I would post this in health, but I have seen threads like this go very bad, very quickly.
We are getting to the end of Moogli's bag of puppy food (IAMS Lamb meal and Rice), and I was wondering what people in here feed. We are thinking of going with Royal Canin dog food. We know he likes it, and his mother seems to be doing very well on it.

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We are thinking of going with Royal Canin dog food. We know he likes it, and his mother seems to be doing very well on it.

I know people who have been very happy with it.
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I would post this in health, but I have seen threads like this go very bad, very quickly.

ha!
We are getting to the end of Moogli's bag of puppy food (IAMS Lamb meal and Rice), and I was ... Royal Canin dog food. We know he likes it, and his mother seems to be doing very well on it.

Royal Canin is generally an okay food (comparable to Iams and Eukanuba), though i'm sure that varies by variety. it looks like the Mini Adult formula has corn (a common allergen) and beet pulp (a stool hardener and filler), which are things i try to stay away from. it's a YMMV sort of thing. what are you looking for in a food?

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Royal Canin is generally an okay food (comparable to Iams and Eukanuba), though i'm sure that varies by variety. it ... (a common allergen) and beet pulp (a stool hardener and filler), which are things i try to stay away from.

I didn't know those things. Thanks.
it's a YMMV sort of thing. what are you looking for in a food?

Well, he seems a bit skinny to me. I can feel his spine and the top of his hips pretty easily, so something to help put some weight (1-2 lbs) on would be nice. At the same time, when we go to the park to play with his mom, they run around a lot pretty much at top speed, so it needs to be able to give him lots o'energy as well.
He also tends to have bm every time I take him out (once in the AM, once at 6PM, and again at about 10:30-11PM), I wouldn't mind something with less extras so that this frequency diminishes a bit. I can't help but feel that the reason he is kinda skinny is 'cause his food has fillers in it. I don't know enough about dog food to tell what is good and what is filler, so I don't know how much filler IAMS has as compared to other foods.

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'If you underestimate protocol, you've
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(snip thanks! that was exactly the sort of explanation i was looking for.)
I don't know enough about dog food to tell what is good and what is filler, so I don't know how much filler IAMS has as compared to other foods.

lots. you might try Innova or Canidae. both of those are calorically dense, no corn/beet pulp, and not a bunch of other extra fillers. Eagle has some very good varieties, but you need to be careful because they've also got some lesser quality flavors. Melinda has spoken highly of their holistic food.
i know i'm forgetting a slew of other good quality foods. i'd suggest doing some label comparison. to help learn what sorts of things to look for, check out the Wolfepack dog food comparison website:
http://www.doberdogs.com /

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Well, he seems a bit skinny to me. I can feel his spine and the top of his hips pretty easily, so something to help put some weight (1-2 lbs) on would be nice.

I'm happy with Innova, although the only thing I don't like about it is what might make it a viable choice for you: it has a relatively high fat content.

The Natura web site (they make Innova and California Natural) has a tool where you can compare 4 different brands' ingredients side by side: http://www.naturapet.com/display.php?d=comp-wiz&naturaid=1 Although I don't think it displays nutritional analysis for competitors' brands.

Cate
At one point in time, I recall someone posting a website that had a good breakdown of all kinds of dog foods and their ingredients.

I'm also in need of finding a new food for Chloe. We have 2 issues.
1. stool hardener - as she has issues w/ her stool getting too softand runny, causing irritation.

2. UTI crystal problems I need something that will help with theacidity and PH of her urine.
I've never heard of Royal Canin, and wonder where to even purchase the stuff.
jayjay
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At one point in time, I recall someone posting a website that had a good breakdown of all kinds of dog foods and their ingredients.

the Wolfepack site?
http://www.doberdogs.com /
I'm also in need of finding a new food for Chloe. We have 2 issues. 1. stool hardener - as she has issues w/ her stool getting too soft and runny, causing irritation.

steer clear of Innova, then. it's a very good food, but it's calorically dense and many dogs seem to have problems with loose stools when eating it. mine did great on it, but i wouldn't recommend it for Chloe.
2. UTI crystal problems I need something that will help with the acidity and PH of her urine.

i have a cat who gets crystals, but haven't dealt with them in dogs. with the cat, switching to a mainly wet diet has so far (knock on wood!) worked. since dogs have a better thirst mechanism, that's not likely to help in Chloe's case. you may have to keep her on a prescription diet, or a mixture of prescription and regular food. what has the vet recommended?
I've never heard of Royal Canin, and wonder where to even purchase the stuff.

my local mom and pop carries it. i think some of the larger pet supply chains do, too, but i'm not sure.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
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