I've always been told by breeders, show dog parents, vets, etc. that Iams is one of the best foods. We did switch to a food that was in a shiny silver bag and it was great but it was 10 times the cost of Iams for a much smaller bag. I've seen where people have posted that it's bad but I'm wondering why? I have 3 dogs and if it's a bad food I'd like to switch them off it. I have a 5 year old German Shepherd, 3 year old Golden and 2 year old mix of Shepherd and Golden. These guys are my "kids" and I want them to have the best within reason (on a single mom budget), I just can't afford 10 times the price for a 10 pound bag vs. a 40 pound bag. I live in IL so I'm hoping I can find a place that's local that carries the food that is the best. Thanks!!