what do you look for in choosing a dry dog food for your dog?

United States
February 18, 2007 2:35pm CST
You hear all the ads saying this food is best, or that food is best. But what is really important when you look at the ingredients? I don't want to spend a ton of money, but the health of my dogs is really important to me, they're like my kids! Are the brands in the grocery store ok? or do I need to get the kind at the vet or pet store? Any opinions on this subject out there?
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• United States
18 Feb 07
In my opinion, its depends on what kind of dog breed do you have. I have 2 Siberian Huskies, and they are very sensitive when it comes to dog food. I tried Science Diet coz my friend said it's good for dogs, I did, but they kept vomitting and getting sick. So, I did some research that husky diet is poultry products and mainly fish. Since they live in a cold weather and hunts fish and birds to eat. So, I found IAMS with a eggs, whole chicken and fish picture on it, and my dogs were doing great and they love it too. I don't think it that expensive I pay $12.99 for a big bag.
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@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
As much they can tell you that it's good for your dog ... the bottom line is that it can be the most healthy thing for them but if they arent' going to eat it then there is no point buying it!! I'm not sure what the different brands are like in your part of the world but last time I looked here, most have pretty much the same ingredients and give out the same energy. It's just the cost that is different. I personally have to buy extremely small dry food as I only have a Maltese ShihTzu and although she is old and probably should have food taylored to older dogs, she won't eat it because it is too big for her! The vet says that what she is eating is fine. If you are really concerned then just ask your vet next time you go - i'm sure they'll give the best advice.
@CRiley27 (984)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Honestly...It'sprice. I just bought a medium size bag today at the grocery store for $2.49. He devours it.