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Q: What's the best food for my dogs?

September 21, 2008 | By DELETE THIS ACCOUNT P. | 11 answers | Expired: 2173 days ago

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I feed them PurinaOne right know, they love it.. but is it really good for them?

What's the best dog food out there? I don't care about the price unless I can't afford it..

I have a Siberian Husky and a Toy poodle, they are both adults and have lots of energy, they are both in a healthy weight.
What could be the best food I can give them? I know sometimes it can depend on the breed and energy level.

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Kevin D.
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Oct 02, 2008

Nutro or Science Diet is the way to go, if you want to spend the money. My vet explained to me that the best dog food you can buy are the ones with the least amount of ingredients (such as lamb and rice, etc) Many dogs have digestive problems and with a lesser amount of ingredients the easier it is for the dog to digest. The worst thing for them are the ones with a ton of ingredients(Purina Beniful comes to mind) my vet says that might be the worst food for your pet.

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Cherubtoes
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Oct 01, 2008

Solid Gold and Natural Balance are both very good dog food brands. My three love the Solid Gold! I know a lot of people that feed their dogs Solid Gold and all of them have been very impressed by the results.

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Tevagirl
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Sep 23, 2008

check out www.dogfoodanalysis.com to find out how they rank foods. I personally recommend something with less fillers and more protien. I feed my toy poodle Wellness Small Breed. I've noticed that she has much more energy on the Small Breed food. We were feeding Beneful, which is not ranked well on dogfoodanalysis.com.

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lorraine B.
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Sep 23, 2008

Hi, I feed my guys Dick VanPattens Natural Balance too, you can feed them it from puppies to adults, you could'nt got a better food, they eat the duck and potato, its worth the extra money in the long run

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Janet B.
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Sep 22, 2008

I have always fed my animals Purina One products. My vet said it is one of the best products out there.

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Janie
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Sep 21, 2008

After much research on my part I have chosen to feed a raw diet and Blue Buffalo. This is the best choice for my dog and me. I am trying to keep her diet as close as I can to natural. I grind chicken wings, hearts, gizzards, brown rice, fresh veggies and fruits, eggs, shells and all and she actually looks forward to eating her meals now. I freeze all of this in individual bags. Good luck on your choice.

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Heather
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Sep 21, 2008

Science Diet is sold by many vets. I have not done research on it, or really asked anyone - but I would be willing to bet it is because they offer a prescription line that the vet can offer - but I bet they have to carry a contract with the company and sell the food in the office. Most animals do fine on Science Diet.
Purina One is fine - there are MANY worse choices. I fed the salmon one for a while, until I heard reports of dogs getting kidney stones while eating it. I deduced that that would be plausible, since they probably grind up the whole fish, including the bones. With that said, it's a fine food, and if your dogs are doing well there isn't much reason to switch. You can use the food quiz (which is a neat way to hit all the bases), but I bet the Purina One is a fine food according to the scale. I fed Purina Naturals Turkey and Barley for a while, and it was a good food too. I have just switched to Evo Red Meat Small Bites, and Tahki (my very picky eater) loves it. Do your research, and make sure the food you choose is affordable for your budget and your dogs like to eat it. There are many perfectly good foods out there. Avoiding the corn ingredient is my rule number one.

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Lauren A.
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Sep 21, 2008

We used science diet for all of our pets (2 cats and a dog throughout their entire lives, and currently two cats)

The science diet food was recommended for our pets by our vet, and later when Kishka had cancer and was very thin, they added Science Diet wet food (as well as doggy insure). My cats each lived long lives, and Kishka lived 16 years as a big dog. They all love the food.

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Flowerhead910
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Sep 21, 2008

Thank you Stephanie D. I've never seen this scoring before. I mix two foods so I'll try to figure it out. It's funny that my vet sells Science diet and it gets a F. The two that I use are Taste of the Wild venison and Iams healthy naturals.

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ChicoanVolunteer
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Sep 21, 2008

I would recommend Wellness Core. I've looked at the ingredients and you can reconize all of them. For cheaper dog food, I would go with The Goodlife Recipe.

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