I got a PetSmart flyer in the mail and noticed that they've added some foods. What are the best kibbles sold at these big box stores? I see Wellness Core, Blue Buffalo Freedom, BB Wilderness, and Innova Prime are carried at my local store.
I know this does not answer your question, I have not used the above foods at any time.(predomiately a Raw feeder now)..but I did see Natures Variety (which I have used in the past) recently like last month in Pet co. I have seen alot of good reviews on Wellness Core and BB Wilderness on here in the past though.
Wellness Core. By a country mile.
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I haven't had a good look round those shops in the last couple of months, so I'm not sure if they have added any new brands, but Wellness Core was the best food I found.
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For petco I would say Nature's Variety Instinct, and for petsmart I would say wellness core.
I especially like both line's canned foods.
Oh ya and there is the "Wellness® Ninety-Five Percent Mixer or topper" that I would have no problem feeding if I had to!(IMO, mixed with some "RMBs" and organs this might be perfect for those who dont have freezer space for meat, going on vaca, etc!)
"Lamb Ingredients: lamb, water sufficient for processing, natural flavors, cassia gum and carrageenan."
"Salmon Ingredients: salmon, water sufficient for processing, natural flavors, cassia gum and carrageenan."
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Petco has some really good foods, I haven't seen as many great ones at petsmart.
This month PetSmart added those foods you just listed.
IMO, the best food we carry is Wellness Core. I was looking at INNOVA prime and it looks pretty good too. We also carry the Pet Botanicals dog food rolls that are pretty good too. We are supposed to be getting the Fresh Pet grain free too I believe, but my store doesn't have the fridge so I honestly don't know. . .
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If I were shopping the big box stores, I would definitely buy the Wellness Core first (if my dog tolerated potatoes). Then I would rotate, or at least give it a try, the new Innova Prime Chicken and Turkey which used peas as the carb source.
My son has been feeding his dog Wellness Core for a year with good success. His dog looks great and the consistency from bag to bag and quality control seem good.
I think it would really depend on which of those foods your dog did well on. I have not fed any of them, but will probably rotate through a bag of CORE and the Innova Prime.
I am just starting a rotation diet with my BC.
Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like Wellness Core is the top food at PetSmart and NV at PetCo. I'll make sure to share these recommendations when asked.
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