||06-07-2014 09:24 AM
Originally Posted by Breitbach343
I know this is a topic visited a lot but I can’t find a recent thread on this top. What’s a high quality kibble? I have been feeding our 10 month old GSD, The Honest Kitchen and raw meat for about 5 months now. Loved it! But unfortunately it’s very expensive and right now we can’t afford it. With THK being $70 every 3 weeks and, spending about another $60-70 for raw meat, $140 every 3 weeks it’s a lot for us right now. Not to mention we have a Great Dane whose kibble is $40. So we are looking to switch both the dogs to a high quality kibble but I’ve been reading all night and just when I think I’ve found a good kibble, I read something bad about it. So if anyone has some advice on a good brand of kibble, please share.
It would be great if you could continue to add some raw meat at least a few times per week!:D
I believe your dog was having high ph values so, if you do switch foods you'll want to keep tabs on this. Seems like the HK has been keeping these values down?
"Fromm Pet Foods are produced by forth generation Fromm Family. Dry Foods are manufactured in company owned U.S. plant; canned foods produced in South Dakota, U.S.; not a company owned plant. The Fromm Representative stated ‘meat meal’ ingredients (chicken meal, duck meal,…) do not contain by-products, only muscle meat; fish meal preserved with citric acid (natural preservative). Manufacturing plants have APHIS EU certification. Dry foods are cooked at 255 F for 50 seconds. Company stated ingredients are mainly sourced from US and Canada, some supplements from Europe." (Thixton) Grain Free Four-Star
: Four-Star Gourmet Recipes for dogs - Fromm Family Foods
Internet locator: Internet Retailers - Fromm Family Foods
Note that that their Gold & Classic kibble contain DL-Methionine which I personally do not care to see in my dog's food.
Also a current thread on Fromms here: http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...-dog-food.html
ACANA & ORIJEN:
"Acana Pet Food parent company is Champion Pet Foods; Orijen Pet Foods are one of the Champion Pet Foods line. Products are manufactured in Canada at company owned facility. Meat meal ingredients are made from muscle meat and some bone. Company stated ingredients are Canadian (manufactured in Canada). No information provided to country of origin of supplements." (Thixton) Note that the Orijen gives SOME dogs loose stool. ACANA REGIONALS (grain free): Acana Regionals | Acana Store locator: Store Locator | Acana