What brand dry dog food do you recommend for small breed?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I use either Halo or Blue Buffalo. They are both great brands with small dog formulas. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

from stories through the grape vines i would get them off Ol’ Roys as soon as possible. With my small dogs who are the define pickie eaters I been feeding them Taste of the Wild and 20 lb bag last over 3 months with two dogs. There shit is good quality and their coats are amazing.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

There are a lot of dog food brands out there, and pretty much all of them are better quality than Ol Roy.  Have a look here: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/dry/ I would recommend trying at least a four star brand, they are not all super expensive.  If you have a Costco membership their store brand (Kirkland I think?) is affordable and highly rated from what I hear.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a small-ish breed (Parson Jack Russell– 17lbs) and we’ve fed him Blue Buffalo exclusively.  He went through a phase when he wouldn’t eat the “vitabits” kibbles, but that only lasted about six months.  He’s 100% healthy.  It’s not cheap, but it’s also not all that expensive.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I have 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and they are really picky eaters!. I have taken to making there meals.

Homemade dog Food

Equal parts -rice, mince, and mixed vegs.

I make a really large batch, and freeze meals into smaller containers. (one batch of 2kgs of mince usually makes about 2 weeks for both of them)

They really love it!. I also love knowing what is going into their food.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh, please change to a new food. 🙂 Ol Roy is not very healthy. I suggest going to dogfoodadvisor.com and only feeding a 5 star food. It should also be grain free. If you feed a 5 star grain free food, your dog will have a much shinier coat, have smaller poops, have less smelley poops, shed less, and just be overal healthier. I personally feed Fromm grain free. Other good brands are Acana and Orijen. If you can’t find someone locally that sells these foods you can go online and search if they are sold in your area. If they aren’t you can always buy it online.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@pixiecat:  I’ll second the costco brand.

We bought the Costco Kirkland brand for our small dog. My DH did a tone of research and they come highly recommended. It is not sold at all Costcos. My little guy loves it. The only complaint I have about it is one can will last my little guy like 3 meals and you have to refridgerate it after it is opened. My little guy will not eat it cold, he will wait for it to warm up to room temp before he digs in.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - FMILs back yard

IMO, Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild are the best brands and if it’s for a small breed (meaning you don’t have to buy as much food) then they are a great price. Go for the best for you pup! 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Most Costco dog food has uh fortunately been recalled due to salmonella issues.  I can’t recommend it.  I currently use Lotus (grain free duck) which is a baked food and retains more nutrients.  It’s expensive but when you have a small breed that only eats 1/2-3/4c a day it’s not a big deal.

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