PC Nutrition First Dog Food (Dry)


Rating: ★★★★☆

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PC Nutrition First Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4 stars.

The PC Nutrition First product line includes nine dry dog foods.

Each recipe below includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage: Growth, Maintenance, All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

  • PC Nutrition First Senior [U]
  • PC Nutrition First Adult Chicken and Brown Rice [U]
  • PC Nutrition First Toy and Small Breed (4.5 stars) [U]
  • PC Nutrition First Adult Salmon and Potato (3.5 stars) [U]
  • PC Nutrition First Adult Lamb and Brown Rice (3.5 stars) [U]
  • PC Nutrition First Salmon and Potato Grain Free (5 stars) [U]
  • PC Nutrition First Weight Control Chicken and Brown Rice [U]
  • PC Nutrition First Puppy Chicken and Brown Rice (4.5 stars) [U]
  • PC Nutrition First Adult Large Breed Chicken and Brown Rice (3.5 stars) [U]

PC Nutrition First Adult Chicken and Brown Rice was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

PC Nutrition First Chicken and Brown Rice

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 29% | Fat = 17% | Carbs = 46%

Ingredients: Chicken meal, chicken, brown rice, oatmeal, dehulled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols source of vitamin E), natural chicken flavour, tomatoes, whole dried egg, herring meal, flaxseed, salmon oil (source of DHA), brewers yeast, whole sweet potatoes, whole carrots, whole blueberries, whole cranberries, whole apples, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, sodium chloride, chicory root, choline chloride, vitamins & chelated minerals (vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin C, inositol, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, beta-carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin K, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulphate, iron proteinate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, copper sulphate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), probiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium thermophilum), dl-methionine, Yucca schidigera, dried rosemary

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3.3%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis26%15%NA
Dry Matter Basis29%17%46%
Calorie Weighted Basis25%35%40%
Protein = 25% | Fat = 35% | Carbs = 40%

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken meal. Chicken meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

The second ingredient is chicken. Although it is a quality item, raw chicken contains about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The third ingredient is brown rice, a complex carbohydrate that (once cooked) can be fairly easy to digest. However, aside from its natural energy content, rice is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The fourth ingredient is oatmeal, a whole-grain product made from coarsely ground oats. Oatmeal is naturally rich in B-vitamins, dietary fiber and can be (depending upon its level of purity) gluten-free.

The fifth ingredient is barley. Barley is a starchy carbohydrate supplying fiber and other healthy nutrients. Unlike grains with a higher glycemic index, barley can help support more stable blood sugar levels.

The sixth ingredient is chicken fat. Chicken fat is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

After the natural chicken flavor, we find tomato, a nutrient rich vegetable consisting of about 72% carbohydrates.

The eighth ingredient includes whole eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The ninth ingredient is herring meal, another protein-rich meat concentrate.

Fish meal is typically obtained from the “clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings” of commercial fish operations.2

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With five notable exceptions

First, salmon oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans.

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, salmon oil should be considered a commendable addition.

Next, brewers yeast can be a controversial item. Although it’s a by-product of the beer making process, this ingredient is rich in minerals and other healthy nutrients.

Fans believe yeast repels fleas and supports the immune system.

Critics argue yeast ingredients can be linked to allergies. This may be true, but (like all allergies) only if your particular dog is allergic to the yeast itself.

In addition, a vocal minority insists yeast can increase the risk of developing the life-threatening condition known as bloat. However, this is a claim we’ve not been able to scientifically verify.

In any case, unless your dog is specifically allergic to it, yeast can still be considered a nutritious additive.

What’s more noteworthy here is that brewers yeast contains about 48% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

In addition, chicory root is rich in inulin, a starch-like compound made up of repeating units of carbohydrates and found in certain roots and tubers.

Not only is inulin a natural source of soluble dietary fiber, it’s also a prebiotic used to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in a dog’s digestive tract.

Next, flaxseed is one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

And lastly, this food contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

PC Nutrition First Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, PC Nutrition First looks like an above-average dry dog food.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 29%, a fat level of 17% and estimated carbohydrates of about 54%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 28% and a mean fat level of 15%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 49% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 52%.

Near-average protein. Near-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the flaxseed and brewers yeast, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a moderate amount of meat.

Bottom line?

PC Nutrition First is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of chicken, lamb or salmon meals as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.

Highly recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

PC Nutrition First Dog Food
Recall History

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Notes and Updates

06/19/2017 Last Update

  1. “Last Update” field at the end of this review reflects the last time we attempted to visit this product’s website. The current review itself was last updated 11/14/2015
  2. Association of American Feed Control Officials
  • Janice

    I’ve been feeding my dogs the chicken and brown rice for the last few years and have had no issues. For dinner, they get a couple of scoops of wet food. My cats only eat the PC wet food. I can’t seem to get them off Friskies dry food. Oh well. Over-all, I have not had any problems with PC brand. Al of their coats are healthy and shiny. I’ve never had a bad bag or can of food. I am sure the odd bad batch does happen. Very happy with PC animal food.

  • Wayne La Marche

    A friend of mine bought pc catfood for her cats and she was telling me her cats are shedding more than usuall since they started eating pc cat food

  • Wayne La Marche

    Thank you i’am too

  • Crazy4cats

    Glad you found something that your dog is doing better on.

  • James Wright

    One of my 3 dogs had the same symptoms with smelly gas and diarrhea after eating PC weight control food. After antibiotics and gut rest and plain food, he’s fine. After eating some of the PC food mixed in again, instant diarrhea again. Might not be the food, but it might be.

