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Start with this article from the Animal Protection Institute about what is really in commercial pet foods.

http://www.api4animals.org/79.htm

If you read labels, you probably won't be impressed with either Eukanuba or Purina (especially Purina).

I'd start Bailey on a really good kibble made from human grade ingredients, like Wellness, Canidae, Newmans Own, etc. Nutro also makes excellent food. Make sure whatever you choose is recommended for puppies, too, as their nutritional needs are different.

You can do a comparison here:

http://www.naturapet.com/display.php?d=home-tab
 

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They usually recommend switching them over gradually to avoid a tummy upset. Hopefully she will send Bailey home with a bag of Eukanuba and you can gradually mix in a better quality food.

When IS the big day? Soon, I think, isn't it? Has he had his bloodwork yet?
 

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Originally posted by Bridge@Jul 28 2005, 12:39 PM
A vet's office just recommended Science Diet.  I haven't heard anything about it on the forum.  Is this food a good one also?
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I don't have a high opinion of Science Diet. Hills heavily funds vet schools and "programs" vet's to push their foods. If you look at their ingredients, they use cheap fillers like corn, peanut hulls and preservatives like BHT and BDA.

You might want to read this article from the Wall Street Journal:

http://www.simplyschnauzer.net/hills.html

IMO, for a healthy dog who doesn't have to be on a prescription diet, you can do a lot better with some of the other brands made from human grade ingredients.
 
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