I'm seriously thinking of switching Saydee from Solid Gold Wee Bits to Evo kibble. I've been trying to research it and see so many good things with Evo, but still have a couple of questions. I'd love to hear everyone's
She's 17 weeks old and on the dog food analysis website, they suggest Evo's high protein and calcium is "suitable for adult dogs only." Why? Wouldn't higher protein be a great source of energy for a little active pup? Is there a good grain-free kibble for puppies?
I see concerns regarding kidneys and the high protein content, and while I know it's been discussed in this forum, I wonder if the kidney thing is really
Once a lady at the pet store told me the high protein can make your dog fat. I can't imagine Saydee fat because she's so active, and the higher carbs in kibble with grains seems like it would be more likely to cause weight gain than the high protein...
Which leads to my next question. How much kibble should Saydee be eating at this age? Should dogs have less
Evo than "regular" kibble? Right now she has about 1/3 c. Wee Bits with a healthy spoonful of wet food, or some other flavorful garnish 2X a day.
The potato thing. I've read about potato eyes being toxic
to doggies. Evo has potatoes and the Natura website says they use the whole potato, including the skin
, in Evo. That doesn't make sense to me.
I'm beginning to think that possibly rotating some really good kibbles might be a great idea. For example, a bag of Evo, then a bag of Instinct, then Innova Puppy, etc. Then, if Saydee's getting too much of something, or not enough, from one kibble, the next bag/brand may provide the variety needed. Does anybody else do that?
I've had good results with previous dogs (Maltese) and Innova. I'm wondering if I combined Innova Puppy with Evo, say half and half, I might have a nice balance, particularly if Evo is not good for puppies. Or perhaps there's something else I could add?
I always like to put a little something fresh
to the kibble to keep it interesting. Cottage cheese, cubed chicken, a spoon of canned food, shredded cheese, or salmon oil. Any other yummy suggestions for "spicing" up kibble?
I know there are so many folks on this forum that use Evo for their fur babies. I've tried some samples with Saydee and she really seems to like it alot. I've done so much research lately on dog food my head is spinning. I was convinced Evo was the best kibble for Saydee and now I'm just confused.