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Q&A: What is the best brand of dog food to get for a yorkie?

Question by Heather C: What is the best brand of dog food to get for a yorkie?
I will be getting a yorkie in a few weeks. I have been trying to research what kind of dog food I should get for it. I will most likely be getting it at Walmart or Petsmart, so I need to know what kind to get.

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Answer by doxie
You need Solid Gold Barking at the Moon. I get that at Petco.

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Just what do the pet food companies really put in there? Video autopsy of a Premium Brand and Mid Premium Brand commercial canned dog foods. Examines the contents of the cans, the ingredients and some of the additives.

Diamond Naturals Dry Food for Adult Dogs, Lamb and Rice Formula, 40 Pound Bag

Diamond Naturals Dry Food for Adult Dogs, Lamb and Rice Formula, 40 Pound Bag

  • Antioxidant Formulation
  • Balanced Omega Fatty Acids for Skin and Coat
  • Crunchy Kibble Helps Clean Teeth and Reduce Plaque

Lamb protein provides optimal nutrition for dogs that prefer the taste of lamb, or are sensitive to chicken or corn. Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Adult Formula Dry Dog Food contains guaranteed levels of vitamin E and selenium to ensure that your dog receives optimum antioxidant nutrition, while omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids keep the skin and coat healthy and shiny.

List Price: $ 53.30

Price: $ 37.07


  • Debby R

    try halo

  • IloveNY

    No to anything at wal mart.

    At Petsmart/Petco they have a good brand Solid Gold and another good Brand Wellness….

    My dogs prefer California Naturals…..they are currently on Chicken and Rice but we are switching to Herring and Sweet Potato formula this month.

    Other good brands
    Innova
    Evo
    Canidae
    Merrick
    Orijen

  • slun80

    I agree with IloveNY. Stay away from Purina, Pedigree, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Royal Canin…all junk. The foods she suggested are good. I feed my dogs Canidae dry.

  • Love is a GSD

    The ONLY thing I would recomend is Blue Buffalo at Petsmart. NOTHING at walmart. Blue Buffalo is a premium food, and itsn’t bad, but in the long run, ANY dry food is bad, even premium foods, and can lead to severe complications.

    Dog’s, being carnivores, do not produce the enzymes that humans produce. Their pancreas is a lot smaller then ours. These enzymes are what helps them digest their food, but again, they don’t produce that many.

    RAW foods contain natural enzymes, and these are what the dogs are designed to digest. When you cook food, ANY food, it destroys the enzymes, plus most other nutrients the food actually contains. Dogs find it extremely hard to digest cooked meats, and their livers and kidneys kick into overdrive trying to compensate. This can lead to kidney and liver damage in dogs.

    All dog foods contain the proper nutrition for dogs. They have everything the dog technically needs to survive. HOWEVER, tests have never once been done on ANY dog food to see how well dogs can actually digest and process these nutrients. So, no one knows if dogs are actually getting these nutrients from dog food. Most tests done on dog food compared to dog health only run a year or so, and are done on younger, naturally healthier dogs.

    On top of all that, it is estimated that millions of pounds of euthanized companion animals (like dogs and cats) are rendered and added to dog foods. There are no laws in the USA or Canada that prohibits the use of companion animals in pet food or livestock feed. All those foods that say “meat by-product” in the ingredients, you have no idea what kind of meat it truly is. When an animal is euthanized, those chemicals stay in the animal’s body, and can be digested when another animal eats the remains. No tests have been done to determine what temperatures kill these chemicals, so rendering may not reduce the risk for your pet. Therefore, when your pet eats Fido what was euthanized and put into the food, your pet could become very sick from the same chemicals that were purposefully used to kill Fido.

    After doing extensive research, I find pet food VERY scary, and I refuse to feed it any more. I even did Raw vs. Kibble as a thesis paper for college. Raw is better, it’s actually digestible, and honestly, it’s a lot cheaper then good quality dog food. I can get chicken for 40 cents a pound.

    If ANYONE wants to switch to RAW or has questions, feel free to email me.

  • Mutt for the Truth

    You won’t find any good foods in Wal-Mart. Petsmart has a small selection of foods i would feed my dog, but your store may not have anything good at all.

    You generally want a food that has NO corn in it – corn is a filler, meaning it fills the dog up but gives little to no nutritional value. Grains are okay but they should not be a primary ingredient (and stay away from filler grains like brewers rice.)

    A named meat meal should be in the first five ingredients. The more the better. Stay away from by-products and un-named sources. If the food has fish, be wary: some fish meals are preserved with some chemicals that have been linked to cancer.

