Yah, Nutro used to be one of the better ones but as they get popular, the more they market, and the more they market, the more chains carry them, the more that chains carry them, the higher the demand, and the higher the demand the higher the need to mass produce and lessen quality (of ingredients and production methods), and the larger the audience, the more likely they are to be influenced by ads/marketing and not be informed, so then it doesn't matter (to the company that now cares about bottom lines more than the pets' health).Wow. And not that long ago I thought some of those were okay. I also think Nutro should be on there...I just switched away from that one about 3 months ago. Thanks to this site and an urge to educate myself after the early death of my last fuzzy family member (not that his food was the reason, but I'm sure it didn't help).
I just wish they didn't sell out. Its possible to be carried at the larger stores without altering the brand. I mean, look at Solid Gold and Wellness. They're carried in PetCo and they're still standing true to their name. It would be soo much more convenient if the larger stores carried the other ones in an Organic aisle or what not....
However I would like to say that their new formula is not bad at all and is still worth the price and is a good food, unfortunately it isn't as good as their old formula and some may have a problem with it being made at a Diamond plant, but ingredient wise it isn't a bad food (although I am not fond of the company anymore either).. Hills (because it is sold by vets to people who take their word for it)
. Ol Roy because it is terrible
. Iams because of all the marketing they do
.Canidae because they had a good food and they changed their formula
I agree with all of the lists above. They are all not so good foods to feed your dogs and the list could go on and on! Did you know too that Petco, Petsmart, Hungry Hound and all other big chain pet stores along with grocery store chains, Target, Kmart and others will not carry a dog food that has a shelf life that is less than one year?? Can you imagine the preservatives it would take to keep a bag of dry dog food on the shelf for a whole year????