The best dog food is homemade. But if you can't feed homemade, you need to choose the best kibble, canned, or prepackaged dog food.
HI Nancy, I also feed TOTW, when the Pacific Stream is nilly finished give the TOTW Sierra Mountain, Roasted Lamb a try, my boy loves it & it doesn’t smell like dog kibble, it has the same amount fat%-15% & Protein%-25% as the Pacific Stream, so changing kibble doesn’t cause any poo problems…
Dry Food Also known as kibble, dry dog food (including extruded or low-moisture dog food) offers many advantages. "Dry food is cost-effective, easy to serve and safe to feed," explains Hancock-Monroe. "Dry food must be cooked thoroughly to destroy any potential bacterial pathogens (disease causing bacteria), making it one of the safest types of food you can feed your pet."
Dog Kibble: How Much Is Way Too Much?
What’s more expensive … your dog’s kibble or the bag it comes in?
This is a statement that is more of an observation,but one that is false on many subtle levels. One can easily point tothese millions of dogs and say that kibble is not all that bad. It isthen implied that raw diets are not necessary because dogs can eatcommercial foods and still be healthy. But let us think about thisstatement and all its associated issues. Is kibble safe? Is it healthy?Are raw diets really necessary?Millions of dogs are eating kibble, suffering from badteeth and stinky breath, decreased longevity and quality of life, andunderlying health problems. Millions of dogs are being maintained on anartificial, grain-based diets containing synthetic vitamins andminerals plus a myriad of chemical preservatives and additives—thecollective effects of which have NEVER been researched. The key here isthat dogs are merely existing. Sure, kibble (even "premium" kibble) issufficient for keeping your dog alive, but is it the best, mostappropriate food for your dog?Millions of dogs eat kibble, and millions of dogs fillthe waiting rooms of veterinarians, bad breath and all. These petssuffer from dermatitises of all sorts, or from cancers, joint problems,heart problems, kidney problems, digestive problems ("lack ofenzymes"), liver problems, pancreas problems, coat problems, toothproblems, anal gland problems, glandular disorders, allergies, and softdoughy bodies brought on by eating a grain-based, artificial,highly-processed, additive-filled food touted as "healthy" for yourdog. Thousands of dogs die from diet-induced diseases like bloat eachyear (and that is not to say all diseases are caused by diet, but manyof them link strongly with processed diets and diet-induced periodontaldisease. Refer to Raw Meaty Bones for a more in-depthdiscussion.), and yet the industry keeps on churning out artificial petfoods and vets keep recommending them to their clients.All foods that are available for dogs (wet food or kibble food) have certain nutritional benefits. The typical commercial kibble food contains the nutrients a healthy dog needs: proteins, fats, fibers, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. A healthy dog can do well on dry food and he won't need any other dietary supplements. You should know that the kibble food only contains 5 to 12 percent moisture, which is not enough to keep the dog hydrated, so you will need to ensure the dog gets plenty of fresh water.