I have been feeding Earthborn Holistic Ocean Fusion to my 3 year old Great Pyrenees for the last six months, after switching from Trader Joe's Lamb and Rice. I feel that for the extra expense, my dog's coat was much more luxurious on the less expensive dog food. I've always supplemented with either regular fish oil or Trader Joe's wild salmon oil capsules for the Omega 3's, which should be helping with the coat. My dog doesn't like the Ocean Fusion as much as the cheaper stuff, and her stool seems harder even though she's drinking just as much water. During six month timeframe, we've acquired two puppies, a Papillon and a Pomeranian who are both about 5 1/2 months old and on the Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage. Same program with them, when we run out, which is not very often because this stuff doesn't seem to fly off the shelf, I substitute with something like Taste of the Wild Venison and Bison, Natural Balance Original Ultra, or Even Rachael Ray's Zero Grain (which they love), and they do much better poopwise. The little ones seem to get stopped up on the Puppy Vantage, it seems too dry for them, and the Pyrenees as well. With bloat a problem for Pyrenees, I'm thinking that maybe this food isn't a good one for the breed. Also, with the pups, if its too dry, maybe they need something with a bit more fat. My vet, who I respect very much, seems to think that any name brand dog food that you buy at the supermarket is fine to feed your dog because she's seen many dogs live to 16-17 years of age on Purina. People these days have gotten far too fussy with their dogs. I can't imagine my parents brushing my childhood dog's teeth, yet I pay hundreds of dollars to have my dog's teeth cleaned - much more than I do for my own dental care. Dogs just took care of their own teeth with raw soup bones, which are a little hard to find these days.
By the way, for 2 bags of food, 28 lbs of Ocean Fusion, and 6 lbs of Puppy Vantage, I paid $73 dollars the other day. That's pretty steep for something that my dogs don't even like and doesn't do much for their coats. Also, its really hard to find when you're traveling - which we do a lot. I try to pack enough, but it's tough when you get stuck with not enough food and nobody carries the food because it has to be special ordered.