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Unread 10-22-2011, 06:46 AM   #1
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Default Help choosing dog food.

I can't decide on a dry food for my beagle. Pretty pretty much the only brands I can get a hold of are Iams, Science Diet, Eukanuba, Diamond, Purina and Pedigree. I think I know how people feel about the last two. It doesn't seem like people in these circles have much good to say about Iams and Science Diet either. However the ProActive and Chicken and Lamb formulas (both of which I can get) get high scores. There doesn't seem to be any score for the other two brands.

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skyocus, welcome to the forum! Have you checked out the thread on kibble grading? vagreys put it together, and it is very informative. Most of the kibbles have been rated in that thread. It's worth looking at. What is your dogs name, and can you post a picture? We love pictures here.

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Thanks. I have checked out grading in the other threads. Those were the scores I mentioned, but I can't seem to find Diamond or Eukanuba. Index by Score

This is "Rasta". He's 2. I've had him for about 6 months. An excoworker moved and wasn't able to have pets in his new house.

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skyocus, Rasta is one fine looking beagle! Kudos for you taking him in and giving him a forever home. Is it possible for you to have food delivered to you? I have suggested to others go on-line and have some free samples sent. That's what I did. I use Blue Buffalo. I use the grain free duck formula for my one Collie that has grain allergies. The other two eas Blue Buffalo as well. Maybe someone else on this forum can give you some suggestions for a kibble in your area.

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Sykocus, if you'll search in this thread, you'll find some discussion of both Eukanuba and Diamond. We're in the process of updating older scores and I'll be adding new scores for Eukanuba and Diamond, soon.
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skyocus, Rasta is one fine looking beagle! Kudos for you taking him in and giving him a forever home. Is it possible for you to have food delivered to you? I have suggested to others go on-line and have some free samples sent. That's what I did. I use Blue Buffalo. I use the grain free duck formula for my one Collie that has grain allergies. The other two eas Blue Buffalo as well. Maybe someone else on this forum can give you some suggestions for a kibble in your area.
Unfortunately delivery isn't really practical. Petco.com sells a 15lb bag of blue buffalo for $30 and would charge $36 to ship it here. When I put the dimensions of the bag of dog food I have now into the USPS website it actually comes up with $40 for shipping. My dog doesn't seem to have allergies. The first few months I had him I gave him Iams. I just got a bag of Eukanuba. However I would like to give him the least amount of filler and artificial ingredients as possible.

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Sykocus, if you'll search in this thread, you'll find some discussion of both Eukanuba and Diamond. We're in the process of updating older scores and I'll be adding new scores for Eukanuba and Diamond, soon.
Thanks it looks like Eukanuba gets a descient 81 while Diamond (chicken and rice) gets a 104.

So of the food I can find locally here's the scores:

Diamond (chicken and rice adult) 104
Iames (proactive adult) 94
Science Diet (lamb and rice adult) 89
Eukanuba (medium breed adult) 81

I guess I'll be trying to the Diamond next.

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Welcome to the forum! Rasta is a beautiful boy. I used to have a beautiful girl beagle named Millie.
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I now feed my dog the Iams organic variety of dry dog food. When we adopted our new dog he came with a bag of Purina One, but I switched his food to Nature's Recipe. Unfortunately, Nature's Recipe made my dog's stool stinky and runny, so I switched to the Iams organic instead. I know Iams isn't considered a high grade dog food but spending $30 on a 15lb bag of dog food just isn't practical for us right now. I'm sure the higher grade brands offer more nutrition but I tend to view them as gourmet dog foods more than anything.

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From your list of options, Purina One Beyond doesn't look too bad. It's more focused on natural ingredients than the rest of their products.

Chicken, chicken meal, whole oat meal, whole barley, soybean meal, whole brown rice, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), dried beet pulp, dried egg product, natural flavor, fish oil, caramel color, salt, dried carrots, dried tomatoes, dried apples, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, calcium carbonate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.

I feed Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's soul Senior Formula and love it. It's hard to find though.

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