I have been reading the threads about all the problems people had finding safe food that their dogs would eat during the recall. Some even mentioned certain brands pushed by vets that seemed to be linked to Cancer. Any receipes or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
We have tried every dog food out there and what has been the best for our dogs is been Diamond and chicken soup for puppies which is made by diamond> pro pack but if you don't want to put weight on then I would only use this for pups, We had bulldogs and they got fat on it. What kind of dog is it, because if it is a toy breed you want to be careful too.
I'm all about feeding raw. I feed the prepackaged raw though - Nature's Variety medallions (rabbit and venison). http://www.naturesvariety.com If you don't want to do raw, then home cooking is another good option if you get everything your dog needs in it, but you're losing nutrients from cooking the food. If you still want to feed kibble or canned, Merrick is good, Wellness, Innova, Nature's Variety makes dry and canned, Canidae, Eagle Pack Holisitic. All of these are found only at specialty pet stores - not a grocery store, petsmart, or petco.
I second the vote for Diamond. We feed the puppy formula to Sierra, and the Performance formula to Everest & Yukon. Boxer is right though, if you don't have a working or sporting dog they probably don't need that much protein and fat. Since this is the off-season for us, I had to cut down on what I fed them. They were starting to get fat. That's not an easy thing to do for a Husky! I get mine at the local feed/farm store. It is cheap b/c they don't spend any money on fancy packaging and advertising. They put all of their money into the ingredients and quality checking. Esp after all of the scares.
diamond? i thought so too but people are saying diamond dog food killed their dogs. have they written a letter defending their food or halted the recall. i will need something that proves it is safe after all of the negative feed back i have gotten. one guy even begged me not to kill my dogs by feeding them diamond. i have a thread that is similiar to yours duck. many are telling me canidae is good. i ordered innova which to me seems like the best!! they have puppy food too!!!
if my dog could talk i'm sure he'd say "woof .. woof!!"
Congratulations on getting your Pup. Is it a Puggle? When we asked our vet he said, feed what you are comfortable with??? I think you have received good advice on the food so far. The only thing you really have to do is watch how they react the first two or three times to any food. Some foods may disagree with their tummys. What is its name?
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midnightgent, I think I originally asked this on your post and someone felt I should move my question to a new topic - I think because it was a puppy question not a changing an established diet question. I read from other threads - I think it was a vet who said Science Diet has always been bad. Cats are so much easier one of ours is a meat eater and the other is a vegetarian. The puppy's original name is Mocha - but we are renaming it Kaylei. I'll post more about herlater in the other thread.
Diamond has two varieties with their name on it and thats the Regular and then they have naturals variety. Its probably not as good as Canidae or some of the other natural diets but its a better alternative to Iams, Eukanuba and Science Diet. The Naturals has no wheat, corn, or by products in it. It is also a lot better than Diamonds regular food which is probably what people may have had a problem with. It comes in several choices including Small Breed Puppy, Large Breed Puppy, Small Breed Adult and I think they have some Lamb and Rice diets and other various options and more age/breed options too. Those are just the ones off the top of my head.
Diamond was involved in its own recall a few years ago but was not involved in this last one regarding the wheat gluten. Also the Naturals Variety does not contain any of the recalled ingredients.