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I was recently feeding my Jug red flannel, which is a Purina brand. He SEEMED to be fine on the food. We recently adopted a Ridgeback mix from a kill shelter in Ohio. Her time was up and we had her transported to us in central pa. Her coat was horrible, she had dandruff like I have never seen and her gas, well...we won't go there. She didn't improve and I started researching dog food. Little did I know what they were getting wasn't so good :( So I ramped it up and got Taste of the Wild High Prairie and Roxy's dandruff and gas issues are GONE. He coat is shiny and she just seems just great overall. The food smells good, when I smell red flannel I want to gag!

Anyway, I have been doing more research and am finding that when potatoes are cooked for certain lengths of time at high temps, they produce something called Acrylamide. It is a carcinogen, and it is in most grain free dog foods that are in my budget. I feel like I am fighting a constant battle. Lose the grains, gain the potatoes. Does anyone recommend a dog food that has neither that is about the same cost as TOTW. I am buy a 30lb bag for $41.99. If there is no food that is potato/grain free, does it hurt a dog to alternate from a grain to potato food. When you alternate, what is the best way to do it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance :wave:
 

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It is rather tricky finding grain-free brands that do not contain potatoes; however I've found a few available to me and I add them into my kibble mix so that i'm not always feeding grain-free that contains potato ingredients.

Here's a few you can check out :

Nature's Variety Instinct line : http://www.naturesvariety.com/Instinct/dog/kibble/all

EVO Herring & Salmon : http://www.naturapet.com/products/1561

INNOVA Prime Grain-Free line: http://www.naturapet.com/brands/innova

Horizon Legacy: http://www.horizonlegacypetfood.com/legacy-dog.html
 
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