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What is the best dog food that is not too expensive, I am currently using royal Canin large breed puppy dog food. When I read the ingredient list it is not all that good for the price I pay. Any suggestions. Thank you.
 

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I know there are Costcos in Canada. If there is one near you, you could check into their Nature's Domain kibble. I've fed it and know others who have and their dogs have done well on it, as have mine. Decent ingredients and supposedly pretty equivalent to Taste of the Wild. Of course it's not a puppy food so you might want to investigate but keep on with large breed puppy food for a while. Check the dogfoodadvisor site, or you can always go to a store that carries a good variety and start reading ingredient lists yourself.
 

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Research, research and more research.

IMHO, for the best health of the dog avoid grains of any sort in the ingredient list. Legumes tend to be protein % enhancers but do little for the dog. Dogs need meat, bone, fat.....maybe a small amount of veggies and fruit.
 

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I know there are Costcos in Canada. If there is one near you, you could check into their Nature's Domain kibble. I've fed it and know others who have and their dogs have done well on it, as have mine. Decent ingredients and supposedly pretty equivalent to Taste of the Wild. Of course it's not a puppy food so you might want to investigate but keep on with large breed puppy food for a while. Check the dogfoodadvisor site, or you can always go to a store that carries a good variety and start reading ingredient lists yourself.
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Our vet recommend Purina Pro Plan. She mentioned all the research she had done on ingredients and she picked PPP and one other (I can't remember all the details). We first started with the same Pedigree brand they fed her at the shelter and had to brib her to eat it
(applesauce mixed in...), but she LOVES Prop Plan and has been very healthy and energetic. We use the kibbles in it for training too.
 

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Research, research and more research.

IMHO, for the best health of the dog avoid grains of any sort in the ingredient list. Legumes tend to be protein % enhancers but do little for the dog. Dogs need meat, bone, fat.....maybe a small amount of veggies and fruit.
Note: This may no longer be valid. Vets are condemning grain-free diets as potentially causing cardiomyopathy!
 

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Read the report. Very first few sentences mention specifically what "add-ins" are being studied. None include meat, fat or bone. No meat source was predominate in the study.

Note: raw and home cooked had very low incidences.
 

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When choosing what to feed your dog you need to consider not only your budget and the nutritional aspect, but also whether or not your dog will like the food. There's no way to say that one particular food is the best because what one dog owner feeds his dog might not be what works for you and your dog. Imho, a varied diet is best, surely our pups get tired of eating the same food everyday with only an occasional treat or two. Furthermore, a lot of the dog foods out there aren't all they're cracked up to be, there have even been law suits because some foods are harmful. All in all, if you really care about your dog you should research and try out a variety of different dog foods. Also, you should consider adding some supplements and other such things to his diet so that he gets all the proper vitamins and nutrients. These days there are several popular products some containing CBD oil. Many oils can be beneficial, one of the ones I heard about recently was flax seed oil. In particular, when combined with cottage cheese, it can help your dog overcome some serious illnesses. It's a decades old method and now there's a wellness product especially for dogs so you should look it up and see what's up. All in all, definitely do your research to find out what food is best for your dog.
 

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Raw is always best. Kibble should be a last resort. Two very easy recipes:

ground beef, beef heart, beef tail bones, green apples, collard greens, kale

bone-in chicken, mackerel, chicken hearts, spinach, broccoli
 

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Raw is always best. Kibble should be a last resort. Two very easy recipes:

ground beef, beef heart, beef tail bones, green apples, collard greens, kale

bone-in chicken, mackerel, chicken hearts, spinach, broccoli
What's "best" is what works for the parties involved, both human and canine. For some, that might be raw. For a majority of us though, commercial foods, be they kibble, canned, freeze-dried, or other, is "best".

Trying to guilt trip somebody for not doing things your way is never "best".
 
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