Reddit reviews: The best dog food

We found 334 Reddit comments discussing the best dog food. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 205 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Dog Food:

u/nkdeck07 · 3 pointsr/Frugal

Look and see if your vet has a program like the one ours does. It's a flat $400ish dollars a year but it covers your yearly checkup,shots, blood work and dental cleaning plus free office visits during the week. Great way to be frugal and be a good pet owner as the yearly checkup and dental cleaning would cost more then the $400 anyway and you can take the dog in without worry for the smaller things (ours is prone to eye issues so it's already paid for itself)

Other ways to be frugal is getting the big stuff on craigslist (namely a crate) and waiting for sales at petsmart and the like for toys.

Also I agree with the other owners regarding the good quality food. Amazon subscribe and save can help a little with the costs there.

You can also get used blankets and stuff from good will for a bed (dogs don't know the difference and I'd actually do this in puppy hood anyway as lots of dogs chew their beds)

For treats one of the best "bang for your buck" ones is dog food rolls (red barn makes them as well as a few other brands). It's like 8 bucks for a 4lb roll but it lasts for about 2 months of training and dogs love. Way cheaper then getting normal dog treats.

u/jarnish · 3 pointsr/germanshepherds

Here's my list of "favorites" for my GSDs:

Chuck-It Balls. By far, the most durable balls I've found. They've got some "give", so they seem to enjoy chewing/chasing them more. Remember, once the ball can fit between their back teeth, it's time to upgrade to the larger size.

The Shark Vacuum is a beast. We've tried any number of vacuums over the years, this one falls into the "Not Stupidly Expensive and Totally Worth It" category. Getting a decent Undercoat Rake goes hand-in-hand with a good vacuum. Rake once a week (three times during shedding season), brush 1-3 times a week, you'll give your back a break no matter what vacuum you buy.

In terms of training treats, we really like the Red Barn Chicken and Liver Rolls. After a while, we use them exclusively for scent training, but it's an excellent (and not expensive!) treat for any kind of training. Cube small, you'll get a ton of mileage out of one roll.

Herm Sprenger Dog Collars make great training collars. Not everyone likes the idea of a pinch/prong collar, so if it's not your thing, look elsewhere. However, if you are planning on training with pinch, these are the best, bar none. We use the small size and just add links as our dog grows - it's almost impossible to injure them with the smaller prongs and they tend to respond better. Please learn how to use a pinch before using one of these extensively - they shouldn't be used for restraint and you should probably wait until 8+ months (a number of people I know even wait till 14+ months for any obedience aside from the "necessities") before doing a ton of training anyway.

I'll stay away from food recommendations as it seems to be such a controversial topic. I will say that there are a ton of good sites out there to research - first figuring out whether you're feeding raw, tube, or kibble and then what to do once you decide.

Last - look for a dog club in your area. I personally like the German Shepherd Dog Club of America - Working Dog Association, but there are a number of places like this. I can tell you irrefutably that my dogs' favorite day of the week is training day. Nothing like getting out there with other GSD lovers and doing some tracking/obedience/protection work.

Hope this helps! Good luck :)

u/micrographia · 2 pointsr/dogs

Got it. Sorry for the knee jerk reaction, without the info that you were taking her from a deceased owner it seemed like just an impulse decision to adopt a difficult breed.

Here we go. When you get the dog, start with a Two Week Shutdown to ensure the smoothest introduction of your dog to their new environment. This is super important and something i WISH I knew about when I adopted my dog.

General Dog Care Checklist from the ASPCA.

The bare necesseities of supplies:

  • Premium-quality dog food. [Taste of the Wild](https://www.amazon.com/Taste-Wild-Prairie-Formula-30-Pound/dp/B000W5SLB8/ref=sr_1_4?s=pet-supplies&amp;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1485423771&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=dog+food) is very popular for being affordable and high-quality<br />
  • Food dish
  • Water bowl
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys. KONGS are wonderful for keepiing your dog occupied. Fill with wet food or PB, freeze, and give to dog.
  • Brush &amp; comb for grooming, including flea comb. Look into breed specific brushes
  • Collar with license and ID tag
  • Leash, Easy Walk Harness
  • Training crate
  • Dog bed (check Groupon for great deals) or box with warm blanket or towel
  • Dog toothbrush

    I don't have experience with huskies but I have heard over and over how they are a difficult dog to own, and require around 2 hours of intense exercise daily. I found this Breed Discussion which may be informative for you. Do you have a dog park nearby? That would be great if its a fenced in area, because huskies are "escape artists".

