I am currently feeding my dog natural choice, and I just started her on it, the only problem is it has menadoine in it, and it is supposedly cancerous, but all the other iingredients are healthy. I am going to move my dog up to an even better food, andI was thinking blue buffalo, what do you think? Petsmart didn't have much of a healthy dog food variety, unless I didn't look hard enough, but the main good ones that I actually saw and new were good ones, are the foods I described in the title, please give me any info you know about these dog foods and which one I should choose! Thanks MPR and angel!
( I think I may have seen diamond dog food their, Ugh I can't remember) What kind of healthy brands do they sell at petsmart, it's not that I need to feed her blue buffallo, natural choice or royal cana, it was just all that I saw that had healthy ingredients. I'm ust confused at what to feedmy toy poodle!
I fed Royal Canin for a bit but it had a "sour" smell that I didn't like, and the dogs weren't too excited about it either. I have switched to Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy for the two Japanese Chin and I feed the Shelties the regular Diamond in the dark green with yellow stripes bag. Some people don't like Diamond because of a recall they had a few years ago but I honestly think they learned from it and have better quality control in place now; none of their food was in the recent wheat gluten recall. The regular Diamond has corn in it, but my Shelties do fine with the corn.
I am very happy with the Diamond Naturals. It smells vaguely like bacon, my dogs like it, and the kibbles are easy to chew. I have also fed the Foster and Smith puppy food- still have some actually- but the kibbles are very hard and the Chin have a devil of a time crunching them up. Teeth looked very clean with that food though. They have started carrying the Foster and Smith at some Target stores, so you might look into that if you are interested in their food. It is very good food, just hard to chew. Chin are not strong chewers- if I give them a chunk of boiled chicken breast, they can hardly eat it if it is too big. They just can't chew it into smaller pieces. So the hardness might not be a problem for a dog with more natural shaped jaws.
I fed Natural for a while, but no one was wild about it and the kibble was a bit big for my terrier mix. I have a hard time buying food that satisfies everyone because I have such a mix of sizes and ages.
I fed Blue Buffalo for a while and liked it but Blue Buffalo got pretty expensive for me ($39 for 30 lbs) because I was feeding some fosters at the time. I feed Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul (and Cat Lover's) by Diamond because I like it for the price ($32 with tax for 35 pounds and because it's sold by a tiny pet food retailer near me that I want to support.
You can't find Diamond products at PetSmart or PetCo. You can't find Blue Buffalo anywhere else.
I think you should try the Blue Buffalo for your toy. The price differential for such a small dog should be negligible and the kibble is very small with nice dark colored bits. It smells wonderful and comes in a substantial foil-lined bag. If the bag had a zip closure, it would be perfect.
By the way, don't poodles just rock? I have a Standard.