The Nature's Logic and ACANA both get top ratings at dogfoodadvisor.com; the Carna4 gets a slightly lower rank, but still good. All score significantly higher than Blue Buffalo, so if you agree with that site's methodology, you should be good no matter what you choose. We feed Canidae grain-free dry (switching between different recipes every two months or so), and it's another top-rated option.
I rotate my dogs food regularly.
1: high ratings, here's even a 20 percent off coupon: http://dogfood.guru/natures-logic/
- Carna4 ... good ratings https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/carna4-dog-food/
- Acana is canadia. https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/acana-dog-food-grain-free/ Good review.
Blue buffalo is a good product too. But changing slowly to another brand won't hurt them.
thank you folks!
great info there Debra.
went with Nature's Logic Canine Turkey Meal Feast (ordered from chewy) seems its an easier food to grab online.
ill keep you guys posted!
also have a question- anyone feeds their pups yogurt for treats sake? how often or what brand, and how?....
I use probiotics, which gives more healthy bacteria than a tub full of yogurt. Dogs don't really digest dairy often, so I don't give them yogurt for a treat. I do give them cheese sometimes. But if my dog loved it, might put a tablespoon ON their food.
I recently got these, both dogs love it... there are several flavors:
Purina Beyond Meal Enhancement Dog Food Mixer - Natural Beef & BerryPuree
I've tried raw feeding and it burned a whole through my pockets
Make it fresh, yourself. I cook instead of going all raw, but you just need to do a little meal prep. It's so much more cost effective!
- Gather an assortment of veggies from your produce dept, grocers freezer, or your garden. Small dice them or chop them up in your food processor.
- Stock up on proteins when they go on sale (chicken, beef, etc.). I cook about a pound, at a time, typically in my slow cooker. Let it cool down some after it's cooked, then you can shred, dice, or mince it. Forks or a hand mixer will shred the meat. I like my food processor for mincing. (Save the juices for the next step.)
- Mix the veggies, meat, and any drippings, together.
- Package portions out. Store 2-3 days worth in the fridge and the rest in the freezer.
If this is your pups primary food source, include one (1) plain Tums each day to make sure they get enough calcium.
Your dog can eat lots of different people foods, but try to pay attention, too much of anything could cause a problem. These articles can clarify things to avoid:
8 mos old is still on Royal Canine medium size puppy as recommended by vet. Very interested in how you change up their food. Glad to hear that because I would like to change him from chicken based to something else as adult. Had always been advised not to keep changing food as it was hard on their system. Breeder advised to use high protein and fat dog food (60% protein, 30% fat). What is your opinion on this? I am starting to add 1/2 tsp coconut oil daily to dog food for winter feeding. Advised it had ingredients similar to mother's milk. What say you about this?