|Barked: Fri Mar 8, '13 10:41am PST |
|Blue Buffalo is alright, IMO it's highly overrated. Fox was on it for a little while and did just terribly. Smelly, greasy, constantly blowing coat, gaining weight, lethargic, recurrent ear infections... They have a very nice ad campaign, and I know some people are very happy with it, but overall I hear very mixed reviews.
Pedigree is almost literally garbage:
GROUND WHOLE CORN, MEAT AND BONE MEAL, CORN GLUTEN MEAL, ANIMAL FAT (PRESERVED WITH BHA/CITRIC ACID), SOYBEAN MEAL, GROUND WHOLE WHEAT, BREWERS RICE, DRIED PLAIN BEET PULP
Of the 3 main ingredients, 2 are by-products and the other is completely indigestible.
Of the following 5 secondary ingredients, 3 are by-products and the other two are common allergens.
On top of that, none of the meat sources are named, which means they could be literally anything. And they are preserved with known carcinogens.
Kirkland is owned by Diamond. The ratios of meat to filler are not good, but there's nothing particularly offensive included. It used to be recommended as a decent, cheap food all the time, until Diamond's extensive and poorly managed recalls... So, kinda depends on if you want to put your trust in Diamond or not.
I don't recommend specific brands anymore. I do recommend learning how to read ingredient labels and joining pet food watch blogs so you can stay on top of what you're feeding your dog.
Unfortunately, eating well isn't cheap. If you want a good food, be ready to pay more up front. In the long run, though, you will need to feed less of it and may end up spending much less at the vet's office (see Fox's kibble-induced ear infections). The tricky part is that there are some pretty bad foods out there that are just as expensive as the good ones.
Edited by author Fri Mar 8, '13 10:42am PST
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