December 13, 2017

What Dog Food Do You Say Is Best And Why?

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And how to you feel about Science Diet? That’s what I feed my dogs, and I’ve heard people say it’s crappy food, but my dogs look, feel and act great and the vet agrees.
If you know of any dog food studies, please let me know them and the results, or send me the site I can see them at, thanks!

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  1. ?Pals with Everyone? says:

    Orijen or a raw diet, or a commercial raw diet like Nature’s Variety frozen.
    Why? Because I don’t believe that dogs need to eat corn constituting a large portion of their diet. People can say all they want, but pedigree, iams, and purina all use corn or corn gluten meal as one of their top ingredients. It’s also an ingredient known to cause allergies in dogs.
    Dogs need to eat MEAT, and a raw diet has the highest percentage of actual meat and organs for a dog.
    For a dry food I’d recommend orijen, because it’s also not inclusive of corn or other grains and it’s processed from table meats and never byproducts.

  2. Jenna S says:

    I don’t have a “best”, but here is a site that will show you which dog foods are the best and the worst. I suggest that you get any one of the dog foods that are top rated.…
    Most of grocery store dog food formulas, like IAMS, Pedigree, Science Diet, Purina,and etc contain “meat and bone meal” which has been known to contain dead dogs and cats that were euthanized in animal shelters. Their bodies are picked up and bought by the truck load by “rendering plants” , that also pick up road kill, dead live stock, and etc. They are shredded, and boiled. They skim off the fat on the top of the “soup” and collected it and sell it to pet food companies as “animal fat”, the rest of the animals’ remains are crushed up, dried and sold to dog and cat food companies as meat and bone meal.
    You can read more about it here.…
    Here is an article where the owner of a rendering plant talks about it. He says that cremating the dead shelter animals would cause pollution, and that rendering them is good.…
    Here is further information on what you shouldn’t see in the ingredients list in your dog’s food.…
    Top rated dog foods like Canidae contain good healthy ingredients.

  3. yukidoma says:

    Food like Iams, Purina, Science diet basically take euthanized pets and grind them up and spray them across the food for “flavor”, most don’t even bother to take off the collars or bags they are in. Not to mention they are mostly fillers. I recommend Orijen. It is 70% meat, 30% veggies, NO GRAIN as they are not suppose to have any. Please check it out for yourself at for all food ratings and ingredients.

  4. bella says:

    I think the best kibble diet is Orijen, but if I had the money and freezer space I would feed my dog an entirely raw diet. I feel that these kinds of diets are best because they are the most biologically appropriate, meaning, that is what dogs are meant to eat. High protein, a fruit and vegetable here and there, and no grains. Also, my dog loves it. When I gave her her first bowl of it she grabbed some and ran away to hide it in her treat spot. She thinks I’m giving her a bowl of treats for every meal.
    Science Diet, and other commercial brands, are not good foods for dogs because they are basically opposite of those that are biologically appropriate. They are low in meat content, full of hard to digest corn, grains, and fillers. They also contain all kinds of artificial colors, flavors, and chemical preservatives, many of which are illegal to use in human foods because they are know to be carcinogenic! The fact that your dogs do well on them doesn’t say much. Millions of people seem to be doing fine on McDonalds and Arbys, but it all catches up with them in the end.

  5. Jasmijo says:
    I feed Orijen and Eagle Pack. Science Diet is garbage. Purina is garbage. I am horrible about avoiding anything I see in a commercial on TV, or on a Walmart Shelf for my dogs. I like all natural and fully digestible as much as possible. As for your vet. Canine nutrition is an elective course which most veterinarians do not take. Many schools are funded by major dog food companies with students getting free and discounted foods from the company for their animals.

  6. Forsaken says:

    I’m not a fan of Science Diet or Iam’s (especially since Iam’s experemints on animals – just search that!)
    I really like The Honest Kitchen which has won many awards. You can sometimes buy this cheaper at Amazon than on their site. (Our healthy, dehydrated raw pet foods offer a way to create fresh, natural meals for your pet in the comfort of your home. No cooking or freezers required!)
    I also buy Royal Canin, Blue, Solid Gold – check the ingredients and be picky.
    Honestly – my two Chihuahua’s eat better than me.

  7. Whip Cream says:

    I use Wellness and my dog Marley always gets complemented on her shiny coat. It’s not a commercial food so you can’t get it at a chain or a grocery store. Marley was given the death sentence by our Vet the same week I brought her home from the pound (November, 2006) and she is still here today! I think this is the reason I started her on Wellness from that day on. I’m a firm believer in good nutrition and I have a happy healthy dog to show for it.

  8. louddebi says:

    Science diet is trash, sadly most vets do not know much about dog nutrition. Most of what they “know” comes from the companies themselves, or they sell the food simply because they get money for selling it.
    I fed my dog Science Diet for awhile, and then she started throwing up every day. Switched her to a vet sensitive stomach made by science diet and nothing changed. Then her allergies started to flare so I witched her to Limited Allergen Purnia didn’t help.
    Eventually I learned about doggy nutrition and switched to TimberWolf Organics. Her allergies no longer act up, her coat is fuller than it’s ever been, and she has overall had an improvement in health.
    I generally suggest people look into one of these brands:
    * Artemis (Fresh Mix line)
    * Blue Buffalo
    * California Natural
    * Canidae (If your worried about price this is generally the way to go)
    * Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul (Another cheap brand)
    * Eagle Pack Holistic Selects
    * EVO
    * Fromm
    * Innova
    * Merrick
    * Nature’s Variety
    * Orijen
    * Solid Gold
    * Taste of the Wild
    * Timberwolf Organics
    * Wellness
    * ZiwiPeak
    Links as per you suggested:…
    Science Diet is filled with corn, and other unhealthy fillers thus people say it’s trash.

  9. Aussie mum says:

    Heres the ingredients to my dogs food (I’m glad I don’t have to cook it!):
    Lamb Meal
    Sunflower Oil
    Beef Cartilage
    Herring Oil
    Natural Flavors
    Alfalfa Sprouts
    Cottage Cheese
    Potassium Chloride
    Vitamins/Minerals (Ascorbic Acid, Beta Carotene, Biotin, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Choline Chloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Dicalcium Pantothenate, dl-Methionine, Folic Acid, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Potassium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin C Supplement (Sodium Ascorbate), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement (Alpha Tocopherol), Zinc Proteinate)
    Ascorbic Acid
    Dried Chicory Root
    Direct-Fed Microbials
    Vitamin E Supplement
    Rosemary Extract

  10. Purdy.Ho says:

    We feed our four dogs Canidae all life stages and I truly believe it is one of the best foods because:
    >it’s high quality
    >my dogs eat less of the food and maintain a good weight
    >because they absorb more of the food they poop less
    >their coats are soft and shiny
    >we haven’t had to deal with skin problems (dry, flaky skin, hot spots)
    I give all the credit to the Canidae.

  11. Ani says:

    Eukanuba or James wellbeloved. They both seem expensive but as they are pure nutrition then a smaller amount is sufficient so works out not too bad financially. My dogs are both rescues but now have really shiny coats that people notice.

  12. boolaros says:

    purina, they use the exact same ingredience and amounts of stuff in the food as Iams. plus it’s a alot cheaper.

  13. Dawson K says:

    I like Science Diet and Iams. I work with different rescue groups and these are their choices also.

  14. PFT says:

    I like Science Diet. It is vet and rescue shelter recommended. He loves the stuff too!

  15. spice_mw says:

    Im not much for Science Diet. My dog auctually refused to eat for three days because he didnt like the food.

  16. Inseyniu says:

    I like Pedigree , signed Rover - Dogs