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Q: What is the best dry dog food?

July 22, 2009 | By BroLex | 8 answers | Expired: 1819 days ago

BroLex

We're using Wellness and I would like to know everyone's opinion!

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deb
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deb

Jul 31, 2009

I have my Border Collies on Advance Fitness Science Diet, and Pro Plan Sensitive Stomach "as he has IBS" and have had great success. My one border collie I could not keep her weight up and with the Science Diet she is at a healthy weight and will never switch.

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Sheltervt
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Jul 28, 2009

Wellness is a FANTASTIC food. Other posters are recommending Science Diet and Purina foods, but the fact is that Wellness and other brands of it's echelon are vastly superior to foods like Science Diet and anything Purina makes. Another poster suggests asking your veterinarian... often great advice, but when it comes to dog and cat nutrition, many veterinarians are still decades behind the times. Nutrition wasn't a focus of veterinary education until very recently, and much has changed just in the past five years. Copying and pasting my basic food speech, which includes a listing of some of my top brands:

A very simple guideline for finding a worthwhile 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/Acana, 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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Jordyn T.
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Jul 25, 2009

well it's usually different for diferent dogs but alot of the time you should ask your vet because they know best.

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Anonymous

Jul 25, 2009

I personally think that Science Diet, Wellness and Purina are good choices. As long as you don't go with Iams, I think you're animals will be just fine =)

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StephieJo
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Jul 24, 2009

Both my dogs Love NutroMax (all natural ing.) They also love Natural Balance. They get Natural balance meat sticks as a treat or mixed in with their food. They love the different flavored meat sticks.

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Mary G.
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Jul 23, 2009

Would have to say that short of raw or cooking your own healthy food for your dogs Wellness is the best. It has the highest protein content of any meat based dry pet food on the market and is low carb. The best is that they use no meat meal, animal fat, soybean meal, rice gluten, wheat mids, peanut hulls, wheat flour, wheat bran, rice flour, BHA, BNT, artificial colors or flavors--in other words no junk. They have lots of different varieties, maybe your pups need some new flavors.

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Theresa L.
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Jul 23, 2009

I went to the dog food analysis website and found that the Wellness Brand is 5 out of 6 stars, so it's rather healthy, that's what I use. BUT, :), I buy a few cans a week of the Wellness canned food, and with each meal I mix in a tablespoon or so, just to give Mr. B. another flavor and texture, he seems to get bored easily too.

Here's the site for the analysis: www.dogfoodanalysis.com

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jul 23, 2009

Both my dogs LOVE Science Diet and Natural Balance so we use Science Diet as food and Natural Balance as treats.

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