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Old 01-23-2013, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have my 1 year old on eukanuba wet and Royal Canine dry. How are those healthy wise? I was thinking about changing to Taste of the Wild? Which one or is there any other recommendations.
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I feed taste of the wild high prairie. Both the foods he is in aren't the best quality but not the worst either.
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You can go to

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and check out the 4 or 5 star rating food. Both Eukanuba and Royal Canine has a 3-star rating they are "ok" but still has fillers and you would end up feeding your pup more food and neither one is grain free. TOTW is ok, except that they have had quite a bit of recalls with their food last year since they are manufactured by Diamond, so many have switched from that manufacturer altogether. Orijen, Acana, Fromm, Natures Variety, Canine Caviar are good kibble and have grain free options.
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Taste of the wild was given 4 or 5 stars depending in variety (high prairie is 5 stars) so it is a very good quality food. It's better than 'ok'. Many people don't feed it because of the recalls.

The recalls didn't affect my state so I'm more comfortable feeding it. I looked into orijen and acana and fromm but I liked high prairie's ingredients better. More meat sources and fillers like peas and potatoes are further down the list in the ingredients.

Do your research and figure out what you are comfortable feeding. My dog ia doing amazing on TOTW.
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I would not consider Eukanuba or Royal Canin good
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Eukanuba and RC are not great foods - grain heavy, which often causes problems for boxers. You also pay a lot of money for all this grain. TOTW is better. Dempsey does well on the Pacific Stream variety. Petsmart now makes a grain free: Authority Grain Free Chicken and Potato. Dempsey does well on this, too, and it's very reasonably priced ($18.99 for 15 pounds).

If budget is not a concern, I'd try Acana or Fromm grain free.
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Is Natures Variety a good choice?
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Is Natures Variety a good choice?
You need to look at the ingredients.

Is it grain free?

IMO, anything with corn, wheat, animal digest, by-products, and a few other ingredients is just plain crap.

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Acana is that only one that doesn't give Goomba gas. Which we all know can be deadly. We like the grain free grasslands best.


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They are both overpriced average foods. Totw is a good food choice.
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