    Honestly, like myself, a lot of were quick to jump the gun on you and didn't offer any real help. I would suggest posting a new post with a title like: "Inherited a husky whose owner died, what are some tips and resources I can read to give this dog a great life?". Definitely include that there are no shelters nearby. Are you in the US?

    Hope I helped atleast a bit. If you use the "search" function on this subreddit and search for "husky", you will see users who have "flair" saying that they own a siberian husky. You could PM them and I'm sure they would be more helpful than me. Also try posting in r/siberianhusky/. How old is the dog? Pics?

    Sorry again for the insensitive reply at first. I really wish you luck and if you have any questions I'm happy to help!
u/AllegedlyNorah · 2 pointsr/Bulldogs

The dog food we fed Luka was Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Coastal Catch. He loved that stuff but it is pricey. Now with Jack, we were looking for something just as good but not as pricey. Believe it or not, after doing a good amount of research, we settled on Rachel Ray Zero Grain, and he loves it. We're on our 3rd bag and he's been doing great, though if we have to we'll go back to the Earthborn and spend that extra money.

We also add 1 raw egg once a week and give him 1 1/2 sardines (packed in WATER) over the course of a couple days mixed in his food. His coat is shiny and we're seeing no signs that he has any internal issues. He's active, happy...and his ears are doing good.

Oh, and he DOESN'T FART. Ever. Seriously.

For his folds, we use Pampers Sensitive wipes. They are perfume free and also restore the skins natural PH. But seriously, I assume most baby wipes would work well since they're made for babies skin. The main thing is to wipe the folds dry after you clean them. We didn't know that when we got Luka. We were just told to make sure we keep the folds clean, which we did daily. We only found out by googling that we had to follow up with drying. The reason I did the research in the first place is because his folds seemed to be red and his face kind of smelled. We found that the smell was coming from his folds...poor guy. Luckily, it didn't last long so his discomfort was not that extensive.

u/CapSteveRogers · 2 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

I switched Stitch immediately to Wellness Core Grain Free Puppy when I first got him. If you do switch, add some pumpkin to it.

Also, the Wellness Core Puppy is a bit expensive, but I figured you'd want the best for your puppy. But there's also Blue Buffalo Grain Free Puppy, which is about $10 cheaper than the Wellness. I've heard great things about both Blue Buffalo and Wellness Core.

u/eudaimondaimon · 4 pointsr/vegan

My dog is perfectly healthy (and has been for years) on the vegan dogfood and treats I order online. V-dog is what she eats now and I think it's slightly better than Natural Balance which she was on before.

She actually didn't start off on vegan dog food, but we switched her to it when she started to demonstrate skin allergies to most foods - she'd itch a lot, get bald spots of fur, develop pimple-like sores. But since changing her food her skin and coat have been perfect ever since!

And the vet says she's perfectly healthy (except for a really mild heart murmur which is probably congenital and not because of any food).

u/YvetteHorizon · 1 pointr/dogs

I haven't tried the Purina in your list, but I have two of my own dogs and two foster chihuahuas so I had to start buying an affordable, healthy food with tiny kibble so the chi's can eat it.
I get the Diamond Naturals from Amazon. Good ingredients and around 1.25 per pound (I do that too!). Also check your grocery shelves. My local grocery store has Evolve on sale a LOT and it's good quality and small bites, too. Cesar recently had a buy one get one free coupon stuck onto their bags. See if you can find some.
Eggs are great! Especially see if you have a local person with a few backyard chickens. We buy a dozen brown free-range eggs for 2.00 here.


u/whomad1215 · 1 pointr/WiggleButts

I'm in Wisconsin, fromm is great but expensive ($60 for 33lbs), American Premium Natural is another good one that is not quite as expensive ($50 for a 40lb bag). Fish or lamb has worked best, fish if they get gassy.

Sauerkraut is fantastic if they ever get an upset stomach.

On mobile so not formatting the link. Bag of puppy food on amazon.


u/qx9650 · 2 pointsr/pitbulls

Definitely. My baby was an itchybull.

