Ok, I've done a lot of research lately because I'm getting a new pup. It seems that the best brands out there (or at least three of them) are Orijen, Blue Buffalo and Wellness. Now these brands can be around $50-$60 for a roughly 30 lbs bag. YIKES! That a lot of cash. However, as I've been reading, it seems that because they are made with less "fillers" like the purina and Iams brands (or most supermarket brands), your dog will actually eat less and you will spend about the same amount of money.
So I've been told that it's best to look at the first 4 ingredients in the dog food. For dry dog food, you want at least the first two to be meat. If it's only one, (and its dry food) then it's roughly 80% water! So not much actual meat. Some try and fool you with organic veggies for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ingredients, but that's no good for a dog or animal that is a meat eater. (a horse or a rabbit is a different story)
What do you guys think? There are some supermarket brands that have been deemed ok....but I don't want to break the bank either. What are your experiences and thoughts.
I also know that EVERY dog is different and there isn't one "best" dog food for every dog out there.