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Old 11-26-2012, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Switching from Iams...to what?

Jax is currently on Iams Lamb and Rice (red bag). His weight is good, coat is okay, poops can be a little runny occasionally, but mostly firm. He's a little lackluster about eating it some days though. I've been doing some research into dog food and have come to find out that Iams isn't very good...

So what do I switch to for a dog that's somewhat picky, and seems to itch a fair amount?


How bad is the Eukanuba Natrually Wild? The ingredients don't look as bad as the Iams?

Any help appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Blue buffalo makes some great food that's also readily available in most areas. Give dogfoodanalysis.com some time and you'll be on the right path.
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It all depends on your budget. I've tried Kirkland puppy food (costco) and my pups poo was a bit softy and runny at times and alot so I didn't like that and switched to royal canin which is awesome! It's a bit pricey but well worth it! Her coat is soft n shiny, stiff poop, and doesn't have a bad smell like some other dog foods.


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Old 11-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, I ended up going with the Blue Buffalo Large Breed Chicken and Rice formula. The guideline says for 70-100 pounds (Jax is 73) that they should get 3-3.75 cups a day. He's currently on 4 a day of the Iams, so we're mixing the two for a week or so to get him switched over. I was happy to see that he seemed more enthusiastic about eating his dinner tonight though. Hopefully the 'newness' doesn't wear off and he doesn't get bored with it.
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