Once you have sorted through the various dog food brands and found one that you and your vet think will best benefit your dog, you need to decide how much you are willing to spend. A good rule of thumb to follow for commercial dog food diets is to stay away from the cheapest option. Your dog’s food is a vital part of his preventative healthcare, and so you want to invest in it as much as possible. When it comes to dog food, you usually get what you pay for.
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Diamond had recalls for aflatoxin in 2005 (involved 19 brands and killed dozens of dogs), melamine in 2007, salmonella in 2012 (and that one was a doozy that involved at least 14 brands and kept expanding, not to mention resulted in the hospitalization of several humans) and salmonella (again) in 2013. Diamond was also cited by the FDA for using cardboard and duct tape to repair equipment. I’d definitely feel more comfortable feeding NV..
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I have a 2 yr. Toy Fox Terrier Pom mix and a Pug. The Toy Fox Pom is a picky eater. He grew up on Royal Canin, which was recommended by the vet, however I have now discovered that the brand uses by-products instead of good meats. I then switched to Blue Mountain Freedom Grain Free – both the dogs eventually liked it, however i noticed their poo’s were not solid..more on the sot watery side. I have tried Fromm, and Acana, but I have not had much luck there. We switched to raw food (chicken) on recommendation of a family business groomer that sells dog food that we go to often. The pug ate the raw chicken almost immediately, but the Toy Fox Pom was not having any. I tried tricks like searing it a little, adding cheese on the top, chicken broth and garlic salt. The Toy Fox Pom did have runny poo’s the first week. And the day has come, three weeks later, he did not want any this morning. He was eating it till last evening and the pug now prefers a little sear. I am worried now and it has been a struggle getting them to eat the food for a few days now. I want to switch back to dry kibble. I would love something grain-free, nutritious, ideally no unnecessary fillers – yes the holy grail of foods. What do you guys recommend?
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