Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner

Help Finding the Best Brand for Puppy Kibble.

835 Views 5 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  3GSD4IPO
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.
1 - 1 of 6 Posts
There is some evidence that feeding grain-free exclusively can lead to cardiac issues with some dogs. My own vet has had several clients that apparently experienced this. At her urging, I switched from TOTW to Purina Pro Plan. My younger dog is on a ProPlan weight management kibble and my senior dog is on Proplan Senior. I tried Victor, but it is performance kibble (at least the one I got) and way too rich for my two dogs.
TOTW has a grain inclusive variety which I've bought at Petco, though I'm sure it's available elsewhere.

BTW, that same vet advises against All Life Stages food. She insists there isn't a single kibble that's equally appropriate for puppies, adult dogs and seniors. Your vet may have different opinions and some here will say that a vet isn't an expert on canine nutrition.
1 - 1 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.