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Need help choosing new food

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Hoping for some advice on a good dry food for a 9 year old german shepherd. He is my mom's dog and he eats Honest Kitchen for dinner and dry food in the am. He was eating TOTW Pacific Stream which was recalled. I'd like to find him a new dry food that is not made by Diamond because we don't want to keep having to look for new food at his age as he also has a sensitive stomach - he had a double hernia repair 2 years ago. It also has to be affordable so we can keep feeding THK at night :) I'm interested in a food that is made in house - I know Fromm does this but that is out of her price range. I've also heard about Precise and Nutrisource, any other suggestions or opinions on those brands. If possible I'm trying to find a food without potato this time - I've heard it's not great for dogs that tend to get ear infections. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Yes we <3 The Honest Kitchen. My chihuahuas eat Keen, Thrive, Zeal (our free 10lb box is coming in the mail soon, so excited!) and one gets Preference due to allergies. My mom's dog usually eats Keen topped with fresh meat for extra protein, this time we got Thrive to try with him as well. I was looking at the Nutrisource grain free lamb but it seems very pea heavy:
Lamb meal, peas, salmon meal (a source of fish oil), pea starch, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), pea flour, natural flavors, tomato pomace, sunflower oil, dried egg product, potassium chloride, brewers yeast, salt, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, selenium yeast), yeast culture (saccharomyces cerevisiae, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus acidophilus, aspergillus niger, bacillus subtillis), choline chloride, taurine, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), glucosamine hydrochloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, rosemary extract.

We are also looking at Nature's Variety Instinct and Acana - even though it has potato. We tried Earthborn with him once but he didn't do great on it.
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We decided to try something different - Canine Caviar Lamb and Millet. Looks like they have some good potato free formulas, we will see how it goes :) I've read lots of good reviews about it
Dehydrated Lamb, Pearl Millet, Lamb Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Culture, Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Culture, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Culture, Sun-Cured Kelp, FOS (prebiotic), Calcium Proteinate, Sodium Chloride, Lecithin, Choline Chloride, Parsley, Fenugreek, Peppermint, Taurine, Selenium, Whole Clove Garlic, Vitamin E, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin C, Papaya, Rose Hips, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin, Beta-Carotene, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin D3, Biotin, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Vitamin B-12, Potassium Proteinate, Folic Acid.

I'm not too worried about the lower protein since he gets The Honest Kitchen at night topped with lots of fresh meat :)
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