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Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:29 AM

Canned dog food advice?

We have two small dogs. I usually make our dogsí food but realized during food shortages last year that finding ingredients could be challenging. Food is now back on the shelves, but we just had an ice storm with a power outage at home and all the dog food (that I just made and froze last week!) may be spoiled. We wonít know until we return back home in a few hours.

Iíd like recommendations for a good canned dog food. I had previously used Merrick years ago.

Thanks in advance!

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phylny Feb 2021 OP
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2021 #1
mdelaguna Feb 2021 #2
mdelaguna Feb 2021 #3
mdelaguna Feb 2021 #4
phylny Feb 2021 #5
sagesnow Feb 2021 #6
Karadeniz Feb 2021 #7
happybird Feb 2021 #8
phylny Feb 2021 #11
Karadeniz Feb 2021 #12
happybird Feb 2021 #9
phylny Feb 2021 #10
JackBeck Feb 2021 #13

Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:42 AM

1. I got recommendations from my vet

I initially started with California Naturals, but when they stopped making the canned, she gave me a list of suggestions - and I went with Wellness since it's not tough to find and my dog really likes it. There are 3 varieties, chicken, turkey and beef and he seems to like all 3, plus it's highly rated from what I've read. Plus, he's doing very well on it and my dog is 14.

P.S. And I almost forgot, it's chicken and broccoli, turkey and spinach and beef with carrots. My dog is also small, he's a Brussels Griffon.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:44 AM

2. My dog is super picky

So I have to move through brands or he will hunger strike (not bad for him Iím sure as he has about 5 extra pounds in his 25 pound frame). Right now he really likes Blue brand canned foods. A variety of flavors. It costs a bit more but with small dogs a can lasts longer than one day.

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Response to mdelaguna (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:46 AM

3. Actually full name is Blue Buffalo brand

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Response to mdelaguna (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:50 AM

4. More

Well I now see thereís different types of ďBlueĒ he also likes a side of the Beneful dog food which comes in reusable plastic containers. And rotisserie chicken and shrimp!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:58 AM

5. Thanks everyone!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:19 AM

6. I feed my Docker

1/2 container of Rachel Ray's Nutrish wet food and 2/3 cup Blue dry dog food from The Blue Buffalo Co. or Royal Canine dry. I add 2 TBSP pumpkin to the wet food now and then to keep his bowels regular. He's still happily going for daily 1-2 mile walks with me.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:46 AM

7. Are you near a Tractor Supply? I feed my cats their 4Health brand of cat food... the large cans

Won't send you to the poor farm. My vet and I had had a talk about how to feed a cat and what values to look for... values not listed on the label...so I called the company and they routed me to the right people to talk to. The 4Health canned was perfectly acceptable.

I know you asked about dogs. I'd imagine that the brand would also be acceptable.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:14 PM

8. When I had 5 cats we used their dry cat food

Itís a super price for the quality! Ingredient-wise, itís right up there with many of the expensive, premium foods (and better than several well-known premium foods, who shall remain nameless). My cats liked it, too.




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Response to happybird (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:29 PM

11. Thanks!

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Response to happybird (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 05:10 PM

12. So, if the poster wants moist food, just soak the dry food. We soak Trixie's food overnight for her

Breakfast, then soak again for her dinner. It's never gone bad.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:24 PM

9. This website is great:

Dog Food Advisor

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/

They explain all the ingredients, how they are processed, if it adds to the nutritional value of the food or is filler, or even harmful, etc, etc. Itís been a huge help to me when searching for new pet foods.

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Response to happybird (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:29 PM

10. Thanks!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 01:32 AM

13. Weruva makes great wet food.

They also package their food in smaller cans as well as pouches which is awesome for people who have smaller dogs.

Make sure to incorporate dry food as well, which will help with oral hygiene.

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