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SuddenlyClintoned 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm not super familiar with that brand from an operations standpoint, but it reads well.

It's made by CJ foods, which is reputable.

From a marketing standpoint, I think they'd do well to swap chicken fat for another fat source (salmon oil, coconut oil, etc) since they advertise as chicken-free, but that's not harmful or bad to include even if targeting chicken issues - as dogs won't be allergic to the fat source, even if they react to the protein - but the general public, and even most of the people selling the food have no knowledge of that.

My honest stance on food is rotate between a few quality brands. The manufacturers want you to believe you have to buy their food for 14 years until your dog dies, but if you rotate their diet, you reduce the risk of intolerances developing, long-term deficiency, it makes traveling easy as you can find other good quality foods if you run out, or if your food is in short you can just pick another.
That, and no matter how much I love steak and potatoes... I would appreciate a bit of change, I hope my dogs do, too xD

Perhelion 2 points ago +2 / -0

Interesting! What brands would you recommend using in the rotation?

SuddenlyClintoned 2 points ago +2 / -0

Foods are often very geographically available. Personally being from Canada, many of mine are Canadian - I use Merrick, First Mate, Open Farm, Canadian Naturals, Now, Go. I've also used Stella and Chewy's raw coated and Acana/Orijen in the past.

Best thing you can do is learn to read ingredient panels; in lame man's terms: avoid corn, wheat, soy, by-products, etc.

I like high meat foods to include deboned meats(this helps keep ash lower), and if it has meal, I like it including fresh as well for palletability/appeasement.

You'll have to seek what's local to you.

Perhelion 1 point ago +1 / -0

I’m saving your comment! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

SuddenlyClintoned 2 points ago +2 / -0

No worries. Honestly, dog nutrition isn't that different from human nutrition. Reading ingredient lists is the best thing you can do for yourself and your dog.