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Back when I had a doggie, T_T, we used to use science diet. It came recommended by our vet and our dog liked it. It had lots of vitamins and stuff in it. I mean just check the different foods and see which seems best.

But to tell you the truth the vet also said that if you can afford it baked chicken is the best thing you can feed a dog.
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I don't like science diet. Some of the formulas have meat as a first ingredient, but are followed by corn, wheat, etc. Some formulas the first ingredient is corn.

It's just overpriced CRAP that is well advertised.

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True, as a matter of fact we stopped giving our dog dog food and gave her chicken and table scraps. She was much happier and lived to the ripe old age of 16.
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This is a debateable topic because everybody has their own thoughts and experiences. Personally, unless a vet shows me a valid nutritional diploma I will not take their advice without a grain of salt. Vets are practising animal health and emergency, not so much on nutrition. A lot of vets are PAID to endorse certain companies (Science Diet might be one of them I'm not even sure what brands vets carry, Iams and Eukanuba are owned by Proctor and Gamble and they ARE paid to endorse).. So I would not take vets advice on dog/cat food anymore. I did once, and the money sank into a garbage corn filled food only made my hardy terrier quite sick.
I only feed holistic. If I had the resources to feed raw, I would. Oh, also, there is VERY little diference in the "small breed" formulas. A lot of the holistic ones just have the puppy, adult and senior formulas. Even senior formulas aren't always that different to adult. Anyways, the key thing is to do your own research and find out what works best for your dog!

About fruits and veggies, dogs are not obligate carnivores (like cats) so some fruit and veggies are actually beneficial to them. Blueberries being one of them :)

To the OP, I cannot wait to see your dog!!

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True, as a matter of fact we stopped giving our dog dog food and gave her chicken and table scraps. She was much happier and lived to the ripe old age of 16.
I'm so sorry for your loss! But 16, wow! :)

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This is a debateable topic because everybody has their own thoughts and experiences. Personally, unless a vet shows me a valid nutritional diploma I will not take their advice without a grain of salt. Vets are practising animal health and emergency, not so much on nutrition. A lot of vets are PAID to endorse certain companies (Science Diet might be one of them I'm not even sure what brands vets carry, Iams and Eukanuba are owned by Proctor and Gamble and they ARE paid to endorse).. So I would not take vets advice on dog/cat food anymore. I did once, and the money sank into a garbage corn filled food only made my hardy terrier quite sick.
I only feed holistic. If I had the resources to feed raw, I would. Oh, also, there is VERY little diference in the "small breed" formulas. A lot of the holistic ones just have the puppy, adult and senior formulas. Even senior formulas aren't always that different to adult. Anyways, the key thing is to do your own research and find out what works best for your dog!

About fruits and veggies, dogs are not obligate carnivores (like cats) so some fruit and veggies are actually beneficial to them. Blueberries being one of them :)

To the OP, I cannot wait to see your dog!!
+1 could not have said it better myself!
It is funny, I want to be a vet tech. I was thinking "man I hope the vet I work at doesn't sell that junk, it'd be awesome if we sold wellness and stuff like that" and then j thought "hmm.. I wonder if they'd consider putting a betta tank in their waiting area xDd

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This is a debateable topic because everybody has their own thoughts and experiences. Personally, unless a vet shows me a valid nutritional diploma I will not take their advice without a grain of salt. Vets are practising animal health and emergency, not so much on nutrition. A lot of vets are PAID to endorse certain companies (Science Diet might be one of them I'm not even sure what brands vets carry, Iams and Eukanuba are owned by Proctor and Gamble and they ARE paid to endorse).. So I would not take vets advice on dog/cat food anymore. I did once, and the money sank into a garbage corn filled food only made my hardy terrier quite sick.
I only feed holistic. If I had the resources to feed raw, I would. Oh, also, there is VERY little diference in the "small breed" formulas. A lot of the holistic ones just have the puppy, adult and senior formulas. Even senior formulas aren't always that different to adult. Anyways, the key thing is to do your own research and find out what works best for your dog!

About fruits and veggies, dogs are not obligate carnivores (like cats) so some fruit and veggies are actually beneficial to them. Blueberries being one of them :)

To the OP, I cannot wait to see your dog!!
Yeah the wellness is one of the holistic ones, but they had a grain free formula that was small breed so I just went ahead and got it. The dog i am hoping to adopt (pushed to tomorrow) is what I would consider senior (9 y/o) but the second ingredient in the senior formula is oatmeal, whereas the first 3 in the adult is meats, so i went with the adult.

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Congrats!! I hope you get her!!

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I don't like science diet. Some of the formulas have meat as a first ingredient, but are followed by corn, wheat, etc. Some formulas the first ingredient is corn.

It's just overpriced CRAP that is well advertised.
Corn, wheat are important parts of the food. It's a myth that it's crap and shouldn't be in the food. It gives them the necessary carbohydrates and fiber which is essential for them.

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Corn, wheat are important parts of the food. It's a myth that it's crap and shouldn't be in the food. It gives them the necessary carbohydrates and fiber which is essential for them.
Dogs dont need carbs to thrive, they turn protein and fat into energy sources (and are in fact better energy sources then carbs). They also dont need the fibre.
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