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What do you feed your dog and why did you choose that brand?

Discuss ways to improve the quality of your dog's life and longevity through proper nutrition; a place for all of your questions and answers about feeding your pooch!

Please keep discussions fun, friendly, and helpful at all times. Non-informative posts criticizing a particular brand or another poster’s choice of food are not allowed in this Forum. References to any brand of food as "junk," "garbage," or other harsh names will be removed.

  
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Lucy Belle

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Barked: Sun Dec 15, '13 11:58am PST 
We feed Victor dog food. It is a 4 or 5 star food on Dog Food Advisor. We feed Hi-Pro Plus, which is 5 stars. http://www.midamericapetfood.com/victordogfood/pdf/Brochure-Hi-Pro%2 0Plus.pdf

We feed this food because Victor has never had a recall, it is a great food, made in the USA with named ingredients and it is very afforadable.
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Maddie&Nash

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Barked: Tue Jan 14, '14 6:48am PST 
I rotate between the following:
*California Natural Salmon and Peas
*Back to Basics Hi-Protein Pork (grain free)
*currently trying Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea

I feed these foods because one of my dogs, Maddie, has severe food allergies to all grains, potatoes (white and sweet), lamb, and alfalfa. Chicken/eggs are a possibly allergy - will see with the Nutrisca. When the allergies are this severe, you have to feed what your dog can eat.

If I didn't have the allergy issue, I'd feed Hi-Tek Naturals Grain Free (made in GA!), Victor (made in TX, I believe), Fromm Grain Free, or Acana Grain Free.
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Conker

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Barked: Tue Jan 14, '14 7:49pm PST 
Right now I feed three foods:
Diamond Naturals Extreme Athlete Protein/fat ratio, it's cheap, and my dogs do great on it.
Taste of the Wild High Prairie 'Cause I've fed it a while and like it as a low-cost grain-free option.
Orijen Adult I have a dog with problems, he gets speshul (expensive) food.

Three of the dogs are getting a 60/40 mix of the Diamond EA and the Taste of the Wild. I am feeding a mix because I went out of town and forgot my kibble, had to buy more, and just felt like mixing the two when I got back. I switch it up every bag or so to avoid nutrient excess/deficiencies 'cause no kibble has the same level of nutrients and some of them bother me (if fed long-term) despite me really liking the food. Other brands I use are: EVO, Merrick, Nature's Variety, Earthborn Holistic, Canidae, and Fromm.

I pick dogfoods based on a few things. First is the protein level. It's gotta be at least 30%, higher is better. Next is fat, lowest I'll go is 15% but I prefer to see 18% or more. I chose foods with higher levels of protein/fat 'cause my dogs do much better on them than lower protein/fat foods. Ingredients, I like them to be named, high-quality, and preferably not a million fractions (the same thing many times with a different name) and I don't care for there to be ten billion other ingredients either (like blueberries way the heck at the bottom of the list). I don't care if it's grain-free, but if it is, I don't like peas. I hate how that's the fad now. I will feed foods with peas but I prefer they not be there or just make up a small fraction of the food.
No wheat, corn, or soy 'cause I have a dog that has issues with those things (digestive intolerance, not allergies, different problems).
I really like 30/20 or higher foods, the kind made for high-energy active/sporting/working dogs. I'm going to try this out soon: Native Level 4.

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