This stuff helped a great deal. Here are reasons salmon oil (not just salmon dog food or regular fish oil) can be beneficial. What is her diet? It's pretty easy to switch to a better and grain-free food, and that can go a long way as well. I fed my pibble Wellness Core.

u/xhippieninjax · 6 pointsr/vegan

We used to do Halo for our dachshund. We switched to Natural Balance dog food about 2 years ago. It says vegetarian, but it's actually vegan. Surprise! It was cheaper (per pound) and more accessible for us than Halo. Between three 12-15 lbs dogs it last about 2.5 months for us.

The vet has never had a problem with our dogs diet and all their blood work comes back great! The dogs love it too.

u/DasHildegarde · 1 pointr/dogs

Normally I would never buy dog food at the grocery store, but we picked up a bag of the Rachel Ray Zero Grain food a ~5 months ago. We were in a huge hurry and needed food for the next morning.

My dog's fur and poops have been so healthy, we've been using it since then. I used to have mine on Blue Buffalo too, but I think this is working better for her. And it's cheaper! We pay $22 for a 14lb bag. If I remember correctly, the Blue Buffalo were feeding ran about $60/30lbs. There are only two flavors at our store, so I just buy one of each at a time, and alternate whenever they run out.

She had been struggling with some horrible allergies, and now her coat is glossy and looks super healthy. She still gets into stuff outside sometimes, but she is doing much better. Again, I normally comb the dog food recommendations online, but after getting this stuff as a fluke, we're pretty hooked. It works really well for us.


u/chadcf · 2 pointsr/freebies

If you can find it locally, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul is a quality food for the buck. Not grain free, but much better quality than purina or the like. Ridiculous name though... In the NW I can find it at Mini Pet Mart a bit cheaper than amazon, right around $1 per pound in a larger bag. Haven't compared prices to grocery store brands but at least for amazon prices, that's cheaper than or right in line with purina depending on what you pick.

I also find Taste of the Wild pretty affordable locally. It's a grain free dog food and is not terribly expensive here, though might be getting out of the purina range. I have a small dog so I just buy a 5lb bag which costs me about $12 (lasts me 3 weeks). Amazon has 30lb bags for $44 which is about $1.50 a lb, but it's a bit cheaper locally for me. Not sure how that compares to purina though.

u/nektar · 3 pointsr/vegan

My dog (60lbs) eats Natural Balance Vegetarian Formula (vegan) which is a bit cheaper and he does great. He has been on it for a little over a year and has great energy levels despite being 11. He just had some blood work done and all came back within range. I thought about rotating between a few different brands to switch things up, but haven't really put much more thought past it since he seems to enjoy it. I have heard great things about V-Dog however.

Edit: A 28lb bag will last him a little over a month, he eats 1 cup BID (twice a day) along with his joint supplement

u/jourtney · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Yes, stock is like a brick of fat that people put in their soups to make them more rich. I'm no chef though, so I could be wrong.

They sell pumpkin specifically for dogs. I'm not talking about the pie filling, I'm just talking about canned pumpkin. This is a specifically dog-friendly canned pumpkin brand (that's a box of 12). You could try searching for something like this at dog stores where you live, or order some online.

Sweet potato is also a favorite of my dogs. You can purchase some sweet potatoes and boil them, and then mash them up really good and add a little bit to her kibble each day.

u/Gregophocles · 3 pointsr/dogs

I'm afraid you won't find anything that's really that great for $1/lb. The closest I can think of is Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. It is probably the best value-for-quality food. Lots of animal protein, no soy, no corn, no animal by-products, and most of the grains are whole grain.

I have worked at a pet food/supply store for four years and we carry everything from Purina Dog Chow (50 cents per pound) to Orijen (rated the last two years as the overall best dog food; $2.50 per pound).

EDIT: I'm not saying Whole Earth Farms is a bad food. For the price, you're getting really good value out of it. Merrick is a pretty good brand of food.

u/dontcryferguson · 1 pointr/dogs

Yesterday I came across Sportmix Wholesomes dog food that has pretty solid ingredients with a higher kilocalorie content per cup (meaning that you can feed less of it than others foods) for a very reasonable price. Right now it looks like it's $30 for 40lbs of the fish and rice blend (if your pup struggles with chicken). Many reviewers say they've found it very useful for dogs with food sensitivities as they don't blend the proteins and keep them separate.

