Hi I have a (estimated) 6 year old beagle/walkerhound. I feed her Purina Pro Plan Adult Shredded Blend.
Here are the ingredients: "Chicken, brewers rice, whole grain wheat, poultry by-product meal (natural source of glucosamine), corn gluten meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), whole grain corn, soy flakes, soybean meal, fish meal (natural source of glucosamine), animal digest, glycerin, dried egg product, wheat bran, salt, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, zinc proteinate, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, sulfur, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), niacin, copper proteinate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite."
I notice the "by-products" (and some mysterious chemicals) so I know it may not be best. But this food came highly recommended from the shelter. How would my dog be better off if I switched to one of the foods mentioned? Thoughts?
I'm also getting a (estimated) 3 year old lab. Even though they're a few years apart, is it ok to feed them the same food? If I did switch, any Brand Name suggestions for me?