Is any meat really best? ( Dry dog food )

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Spoiled Little- Girl
Barked: Mon Aug 12, '13 1:33pm PST 
Right now Hazel is finishing up her bag of Merrick Chicken puppy food, afterwards I am going to be buying her a grain free food from Merrick, but I have choices for the meat.

The choices are: Buffalo, Duck, Beef, and Chicken again.

She also has allergies, not to the food but more so the environment. She is also highly allergic to bug bites and bee stings. The vet recommended a grain free food, for her allergies, but I am unsure if the meat would really matter.

tiny...but fast!
Barked: Mon Aug 12, '13 1:43pm PST 
I think its more about what meat your dog does best on. My dog is allergic to poultry, and I rotate between beef venison and lamb.
Ember FDX

Go Go Devil- Bunnies!
Barked: Mon Aug 12, '13 1:45pm PST 
Since it's kibble, I don't believe it matters much. Vitamins and minerals are added back in anyway, so it's not like a raw diet where you are relying on your ingredients to balance out. Plus if you look, a lot of novel protein foods are actually chicken or beef-based, they just include duck or pheasant or buffalo or venison in addition - at least in the case of higher quality foods that are mostly meat. Lower quality limited ingredient diets are typically full of fillers, because using that much of a novel protein gets expensive.

That being said, I do believe in variety regardless. Eating exactly the same thing every day can cause it's own problems. And novel proteins are a nice change, even if they aren't the only protein.