As for cats, I'm of the camp that any wet food is better than dry for them, so if he eats friskies or fancy feast classics or Sheba, they are all high protein and low carb and obviously high moisture, which cats need more than anything. Fancy Feast Classics and Sheba are also grain-free, at least, and many pet owners with diabetic cats are able to feed these due to the appropriate protein/carb ratio.

Anyway, good luck to you; I hope this helps.

u/rin_tin_tin · 4 pointsr/vegan

We feed our pups Nature's Recipe. Mostly because they each eat 8 cups of kibble a day. So it can get very expensive really quick. The v--dog is really awesome (and if I could afford it I would feed it to my pooches) but it is pricey. Natural Balance is another great one.

We boost the kibble with phylum husks, fresh fruit and veg, some vegan sausages, and occasional steamed pumpkin. Their treats are carrots, vegan hot dogs, apples, bananas, and some almond milk yogurt every once in a while.

u/redyouch · 2 pointsr/vegan

I tried feeding my two dogs the Natural Balance Vegan kibble. They both loved it, but the French Bulldog would have terrible diarrhea. Went back to Chicken &amp; Potato flavor and will eventually consider making them a fresh home-made rice-based food in the future. Unfortunately, don't have enough time to do it right now.

This is probably the best review for that food btw:
&gt;Of course we were concerned when our dog told us he wanted to be Vegan. Where would he get his protein? Would he get enough calcium? Would other dogs think he was strange if he was not eating body parts of other animals? Well, we were so pleased to see that he is thriving on this diet. And you know what? Other dogs accept him just fine. And he seems so pleased that he is reducing his carbon footprint and living a life that is consistent with his highest values.

u/l3uddha · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Don't buy cheap dog food.

If you're going to buy dog food for your dog, please buy more expensive food. Check the ingredients and make sure it's good. If you wouldn't eat it, why feed it to something you're responsible for?

I try to give my dogs a raw treat every few days. It's really healthy for them!

u/MushroomGoats1 · 2 pointsr/Greyhounds

I feed mine Taste of the Wild. I buy the 30lb bag and it lasts us about a month. We haven't had to provide any supplemental foods and our vet has approved of her diet and how it positively affects her health. We've also noticed that her coat and skin have greatly improved from when she was first adopted which I think has something to do with her improved diet. I can imagine that as she grows older, we'll have to specialize her diet further but for now, she does great with her dry food.

u/HelloPanda22 · 0 pointsr/aww

Try this brand before you attempt to make your own recipe. :) It has made a HUGE difference in the staining and allergies of my American Eskimo. I ended up liking the product so much that my cats are on the same brand of food now. It's not too easy to find in stores like Petsmart but I have a local pet shop that recommends and sells them. It's absolutely grain free!

u/Kyne_of_Markarth · 3 pointsr/unpopularopinion

I've seen my late dog aggressively devour tuna, and I've seen him devour raw tofu with the same zeal. Dogs are food driven but things other than meat taste good. We are, after all, talking about the same creatures who like to eat feces.

Also, most people who say that their dogs need meat are just feeding them whatever dry kibble they find. The "meat" part of that is not quality or prominent. We mostly feed my girlfriend's dogs this food and they love it.

u/grimmxsleeper · 2 pointsr/pitbulls


After going through several diets (including vet prescribed) This is what we have settled on. He is still slightly itchy but it is a world of difference from the other diets we have tried. It seems that salmon is a good choice for pits with skin issues. We do this plus apoquel and life is pretty good.

u/MRBLOODY · 1 pointr/goldenretrievers

I've tried a few over the years. Recently we switched from Science Diet Advanced Fitness to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W5SLB8?refRID=ST6TKSR0XVJR7K8C9P89&amp;amp;ref_=pd_bia_nav_t_1

My golden loves the new stuff. LOVES

u/boringlesbian · 1 pointr/BostonTerrier

My Boston survived parvo as a pup and has had tummy issues ever since. We feed her Primal. She does really well on it. This was a good resource when we were looking for better food for her.

u/pawsitivepurrson · 3 pointsr/Pets

I work at a rescue league where the health of animals is highly reguarded. This is always what I push on people to buy for their pets. Everyone who works here uses it. It's highly recommended by our medical staff as well. If you look in the review/comment section of this product you will find a similar situation. Don't be fooled by the price. Wet and dry food diet for dogs is ideal as well. You can always buy a smaller bag for a lower price.


