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Q: Change of Dog Food

September 25, 2008 | By Sktwirler | 12 answers | Expired: 2017 days ago

My two yorkie eat Kibbles and Bits right now. I want to change there food to a more healthy food. Any suggestions?

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Lauri C.
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Sep 25, 2008

My dogs are Blue Buffalo fans.
Just avoid anything with glutens. That is what caused the huge recall last year. A good rule of thumb is to make sure you can pronounce the ingrediants.

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Nikki
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Sep 27, 2008

I feed my Dog Natures Variety. This is a great human-grade food, she also did very well on Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul (which is cheaper)
No matter what decision you make, if your goal is to feed a healthy food then it's important to educate yourself on what is in the food - check the ingredient list. I opt for Holistic/Human Grade foods.
She was on Iam's for a long time, until I looked into foods. Most commercial foods are filled with byproducts and chemicals that is deemed not fit for human consumption and are not good for our furry friends.
In my opinion, if it's not good enough for me to eat, that it's not good enough for my animals to eat either.

I would recommend doing research on the internet about this, and I think once you see what is in many commercial brand foods, you will not want your dog to eat it.
Hoping this helps...

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Tugabell
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Sep 26, 2008

We have never fed our three anything but home made nutritional food. Our vet believes in and supports our decision to feed them a wholesome diet including chicken, turkey, almost any vegetable and a starch like brown rice, barley or couscous. They eat twice a day, the before mentioned is dinner and for breakfast they have cottage cheese and bananas or oatmeal with any type of fruit and on the weekends they get a treat of buckwheat pancakes. I see a major difference between their over all health and energy levels compared to our previous two dogs (which we lost in 2007 to cancer). It's not for everyone and it's a little more expensive than picking up a bag of food, but in the long run I believe it is worth it.

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