We are phasing out Acana due to DCM concerns despite our dog loving it and her seemingly doing well on it, coat, poops, energy, etc were all good. We have switched to primary food being Victor Nutra Pro, which seemingly is good food, but our little girl isn't doing as good on it. She's a 1 year old boxer pup and first of all its tough to get her to eat it. She lets it sit in her bowl for long periods of time, sometimes not eating at all during a day. If I mix in a good amount of the remaining Acana she eats it up.
Her coat is also noticeably worse and her poops are very mushy on the Nutra Pro. Her energy level still seems pretty good, and she's not lost much weight because I ultimately find ways to make her eat after she skips an entire day, either putting water on the food, mixing it with Acana or putting some eggs in it.
Any thoughts or recommendations on this predicament? I'll sometimes mix in some other foods just to keep flavors and textures interesting/different for her, but I'm looking for a good base food that doesn't show flags on the DCM data.
Victor is great food. I fed it to my dogs for a short time but their stool was never solid. I think the food is very rich. I now have them on Purina Pro Plan Sport 30/20 Salmon Formula. They have perfect solid stool every time.