Q&A: Which dog food is better?

Question by Koter Boters misses Rufus!: Which dog food is better?
Ingredients-Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal, Whole Ground Barley, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Rye, Fish Meal, Whole Potatoes, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Garlic, Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Fructooligosaccharides, Monooligosaccharides, Dried Chicory Root, Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Calcium Phosphate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Salt, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecium.

#2 ingredients-
Ingredients: Lamb Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Peas, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Quinoa (Organic), Apples, Blueberries, Inulin, Taurine, Beta-Carotene, Cranberries, Dehydrated Kelp, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Inositol, Polysaccharide Complexes of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, B. subtillus, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus coagulins, Aspergillus oryzae, and Aspergillus niger.

which is grain free if at all?
Which of the dog foods would you buy based on the ingredients?
I feed the second one because one of my dogs has allergies.

Would the first one work for allergies?
My dogs are a Rottie/GSD/Husky mix and a Labrador/Rottie mix(he is the one with allergies).

The second food has helped with his allergies, He don’t get tear stains or watery eyes. But he still scratches with it.

The first food is Blue and the second is Eagle Pack Lamb and Rice!
I don’t have enough money to feed Raw mr.scientific stuff crap. I don’t even understand how to feed Raw so let me stick to what I know Ok Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by BOSS
I would buy the first, as the first two ingredients are meat sources. The second food lists a grain as the second ingredient, which is not favorable.

Barley doesn’t agree with some dogs but it’s a preferable 3rd ingredient to brown rice followed by white rice.

Neither food is grain free.

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  1. zoidgirl0905 says:

    i would choose the first 1

  2. carl says:

    1 i think i have both of those dog foods tel me wat dog u have and if its what i got number 1 is wat your dog likes more

  3. The Great Lion says:

    Definatly the first !
    The second food has chicken fat listed as a fourth ingredient and has a lot of rice in it (= fat and fillers make up a huge portion of the food).
    It also has “dried beet Pulp” which is a controversial ingredient in dog’s food.
    It also has salt (not good).
    The only ingredient i am against in the first food is the “fish meal” : They don’t specify what kind of fish it is. and usually this is bad news…
    But overall, the first food is a great food and it’s a no brainer i would choose it over the second.

  4. burning brightly says:

    I would not give my dog either its a lot of crap a dog is a dog and needs the same foods it would get in the wilds b y itself all this scientific stuff is not what a dog wants would you eat anything with so many ingredients ~~

  5. Victoria says:

    The best food for a dog is the food that dogs are biologically designed to eat…Raw meat, bones and organs…80% Meat, 10% Bone and 10% Organ meat. Just none of the heavy, weight baring bones, like beef leg bones and no knuckles or other very hard types. Even toy breeds can eat this way. My pug and small terrier eat whole chickens, pork ribs and necks, turkey legs, thighs and necks, beef hearts and any other cut of beef, chicken, beef and pork liver, tongue, green tripe, venison…any meat at all, a limited amount of eggs and most types of fish. Many raw feeders even pick up fresh road kill. The meat can be freezer burned or old. Meat that has been left out or in the fridge too long, meat that would make a person very sick, is perfectly safe for dogs. Dogs can not get salmonella. Since starting to feed my dogs Raw two years ago, their teeth have cleaned themselves; they haven’t gotten a single flea; they have more energy; they’re leaner and more muscular; they’ve had no illness and no need for vaccinations (except for the legally required rabbis shot); and their coats are gorgeous. As to cost… Half of my meat is given to me free from ads I post on Freecycle and Craig’s List. Since I get half of my meat from free sources and the rest bought on sale or in bulk quantities, I’m spending about the same as I did, or less, than I did when I fed them premium brand kibble. I’ll also save a small fortune on vet bills, since raw fed dogs get sick far less than kibble fed. For more info on this, visit the Yahoo group RawChat.

  6. Shiba beast says:

    the first one has two meat sources as its first ingredients which is a good sign. The second one has a grain listed as one of its first ingredients. So i would pick #1

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