we have a lab/boxer mix named samantha she is about 63 pounds and she is a year and a half.
we have her on nutro lamb and rice
but we wanna make sure we are giving her exactly what she needs
what food would you think is best for her?
preferably something that brings out her coat
thanks in advance
We aren't big fans of Nutro here, it's very grain-heavy with questionable quality protein sources. It works well for some dogs, but many of us know dogs that have "coincidentally" gotten sick on the food even after the slow transition switch. To me, it isn't worth the risk anymore.
What kind stores for buying dog food do you have in your area?
As far as good brands PetCo has:
If you have a specialty dog food store or two in your area, almost anything you can get from them is good, but just in case they aren't the best:
Also, check out dogfoodanalysis.com to help you make a decision.
An ounce of nutrition is worth a pound of vet bills.
thanks alot for replying
so... as far as you know has the only problem with nutro been that some dogs stomachs get upset by it?
just mainly want to make sure there are no harmful chemicals that could catch up to samantha if she stayed on it
I feed both of my Boxers Natural Balance Lamb Meal and Brown Rice and have had good luck with it on the gas issue. It's gluten free which is a must as my dog is allergic to gluten and it has wholesome ingredients. I get it at PetCo and to feed both of them (both are 65 pounds) it costs me around $50 a month, but PetCo has a deal that you buy 10 bags and get 1 free so that's a nice perk. I also give vitamin E and fish oil daily for health reasons and coat reasons.
thanks alot yall
very important info
im going to look into these foods
Another food that I have used in the past and had great luck with and is very inexpensive is Kirkland Lamb and rice. My dogs coats where so shiney and their stool was very solid and smaller than on many more expensive brands I have tried after. I feed mostly Solid Gold now and mix in Merrick or Wellness canned, but every few months throw in a few bags of Kirkland. The dogs love it and so does my budget! Kirkland also has canned and Chicken kibble but noticed best results on Lamb and rice for coat!
My female is 65 pounds and gets 2 cups per day and is 6 1/2 years old (approx she's a rescue so not 100% sure on that, but it's a good ball park), my male is probably about the same weight 65 pounds (he's going to the vet tomorrow I'll update this if I'm wrong) will be 15 months old in a couple of days and eats 2 3/4 cups per day. Both are at healthy weights for them.
She eats around 950 calories per day and he eats around 1,300 calories per day.
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