Best grocery store dog food?
I live in a rural community. The nearest pet store is 3.5 hours away. Our local feed stores do not carry the better brands and won't. I'm trying to get enough people to sign a petition for them to bring in better brands. Until then what's the best grocery store food for a Yorkie mix? Iams, Purina, Hills???
And for a Rottie mix and a pit bull?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Raw feeding would be a much better choice than grocery store dog food. Here is quite a bit of information on the raw diet, also know as the B.A.R.F. diet.
Here is a site that will show you which dog foods are the best and the worst. I suggest that you get any one of the dog foods that are top rated.
Most of grocery store dog food formulas, like IAMS, Pedigree, Science Diet, Purina,and etc contain "meat and bone meal" which has been known to contain dead dogs and cats that were euthanized in animal shelters. Their bodies are picked up and bought by the truck load by "rendering plants" , that also pick up road kill, dead live stock, and etc. They are shredded, and boiled. They skim off the fat on the top of the "soup" and collected it and sell it to pet food companies as "animal fat", the rest of the animals' remains are crushed up, dried and sold to dog and cat food companies as meat and bone meal.
You can read more about it here.
Here is an article where the owner of a rendering plant talks about it. He says that cremating the dead shelter animals would cause pollution, and that rendering them is good.
Here is further information on what you shouldn't see in the ingredients list in your dog's food.
Top rated dog foods like Canidae contain good healthy ingredients.
- SylviaLv 44 years ago
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i've discussed this with a vet because i'm a psycho about what i feed my dog. i personally buy Wellness. but for grocery store brands i like purina beneful or pro-plan if you can get it. purina does the most research on what dogs need in their food and whats best. i go out of my way to get Wellness, despite it being very expensive compared to the others, because it doesn't have any corn gluten in it, which some dogs can become allergic to. also the ingedients are of a higher quality and they don't add animal fat just animal meat and whole veggies and fruit. look it up.
- abbyfulLv 71 decade ago
Wellness, which is sold at Whole Foods grocery stores. Although I doubt you have a Whole Foods in a rural community, they're pretty few & far between even in cities. But that is the only food I'd ever buy from a grocery store. The rest are crap, crap, and more crap.
Does the feed store carry Chicken Soup or Diamond Naturals? Many times, farm supply stores carry those brands.
Another option is to order online from a place like PetFoodDirect.
Or you could feed raw. There are two schools of raw feeding, BARF and prey-model.
- BARF - http://www.barfworld.com
- Prey-model - http://www.dogster.com/forums/Raw_Food_Diet/thread...
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- BossLv 61 decade ago
If you don't have access to a super premium kibble you can still feed a high quality diet. I'm sure your grocery store has a meat department and I'm sure you have a butcher in your area. With these resources (as well as wild game) you can feed your dog the healthiest diet there is- a raw, prey model diet.
- DawnLv 44 years ago
A dog should be trained on how to eat, walk with you, not to bark, potty training and sleep on its place etc. You can teach anything to your puppy, dogs get trained easily with some good instructions. If you want some good training tips visit https://tinyurl.im/tD9bT
If properly trained, they should also understand whistle and gesture equivalents for all the relevant commands, e.g. short whistle or finger raised sit, long whistle or flat hand lay down, and so on.
It's important that they also get gestures and whistles as voice may not be sufficient over long distances and under certain circumstances.
- ♥ღ♥Jeanene♥ღ♥Lv 61 decade ago
Iams for the yorkie and the other 2, purina is good. My sis feeds all her dogs Iams and has for years. It' expensive but so worth it.
For some reason my dog doesn't like the taste of Iams so I feed him Beneful. It has wholesome grains and real beef and also vegetables. He really loves it. Your dogs might love raw carrots which are good for them. Mine likes to eat crisp lettuce and canned peas.
- ChucklesLv 71 decade ago
NOT IAMS!!! they are a VERY cruel company..
no ol'roy or stuff...
if you go to walmart they should have "Maximum Nutrition"
it has fillers but it has NO by-products...we always get that when we run out of dog food to hold us over until we get some better stuff...
and i think Purina one is o.k. but it still has the junk in it...
but all those brands have By-products corn...all that gross stuff!!!
- 1 decade ago
that or you can make that drive, buy 2 months worth of food, then go back when you run out. or go with the top poster. no mnatter what, i would never feed my dog anything other than high quality stuff, even if it meant driving 3.5 hours once every 2 months.
as far as whats better, it is all crap. honestly, these foods have as much nutrition going into your dog as it does going out, and usually dogs will start eating their own poop when you feed these foods. doesnt matter which one you feed, they are all bad.
- DrayaLv 41 decade ago
Iams. But really any food that states a meat item (beef, chicken etc). Do not get any with corn meal as a first ingridient. Thats just a filler item and not healthy for the bow wow.