How To Spot Great Dog Food

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by tx_cowgirl, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. horsy Well-Known Member

    Wow going off that quiz, Diesels food gets 97 points!
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  2. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    Yay, that dog food is GREATl!!

    YOUR DOG FOOD GETS AN "A"!!
    :D
    Yay!!!!!
  3. tx_cowgirl Honored Member

    Unforunately Authority Harvest Baked is no longer available. :( It was a good food for a good price, but they discontinued it for some reason. They have a whole new line now, which honestly is not great at all, but as far as I know they have not replaced the Harvest Baked. I fed it for a while when I first started learning about better dog foods, until it was discontinued. :confused: Lots of unhappy people when that happened.
  4. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    More and more often, i am making several of Buddy's dinners each week. Many times he gets almost no kibble, or very little kibble in his bowl, and gets a bowl of meats, a lil bit of veggie, especially green veggie,
    and every now and then, a small spoonful of rice, too. So bowl is 85% meat.

    If it doesn't look like enough, i add in some kibbles. It depends on how much meat whe have in the house. I use fish, pork, chicken, eggs, beef, deer meat, turkey, duck, goose, whatever we have. His love for fish has grown a lot.

    But, i only have the one dog, and he is not a giant sized dog, either, so i have that option now and then. I can't do this all the time, though.
  5. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    Tx, this list should be also duplicated under "dog food" too??
    i think it's great to have it HERE under "dog health" as well,
    (to help catch eye of ppl who don't realize they are feeding crappy dog food,)
    but maybe under "dog food" too?
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  6. moky adam Active Member

    Unlike most pet owners in the world, I have fed my dogs high quality foods for years, with taste of the wild(TOTW) being one of them. Both the high prairie and the wetlands are foods I'd recommend for those on a budget wanting to feed quality foods to their dogs. The pacific stream, and sierra mountain aren't high enough in meat content for me to recommend.

    what do I like about Taste of the Wild?
    dogs are carnivores with an identical internal anatomy of the wolf. dogs do not need carbs, veggies or grains. Taste of the wild is much higher in meat than a lot of other foods, and has no grains.

    firm stools! Out of all of the foods I've used, including, wellness core, canidae, acana, evo, totw always proves the best stools.

    price....this is one of the more affordable foods of this caliber....and is even comparable in price to grocery level foods such as iams or pukeanuba..which are garbage

    taste of the wild and other diamond manufactured foods are ethoxyquin free

    cons-
    I am a little weary of foods that come out of diamond since they have had a few recalls.
    I also think that, while taste of the wild has a lot of meat content, it doesn't hold a candle to foods like acana, orijen evo

    I'd recommend taste if you want to feed your pets a high quality diet that is better than 90percent of the foods out there but are on a budget and can't feed a raw diet or a diet such as orijen.
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  7. srdogtrainer Experienced Member

    Thanks for posting this Tx. Great info! Dog food shopping can be confusing... Especially now with all the recalls. :(

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