u/funkymunniez · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

monthly service that delivers treats and toys to your door, slightly customized depending on the size of your dog. you can google it for more info.

most of the toys are ok...my dog destroys them in minutes most times but even the worst ones are still empty husks that are good for a game of tug or for him to just throw around. every once in awhile we get a really great toy out of it (I have 4 or 5 so far over the past year that are extremely durable and great for him playing by himself). They put really good treats in there too...Zuke, Stella &amp; Chewy...stuff like that. I got this exact bag one month. We pay 16/mo (or maybe 19, I forget) for 6 months and that bag alone is $10. And there was another bag of treats in it, a bully stick, and a toy.

u/VeganMinecraft · 0 pointsr/vegetarian

Aww, poor baby :(

With such serious conditions, I'm not saying that you need to feed your dog veg, but it couldn't hurt to maybe look into it and see if it's something that might also work? That's your decision though. It could also maybe help you figure out if he is having a reaction to something due to the meat in the prior foods you had given him, or maybe plant based food ]when trying veg food? At least you might be able to narrow it down if you gave a veg food a shot.

Natural Balance is an all vegan dog food made by a company that also makes meat based dog foods. Fairly good reviews and I don't think they would market it if they knew dogs couldn't be vegetarian.


V dog is also another brand of vegan dog food http://v-dog.com/ and I saw them at a vegfest I attended.

u/KingPhoenix · 1 pointr/pics

I don't know what amazon you order from but it's $25 min free shipping...
Here is a 30 lbs bag with free shipping :

u/World-Wide-Web · 1 pointr/germanshepherds

can't speak to your question, but i do appreciate the spreadsheet!

I feed my dog Taste of the Wild, which gets 4.5 from Dog Food Advisor. A couple of the flavors are 5 and a couple are 4*. Very cost effective at $45 for 30lbs.


u/jamisonmcd · 1 pointr/Mastiff

Our vet, who raises mastiffs, suggested this to us:

Holistic Select Natural Dry Dog Food

We haven't had any problems and our Meatball loves it to death.

Although, on Saturday, he tried to convince me he loved used cat litter, too, so take that part with a grain of salt.

u/whuckfistle · 8 pointsr/Chihuahua

My vet recommended Taste of the Wild with salmon for both my 9 year old and my puppy. It has great reviews on Amazon and my dogs (although they aren't picky) love it. If you PM me a mailing address I'd be happy to send a cup or two for your pup to sample. And it's all the same color and shape.

u/itsalysialynn · 5 pointsr/bettafish

It looks like a scrape or maybe some ick. You can treat it with LifeGuard Tablets and it will go away.

P.S. contrary to popular belief, betas need a heater and filtration in their tank. If you are keeping them in a beta bowl, the water quality could be causing this issue.

u/blahblahwordvomit · 3 pointsr/vegetarian

Before you have your dog go vegan/vegetarian check with your vet.

Some dogs, just like some people, will need extra attention after going meat free. Some dogs might also be grain intolerant!

I know natural balance(vet recommended brand) has a vegetarian canned dog food. I've got a chihuahua and she tends to go on hunger strike in the middle of a veg can more than any other variety. Each can usually lasts 4-5 days. Nothing bad happens to her in the short term on the veg food. If anything it's the least hard on her stomach judging from poop quality.

So I mean, you can feed them commercially available dog food that's just as balanced as normal dog food. You might have a dog with grain intolerance which mean these veggie formulas likely won't work out for you, but if you consult with your vet before switching over they can tell you what to look out for.

Edit: Here are some amazon links if you want to read up on this brand or the food.

Dry: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Balance-Vegetarian-Formula-28-Pound/dp/B000634HD2?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;*Version*=1&amp;amp;*entries*=0

Wet: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Balance-Canned-Vegetarian-Recipe/dp/B004HFRMFA/ref=pd_bxgy_199_2?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;refRID=2PJRCKWEG5SJEYGJ6H18

u/NYSenseOfHumor · 3 pointsr/AmStaffPitts

Ask your vet, some dogs (of all ages) have specific needs and your vet would be in the best position to make a recommendation.

If your dog does not have a specific need, then many vets have go-to suggestions.

