GOOD ON YOU for investigating what IS in dog foods!!!!!
I wish i had done that for my last dog...i did not know.
I like all of those dog foods,
but, i can not afford them
for a to feed an active 50 lb dog
. If i had smaller dog, i might be able to afford it, not sure.
also, that list contains mostly "grain-free" dog foods,
which means they are full of potatoes.
Too much potatoes gives my dog horrible gas.
And besides, the nutritional value of potatoes, rice, and oats, is pretty similar.
I feed my dog "Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul" cuz
it lists FOUR meat products on top of ingredient lists, (hard to beat, really) has no corn, no crappy ingredients like soy, wheat, cardboard ("cellulose") poop ("animal digest") no byproducts (that is like, hooves and beaks)
no poisonous carcinogens, and, it is
made in my nation. (america).
And it's only about $1 a pound if i get the big bag.
I also add a bit of whatever meat we eat that day on top of Buddy's kibble
.....to make it interesting
and to ensure he gets plenty of protein. We add fish, pork, chicken, beef, cooked eggs (he wont'
eat raw eggs
) venison, etc etc,
eat, we rinse off all spices, or cook it separately, and give him some, too.
(my dog balks at raw meat
I have lots of these charts, but Here is one of my alltime favorite dog food evaluation charts--->
cuz it indicates the PRICE
beside the nutritional value. (most do not list that, so you have to go google each brand to discover if you can, or can not, afford it)
some dogs you have to sloooowly swap out their dog foods from one brand to another, or they get diarrhea, etc.