Science Diet Nature's Best?

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  1. Juicy

    Juicy New Member

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    This is what my sister had her dogs on now, the kibble is real small and her dogs are picky when it comes to this food. I know its from SD, but so far I haven't see much problems with the ingredients, compare to the one the vet usually recommends. Is this food ok?

    Ingredients: Chicken, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Cracked Pearled Barley, Soybean Meal, Chicken Meal, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Whole Grain Oats, Apples, Cranberries, Soybean Oil, Peas, Carrots, Dried Beet Pulp, Iodized Salt, Flaxseed, Broccoli, Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.
     
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  2. Beanie

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    It's "okay." Lots of grains and fillers. Chicken is the first ingredient but chicken meal comes after four other grains.
    I wouldn't feed it.
     
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    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    Not only is it SD, which means it's WAY over priced for the quality you're getting and for the same money you can get SIGNIFICANTLY better food, but also it contains wheat AND soy. And beet pulp (sugary) and salt.

    Waste of good money, and there is MUCH better in the same cost catagory.
     
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    Icky.

    But if her dogs are doing really, really well on it with no problems, and she's tried better foods, I see no problem in feeding it.
     
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    Yeah thats the problem, they're really picky with Kirkland.
     
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  6. noodlerubyallie

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    Kirkland is pretty good for the price, but if she's looking for something better, I'd look for much higher quality foods and see what results you get. The Dog Food Project is a great place to start.
     
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    Thanks for the input.
     
  8. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    Better foods at the same price range (according to petfooddirect.com)

    Artemis
    Avoderm
    Blue Buffalo
    Chicken Soup
    Evangers
    Evolve
    Halo
    Healthwise
    etc.

    I got bored after the H's ;)
     
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    Thanks for the list/site.....can dogs be picky because of the size of the kibble too? These are itty bitty kibble and they seem to like those sort of kibbles.
     
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    EVO does an itty bitty kibble.
     
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    I'm not sure if she'll get into the whole online shopping for pet food, but the only place around here that sells EVO, also sells exotic pets like lemurs, monkeys, ect. :(
     
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    Oh, now that SUCKS.
     
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    Kirkland also has a small bite now, and my Shih Tzus love it and do very well on it.
     
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    does it come in lamb meal? Or just chicken? My dogs and her dogs {also shih tzus} would love it.
     

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