Until the vet appointment, Orijen is a good (but not-inexpensive) choice. Fromm is a less costly option.

u/lotophagi · 2 pointsr/vizsla

We give our boy the salmon [Taste of the Wild](
http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Wild-Pacific-Formula-30-Pound/dp/B0018CIP6K). He really likes it and it keeps his coat super shiny.

u/court67 · 2 pointsr/dogs

Where are you buying your Fromm from that it's $3/lb?! Just a quick google search yielded quite a few 33lb bags for $45-60. That's still a little over your $1.50/lb budget, but not by too much.

Taste of the Wild is probably your next best bet. Here is the link to a 30lb bag for just under $44. If you have a Costco near you, their Kirklands brand food is also high quality for relatively cheap. I'm not sure if it's grain-free though.

u/xAIRGUITARISTx · 4 pointsr/husky

What do you guys feed your puppies? I'm looking at this one, but this one looks good too. Neither of them have fish, how important is that? I'm trying to learn as much as I can as quickly as I can.

u/haggeant · 1 pointr/Aquariums

http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-77326-LifeGuard-32-Gallon-32-Tablet/dp/B001XD6RH8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1348490156&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=tetra+lifeguard its on sale at amazon. 32 tablets for 8 bucks instead of 12 tablets for 15 bucks.

I will definitely order this and get it here soon. Thanks for the tip.

u/furgenhurgen · 1 pointr/Mastiff

We order our dog food from Amazon. I know you don't want to waste time to have it shipped, but it's significantly cheaper online than at Petco. It's called Taste of the Wild. It's grain-free, and that helps with my bulldog's gas problems and its quality keeps the size of poops from being so big. We typically buy the salmon version, but here's the puppy formula which is also grain free.

u/vomitfreesince83 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

We're about to switch him to https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007M0J9VC/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;psc=1. We're getting him off of this since he didn't like it much https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W5SLB8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;psc=1

We also use the dog food that comes in a tube for treats. He's definitely gained some weight in the past couple weeks so I'm trying to cut down on that.

Any brands you recommend?

u/rojapa · 1 pointr/Frenchbulldogs

I have my 8 year old frenchie on a grain free all salmon diet and he loves it. I’ve been feeding him this brand for years and have had no issues.

Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Grain-Free Dry Dog Food with Smoked Salmon 28lb https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L9JHXJR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_11fODbTBQRHNB

u/Datasinc · 4 pointsr/phoenix

I usually order him this cause it's a good value but I don't know what stores would have it. He's not too picky. He's a small/medium breed that's 8 years old. Anything will work. :-)

u/exin58 · 1 pointr/pitbulls


Wellness Core and Blue Buffalo Wilderness are also good food.

&gt; Note: The blue buffalo rocky mountain recipe version is crap, so make sure you buy the kind I linked.

For treats I give Petco brand bone strips ($10, lasts a month), double chews, BIXBI jerky, and Dogma Biscuits.

The running theme here is grain free, and made from ingredients that a human could consume. Further, the distribution of protein, carbs and fat is evenly distributed in appropriate ratios.

u/poo-poo · 1 pointr/BostonTerrier

$45 for a 30lb bag Taste of the Wild. Sometimes he gets buffalo breath, but he scarfs this shit down like noone's business. I remember this particular type getting an A or A- on one of those food rating sites, the top ingredients are all meat.

u/obikatsu · 3 pointsr/Paleo

We have been feeding our dogs Taste of the Wild for quite some time now, great quality

u/lambhearts · 6 pointsr/dogs

Acana Duck &amp; Pear, Acana Wild Prairie, Acana Grasslands, Acana Chicken and Potato

Orijen Adult, Orijen Fish

Stewart Raw, Stella &amp; Chewy's Raw

You can absolutely do serious damage to a small dog by feeding a home-cooked diet without proper nutritionist consultations. There are plenty of properly formulated premium kibbles available in trial sizes. Dogs care more about smell than taste, so if you add hot water to their food so it smells stronger, they're more likely to be attracted to it.

u/hiyosilver64 · 1 pointr/aww

You are welcome! This is what we feed him:

Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food, Hi Prairie Canine Formula with Roasted Bison &amp; Venison

We buy it locally but it is available from Amazon too and you can read the comments and more info for it there too if you want:


u/PassionRL · 2 pointsr/siberianhusky

I've been buying this one and happy with it.

u/the_good_time_mouse · 5 pointsr/vegan

We used Natural Balance until one of our dogs developed an allergy to barley. So, we switched to Nature's Recipe. IMHO, Natural Balance is the better brand.

