Beneful Healthy Radiance

Oh good god! I just read through some of these forums and saw that the Beneful food by Purina got an F and is crap for food! Previous owners told me this is what they've been feeding Tucker and it is what I have been feeding him. He loves it, but now thas I read it's crap, I wanna switch. Does anyone have a B that prefers the fish based foods? I saw a couple in the 'food ratings' thread and think I'll try the Timberwolf Ocean Blue Canid Formula or the Canadae All Life Stages (It has fish as one of the ingredients).

I tried IAMS chicken a while back and he won't eat it unless I starve him…

Anyone use either of these or have a recommendation otherwise? I'm leaning toward the Timberwolf. It's harder to get than the Canadae because I have to either order it or actually go INTO the DC city to get it in my area...

And Tucker might hate it...

EDIT:
Just read this about the Timberwolf Ocean Blue: "Ocean Blue Canid Formula is fully balanced and meets the requirements of all life stages, but we do encourage the adding of meats such as muscle meats, organ meats, sweetbreads (thymus, pancreas), eggs etc."

Does this mean I should find another food that has more meats in it or that I should give Tuck actualy meat, or is the food find on it's own?

I give Lillie Merrick food (wet and dry). She loves it! There are alot of varieties and vegetables are included in the food. I also add canned pumpkin to her food as she had some tummy issues. She loves it and her "issues" have cleared up. Merrick is alittle on the expensive side, however, it is a good quality dog food. Good luck!
Jodie:)

Timberwolf is a good quality food… and I think they are talking about "real" meat/food, not ones contained in dry food. And most likely those of the "raw" nature

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Duke and Daisy eat Canidae, I like to add a little Merricks dry and then add a little water to make gravy from the dry Merricks. They gobble it up! Duke picks at the Canidae unless I add the Merricks & water. They like Merricks Granny's Pot Pie and Wilderness Blend.

@Duke:

Duke and Daisy eat Canidae, I like to add a little Merricks dry and then add a little water to make gravy from the dry Merricks. They gobble it up! Duke picks at the Canidae unless I add the Merricks & water. They like Merricks Granny's Pot Pie and Wilderness Blend.

And I have use Canidae for years also…

I think I'll try the Canidae first, since I can get it at the local Whole Foods. They don't seem to have a specific fish variety, but if it's got a little in it, I think he'll like it. If he doesn't, I'll order a small bag of the TW online and give that a go. If that fails, I'll be back here… 😃

We feed our guys Merricks Wildnerness…salmon

Hollie gets Merricks wet and Innova dry. She loves them both! I feel better knowing shei s getting a good food!!

I use Solid Gold Holistique, but I have dogs with slow metabolisms! LOL

I got the Merricks Wilderness. Mixed some into his bowl last night and he picked out all the Merricks and left the Beneful untouched. I think I've found his new food. 😃

You might also feed a little of their wet food too…I feed them the Merricks Wilderness Kibble & when I give them Kongs I give them Merricks Wilderness wet food...OH MY GOD DO THEYLOVE IT!! 😃

I suppose if I am going to implement a once a day feeding routine, this will be doable in the near future. Leaving food out all day as I did in the past (because previous owner did this) wouldn't be very appetizing if left to sit all day.

What's the recomended quantity for a 25lb fit male? I'd guess around 1.5-2 cups/day? He gets a 15 minute walk in the morning, a 30 min walk with the dog walker at noon, and another 30-60 minute walk, depending on how my day at work goes, when I get home from work, and then various short pee walks after that as necessary…

@TuckerVA:

I suppose if I am going to implement a once a day feeding routine, this will be doable in the near future. Leaving food out all day as I did in the past (because previous owner did this) wouldn't be very appetizing if left to sit all day.

What's the recomended quantity for a 25lb fit male? I'd guess around 1.5-2 cups/day? He gets a 15 minute walk in the morning, a 30 min walk with the dog walker at noon, and another 30-60 minute walk, depending on how my day at work goes, when I get home from work, and then various short pee walks after that as necessary…

I would think that 1.5 to 2 cups is too much. My male who is on the big side and is usually at 27lbs (fit weight) only gets 1 cup a day, but that is mixed with veggies… Also, IMO it is best to split the food, 1/2 in the AM and 1/2 in the PM... Of course all dogs are different and also remember the better quality food, usually the less you need to feed as they get more benefit from it then the "junk" kibble.

That seems like a lot to me too..particularly if you are also feeding enrichment and training treats.

Querk is about 24 lbs…and he eats no more than one cup of Innova per day...he is older, and less active though. If he was walking as much as Tucker, I would probably up him to no more that 1.25 cups.

Same here…we feed 1/2 cup in the morning with a spoonful of wet for flavor 🙂 & 1/2 cup at night.

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