Originally Posted by devink
I JUST STARTED FEEDING HER IAMS PUPPY FOOD IS THAT GOOD FOR HER ???? AND HER FATHER IS REALLY BIG N MUSCULAR AND THE MOTHER IS A TERRIOR SHE IS KINDA THICK ANY IDEAS WILL SHE TAKE THE MOTHER OR FATHER SIDE ??
iams is crap and so is eukanuba
DRY DOG FOOD ONLY \/
dogs are primarily meat eaters designed to eat and utilizr primarily meat product. Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy uses CORN as its primary ingredient. the Chicken is only listen first because its precooked weight places it there. once this food was cooked, the corn meal easily became the main ingredient. the chicken was about 70% water weight, so once that was removed, it became a pretty insignificant ingredient.
its one of the dirty tricks of the pet food manufacturers, and it makes unaware consumers think a meat being listed first is a good thing. its not, unless there is an accompanying named meat meal listed also before any non meat ingreadients. so, a person should know what they are getting when they read the label.
this explains it well:
Meat vs. Meal Comparison
AFTER SOME RESEARCH I FOUND THESE TO BE THE BEST CHOICES
Dog Food Ratings: 10 Best Dog Food
Orijen: If there is a list of the 10 best dry dog foods, then Origen would certainly feature on it. This premium dry food is recognized by experts and pet owners, as a very high grade dry dog food. Containing 70 percent meat and 30 percent fruit and vegetables, this dog food has fresh and natural ingredients, that keep your dog in top shape. One of its key advantages, is that it contains no grains at all, relying instead on potatoes for carbohydrates. This eliminates the problem of grain intolerances in dogs.
Innova: Priced around $1.32 per pound, Innova has whole ingredients, with the three main proteins, right at the top of the list. Containing meat, fish and vegetables, this product ensures that all dietary needs of your dog are met. It is rich in vitamins, chelated minerals, omega three and omega six fatty acids. It also contains probiotics. (NOTE!!..Natura makers of Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, and Karma have sold to Proctor and Gamble (maker of Iams/Eukanuba) which are know for their poor ingredients and animal cruelty.)
Merrick Dog Food: Regarded as one of the best quality dog food brands available commercially, Merrick dog food uses the best quality dog food ingredients and is a human grade dog food. It is hormone and antibiotic free and contain no artificial chemical preservatives, additives or even by-products.
Canidae: Offering a diet of complete amino acids, containing four major proteins and whole ingredients, Canidae is a canned dog food. Although they have more grains than other premium dog foods, it is more than compensated by the human grade meat and the absence of cheap fillers. Priced on the higher side, this canned food can be fed as a sole food or can even mixed with other dry dog food.
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul: This is a dry dog food, which though less expensive than the other supermarket brands, contains top quality ingredients like chicken, turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, whole-grain brown rice and whole-grain white rice.
Nutro: Containing top dog food brands like 'Natural Choice Complete' and 'Ultra Dog', Nutro uses all-natural ingredients and has vitamin E. The absence of any synthetic preservatives and cheap fillers in this food, makes it an ideal choice for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
Wellness Dog Food: The popular product, Wellness Super5Mix, contains three main proteins, right at the top of the ingredient list. They use filtered water in the production of this food and probiotics are also added afterwards. With a promise that all lamb is hormone free, this dog food should really be higher up on the list.
Wysong Maintenance: Priced at around $1.00 per pound, this is a brand best suited for dogs with meat allergies, as it contains very little meat compared to other brands.
California Natural Dog Food: This is a hypoallergenic dog food, beneficial for dogs with skin allergies and hyper food sensitivities. Priced at $0.92 per pound, this product contains only one protein, one fat and one carbohydrate source, and is free of gluten, wheat, corn and soy. (NOTE!!..Natura makers of Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, and Karma have sold to Proctor and Gamble (maker of Iams/Eukanuba) which are know for their poor ingredients and animal cruelty.)
**** Van Patten Natural Balance Dog Food: Raw and organic formulas provide 'Natural Balance' with specialized products made from high-quality ingredients.
p.s.......if u plan on switching dog foods make sure its a gradual change... Mix up the old food with the new food for about a week ... If u dont he can have health issues trying to adjust from a crap corn based diet to a good diet