I used to buy Hill's Science Diet for any dog I owned. I assumed it must be the best because veteranarians sell it, although I bought mine at various farm stores. Rachel told me about a website that compares the various brands of dog food (click HERE), showing that Science Diet only gets a one-star rating, the lowest possible. Not that Iris has been getting that brand for the past couple of years; I received a free sample of Purina One, dumped it in the dish beside Science Diet, and Iris obviously preferred the sample. That's what we've bought for her ever since. That one gets two stars.
There's a list of the best dog foods (HERE), but on that very long list, the only one I've heard of is Diamond. That's the brand my grandson was getting for Titan; it made him have terrible gas, and he was losing weight. So they switched him to Iris' brand.
What I'd like is a sample of Diamond before I buy a big bag; It's available on Amazon.com for about the same price I'm paying for Purina One. Shipping is free. If Iris seems to like it OK, we'll switch. I'm hoping Titan's gas problem was just some sort of food allergy. So much for canines.
It was fairly decent weather this morning, so I spent a little time with the cows, giving Jody her daily bite of feed.
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