Lubyloo: Dog food recommendations for 7 year old Australian Shepherd?
Can you recommend a good dog food for a 7 year old Australian Shepherd? My husband usually tries to buy the kind that has the most protein in it because it seems to make her more energetic, but I have no clue of that's right or not. We usually get Ol' Roy, the Wal-Mart store brand. Thanks!
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Answer by Confused_336
give her iams, my vet recommended the brand for my 4 dogs, my dogs love it. i also give them a little bit of ceaser, which is expensive, but dogs love it because its gourmet dog food.
Answer by xxvampiregirlkxx
Iams and Cesar are two of the worst dog foods EVER!!!!!
I feed my lab puppy Merrick dog food. Its the only thing that she will eat! You should get the Merrick senior dog food. She will love this food!
Other good foods are……..
Chicken soup for the pet lovers soul
Taste of the wild
Whites premium food
Also, I recommend a raw food diet or homemade dog food diet. Look it up on google. It is a great way foryour dog to eat healthy, live longer, and actually know whats going into your dogs food.
Bad dog food brands are……………
Don't buy any dog food from non- pet stores because usually those are the bad ones for your dog.
I think its great that your caring for your dogs nutritional needs! You must be a great pet owner! Keep up the good work!
Answer by santobugito
Anything that the main ingredient is meat. Ol Roy and Wal Mart brands are all corn and fillers. You won't find a good food in the grocery store. I've had good experiences with Natural Balance and Eagle Pack. You can get a formula for older dogs as well. It does cost more, but they eat less and poop less, so in the long run your actually buying it less often, and can save some money. Go into a place like Petland or Petsmart, and the back of the store is where they tend to keep the premium dog foods. This is an area where you get what you pay for. They keep the cheaper foods out front.
Answer by Chuckles
Ol' Roy is about one of the worst foods you can buy!
All dogs are different in what they like, and if it agrees with their stomachs.
Some good quality foods are :
Wellness CORE http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/index.aspx
Taste of the Wild http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/
Blue Buffalo http://bluebuffalo.com/
Solid Gold http://www.solidgoldhealth.com
Eagle pack Holistic
Chicken Soup for the dog Lovers Soul
Never get low quality foods like :
Cesar, Ol' Roy, Purina, Pedigree, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, BilJac, Nutro , Dad's, Royal Canin, Mighty Dog
Or ANY grocery Store brand!
This website should be able to help you on picking out a good quality food. Stick on the 4-5-6 star range. http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/
Never get a dog food with Corn, Soy, and By-Products. But I would also suggest a wheat free dog food. When you change your dogs food to a better quality, you will notice these things :
Firmer Stool, Glossier Coat, and better overall health.
Some foods that are Great and the price is good for if you still want to feed your dog a good quality, but with a cheaper price. :
Diamond NATURALS – Feed Store (Make sure to get the NATURAL kind, the regular stuff is crap!)
Kirkland Signature – Costco
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