Last week my mom was talking with the owner of a local feed store and he told her her that the name brands, like Purina and Pedigree, aren't all that they're made out to be. He said that they used poor quality ingredients and that they can cause the dog to "go" more. I think I can attest to this. My lab has been on Pedigree his entire life, and I swear twice as much comes out than goes in. Right now, I have my lab and Lhasa (7 and 10 years) on Pedigree's senior formula and my beagle (4 months) on Purina's Puppy Chow. I was wondering what a better alternative, at a reasonable price, would be.