Safe Foods for the Dog??
I currently own a 15-20pound Manchester Terrier, Chihuahua mix... she is a little over 2years old and she is a spayed female. My dog has no allergies or health problems other than her "laxating patella," i think it's called.
I want to start her on a more healthy diet as currently my parents have her on Purina Dog Chow... which is a VERY low-rated dog food and very unhealthy for her I know. I know it is very difficult to find a quality dog food brand that is not completely expensive, but i would like to try, as i will be paying for half of the price of the dog food. I know that quality dog food results in the dog eating less due to the fact that it fills them up more, so don't give me the whole speech about quality please. I am aware of all that.
So i live in a small town in Nebraska and my family doesn't go to bigger towns.... we have a vet clinic, Wal-Greens, and Wal-Mart that we can get dog food from... no actual pet stores... we could TRY ordering online but that is a last resort....
I was thinking about starting her on one of these diets...
-Blue Buffalo Basics
(Turkey and Potato)
(Salmon and Potato)
(Small Breed Turkey and Potato)
-Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul
(Wholesome Lamb Recipe
(Adult Wholesome Chicken Recipe)
(Wholesome Chicken Small Breed Recipe)
(Adult Small Bites)
(Meat Small Bites)
from what i have read from the ingredients list and other ratings... those are good brands and i can easily get them here... so... are the safe? do they have few recalls? are they healthy?
my dad always throws it in my face that Purina NEVER has recalls so it is therefore "safest for the dog-" not true... but i haven't ever heard it get a recall when other brands do... i don't want to risk my dog's life... so what should i do?