Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 18 Times in 12 Posts
Did they say why to stay away from it? If there isn't a problem (allergy or sensitivity), I'm an advocate of the saying, "If it isn't broke, don't fix it."
Many Havs do very well on the basic Purina Pro Plan foods, while others seek out the "higher end" foods. I use a salmon kibble from Fromm Family Foods, but I chose that formula specifically for one of my dogs that needed the extra salmon and moved all my other dogs to it for ease in feeding.
I really recommend doing some searching for information from the Whole Dog Journal. If you do a search on this forum, use the word "journal" to limit your search hits. You can also search through Google, but the information is updated every year, so stick to 2008 info for your resource. A lot of recommendations changed after all the food recalls of last year.
I am not positive, but I think the WDJ issue from Feb or March of this year had all the kibble recommendations. They explain the criteria, including the ingredients, where the food is manufactured, and more.