Healthy Dry Food For Dogs?

Healthy Dry Food For Dogs? Topic: Healthy Dry Food For Dogs?
September 19, 2019 / By Anthia
Question: Hi. I have a 3 year old Collie and a 1 year old Chihuahua/Wiener dog (I know....wierd mix...just imagine a 6 lb wiener dog...lol). Anyway, I used to feed them dog food before the recall months ago. Since the recall, I've switched them to total human food...usually chicken and rice or toast with turkey (with my vet's approval) and I give them a vitamin every day. However, I know there have been no studies on the long time effects of human food diets and it can be a challenge time wise (or when we have to board them overnight). I was wondering if anyone out there can recommend a dry dog food that's healthy. I want to stay away from highly commerical foods like Beneful and all that cuz I still don't trust the companies. I have one lead and that's for Timberwolf Organics (anyone with experience with them?). I'm just looking for a food I can trust...any recommendations? If it helps, I live in Chicago if there's a local store I don't mind a drive.
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Zachary Zachary | 8 days ago
There are several good foods. I've tried Solid Gold and Canidae--both excellent foods, but I ended up feeding Artemis. I think this food is best for my dogs. I suggest you browse some high-quality foods (see below) and choose a food based on 1. your budget, 2. what's available in your area and 3. how your dogs like it/react. I continued feeding my dogs Artemis because it was the only food to significantly minimize my dog's gas. All of them gave them great coats and a healthier look. I trust the Whole Dog Journal's annual report on dog foods. It is not available for free online, but this is due to the fact that WDJ doesn't take ads and so is unbiased. You can buy their report on dog foods, though. http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/ Also, this is a pretty good site for finding good foods: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_... Good luck!
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Zachary Originally Answered: What proof is there that human food is bad for dogs?
The problem with judging your dogs health by his actions and assuming this is a healthy dog, just isn't always the case and many serious problems don't show up until the dog is quite ill with them. A healthy immune system comes from genes and a good diet and simply dumping any old thing into your dogs bowl is not feeding a well-balanced diet no matter how good your dog looks at this point in his life. A weak immune system leaves him open to serious illness in later life. You are not doing your dog justice by feeding this way no matter how good he looks. There are good ways to feed human food to dogs and doing it right can be very good for them, however you need to understand a great deal about nutritional requirements for a healthy and well-balanced diet. For this, you need to do some research or find good recipes that have been balanced by someone well versed in canine nutritional needs. Human food is NOT bad for dogs, but a human that doesn't understand how to balance a diet for a dog is.
Zachary Originally Answered: What proof is there that human food is bad for dogs?
The problem is balancing. Human grade food is not bad for dogs, quite the opposite really, but you need to correctly balance each meal to ensure that he's getting proper nutrition. Many people cannot do that, so they look at commercial foods (which are balanced and healthy, factory or not, assuming you get a good brand). Plus, there are some foods that we eat that are toxic to dogs. Grapes and chocolate are two of them.

Shiloh Shiloh
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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Obadiah Obadiah
canidae is exellent and as good as a home cooked meal.it is human grade.has horome and antibiotic free meats.thats even better than the meat we eat.lol.they use whole eggsgo to canidae.com and just look at the wonderful ingredients.and it would beat timberwolf in price and quality anytime
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Obadiah Originally Answered: I have 3 GSD=german shepherd dogs. Two of which are going to be bred. What's the best food for them?
Here are a few that are good: Solid Gold, Wellness, Canidae, Timberwolf Organics, Innova Evo, California Natural and Artemis Fresh Mix, there are several more but these are really good. They may be a bit pricey initially but they come out cheaper because you feed less. These are 100% human grade dog food with NO corn, wheat, soy, grain fractions, fillers or by products – and naturally preserved. Anything you can buy in the supermarkets or pet supply stores is garbage, especially ANYTHING made by purina. As for breeding them please consider what Krashens has said because it is so true. Not all animals are meant to be bred.

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