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A Healthier Dog food at a Great Price
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019
We previously fed our dogs a much more expensive grain-free dog food, but in light of recent research which has linked high doses of peas and other legumes with heart disease in dogs (specifically, Dilated Cardiomyopathy), we checked the labels on our "high end" dog food and found peas and potatoes were some of the first ingredients. We spent quite a while studying the ingredients in many, many other dog foods and found that most of them either had high volumes of either peas or potatoes. Some had huge amounts of corn as filler and still others contained the generic ingredient "bone meal" with no mention of the bone meal's source (ie: chicken, beef, etc). This, we learned to our horror, can mean the food is made with rendered domestic pets, diseased animals, etc. It was not easy to find a food that wasn't loaded with corn and/or legumes or wasn't made with that generic, non specific "bone meal". We found two dog foods that met our criteria: Purina One Smartblend Natural Formula and Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Meal and Brown Rice. We routinely feed our dogs one or the other of these two foods and sometimes mix them for variety. Since we've switched, our dogs still have the same energy level, still have shiny healthy coats, are still maintaining a healthy weight and they really like both of these varieties of foods. It seems to be a win-win. We feel more comfortable with this food choice for our dogs and our dogs are very happy with the taste.