I feed Innova puppy - it's done wonders for my puppy - great coat, no more freakouts, wonderful vitality but not hyper. The food that she was on previously made her really hyper and weird and made her tear stains worse (which could be a food allergy). Anyway, I thought that you shouldn't feed raw with kibble (I mean, you shouldn't feed kibble and raw at the same feeding) - since kibble digests slower, the raw meat would stay in the stomach longer and thus ferment longer and then cause problems. If you meant that you feed a combination of raw and kibble but not at the same feeding, then please disregard my last comment. I could be wrong however, but this is something I've read. There is also EVO which is kibbles answer to raw. If you're going to switch to a premium food then I'd suggest you make the switch slower as they contain different nutrients and higher quality proteins so it's easier on their systems if you switch slowly.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
Good advice about switching to a higher end food and different nutritional value flipgirl. I had forgotten about the garbage they used to eat. Years ago when I started feeding them higher grade foods, I did phase them into it.
I feed maxximum, when i rated it it rated in the lower 90's. Really good in my opinion. Since my dogs have been on it have noticed less shedding, shiner coats, healthier stools and a lot more energy from my dogs.
We have given our pups Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken from day one, but once they are adults my husband wants to start them on Eagle Pack Holistic Lamb. Love Eagle Pack, never had a problem with them, beautiful shiny coats on the pups.
I feed Cuba Merricks. So far he's had the Puppy Plate and Turducken, both of which he loves. He's only 4.5 months old. I love the fact that I can switch them out and let him try another flavor since they all have the same base and are for all life stages (and he loves the gravy that you get by adding warm water.)
pittbulls, the link (Wileys great list of grading foods) to the scale on dog food is the 7th sticky on the topic page.
My dogs were on Pedigree Adult Complete the past 6 months (because it wasn't on the recall list) until my youngest got sick and quit eating it. I just switched to Authority Harvest Baked - don't know how I like it yet.
I fed Nutro Ultra Adult for 3 years until it hit the recall list in March. This would be my 2nd choice food after Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium and Duck & Potato. Van Patten's was the best food and my girls loved it. I moved and can no longer get it.
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