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Dog food recommendations

January 11th, 2006, 09:11 PM
The February issue of the Whole Dog Journal has a great article on kibble. It also includes a list of recommended foods. Many of the foods discussed here are on the list.
Solid Gold
Natural Balance
Chicken soup
It is a great starting point for anyone looking to improve the food they are feeding their dog.
You must be a subscriber to read the artilce but it is fairly inexpensive to sign up for an online subscription. I believe about $20.00 U.S. a year.
The web site is :

January 11th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Raingirl posted the whole list a while back:

January 11th, 2006, 09:48 PM
The February issue is the new recommendations for 2006. I don't know if there are any changes because I haven't compared the 2005 list against this years.

January 20th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Does anyone have an opinion on Performatrin Ultra?

January 20th, 2006, 06:11 PM
Rocky has been having a few problems lately, just doesn't seeem himself. and as I posted on anther thread, he got a bad rash from his muzzle and is scratching alot were his harness touches him, he just seemed all of a sudden to be showing his age, anyways I gave him antibiotics for his rash and it is clearing up but I also put him on Wysong, Ive had him on that food before and didn't notice a difference but this time, after only a week or so, his coat looks much better and he just seems back to himself. It didn't solve his rash or his scratching, but his coat over all has become noticably more shiny and he seems to have bulked up a little, hes always been on the skinny side, I have also increased his exercise, whether is good and I dont want his new "bulk" to turn to fat. but I n ow am raving about wysong, just wish it werent so expensive!!!!!

January 21st, 2006, 01:58 AM
Does anyone have an opinion on Performatrin Ultra?
Doesn't Mona feed it? I think...

January 21st, 2006, 02:10 AM
Don't know.

I got a sample and Willow went nuts over it.

January 21st, 2006, 02:57 AM
Do you have the ingredients or website?

January 21st, 2006, 08:19 AM
Here are the ingredients of the Performatrim Ultra

Chicken Meal
Whole Brown Rice
Whole Barley
Whole Rice
Whole Rye
Menhaden Fish Meal
Sunflower Oil stabilized with mixed Tocopherols (a natural source of Vitamin E)
Alfalfa Meal
Dried Egg Product
Fresh Whole Sweet Potatoes
Fresh Whole Carrots
Fresh Whole Apples
Dried Kelp
Sea Salt
Potassium Chloride
Whole Blueberries
Whole Flaxseed
Chicory Root Extract (Prebiotic)
Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Probiotic)
Bacillus Subtilis (Probiotic)
Bifidobacterium Thermophilum (Probiotic)
Bifidobacterium Longum (Probiotic)
Enterococcus Faecium (Probiotic)
Mannanoligosaccharides (Prebiotic)
Yucca Schidigera Extract
Zinc Amino-Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc)
Choline Chloride
Iron Amino-Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron)
Vitamin E Supplement
Manganese Amino-Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese)
Copper Amino-Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper)
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Vitamin A Supplement
Calcium Pantothenate
Vitamin D3 Supplement
Folic Acid
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
Thiamine Hydrochloride
Beta Carotene
Cobalt Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Cobalt)
Potassium Iodide
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity)
Sodium Selenite

January 21st, 2006, 03:07 PM
Looks good. The only "bad" thing is the egg product, but that's nothing really.

January 21st, 2006, 04:36 PM
I feed the Performatrin Ultra Chicken and brown rice to my cats. So far so good.. nice soft fur, NO gas.. lol and less poop. They seem happy with it.

I was actually thinking of trying this food with Bubba. But he's doing fine with the Hundenflocken.. so you know the saying "If it ain't broke don't fix it" ;)