We also cook up vegetables from the farmer's market (a variety of whatever is in season, around $1 a pound, and not toxic to dogs) boiled with TVP, olive oil. And, sometimes, when we are leaving them with my parents, or it is otherwise inconvenient, we use canned food - from Natural Balance and Nature's Recipe.

Some people may argue with me, but from my discussions vets and vetinary specialists, I wouldn't recommend just kibble alone (vegan or not), for optimum nutrition. The fresh vegetables provide perishable vitamins that your dog won't get elsewhere. Besides, it's ridiculously cheap (&gt;$1lb after the TVP plumps with the cooking water) and very easy to make - I make a two batches every 2-3 weeks, freeze one, and put the pot in the fridge till it's done.

And we also supplement with Taurine and L-Carnitine from http://purebulk.com - important if your food does not contain it.

There's no need to avoid soy, or corn, for that matter. Corn is usually a 'filler' however - it's just empty calories and a sign that the dog food is skimping.

EDIT: Care to explain the downvote?

u/PuppetMaster · 9 pointsr/DebateAVegan

&gt;that doesn’t mean I’m going to force her to eat a vegan diet and potentially make her even sicker.

I think you are ignorant about dog food, and you seem to be saying that any vegan that feeds their dog vegan food is OK with forcing their dog to be at greater risk. I am ignorant too of lots of things, being vegan takes a lot of time to learn everything. Just the other day I bought probiotics that had milk in them by accident.

This is the one I use am I am confident I am not putting my dog at risk. If you have any evidence I am putting my dog at greater risk I will surely look at this evidence, but I did invest a good deal of time researching this before I switched dog food.


&gt; I’m hesitant to even say I’m vegan these days because of how crazy some are about it.

You can still be an awesome vegan without preaching it or letting people online know you are a vegan. You can still advocate and lead by example in real life and make a great impact to the world. I take the same strategy and identify as plant based online, but people in real life know me as vegan. If a online community is constantly causing you negative emotions &amp; stress you need to dip out of that community imo.

u/danceswithronin · 2 pointsr/bettafish

If it was my fish I'd probably dose with [Lifeguard] (https://www.amazon.com/Tetra-77326-LifeGuard-Tablets-32-Count/dp/B001XD6RH8) or something similar just to be safe, in case it's a fungal infection and not just debris from his tank. Careful if you use Lifeguard though, the pills are made for 10 gallons so I have to either break mine in half or a quarter depending on which tank I'm dosing.

u/goramfed · 1 pointr/samoyeds

Try Fromm That is what the animal shelter used on new dogs because of its track record for being easy to digest. Most dogs can switch in one meal and have normal stool immediately.

I use the green bag adult Fromm for my 2.5 year old. He's been on fromm for 10 months now, not gotten bored or anything.

u/smokeandlights · 3 pointsr/aww

We started giving our dog better food when his coat started thinning. He was a Great Dane, so short haired, and his coat was see through when we fed him Purina One. After a little while on the "good stuff", his coat was back to normal. We took him off of it for a while and the problem returned, so we kept him on it for the rest of his life.

Now, my suggestion is to go to a smaller pet store, not a chain, and explain the amount of food you go through. We were able to get "breeder" food of good quality for about $1/lb. It had higher protein content, etc. We were using a brand called sportmix for a long time, and it served us well.

I'll probably get some hate for this, but: Our vet recommended we stay away from Blue Buffalo. According to him, there was a high correlation of UTIs when dogs STOPPED eating BB. Later on, that exact thing happened to a friend's dog, so I put some credence in what he said.

edit: added a link

u/DawnSoap · 20 pointsr/DogShowerThoughts

Hooman says Amazon has stuff called "Nummy Tum Tum Pure Pumpkin For Pets". It comes in can. Petsmart has stuff in supplemental section as well if you want to get today.

u/mybrotherischad · 3 pointsr/ItalianGreyhounds

We moved our dogs to a limited ingredient dog food from Natural Balance when one of them started getting sick after every meal. We've since stuck with the premium formula (Link #1) but started out with the Venison and Sweet Potato mix (Link #2).

