. too that Chicken Soup is a good price. I paid 15.00 for 18 lb bag.And you dont have to feed much either. But I noticed Nap dont like the taste like he does the Royal Canin I was feeding him. So I've been mixing it 1/2 and 1/2.
contrary to what you may have read, pedigree is pretty good food as well. I have fed it for years and had great result from it. that is what you should really be concern about and how food should be judged, by the results.