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What dog food should i be feeding my new dog?

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September 20, 2019 / By Antonette
Question: I just rescued a 3 year old tricolor sheltie. He is the cutest guy ever and i want to feed him the right dog food so he doesn't get sick. What dog food should i feed him? I know there are alot of crap food out there. What dog food do you feed your dog and they do awesome on. I would like to find something that he would like but has no corn and soy in it. Frist few ingredients must be meet. Preferabble fish or turkey. Meat that shelties would eat in the wild. He is about 15 pounds.
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Zack Zack | 10 days ago
If you have the time and the interest, you could consider home cooked meals. Here's one site with dog food recipe: http://www.monkeysee.com/play/6572-servi... This way, you pick out the content yourself and have complete awareness of quality of product. If you want a dog food, consider something that has no recent history of recalled product or repeat recalls in the past years. Some to consider: http://www.sojos.com/europa.html Some dog foods are labeled "organic" or "holistic" but some of these have been recalled due to inferior gluten products that were in other foods recalled during the massive series of recalls that started some years ago. Here's a site to keep updated on recalled dog foods: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/defa...
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Zack Originally Answered: What dog food should i be feeding my new dog?
If you have the time and the interest, you could consider home cooked meals. Here's one site with dog food recipe: http://www.monkeysee.com/play/6572-servi... This way, you pick out the content yourself and have complete awareness of quality of product. If you want a dog food, consider something that has no recent history of recalled product or repeat recalls in the past years. Some to consider: http://www.sojos.com/europa.html Some dog foods are labeled "organic" or "holistic" but some of these have been recalled due to inferior gluten products that were in other foods recalled during the massive series of recalls that started some years ago. Here's a site to keep updated on recalled dog foods: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/defa...

