Lubyloo: What is the best dog food for a 7-year-old Australian Shepherd?
Can you recommend a good dog food for an 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 what's right or not. We usually get Ol' Roy, the Wal-Mart store brand. Thanks!
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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 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 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 it's 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 a homemade dog food diet. Look it up on google. It is a great way for your dog to eat healthily, live longer, and actually know what's going into your dog's food.
Don't buy any dog food from supermarkets because usually, those are the bad ones for your dog.
I think it's great that your caring for your dog's nutritional needs! You must be a great pet owner! Keep up the good work!
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.
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Some good quality foods for Australian Shepherd are :
Taste of the Wild
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!
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 dog's food to better quality, you will notice these things :
Firmer Stool, Glossier Coat, and better overall health.
- How long should diarrhea last after the change of food?
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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
Answer by Vivi D
These are some good dog foods for an Australian Shepherd:
Iams is not a good quality food at all. It has a lot of fillers.
Check this website:
It has a rating for different dog foods. Avoid giving your dog any brand which has been rated lower than 4.
I feed my dog Solid Gold, and it is very good. It has no grains or fillers.
Orijen is very good, too. But it has a higher level of protein.
Answer by Alexandra
This may sound weird, but go raw! It is the healthiest type of dog food and is what they ate in the wild. They were not made to eat grain. There are special stores for this type of dog food.
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