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Even if you do not feed your dog the food you list .....which do you feel is the TOP FOOD on the market.

Let's survey this -- one opinion only!.....state your pick & why!:)

I'll start....I think Blue Wilderness tops the foods....made by Blue Buffalo. The ingredients are awesome. Chicken, Fish, Fruits, Veggies, Sweet Potatoes, Vitamins,,,,,,,,,High Protein, Low Carb....
 

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I definitely want to feed Blue Wilderness when I get my own dog. The ingredients just seem so healthy!! And I like the idea of being low in grains and high in protein, especially to promote an active livestyle. And I may be a total weirdo, but personally I think Blue Wilderness smells pretty good, especially compared to some of the crap foods out there XD

Do you think a food so high in protein would be okay for a toy breed dog, though? I plan on getting a Papillon after I move, and I want to be as active as possible (There are tons of beautiful walking trails and fields near my apartment, and dog parks out the wazzoo!) but we're not talking about a sled-pulling Husky or anything, lol!

BTW, I honestly think the best food is the BARF diet, though =3
 

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I've said this before, but it bears repeating - there is no such thing as a 'Best' food, only better, and right. Every dog has a different body chemistry, and will react differently to different formulations. While there are some things that are worth avoiding in general (corn, wheat, ethoxyquin, etc.), every dog is different; you're much better off with a 'worse' brand your dog does fine on than the 'better' brand your dog can't digest.
 

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When I was feeding commercial dog food the "best" for us was Nature's Variety Prairie. The variables for "best" are just too numerous to fit what is best for everyone's situation tho.
 

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I think it would be hard to say the BEST food, since I haven't tried EVERY food. But the best my dogs have ever looked "on dog food" was timberwolf organics. I love most of the foods they supply. I even raised my last puppy on it.

But now my favorite thing to feed them is the BARF diet, hands down. They have never looked this good.

They look so good, that I am already doing research on weaning Olivia's litter onto raw. My vet won't be happy though. She doesn't think the calcium/phosporous ratios will be stable enough.
 

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Best food is raw - not sure whether the prey model or BARF diet is the best but raw is the way to go if your dog can handle it. Some dogs can't.

The next best thing is homemade food. I used to feed my dog Canine Life, which are 'puppy muffins' baked by two local women. You can also buy a pre-mix, which I did, and add your own meat, veggies, fruit etc. I liked this way because I could vary the meat, veggies and fruit.

In terms of kibble, I think Innova, EVO, and Nature's Variety Instinct and Prairie formulas are the best, in terms of what I know and have experienced.

the worst foods are Kibbles & Bits, Beneful, Alpo etc.
 

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If you cant do raw, I think Innova Evo is one of the best kibbles on the market right now.
 

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Raw with a bit of Innova to make my dogs fat so I can get Judges to look at them in the breed ring(I really hate that)...
 

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I am currently feeding my dogs IAMS (puppy) because that is what the pound was giving them, but that stuff is soo expensive. Once they are adults I am switching to Ol' Roy from walmart. It's soooo much cheaper, and I love my mutts to death, but they are not picky eaters. If a drastic change in their food/stools :))) does occur, then of course I will switch back to IAMS. In my opinion, this brand of dog food is as good as that brand of dog food. It all depends on the dog.
 

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I am currently feeding my dogs IAMS (puppy) because that is what the pound was giving them, but that stuff is soo expensive. Once they are adults I am switching to Ol' Roy from walmart. It's soooo much cheaper, and I love my mutts to death, but they are not picky eaters. If a drastic change in their food/stools :))) does occur, then of course I will switch back to IAMS. In my opinion, this brand of dog food is as good as that brand of dog food. It all depends on the dog.
Keep a good eye on your dogs' health if you switch to Ol' Roy. It's really not a high grade food, which is why it is so cheap. IAMS isn't even a good food.
 

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I Once they are adults I am switching to Ol' Roy from walmart. It's soooo much cheaper
Really, if you have to go cheaper, go with Purina Dog Chow. My vet says that he's seen dogs die of malnutrition from eating Ol' Roy. Dog Chow costs just a tiny bit more than Ol' Roy and is a lot better.

I'm so confused on dog foods, I'm not even sure what I think is the best dog food on the market. Merrick's ingredients look so good I want to eat it. EVO has a lot of meat, but I'm not so sure about potatoes in dog food. I wish they made a food with as high of a meat content as the grain-frees, but with a high-quality grain instead of potatoes.
 

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That's true about purina :) Ol' roy is really just the first thing that came to mind
 
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