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Old July 13th, 2011, 08:45 PM
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What dog food should I get?

Hi there,

I've read a lot of mixed reviews on the internet about every dog food brand out there. I was hoping to get your opinions on good dog food that I could use for my Siberian Husky.

I am currently on Acana, but was wondering if anyone knows if this is a good food or if I should switch to another brand?

Is Performatrin a bad food?

Is Wellness better than Acana?
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Check out www.dogfoodanalysis.com lots of great information on there that is reliable! Personally, my favourite for the dogs is Orijen. It is Canadian made in Alberta, and is grain-free. The info on dog food analysis isn't up to date for Orijen though since Orijen made recent changes to their recipe.

Most grain-free dog foods are pretty good. Looking for a grain-free kibble is the most important first step. Look for named meat products (like chicken, chicken meal, turkey, turkey meal, etc) in the first 3 ingredients. The more meat the better!
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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Hi Myka,

Thank you for your quick response! I will take a look at that website and see what I like.

Two questions for you, if you dont mind!

1) What do you feed your dog/dogs?

2) I always thought Turkey was bad for dogs.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:03 PM
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Acana is a great food If your puppers is doing well on it, then I would see no reason to change.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Loki;

I was thinking about changing the food because my Siberian Husky's coat isn't as soft/shiny as it used to be. She's a year and a half old, for the first 8 eight months she was on Performatrin Ultra, then she went to Wellness Core for a 4 months and then is now on Acana.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 04:15 AM
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1) I feed Orijen kibble, but I also feed Before Grain canned and Urban Carnivore frozen raw foods. I also add Tripett tripe, yogurt, and most importantly fish oil. The canned food is for the Chihuahua because he gets dehydrated from not drinking enough on his own, so he actually gets very little kibble.

2) Turkey is fine for dogs.

Try adding fish oil to your dog's diet. Pick something in a glass bottle (not plastic) that asks to be refrigerated once opened or capsules which don't need refrigeration. Fish oil is high in Omega 3 (please Google benefits, I'm cramped for time) and is also good for skin and coat. It is highly digestible for dogs compared to plant-based oils.

I agree with Loki, if Acana is working stick with it, just try adding the fish oil.
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