New Owner - Food Advice

Bulldog2001

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Thank you for your feedback. Yes I would appreciate your recommendation on high end kibble.

The high end kibbles are(higher end is at the top of the list):

-Carna4(no synthetic vitamins and it’s oven baked nuggets instead of lots of heat/processing)-comes in Goat, Lamb, herring, venison, duck and chicken as protein options to rotate thru.

-Natures Logic(no synthetic vitamins)-comes in Sardine, Lamb, beef, pork, and some other protein options.

-Orijen(low in added vitamins/minerals)- uses multiple proteins in each recipe.

-Acana singles recipes(not the Acana Classics as 1/2 of it is oats), the single protein options are: lamb, duck, pork, and there is a good fish option but don’t recommend the Wild Coast as it has lots of oats(I think the fish without oats is called Pacifica).
They have more formulas that are good too such as Acana ‘Ranchlands’ and ‘Grasslands’. All their formulas are good except stay away from the grains I recommend, Acana is a cheaper alternative to Orijen sometimes but Orijen is better than Acana.

Ideally there shouldn’t be added amino acids in the food cause that means the protein it’s coming from isn’t great quality and it needs to be added back in which isn’t properly absorbed.
 

dukebulldog303

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The high end kibbles are(higher end is at the top of the list):

-Carna4(no synthetic vitamins and it’s oven baked nuggets instead of lots of heat/processing)-comes in Goat, Lamb, herring, venison, duck and chicken as protein options to rotate thru.

-Natures Logic(no synthetic vitamins)-comes in Sardine, Lamb, beef, pork, and some other protein options.

-Orijen(low in added vitamins/minerals)- uses multiple proteins in each recipe.

-Acana singles recipes(not the Acana Classics as 1/2 of it is oats), the single protein options are: lamb, duck, pork, and there is a good fish option but don’t recommend the Wild Coast as it has lots of oats(I think the fish without oats is called Pacifica).
They have more formulas that are good too such as Acana ‘Ranchlands’ and ‘Grasslands’. All their formulas are good except stay away from the grains I recommend, Acana is a cheaper alternative to Orijen sometimes but Orijen is better than Acana.

Ideally there shouldn’t be added amino acids in the food cause that means the protein it’s coming from isn’t great quality and it needs to be added back in which isn’t properly absorbed.
This is helpful thank you. I’ve heard of Acana and Orijen and I read they’re owned by same company and involved in a class action lawsuit. Someone recommended Zignature. I’ll look at single protein source foods. Thanks again for your reply.
 

Bulldog2001

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This is helpful thank you. I’ve heard of Acana and Orijen and I read they’re owned by same company and involved in a class action lawsuit. Someone recommended Zignature. I’ll look at single protein source foods. Thanks again for your reply.

Yes they are made by relatives.

Zignature is ok, it’s better than some others but it has synthetic vitamins in it though which tells you the protein being used isn’t the best quality, or it’s being added in because of the heating and processing.

The best ones are the ones I listed, if you aren’t comfortable with Acana or Orijen. Carna 4 i recommend!

Carna 4 has sprouted seeds and is a god probiotics. The barley seeds act differently than actually processed grains. All whole food based limited ingredients and organic.

Natures logic adds probiotics too to their formulas. Uses millet which is a less Allergy than most grains. More processed than Carna 4 though.

Either the Carna 4 or natures logic, and you can even rotate thru both those brands for more variety to prevent food allergies😊
 

benny

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This is helpful thank you. I’ve heard of Acana and Orijen and I read they’re owned by same company and involved in a class action lawsuit. Someone recommended Zignature. I’ll look at single protein source foods. Thanks again for your reply.
I could be wrong, but from my understanding all of those lawsuits were dismissed.
 

Cbrugs

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2 of my dogs eat raw and my female gets Open Farm with Ancient Grains and does very well on it. Please know that while some brands are better than others, I advise to feed the best you can and feed what works for your dog. What works for one, may not work for another.
 

texasmomof2

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Hi, I am a new bulldog mom to Otto (14wks). I had a question about food. I originally purchased Royal Canin, and now understand it’s crap, so have switched him over to Acana Wholesome Grains. I see a lot of posts advocating grain-free, but my vet told me “grain free is a joke and dogs need grains like humans do.”

I’m wondering if anyone here has an opinion of feeding him the Acana wholesome grains or recommends switching to Acana grain free. Appreciate the advice in advance!!View attachment 122302
Oh my gosh why is he so cuuuute 😩 I need advice as well, for food. My babies are 14 wks and 11 wks
 

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