Definitely NO high quality ingredients here!
Royal Canin Canine Development Puppy Large Dog dry dog food
Chicken by-product meal (leftovers after meat removal from chicken frame for human food chain or USDA rejected meat or worse!)
, corn, wheat
gluten,(allergin to many dogs, can contain sub quality grains that contain aflatoxins)
, brewers rice, barley, wheat, brown rice (see above)
, chicken fat, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, sodium silico aluminate, vegetable oil (What vegetables?)
, fish oil (WHAT fish? UN-Named source!)
, powdered cellulose (sawdust)
, calcium carbonate, potassium phosphate, psyllium seed husk, salt, fructooligosaccharides, potassium chloride, taurine, hydrolyzed yeast, choline chloride, L-lysine, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], glucosamine hydrochloride, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], L-carnitine, chondroitin sulfate, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.
Good choices would be:
* Acana &/or Orijen
(both made by Champion) which is manufactured in Canada. Orijen is too rich for "Some" dogs so watch for loose stools or diarrhea.
* Open Farm
is in Ontario and they manufacture foods with traceable ingredients: "we provide detailed information on every ingredient we use in our recipes"
~ We use human grade meats that are raised naturally on a vegetarian diet without any antibiotics or growth hormones
~ Our recipes are centered on high levels of fresh meat – we never use any synthetic or processed vegetable protein substitutes
~ Our fish is always ocean caught, never farmed, and seasonally sourced from Seafood Watch and Ocean Wise approved fisheries
If your dog does not have a sensitive gut, I would suggest rotating thru the flavors/proteins of which ever food you choose.
When switching, always transition with small amounts of new food mixed with old, taking a week or two to change. If stool get loose, go back to previous amount fed (where stool was solid) and hold at that amount for a few days until his gut gets use to it. Then increase again. This is called "bowel tolerance".