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Is this "Evo" good for Havanese??

http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_f...duct=523&cat=8

Right now our dogs are eating low-quality food (but still better than what they were eating when we got them!), and we'd like to get them eating something healthier. This review sounds great....I just didn't know if anyone had ever heard of it or tried it personally. Thanks!
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We have not used it but know some breeders who have with good results. These breeders are currently feeding Fromm's like we are right now-don't know the details why -might just be availability. Fromm's doesn't make a puppy food either but we have no reason to switch from Purina Pro Plan Puppy for small breeds for the puppies.
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Thanks for the info! These dogs are 1 yr old, and 3 yrs old--so we're just looking for a good adult food. We've always had large dogs in the past, so we used cheaper food because they ate SO much! These dogs eat so little, that I figured we could get them really good quality food--and probably still be paying less than we were for feeding the large dogs! The amount of information on the best quality foods is a little overwhelming, so I appreciate any help! Thanks !
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Evo is a product by our local Northern California company that makes Innova and California Natura brand dog food. All three varieties are super premium dog food and are excellent quality. Innova is their "regular" dog food that comes in all life stages. California Natural is a simple ingredients dog food that's for dogs who have allergies and Evo is a high protein/no grain dog food that's suppose to simulate what an animal would eat in nature with no grain...think Atkins for dogs. lol It is reall high in protein and fat, so there are two things you need to know. One feed less and two start the transition very slowly as the food is so rich, it will surely give your dogs upset stomach (1/4 Evo to 3/4 your regular food).

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Thanks for that information! So do you think the "Natural" would be better than the Evo??
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I don't know if California Natural would be better, I would keep it as an option in case your puppy developes allergies. My cat who is not 10 1/2 has developed food sensitivity and I put him on California Natural for cats and he loves it. While Evo is excellent food, it was too rich for my poodles and I didn't try it with my Hav Bugsy. I don't know why I failed to mention ....duh, but I feed Bugsy Wee Bit. It is also super premium dog food that is developed specifically for small breeds. It is the same company that makes Solid Gold dog food. It comes in a hot pink bag with a pic of Westie on it. The kibble is tiny, just right for the little ones and my puppy loves it, even though it's an adult dog food. You could try both and see what yours thinks. But whatever you switch to, make sure you do it gradually, as to not cause stomach upset.

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I haven't struggled as much with my Havanese as I did my maltese. She is extremely active so we have her on a high protein food. I also free feed her with dry kibble that she likes. Wellness Super 5 and Solid Gold Wee Bits. Dora eats the same. Once a day they get a "special meal" with egg/veggies. Since we started doing this routine. Belle added 1/2lb which was 10% body weight. But my vet reminded me that you need a balance of proteins and fats. I also switch foods about every 3 to 4 months or after 2 large bags to keep Belle interested.

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We have tried a few with our puppy who is pretty picky, and ended up with Nutro Ultra for puppy. She likes it the best, and it's a better quality than most, although not at the top of the quality list. (pretty sure it's a 4 star)

If it was up to me, I would probably do a Innova, Canidae or Wellness food, but we live in the middle of nowhere, and I can't find those here without paying tons for shipping.
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Thanks for all the responses!! I'm going to make a list of my top few choices, and go check out a small specialty dog supply store in the morning. I've heard they have good-quality, "hard to find" food there, so hopefully they'll have something good for our dogs! Thanks again for all the information .
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If good quality food is hard to find, check out http://www.premiumfoodsonline.com/ They have all superpremium dog and cat food, not sure about the shipping, as their site is currently down.
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