I feed Iams dry. I moisten it with a little hot water. Sometimes I put a spoonful of canned in their bowls with the hot water and make 'gravy'. I used to feed a very high quality dog food, like Blue Buffalo but I am trying to save some money.
Earthborn costal catch. Used to feed our dog blue buffalo salmon, she loves both , but my dad switched to earthborn because it's less expensive. My dad calculated that Each dog meal was around $2.50 when we were feeding her blue buffalo!
I feed my dog a premium dry dog food with premium wet food once every two weeks.
Look at your ol Roy and science diet they are really trash food with mostly corn and fat in them.
I feed a mix of blue buffalo and evo my dog is in perfect shape has a nice glossy coat doesn't shed a lot and doesn't stink.
Wet food is bad for your dog if feed too much as it has lots of fat and calories. Plus it sits on the base of there teeth and promotes the build up of tarter and plaque which can rott your dogs teeth. I had a friend that killed their dog by feeding too much wet food and never getting their dogs teeth cleaned the bacteria got into the dogs blood stream from sours in the mouth and it died in a matter of weeks. All from feeding a diet of mainly wet food and not taking care of their dogs teeth. I also brush my dogs teeth once a month.
My dog is a family member so why shouldn't she eat just as good as my kids and I do?
I've fed my GSD Purina One dry since she was a puppy. She grew up extremely healthy and still is at age 12. We don't feed her people food ever and forget canned moist food. The only thing she occassionally gets are when we have baby carrots in the house for a treat. They are very good for dogs as for people. She absolutely loves them. We recently switched to Dog Chow as I was sick and tired of the prices for One going up every time I turned around. She is doing just as well on regular Dog Chow as on the higher priced Purina. I don't put a price on my beloved shepherd's health, but it was getting ridiculous.
I had a vet explain to me once that the expensive foods like Iams and Science Diet are not better than the name brand dry foods. They just have less fillers like vegetable meals. There's nothing wrong with vegetable meals for a dog. Vegetable proteins are just as healthy for a canine as they are for people. She fed her rotweiler Iams just because they poop a bit less with the foods containing less fillers.
The bottom line is the FDA sets standards and all the foods meet them. It's a dog people. What gets me irritated is the people that preach to me about other dog foods. Clearly I don't care, it's kind of like religion people feel the need to force.
Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, chicken by-product meal, wheat middlings, animal fat [preserved with BHA and citric acid], natural flavor, brewers rice, salt, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, color added [red #40, yellow #5, blue #2], zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, niacin, copper sulfate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, manganous oxide, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex [source of vitamin K activity], riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, cobalt carbonate
I don't know the last time I looked corn was not what dogs ate in the wild. Corn is not even good for cows.
I don't care what you feed your dog just don't get pissed when someone states a FACT about dog food.
I know some people who feed their dog exactly what they eat. If they are have a t-bone, potato, and green beans. Then that is what the dog eats as well. I also know some people who only feed a raw food diet to their dogs. They have a Great Dane that is 15 years old and can run 8 miles every other day.