    Here:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-Healthy-Dog-Food
    http://www.wagandtrain.com/pdf/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Nutrition_RevisedFillers%20to%20Avoid%20in%20Dog%20Food_revised.pdf

    Good foods include:
    Innova
    EVO
    Taste of the Wild
    Canidae
    Wellness
    Nutro

    Stay away from:
    Grocery brands like Ol’Roy
    Iams
    Purina
    Pedigree
    Science Diet

  • Bob

    This sounds silly, but buy the most expensive food you can afford. With pet food, you get what you pay for.

  • voltagebinary

    cool music in the beginning. makes me want to put sunglasses on and drive my ferrari after doing a huge line of coke.

  • MissRenesmeePretty

    well if you changed their diet to raw.. it could be dangerous.. just saying and the meat that you buy in markets is designed for humans not dogs.

  • RayeDrgn

    ew yuck, powdered meat? wth

  • MissDobermanluver

    still the same thing. IT’s jus wheat sodium balls that aren’t even good for people. If you want cheaper dogfood just feed your dog Crackers with a ton of salt on them. if you want to feed your dog quality dog food type in the Youtube search field “BARF DIET”. it’s what they been eating for thousands of years

  • NUNU1403

    I dont use Dog canned food i use kibble

  • butchd2010

    people eat the same in processed ready meals whats the deal

  • onlyonesmoke

    I make my dog his food now.. this stuff is horrible.. Easy to make it at home and even i could eat it…

  • BreezyLotus

    I just wanted to tell you that I think your videos are great! My dogs won’t eat canned dog food and they will *grudgingly* eat dry food. So I feed my doggies a high protein home diet with human-grade meats. It’s a little more expensive than dry dog food, but it’s worth it!

  • deathstarlover

    the canned dog food brands look fake XP

  • handsdown101

    I dont know about natural balance, but kibbles and bits is utter crap. Dont feed it to your dog unless you want it to have diabetes or heart disease. Read the ingrediant labels, and decide for yourself.

  • dogloverstoolbox

    To my mind that’s pretty well what they would do in the wild, so we recently made the switch from cooked home food to raw – and they love it!

    The only things to watch out for are freshness and parasites like worms – but we only feed fresh meat and NO raw offal – so this virtually eliminates the risk in Australia.

  • dogloverstoolbox

    I read something the other day that was very basic – but truthful, it said: Dogs cannot cook!

    Raw is what they eat in the wild, foxes, dingoes, wolves etc – all eat a ranging diet of whatever they can find from insects to small mammals!

    Recently I saw my own dog come across an injured bird – she then ate the whole bird in about 2 seconds flat, feathers and all!

  • AmberFaithChloe

    Though I have to say, you’re very brave at showing the brands of canned foods here especially if the people who own these two brands don’t know what have been posted up here on Youtube. Especially since it’s about the negative stuff about canned foods…

  • Rose
    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for dogs with sensitive stomachs!, February 26, 2011
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    Rose

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    This review is from: Diamond Naturals Dry Food for Adult Dogs, Lamb and Rice Formula, 40 Pound Bag (Misc.)

    My 7 year old border collie has a very sensitive stomach. Purina, Benefit, Science Diet, and even home made dog foods (rice, oatmeal, carrots, chicken) would give her diarrhea and/or make her vomit. She hates peanut butter, cheese, apples, carrots, and all the standard treats dogs usually love. But once I put her on this stuff, she eats regularly, never gets sick, and has bowel movements with no troubles at all. This food is great! And the price is amazing for the amount you receive.

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  • NDM “avid reader”
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent value for a highly rated dog food, September 18, 2010
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    This review is from: Diamond Naturals Dry Food for Adult Dogs, Lamb and Rice Formula, 40 Pound Bag (Misc.)

    Independent websites rate this dog food very highly and the price is certainly good. Our Newfie loves it and her itchy skin seems much better.

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  • SouthernNight Treasures
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great food for allergic dogs, October 2, 2011
    This review is from: Diamond Naturals Dry Food for Adult Dogs, Lamb and Rice Formula, 40 Pound Bag (Misc.)

    Our three year old German Shepherd suffers from severe food allergies which cause itching, redness, and hair loss. We tried many different types of food, including the most expensive, all natural, and allergen free types on the market. This is the ONLY food he can eat. After two weeks on this food his redness was gone, his hair was growing back, and the itching was practically gone. He has been on this food exclusively now for a year and a half and is doing great! The Amazon price is high, we buy ours at the local farm supply store where it is $26 for a 40 pound bag.

    If you have a dog with allergies, at least give this food a try. This is a premium food at a bargain price. I have read reviews of many dry dog foods, and this one ranks 92 on a scale of 100 for quality, healthfulness, and safety. For the price, you cannot get any better.

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