What’s A Healthy Dry Food For Dogs?
Question by annabanana4883: What’s A Healthy Dry Food For Dogs?
I have a medium sized Border Collie who’s 3 years old. We’ve almost always had him on dry dog food. We tried Nutro canned (meat with gravy) a few times before (before the recall), but he would get really stinky gas.
He started out on dry Science Diet (that’s what they were feeding him at the shelter), but he got tired of that, and we moved onto Beneful. I had always thought it was healthy, but now I know I was wrong. We’ve recently switched to “The Goodlife Recipe” and he loves it. On the bag, it says there are no fillers or preservatives, made with real beef or chicken (depending on flavor), and is 100% nutritionally balanced. However, after the pet food recall with wet food, of which some brands were supposed to be good for dogs, I find I’m having a hard time trusting dog food companies.
Can anyone recomend a DRY dog food brand that they know is good (and feed their own dog with it)? Does anyone know if the “Goodlife Recipe” is, in fact, healthy? Thanks!
I know that you’re not supposed to switch dog foods a lot, but this is over a period of 2 years, switching the foods properly (mixing odl with new), and I want what’s best for my dog.
Also, I don’t care about spending more on him. Money is not important when it comes to my dog’s health.
Well, thanks to all of your input, I’ve researched many of these brands online. Turns out that Timberwolf Organics and Canidae are by the far best, while ProPlan, Merric, Eagled Pack, Natural Balance, Wellness, and Innova are pretty good, but still behind the other two. I’m gonna try out Timberlake or Canidae–unless there are any other brands you’d recommend. Thanks!
Answer by chanceencounter98
I saw The Goodlife Recipe in our pet store recently but did not have a chance to look and see if it’s any good. I can recommend a few brands though: Innova, Wellness, Natural Balance, Eagle Pack and Merrick. Those are all very good brands. Nutro isn’t the worst food you can buy but it’s not the best either. I just had to switch my Aussie off of it as he was allergic to it. Science Diet isn’t good nor is Beneful, they are both full of fillers. For the same amount of money, or just a little more, you can get a high quality food such as the ones listed above.
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