Without further ado, here’s our top ten picks for dry dog food:
Nutritionists urge people to eat a variety of foods, both for improved nutrition and also to prevent allergies. Dogs need variety, too.
Must report this food made my dog sicker than I have ever seen her; she is eight. Transitioned her from Wysong Epigen Chicken to EVO GF Weight Mgmt (also a chicken & turkey based food). When I transition I always give a TBS or two plain greek yogurt which does the trick. I fed 2/3 Wyong + 1/3 EVO for a week, then went to 1/3 Wysong + 2/3 EVO. Two to three days into the second week she began to vomit and have diarrhea. Everywhere. Many times a day. For an entire week. Omg…it was hell. Any other time she’s had digestive disturbances, they lasted 2 days MAX. Am so disappointed, I really wanted this to work. Called company to see if any reported issues with the batch I purchased, they were great; I really appreciated their response. She compared the EVO to the Epigen to see if there were any differing ingredients that could be the culprit. There was not fish in the Epigen, although there was fish oil…plus she’s been fine on other salmon foods. Also…and maybe this was it….the alfalfa – never had her on anything with that….and it is the red highlighted ingredient above. Has anyone else experience this on the GF Weight Mgmt, or with a food containing alfalfa? Thanks!
The usual symptoms of sensitivities are are gas, itching, red ears, that sort of thing. Some dogs do get loose stools to diarrhea from changes in amount of protein, fat, or fiber. But vomitting is usually a pretty strong reaction. When you were doing 1/3 new and 2/3 old food, did you see any signs of loose stool? I would probably only change 1/4 at a time and maybe even less, if your dog isn’t used to switching after every bag. This food has quite a bit more fat than Wysong. I would expect that to be the reason for the upset stomach.
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Heavily-processed fast foods (burgers, fries, tacos, etc.) as a big diet component can cause major health problems in people. How can fast foods be good for dogs?Food boasting that it conducted Feeding Trials often just test only the lead product in a line of foods. Trials, too, are for only a small number of dogs for a short period of time. Over time, nutrient and enzyme deficiencies are inevitable.Despite what you’ve heard from friends, vets and pet food manufacturers, wholesome ”people food” is good for dogs. People food is only bad for dog food makers.Funny thing was, his dogs were among the very best I had ever seen. All his litters, and adult dogs, were robust, had perfect skin and coats even at six weeks of age, and never had to come in for skin problems, skeletal dysfunction, problems or oral health issues. This breeder was sending his pups all over the country and there I was trying to tell him to be careful about "feeding too much meat" and I'd talk about such things as "a 'Complete and Balanced' commercial dog food would be best, make sure you don't get skeletal problems". I wondered why I felt rather foolish instructing him because I honestly thought his dogs were in optimum health.