Food Questions!

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Abigail's picture
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Hey! I have been having some dog food problems. We just started feeding Annie, our Dachshund, Eukenuba. Can you tell me, is this good? I really want a food that isn't outrageously expensive, but still good quality; it would also be nice if she would readily eat it. Also, do you know much about Purna ProPlan? The Small Breed stuff. I read a lot of good reviews, but the ingredients bother me. Could you give me any suggestions? Thanks!! 

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Umm.. There's a site where they "grade" the dog foods... As far as I know, Eukenuba and Purina aren't very good... I only feed Purina to my dogs because their stomachs can handle it.

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http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

This has been my favorite website when it comes to searching different foods.  We still haven't found the "one" yet for Harley.  We were giving him a 5 star food "Orijen" and it just wasn't sitting well with him.  You have to find the best quality food that will work with your dog.  We are going to try Nature's Domain Salmon and Sweet Potatoe next.  I think it is made by Taste of the Wild.  I'll let ya know how Harley likes it.  

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I've gone through 3 bags of 4health, adult large breed formula. It is rated 4 Star and a better price for me. I've been adding about 2 large tablespoons of canned. The dogs like it dry as well and seeing shiny coats.

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We were kindof in the same position as you, wanted something good for him but didnt want to pay an arm and a leg for it. Originally we were feeding him pedigree, which we were scolded by our vet for doing. Then recommended to Purina ProPlan which is a little more expensive but definately worth it. Almost immediately after we switched Boss's coat looked much healthier, hes gained alot more weight and best of all he loves it! So if you did go w purina, go with pro plan!!

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If you feeding kibble...I suggest orijen in any flavor...if you on a budget I think best bang for the buck is Taste of The Wild!!

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It's hard to find a really good, nutritious dog food that isnt full of corn and other fillers that's affordable when you're feeding more than one dog. I have 5 dogs (only one is a doberman, though) so I can't buy foods like Orijen or TOTW, it's just too expensive for me to buy often enough to feed all my dogs.  I did, however, do lots and lots of research to find the food I finally settled on.  I now feed all my dogs Canidae All Life Stages.  It's a holistic dog food and the first 3 ingredients are chicken, turkey and lamb.  All my dogs love it, and their coats are smooth and shiny all the time.  Ziva is doing so well on this food. 

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/canidae-dog-food-dry/

This is from the link that HarleyBear posted showing the ratings for Canidae All Life Stages.

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Excellent, thank you so muich for responding. Yea, I was considering the ProPlan stuff, but the corn and such irks me. Bosskey, yep. We recently switched from a bad food, and that is how I started becoming more aware of dog food ingredients. We had been feeding Beneful...not doing that again..

HarleyBear, that website is invaluable! I did some extensive research on it :D Now, what do you all think of Kirkland Signature's Dog Food? The ingredients look good, and it is inexpensive. $35 for a 40 lb. bag, and I know Annie likes it, as we sampled it a long time ago. The price does throw me off a bit...but it got a 4 star rating on dogfoodadviser.com, has chicken, chicken meal, (unless we buy the lamb variety)...the only downside would be the brewers yeast. I don't know if Annie is allergic to it. Do you think it might be worth a shot?