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Help Finding the Best Brand for Puppy Kibble.

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Hello, my 7 month old husky puppy has been feeding on Taste of the Wild for some months now. He was unfortunately kept on Pedigree by their Breeders but I switched him as soon as I could.
After doing more research I started seeing online a lot of controversy surrounding TOTW and its quality. It got a high heart disease rate by the FDA and some claims of it containing a dangerous amount of lead. However, its still a leader brand.

I know that every dog is an individual and will do great on different types of foods, but I just want to avoid drowning my dog on risky synthetics that might give him an early death down the road.

I want to know your opinion on the following brands:

-Orijen and Acana: Top rated foods that if Im not mistaken were bought by Purina? In that case yikes.
-Wellness and Wellness Core
-Instinct Raw
-Canidae, All life stages and Under the Sun.

- I’am also gravitating towards Victor for food

Should I stick with TOTW, or switch to another?

I would greatly appreciate your advice. Thank you.
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The best food is one you dog does well on, likes to eat, and you can afford to feed.

Orijin and Acana are not owned by Purina, but rather by a private equity firm that bought a major share of the Champions Brands company that produces them. I've always been of the opinion that they are over-priced and over-hyped.

Instinct raw is okay, if you've got the money and are squeamish about doing a DIY prey model raw diet. (Hearing those bones being crunched can be pretty unnerving.)

I've fed a lot of different foods over the years, from grocery store brands to high end "super-premium" foods, with a variety of results. Currently, my dogs are on Purina Pro Plan, usually the Focus Sensitive Skin and Stomach Salmon and Rice formula.

This is a good book, written by an actual canine nutritionist. Dog Food Logic - Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog In An Age Of Too Many Choices It's not overly long, but is packed with information.
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