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My dog food ok?

Postby crs09s » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:54 pm

About a year ago I decided to change my dogs food from Pedigree to Pruina Pro Plan. One day I looked at the ingredients and noticed a filler and by-products as the first ingredients. So I switched to a food with real meat as the first ingredient. My Chow, Alley, was on Pedigree for 7 years and I followed the steps to slowly change her food. She is on the new food and loves it. She is going to the bathroom easier and in all around better health, I feel. I was just wondering if I made the right choice? She is on Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach. http://www.proplan.com/dry-dog-food/sensitive-skin-stomach-formula/default.aspx But lately I have been noticing her itching a lot more lately and eating at her skin. She will be going to the vet next week for an examination. I hope it isn't a food allergy. But that aside, did I make the right choice? Thanks.
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Re: My dog food ok?

Postby PCC » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:17 pm

It's good that Salmon is the first ingredient, but it's bad that the next meat is fifth on the list. Once the water is removed from the salmon, the second and third ingredients become more important, and in this case the second ingredient is brewers rice, and the third canola meal. I'd consider those filler/by-products.

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Re: My dog food ok?

Postby crs09s » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:22 pm

Could you recommend a better food that is in the same price range as the one I am already buying?

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Re: My dog food ok?

Postby PCC » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:43 pm

I don't know where you live, so I don't know what is available in your area. But here's a good place to find reviews and ingredient lists for most dog foods: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/

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Re: My dog food ok?

Postby crs09s » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:32 pm

It's ok about location. I buy my dog food off of Amazon.


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