Q: What is a good dog food for an English Bulldog?
He is on purina pro plan for puppies, it is a little pricey. I was wondering if there is another alternative, but a little cheaper?
Apr 23, 2009
Good dog food doesn't need to be expensive. Just look at the side of the bag and you can tell. Select one that have meat (chicken, beef, lamb and so on) listed as one of the first 3 ingredients. The higher in the list the more in the bag. So you don't want any dog food that have corn or wheat listed toward the top of the list. Also I personally believe that food that has at least 30% of protein content and 18% fat is good food. So your dog will get enough protein. You can read more at www.dogfoodproject.com/
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Apr 23, 2009
Nothing cheaper than Pro Plan, really, unless you happen to shop at Costco. If you are (or have a friend who is) a Costco member, they carry a brand called Kirkland Signature. It's made by Diamond Foods, and is a great food for the price... better in nutritional quality than Pro Plan (or anything Purina makes) or anything else at the department store or grocery store, it generally costs around $25 for 40 lbs.
Pro Plan really isn't a good food. A very simple guideline for finding a worthwhille food is to read ingredients. Ignore most of the rest of the label, the ingredients are what matter. Read the first ten ingredients, and avoid any foods that contain corn, wheat, soy, gluten, vegetable protein, or byproduct. Corn, wheat, and soy are all top allergens, and all have low digestibility. Gluten is insoluable grain-based protein, making it a filler, and byproducts are meat waste products, unfit for consumption. Preferably, unless the ingredient list is very small, you should see a good, species-specific meat as at least two or more of the first five ingredients. Great brands include Innova, California Natural, Natural Balance, Blue Buffalo, Pinnacle, Merrick, Wysong, TimberWolf, Solid Gold, Canine Caviar, Orijen, Wellness, Castor and Pollux, Nature's Variety/Prairie, and the list goes on. For PetSmart availability, I like Blue Buffalo first, by Nature Organics second. At Petcos, I prefer Blue Buffalo, then Solid Gold, Wellness, Castor and Pollux, and Natural Balance.
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Apr 22, 2009
To be honest Purina is not a very good dog food, it is full of fillers like corn, which is not very good for your dog. If you want something good for your dog, you should look into holistic dog foods, or at least dog foods where the second ingredient isn't corn and you can understand and know what all the ingredients are on the label. Try looking into Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul, Wellness, Eagle Pack, Buffalo Blue, Fromm Gold, and there's plenty more.
If you really want what is best for your puppy, I would strongly recommend looking into these brands. Do a little research, you'll find that holistic feeding is sooo much better for your animals.
I personally feed my two dogs Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul, and they were both kind of on-and-off eaters before, but now they LOVE their food, and their health, weight and overall behavior has definitely improved.
good luck! :)
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