|Barked: Sun Dec 16, '12 11:41am PST |
|I don't buy the largest bags of dog food any more either...I've observed that after about 10 pounds is consumed it doesn't smell quite as good to me, it isn't like it's bad it just isn't as fresh, and I use an airtight container. And I have two dogs, both of whom larger than yours...so consider the medium size bags. If you buy a premium food, most stores allow for some sort of refund or exchange if both you and your dog aren't satisfied with it, but check with your store.
For your budget and the size of your dog I think you also have many options.
As others have said, read the ingredient labels, and give yourself a week or two to assess results, watching the dogs' stool...it should be firm and not frequent (otherwise the dog's not digesting/absorbing the food optimally), and of course the skin/coat. I use two specific online sites to compare foods (although these do NOT address price)
I think that the Natural Choice Small Breed line's got some good choices for you, both grain free and with brown rice/oatmeal. I got to taste test the small breed adult Chicken/BrownRice/Oatmeal(yeah, yeah, I'm not small...hee hee)and thought it was yummy! You can check out the ingredients and coupon availability here:
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