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Hello,

Does anyone have any advice for a good dry food that a small Cockapoo may like. She is a year old and I have been giving her Beniful and she just does not like it. The previous owners were giving her dry with some wet Alpo. I really do not want to feed the dog wet food if I do not have too. Is there any good dry/soft food that she may like??. I have seen signs for IAMs and Eukanuba, they seem to be the elite brands, do you think she would prefer these??? Thank You for any help..
 

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Alpo is terrible food, as is IAMS and Eukanuba. They aren't elite brands; they're far from elite brands. They're like the McDonalds of the dog nutrition world -- filling, but not nutritious. They just happen to be overpriced and widely available, so people think that's the best you can get.

Check out these threads for a list of good brands; take the list to your local pet store and see what's available to you.

http://www.dogforums.com/5-dog-food-forum/46256-whole-dog-journals-approved.html
http://www.dogforums.com/5-dog-food-forum/16952-whole-dog-journals-top.html
 

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Iams and Eukanuba are generally all over the TV and recommended by vets, so that's why it's easy to label them as good brands.

However you can get a better food for the same price or maybe just a bit more. I definitely recommend going to dogfoodanalysis.com and checking it out. Don't rely on that alone - look at the labels for yourself, compare prices, see what's best for you and most available to you.

I feed Merrick kibble right now because it's affordable for me and available. It's a "better" food but I know it is not considered "the best." There are a plethora of premium brands that can fit almost any stipulation you're looking for - no grains, no preservatives, etc.

I do think their wet foods are superb, though, as there is a lot of variation and dogs really seem to like all the flavors. Recommend it 100% as a topper for kibble.
 

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With a courteous email most companies will be more than happy to send you samples . Try a few of the better brands and see what your pup likes .
 
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