Link #1 - http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B003C5TCYU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;psc=1

Link #2 - http://smile.amazon.com/Dick-Van-Pattens-Natural-Ingredient/dp/B00JR99JB6/ref=pd_sbs_petsupplies_3?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;refRID=0FTNTEKVWK7EZ68G3Y0X

u/spider_sauce · 1 pointr/funny

Please feed your dog better food. It will pay for itself in lower vet bills!

u/CyanideSeashell · 1 pointr/Pets

Check out Taste of the Wild, too. When I switched to a high quality food (rated 6 stars on that site) I found it to be the least expensive. I buy it for $45 on Amazon for a 30 lb bag. (And with Prime, it ships free).

u/KestrelLowing · 1 pointr/dogs

TOTW is on amazon prime if you've got that.

(I feed the fish variety here)

u/babyheyzeus · 2 pointsr/Mastiff

I feed mine Taste of The Wild he seems to do really well on it and when I tried other dog foods he refused to eat.


u/steelo_ · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I had the same exact problem with the same fish. Quarantine, bump up the temp and I used some Tetra Lifeguard (I've heard other medications are better but I was on a tight budget).

u/jpbronco · 1 pointr/amazon

I hadn't noticed it before. Seems to be only 5% for my dog's 30# bag of food which is normally $46.

u/justahermit · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

/u/radler470 /u/piratesgoyarr /u/RorschachBulldogs we feed the same dog food taste of the wild

u/fakerton · 13 pointsr/vegan

Dogs are fine on vegan diet. I have got blood work yearly and my dogs are "One of the healthiest they have seen."


The problem with cat's is Taurine. Dogs can synthesize their own but cats can not.

u/MiniGoober · 1 pointr/dogs

Personally I'd never buy food in general off of Ebay because there are some crazy people out there who could tamper with it or sell unregulated fakes. I order Taste of the Wild off of Amazon. They have the 30 lb salmon variety you're looking at for a few dollars extra than the seller you found. Sure it's a bit more pricy but it'll be delivered straight to your door without having to worry about the seller packing it badly and having it squished or burst open in transit. I've ordered their puppy variety twice already and I've had no problems with my bags arriving on time in one piece; plus their customer service is great so I know that if there ever is an issue, they'll fix it immediately. I'm always skeptical about Ebay sellers purely because you don't know where they obtained their items from or how well they'll pack and ship it, so I recommend buying off of Amazon or waiting for coupons/deals at a local pet supplies store in your area who happens to sell Taste of the Wild.

u/batmanismyconstant · 4 pointsr/dogs

Redbarn Food Rolls are cheap for the next 4 hours as part of Prime Day. $7.91 for chicken, $9.19 for lamb, $7.90 for beef. iirc the lowest they normally are is around $9.99.

Other deals now/coming up that stood out to me: Best Bully Stick stuff, wet and dry dog food (Natural Balance, Pro Plan), treats (Wellness, Blue Buffalo), Amazon's version of the Cooleroo elevated bed, Whistle GPS tracker.

u/mcflufferbits · 1 pointr/vegan

I have been feeding my dog vegan food for the past 5 years. A lot of people who have dogs with allergies also feed them this particular brand and have seen no problems at all. When i asked my vet about it she said the she recommended the same food to dogs with allergies. As a precaution we got a blood test done twice a year and he's incredibly healthy.

What's ironic is many people feed their dogs garbage brands such Iams which is awful for the dog but still criticize a vegan dog diet. As for cats, I believe taurine is required or they'll die so meat is necessary for them.


u/cobbb11 · 3 pointsr/DebateAVegan

Been feeding my dog this for 3 years (just as an experiment and if I noticed anything remotely detrimental I would have no problem putting her back on her old food, which was probably just as shitty as most regular dog food is once you find out what's really in it). Just had her yearly vet appointment and the only thing wrong with my yorkie/shih tzu is an eye issue where she can't make her own tears anymore, a very common problem in the breed and not diet-related at all.

So I guess my dog never got your memo that she's an obligate carnivore https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Balance-Vegetarian-Formula-28-Pound/dp/B000634HD2/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_rp_c_0_10?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B000634HD2&amp;pd_rd_r=eddae553-4152-45ee-9444-ba19245ff4e2&amp;pd_rd_w=9fgas&amp;pd_rd_wg=dvc13&amp;pf_rd_p=4f7ba04e-e8f6-4ecc-9fa2-76eede5d0d3d&amp;pf_rd_r=Q9YQ60512PFFFJ2CDAH4&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=Q9YQ60512PFFFJ2CDAH4