Originally Posted by cclement18
Well I give them Canidae life stage mixed with EVO red meat. Canidae may not be completely grain free but its a far better choice than something like Beniful from walmart. Both of my dogs love it. My male pup is gaining good weight (10weeks 3days at 22lbs) and my female is actually losing a little weight which is good for her because she was actually over weight a little. Id rather feed them EVO but at $70 for a 28lb bag and I have to feed two dogs. Thats pretty expensive.
Canidae life stages is heavy on the grains and Evo is extremely over priced for the quality of product they produce.. High productivity, cheap ingredients and high mark ups.. I've done research for several years as well as worked in distribution and retail sides.. I also study k9 genetics, behavior, history and have worked with Bulldogs (and dogs in general) for years spending almost my entire life around animals.. I by no means know everything however i am confident in what i tell people and what i have seen from the industry..
When Evo was bought out from proctor and gamble especially, the quality dropped significantly.. The bag tells the same story as always however the quality of ingredients used is mediocre at best.. Even though they still claim to be produced in the USA, a few ingredients are now out sourced.. They can get away with this because the vast majority are still produced in the US thus they can claim it.. Same loop hole that can put meat by weight as the first ingredient but if theres only one source, it actually is further down the list especially if not dehydrated.. As much of that weight is water based.