I startedPeanut out in the beginning on nutro it made him throw up after everytime he ate. I switched him to Blue Wilderness he did good with it but I heard such good things about evo and got free samples so I mixed it with Peanut's food he did good on it.
I started to work Peanut more often and a little harder so I thought he needed the red meat he grubbed on it. He started out okay but then he got super watery couldnt control it middle of the night diarrhea. I gave him 2 raw meats so I thought it was due to the raw meat he was having nasty butt..took him to the vet nothing wrong with him other then the diarrhea...3 weeks later he was still having the diarrhea even on the medications..the veterinarian asked what he was eating I told her evo red meat. She told me to change his diet to a food that had a different protein source since some dogs can be allergic to beef.
I went to the store and got Orijen Chicken changed his food straight over..he was already having diarrhea wouldnt have made a difference..the next day I kid you not first solid poop in 3 weeks. If only the vet would have suggested a food change in the first place I wouldnt have had to make Peanut have dirrhea for 3 weeks. So for Peanut it is highly likely he is allergic to beef.
Evo red meat is a great food but doesnt work for some dogs likely the reason is similar to Peanut. Chicken and poultry is easier to digest then beef just like with us.
Honestly, you are feeding a good food. Anything in the 5 and 6 start catagory is a good food. There is no one best food for all dogs if there was there would be only 1 formula out there. You just have to see what works for your dog. I have moved from 4 star and thru the 6 star. Finally after many tries I got Peanut right on Orijen.
There are suttle differences but they are both really good foods. The one thing I have to say..Orijen smells good to me but I haven't tried it!
I also dont have Peanut competing BUT I do want to have him work anyways (I dont like a lazy dog) so I want what is best for him.