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Dry Dog foods

My Max is 2 years old. I am currently feed him Iams since he was a puppy. This is my baby so I want the best for him.
My question is what kind of brand name dry food that majorities Havanese owner on this website feed their Havanese?
I am reading the dog foods grading list.
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There was a helpful poll done on this in this thread

http://havaneseforum.com/showthread....highlight=food
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Hello and welcome!

If you take a look at this site: www.dogfoodanalysis.com you will see what ratings different kibbles have and why. They are a great reference and explain why they rate a certain food the way they do. This site has been incredibly helpful in understanding what different ingdts. mean.

Iams, unfortunately, is way at the bottom - a 0 or 1 on a scale of 6 - because of the lack of quality in their ingdts. Long term, the dog will lack nutrients and may show quite a few signs of poor health. Sure, some dogs do great on low-quality food, but it would compare to eating junk food for years. See what kind of samples you can get from your local stores before choosing one to buy for Max. If you look at the foods that rate a 5 or 6, you'll likely find something that you can buy from a store close to you. Good luck and don't hesitate if you have any other questions!




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Thank you very much! I will follow the recommendation.
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I also started feeding my puppy poor quality commercial food, but learned so much from this forum! We travel a lot, so I needed a quality kibble that is available at one of the major chains nationwide (and that Brody will eat). I settled on Solid Gold Wee Bits which Petco carries.

Good luck with your cutie!

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My chow hounds are eating Purina Pro Plan. We had good stools and no tear staining.
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Wellness which you can get at Petco. My local feed, seed and more also carries it.

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I swear by Orijen. I feed him the 6 Fish because I think he might be allergic to chicken. Roscoe's coat is beauuuuutiful and his stools are healthy

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Wellness which you can get at Petco. My local feed, seed and more also carries it.
Hi,
after reading a lot of posts here I decided on Wellness. It's rated high-end in the food analysis website, without being as expensive as others. although I have to import it to Guatemala (cargo, by plane...) so it ends up being quite expensive... I bought 26lb bags, two ocean flavored and 1 chicken and turkey. They hate the ocean one!! Do yours like it well? Mine are not used to fish, they used to like salmon but not anymore... ( after paying shipping of that big bag I'm so frustrated.... do you add anythig to yours? I preffer to feed dry food alone, but to get them to eat this one I added liver pieces and such, but of course they found only what they liked and left the rest.... ( Anyone else here who has had that happen to them? I guess mine are used to the chicken and beef flavors...
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I have fed my dogs, big and little, Purina Lamb and Rice for years. Minimum stools and they have all thrived. I also gave my yard dogs scraps from the table and occassionally I give Rosie meat scraps.
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