Acana, Solid Gold, Innova, or Orijen?

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Professional- Fetcher
Barked: Fri May 4, '12 2:47pm PST 
Hey guys. I am considering switching my shih tzu to any of the foods listed in the title, but not sure which one is the best. He doesn't have any special needs nutritionally (no allergies, etc.) other than that I want something that is great for his skin and coat. These are the direct links to the ingredients:

http://www.championpetfoods.com/acana/show- product-new.php?sku=asb

-Solid Gold Barking At the Moon:
http://www.solidgoldhealth.com/products/index.php?product=81& code=1101

-Innova Prime:

http://o rijen.ca/products/adult_dog/ingredients

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and feedback smile

Edited by author Fri May 4, '12 3:02pm PST


I am Fearless
Barked: Fri May 4, '12 3:02pm PST 
I would go with Acana both of my small dogs tired Orijen 6 fish and it is was too rich(soft stools) they are now on Acana Ranchlands and doing good! My Yorkie eats a mix of Solid Gold Just A Wee Bit and Acana Ranchlands, but I am switching her over to 100% Acana she has sensitve tummy so I am doing it slowly. And Mozart is on 100% Acana and doing great. But the company diamond naturals has had a lot of recalls they make Solid Gold so I would not reccomend them. And innova was good before but now they are bought by proctor and gamble who makes Iams so I would say no to Innova. Champion foods is a company you can trust I honestly feel it is the only kibble pet food company I trustway to go I have seen a difference in Mozart's coat before he was on California Naturals and his coat was looking really dull it has gotten a lot softer and even has some shine to it when before it did not. Now if you want the coat to look nice I would get the Acana fish forumla it helps with the coat but sometimes it takes a while for it to work for Mozart it took 4 months to see a difference.

Professional- Fetcher
Barked: Fri May 4, '12 7:29pm PST 
Thanks for the recommendation! I bought him the Acana Pacifica, I figure that I'll do some sort of rotation schedule between that and the Acana Wild Prairie (he gets fussy lol). The price was kind of steep in my opinion ($23 plus tax for a 5.5 lb bag) but the quality seems well worth it.


Proud to serve
Barked: Sat May 5, '12 10:55am PST 
Orijen is our preferred, Acana is good too.

Barked: Sun May 6, '12 7:39am PST 
We are eating Acana Simple Singles line Lamb & Apple and love it!

The price you paid seems kinda high for Acana 5.5lb.
You could order it and have it delivered to your door for that price. http://www.mrchewy.com/s?query=acana