Shimei Shimei
If hes very active and runs around like wild child, feed him Innova Evo . Its because it has more protein that requires an active dog to burn. If not , the regular Innova, less protein. Both very good..GREAT food line. They have one with red meat, chicken,turkey, and some others like less fat etc. All high quality bouquets carry this brand. Theyre 100% doggy lovers, so they know what the real deal is. Wellness made a lot of dogs very ill,vomiting. Be aware of that brand.
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Obed-Edom Obed-Edom
feed it the food from the shelter. do some research on foods and then gradually mix the new food into the old food over a two week period, maybe less. watch their poop, if it's runny then lessen the mixture, if it's firm then speed up the process. how much do you want to spend on food? how many times a day do you want to feed them. there are a lot of foods out there and a lot of different theories on how and what to feed them. there are premium foods out there, but you are going to pay a hefty price. i would buy the best food that you can afford. i'd also stay away of very cheap brands as you get what you pay for. the theory is the higher the price the more nutrition and less feeding, meaning your dog is using up everything in the food and it's not all just fillers that'll make them crap multiple times a day. i'd go with a mid level food like iams, eukanuba, or pro plan. i've fed my huskies and lab iams for a while, but i'm switch to costco's kirkland brand because it's actually better then aforementioned foods and about $15 cheaper for a 40lb. bag. i've also fed them blue buffalo, real pricey so stopped feeding it. you also want to change their foods every couple of months so they aren't starved of any nutrients that may be missing from one particular food. blue buffalo is known as a holistic food, meaning it's all encompassing of all daily nutrients, but like i said, you'll pay more. my dogs are very active and i feed them twice a day and once or twice a week they get real chicken or beef, usually leftovers, so it's not that much. i'll also mix tuna in with the food and they loooooove that so much. they also get raw vegetables when i'm cutting them up for my own salads, so a premium food is not really required for mine. for one, a sheltie is not really in "the wild" so they don't need "wild' food. if they were they'd be eating raw meats which is not healthy. go to the following site and read the reviews on all the foods. if you can afford the premiums then more power to you, but i think you'd just be wasting your money when a mid level food is all you need with a few supplemental feedings of meat and vegetables. many active dogs do just fine on the midlevel stuff. check out the costco kirkland brand, it's actually rated higher then many of the other brands and i believe they even have turkey and salmon.
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Langford Langford
Wellness small breed the first ingrediant is debones turkey its natural, with no corn or by products or fillers its a 5 start rated brand i have my terriers ( also 15 pounds) in wellness small breed n they love it n doing great on it and their not crazy expensive eaither and my dogs love the canned food, also natural with sweet potatoe already mixed in
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Issachar Issachar
Start feeding your rescued sheltie the same food the shelter was feeding. Do sum research then pick a food & gradually introduce it by mixing it in w\the shelter food.
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Ferdinand Ferdinand
I feed Nutro Natures Choice. I use the Large Breed Puppy Lamb and rice formula which wouldn't apply to your little guy. Make sure you change his food over gradually and congrats on a new dog. Shelties are great fun!
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Dale Dale
This site gives ingredient lists,analysis and ratings. http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_... Wellness,Taste of the Wild,Innova,Orijen,Before Grain,Blue Buffalo are some names to consider.There are many more that rate well.Availability,price and your dogs health and wellness on the food are individual to dog and owner.
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Dale Originally Answered: Organic Cat food Options am I feeding good enough?
RuneAmok Souls Eetser got it right. Pet Promise dry is not the best dry food in the market despite its claim of containing no by products. Irregardless of what the manufacturer claims, dry food is not the best way for weight control. Take a look at the ingredients and I do a quick rundown for you:- Chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, soy flour, pearled barley, soy protein isolate, brewers dried yeast, egg product, vegetable oil preserved with mixed-tocopherols, natural flavor, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, salt, choline chloride, taurine, vitamins [Vitamin E supplement, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity)], minerals [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], ascorbic acid [source of Vitamin C]. First ingredient : Chicken Good source of meat - true to the company's claim that it has no by products. Brewers rice, corn gluten meal, soy flour, pearled barley, soy protein isolate, brewers dried yeast RED FLAG - cats do not need this much amount of grain in their food. These are all known as fillers in the pet food industry. These fillers are often added as pet food ingredients to help decrease the overall cost of the food, especially when pet food manufacturers attempt to keep their pet foods at a certain price point despite rising manufacturing, marketing, shipping, and related costs. Natural flavor There has been recent claims that Natural Flavor is the manure of the meat source that pet food manufacturer want the cat food to taste like. If the wholesome ingredient is already a good source of meat, shouldn't it be already flavorful and what is the added natural flavor supposed to be? Some companies claim that Natural Flavor is a reduction of certain meat source, e.g broth and so on but the real answer is yet to be made public. ------------------- PetGuard Premium Cat & Kitten Dry Food Fresh Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Sunflower Oil, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil, Dried Whole Eggs, Dried Kelp, Dried Whey, Brewer's Yeast, Calcium Ascorbate (Source of Vitamin C), Apple Fiber, Alfalfa Meal, Sea Salt, DL-Methionine, Lecithin, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin A Supplement, Ergocalciferol (Source of Viatmin D2), Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine (Source of Vitamin B1), Biotin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite. First ingredient : Fresh chicken (I don't know about you but I do wonder how fresh the chicken is and how the manufacturer determine the freshness of their chicken?) But since this is a good meat source, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. Chicken Meal This is acceptable if labeled as second ingredient and not the first. It is chicken which has been ground or otherwise reduced in particle size and baked. The quality of the protein depends on the type of meat and amount of chicken meat in the mixture. It is also blended with bone and connective tissue processed with the meat. Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Dried Whey, Brewer's Yeast, Apple Fiber, Alfalfa Meal Again, these are fillers and refer to the explanation above. ---------------- Dr Harvey's Whisker Smackers Now, this is one treat that I won't hesitate to feed but if your cat is already eating a good and nutritionally balanced meal, treats should be fed sparingly. All the calories will add up, especially when it comes to your overweight cat. Dr Harvey' s Feline Health Organic brown rice flakes, organic kamut flakes, organic spelt flakes, organic rolled oats, organic barley flakes, organic triticale flakes, sweet potatoes*, carrots*, potatoes*, zucchini*, peas*, green beans*, beets*, broccoli*, parsley leaf, lecithin granules, garlic granules, bee pollen granules, nutritional yeast flakes, alfalfa leaf, rose hips*, red clover blossoms*, oat straw*, flax seed meal*, papaya leaf*, rosemary leaf*, dandelion root*, peppermint leaf*, ginger root*, spirulina*, foenugreek*, basil leaf, fennel seed. I am not so sure about this one. The ingredient had me rolling my eyes. It's basically veggies and fruits, herbs, carbs and grain. Whoa! Stop the presses! I really have no idea why anyone would feed their carnivorous cat all these extra supplements. My recommendation is, it's not needed and since you cats is not incline to eat it, just stop feeding it. ------------------------------------- If you ask me, there are much better food out there although feeding wet would be your number one priority. If you feel that you have to feed dry, then go for the best in the market. EVO http://www.evopet.com/products/default.a... ((** Very high protein so your overweight cat should not be eating this, IMHO) WELLNESS CORE http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/cat_welln... ORIJEN http://www.championpetfoods.com/orijen/o... Timberwolf Serengeti Feline Diet http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/product_de... Felidae Cat and Kitten http://www.canidae.com/cats/cat_and_kitt... P/S : Personally, I hate to give this advice but I do understand that it is difficult to convince people to change their mind. All I can say is that you make the choices for your cat, and as a result, you are the sole person responsible should his diet resulted in health complications along the way. We domesticated the cat and if we cannot guarantee their wellbeing, we have no right to invite them into our home.

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