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Old 08-10-2018, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, got ourselves our dream dog (black lab) last week and want to know what is the best dried food to feed him on that doesn't contain corn etc. Thanks in advance
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Lots of good quality foods to choose from, if you are in the uk have a look at the all about dog food site.

I use millies Wolfheart for my two, used it for over 3 years apart from a brief spell raw feeding.
Both my two are lovely and lean, silky glossy coats and nice teeth
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You will get loads of different answers as everyone has their favourite.

All I will say is that the best food is the one that suits your dog, whether that's a top of the range premium food or a cheap as chips one. It's a case of trial and error until you find one both you and your dog are happy with.

Good luck.
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You will get lots of answers to that question In my humble opinion, feed the best that you can afford. There is a grain free kibble called step up to naturals available to purchase from pets at home. It costs 26.50 to buy. There are other excellent quality kibble on the market, it depends on your budget
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The word "best" is open to interpretation.

In eyes of some Orijen or Acana are good quality dry extruded foods. downside is the cost...especially of the former. Both made across the atlantic they claim to be baked at lower temp than many dry extruded kibbles. The last kibble brands I fed were Akela & Millies Wolfheart. Bear in mind that there can be significant differences between products of same brand(s).

If I was looking at feeding a dog food that came from a bag I would be looking at cold pressed foods....quality can vary with cold pressed as it can with dry extruded but Gentle & Guru have decent composition. Lupo 24/10 seems reasonable value and is grain free.

If cost genuinely not an issue then Ziwi Peak air dried worth a look.

It's not always about what is best but what suits the dog. By this I mean beyond appetite & focusing on dog weight, skin, coat output and energy ( whether endurance or initial exercise energy). Consider what you want your dog to do also.. Sometimes it is not beneficial to feed a high energy diet if owners cannot regularly facilitate burning that off. Many dogs can chill out nicely on high protein foods, some will bounce of the walls.

I currently feed BARF raw products but have also been considering cold pressed foods.

All about dog food website a good place to start but if posting there expect signposting rather than personal recommendations. if looking at the directory a-z of foods maybe consider foods that rate over 3.5 out of 5

What suits one dog & needs might not suit another dog & needs.
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