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Old 01-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my girl on Iams since we brought her home about 4 months ago, but we just got a new little pup who was weaned to Royal Canin. I don't want to continue to use two brands, I'd like to switch one of them over to the other's food. Any opinions on which is the better brand?
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I use this site to help me evaluate the quality of dog food
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Ditch them both. You can find much better quality food for about the same price. The link above is a really good one.

If you want brand suggestions look into these:

Fromm
Canidae
Orijen/Acana
Blue Buffalo
Wellness

There are many others that I'm forgetting, I'm sure other people will add to the list. If you want to know why, well just google it. This is a good website: The Dog Food Project - How does your Dog Food Brand compare?

but there is loads of information out there (and on this forum) on choosing a good kibble. Do some research, and congrats on your new pup!
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I feed my guys here Orijen and they do well on it. Some people say it's too pricey,but I think it evens out personally.
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Fromm's and honest kitchen are what I feed. That said I'd look up bad dog food ingredients in dog food on dog food project website and see how many and how bad are in those two foods. However that being said when I fed royal canin I actually saw the results that were stated on the bag.. I had fed SD, pro plan, and bil-jac at the time


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Thanks for all the tips everyone! I'll be honest, I am VERY new to dogs. I've been around the block with birds, but after years of looking and considering, I finally got my first pup this last fall. And I was so in love that I had to get a second. And they are super cute together!! So I'm still new and trying to figure out what's best.

I spent a few hours digging around that review site mentioned above, and was deciding between a number of foods. I finally decided on one to order. It has a five out of five star rating, has a good meat content (chicken, turkey, and salmon) and is formulated especially for small breeds, which both of my girls will end up under 6 pounds. Has anyone tried Horizon Amicus, grain free? The other two I was debating between was Fromm and Earthborn, 4 and 5 star ratings, respectively.
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I use Fromm for kibble and Evanger's canned. I plan to add Honest Kitchen in also. Currently I leave the Fromm out for them (they are only @1 and 1/2 lbs) and give them Evanger's for breakfast. I will be giving Honest Kitchen for dinner. They were on Pro Plan from the breeder, they absolutely love Fromm and Evanger's. I have sample packs of HK Love and Embark that I will have them try.
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I used to feed kibble, but now I feed my 10 month old pre-made raw. Add to it Sojo's freeze dried grain-free and some bone. Her stomach, which has always been finicky, is now very stable. No more diahhrea. Her BMs are small and compact. Wish I had made the change earlier. I started with Basic Instinct pre-made frozen raw however now use a local processor who supplies duck, venison and beef. Also get green tripe in frozen form. I am feeding 3 lbs per day with 80% muscle meat, 10% bone, 5% liver and 5% other organ meats. She doesn't like the texture of liver so I have it ground. Still keep it raw. She has so much energy, her coat is much better and growing fast.
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I also feed commercial raw to my toy, Aunt Jenni. You are making a huge step up in nutrition going to a better quality food. My toy on raw has never had the runs and has only thrown up twice when my mother in law sneaks him food he should not have. If you are not ready to consider raw think about giving your dog a raw meaty bone a few times a week. It is great for their teeth which since you have toys you need to be extra vigilant about dental health.
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If they're doing well on Royal Canine and you're happy with the results, why switch? It's all about how your dogs are doing, not so much what other people think. We don't see your dogs, you do. So what do you feel is working for them?
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