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    In your opinion what is the best dog food brand out there? Forget price or other barring factors, Just think about quality and nutrition factors.

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    Ones professionals use, not internet nutritionists. Foods used by sled dog racers and hunt trialers are the best.

    A Team - Dr. Tim's, Red Paw, Annamaet, Inukshuk, Eagle Power are the best.

    B Team - Precise Endurance, Eukanuba Premium, Pro Plan Performance, Pro Pac Performance, EVO Red Meat

    C Team - Black Gold Signature, The Pride Pro Series 26/20, Loyall Professional, Diamond Extreme Athlete.

    Ingredients matter far less than nutrients....keep that in mind.

    If you want the best food, ask a professional trainer.

    The foods people rave about on here would starve most dogs that are worked.
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    I don't think there IS one absolute best dog food brand.

    Not until someone makes a food that literally every dog on the planet does well on will there be an "absolute best dog food brand".

    There's a lot of foods that ingredient-wise, would make it the best dog food on the planet, but if it comes from a manufacturer that I don't like, I won't feed it.

    But if I had to pick my favorite company along with ingredients that I like, it would be Fromm hands down. I also really like Annamaet but have yet to try it. But I've never had a company e-mail me back so quickly, with such great answers to my questions, etc.


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    the nutrients are in the ingredients.

    Quote Originally Posted by monster'sdad View Post
    Ones professionals use, not internet nutritionists. Foods used by sled dog racers and hunt trialers are the best.

    A Team - Dr. Tim's, Red Paw, Annamaet, Inukshuk, Eagle Power are the best.

    B Team - Precise Endurance, Eukanuba Premium, Pro Plan Performance, Pro Pac Performance, EVO Red Meat

    C Team - Black Gold Signature, The Pride Pro Series 26/20, Loyall Professional, Diamond Extreme Athlete.

    >>>>> Ingredients matter far less than nutrients....<<<<<

    keep that in mind.

    If you want the best food, ask a professional trainer.

    The foods people rave about on here would starve most dogs that are worked.
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    whatever brand you feed you can always add fresh meat, chicken,
    fish, oils (human grade), certain fruit and a host of other things.
    "A Life Without A Dog Is A Life Unfullfilled"

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggiedad View Post
    the nutrients are in the ingredients.
    That is true but my point was making judgements about the utility of ingredients by human standards or standards that you commonly read. You cannot assume a food with an "impressive" list of ingredients is any good.

    The nutrients are in the food as a whole, and whether they can be used by the dog. The ingredients panel is just one part of the equation.

    The question was "the best" by the OP, so the only way to answer that question is to list the foods used by dogs with the most extreme nutritional needs. If next year at the NAVHDA Invitational there is VC on The Honest Kitchen or Ziwi Peak I will gladly put it in the list.

    I know of no other way to judge any product, at the limits.

    It also depends on how the OP views the dog. Is it an animal or a baby?
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    For my individual dog her life consist of following me around the house, sleeping, eating, taking walks and begging for scraps. The most amount of strenuous activity she gets is running away from Sampson my cat when he decides its play time LOL. I just want to find a brand that will keep her happy and healthy for as long as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwchadw View Post
    For my individual dog her life consist of following me around the house, sleeping, eating, taking walks and begging for scraps. The most amount of strenuous activity she gets is running away from Sampson my cat when he decides its play time LOL. I just want to find a brand that will keep her happy and healthy for as long as possible.
    Then pick a food with about 25% protein and 15% fat with low ash, especially phosphorous. That type of animal will never use the amount of protein or fat that people on here will try to sell you. There is no more important aspect for a pet dog than ash.

    Dr. Tim's Kinesis, Annamaet Encore, Precise Chicken & Rice, Eukanuba Maintenance, Pro Plan ALS, Canidae Chicken & Rice, Fromm Gold, Exclusive Chicken & Rice are all good choices.

    Try to avoid overproteinated foods and you need not spend so much.

    If anyone suggests you spend around $3lb for dog food, ask them to buy it for you.

    $.75lb to about $1.25lb is the right range.
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    To respond to Monster's Dad I have no illusions that Delilah is an animal but I consider her my little fur baby. I'm responsible for her but she doesn't have little clothes or get carried around or walked in a stroller. Shes definitely not a working dog, she is considered part of the family though.
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