  • Joanna

    @C. Amelid – I agree with everything you said. We compared a lot of foods and chose this food because it seemed to have the same quality as premium brands.
    BUT – my dog also has intermittent diarrhea! I was wondering if it was the food and have been to the vet multiple times about the same. The vet seemed to think it was something the dog had eaten, same as what you’re saying. Interesting.

  • C. Amelid

    I tried to submit this review at the President’s Choice website (http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/products/productlisting/pc_nutrition_first_adult_dog_food_lamb_brown_riceprod540503-.html), to let them (and others) know they have a problem with their food. But every time I clicked ‘Submit,’ the site stalled, and I was unable to post my review. Since I couldn’t post there, I thought I’d post here, in case others have the same issue with the food as I had. I wonder if there will be a recall in the near future.

    I was impressed with this food because the ingredients seemed just as high quality as premium brands, so I’ve been buying it for the past year and a half. But the last bag I bought, in February 2017, was rancid. The moment I opened the bag, the smell of stale/rancid oil wafted out. The smell was so offensive, I remarked to my spouse that I wouldn’t feed it to a dog. 🙂

    I still had a little of the old bag left, so I compared the two. The food in the new bag was much darker, so something definitely changed in the manufacturing process. I don’t think it was a matter of the new bag somehow becoming wet, because there was no sign of mould or moisture in the bag, and the bag itself didn’t have any holes or tears. The smell was definitely that of rancid/stale oil, like when you open a ten-year-old bag of crackers buried in the back of the cupboard.

    I returned the bag of foul food without issue, but I no longer trust this dog-food brand, and will quit buying the PC Nutrition First brand of food for my dog or cat, because it seems they have an issue with quality control.

    I should also remark that my dog had intermittent diarrhea for the entirety of being on this food, but I attributed it to other factors (immature digestive system/eating fallen apples/dirt/any disgusting thing she finds on the walk). Now that she’s on a different food, we’ll see this trend continues.

  • Dawn Eden

    Obviously you have no consideration for other people’s pets by feeding them without their owner’s permission. Just like people some animals have allergies . If you fed my older dog a hamburger we would end up in emergency and I would not be very understanding about it.

  • Dawn Eden

    when you change dog foods you are supposed to introduce the new food by slowly mixing it with the old food so they don’t get diarrhea. Some dogs are sensitive to change.

  • Storm’s Mom

    I don’t see anything in Martha Wilder’s comments that indicate that she already ordered it online, just that she was interested in doing so?

  • Parry Sound Rez

    Thank you! Based on the comment above it seemed probable that the PC food was ordered online. I had looked, couldn’t find anything so wanted to receive clarification. Thanks for your feedback 🙂

  • InkedMarie

    Thanks, storms mom!

  • Storm’s Mom

    In the US, there are several websites that you can order pet food on, with free shipping throughout the US. That doesn’t exist here in Canada. There are some websites you can order online from, but the shipping is outrageously expensive, oftentimes almost as much as the bag of food itself, making “online ordering” of dog food essentially non-existent.

  • Parry Sound Rez

    I am from Canada and wonder where is it that you order this dog food online?

  • Lenka M. Gunda

    Hi, Andrew. Do you think I can feed St.Berner puppy the PC puppy food and how long? There seem to be Large breed dog food, but not a puppy version. I give him regular PC Nutrition First food, hoping I am not making a mistake. TY

  • InkedMarie

    I may be wrong but I think it’s only available in Canada

  • Martha Wilder

    No I live in Houston Texas.

  • InkedMarie

    Are you in Canada?

  • Martha Wilder

    How can I order the PC dry dog food on line?

  • Phill

    I know that this is a two year old post— but for the sake of information completion—there were a few apparently insulated cases of plastic found in PC pet food products at that same time (2014), as well as a few other pet food brands.

    It may be source ingredients—and likely from the packaging/unpackaging of the source product.
    It in unfortunate that manufacturers are slow or unresponsive when it comes to addressing these concerns. Whether this is a matter with the brand name (Loblaws), or the product manufacturer (Nutreco Canada) in not providing the information would be interesting to know–as Nutreco Canada does have very high standards. But again, really sucks that the company never did any follow up.

    Anyways, here’s a link to a blog regarding a similar 2014 “plastic” event.


    That said, never had a problem in the 3 years we have been using the cat food, and 5 years using the dog food, and many many many years using the people food (except maybe eating too much chocolate, but that’s an user issue, not a product issue)

  • Erin MitĂĽch

    It wouldn’t be as it is a Canadian owned company, only sold it Canada.

  • Erin MitĂĽch

    That’s not part of their Nutrition First line anyways

  • InkedMarie


  • Sam Whincup

    I opened this can of Presdents Choice dog food yesterday. How does this even happen in a can? I have contacted PC and they are looking into it. It’s disgusting and I will switch foods now. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/049e2a8915379e4d53b0473a281f355665ccccc2a4ec83a4a9d860725ca28a26.jpg

  • Melina Owen

    Lol yes dogs do enjoy the smell of decay

  • Kenneth Duke

    Melina I feed my dog and my two cats the exact same diet, except with morning meal they also get a little canned food mixed in. They are all doing well on it. As you can see from my facebook pic my Black Lab has pretty much the same face as your larger dog.
    My dog occasionally gets sick, but since I mostly walk her off leash she occasionally gets into things she probably shouldn’t while exploring the woods. She once actually came out of the woods with a big rack of beef ribs and dropped them at my feet. But usually it is more unappetizing things like dead rabbit or other animal parts. (once an entire skeletal deer leg from hip to hoof) She seems to think they are gifts for me.

  • Melina Owen

    Yes it is a brand owned by the linkages chain of grocery stores which is a canadian company.

  • Crazy4cats

    Hi Melina-
    After your positive review, I checked out this food’s website since I hadn’t really heard much about it before. Is this food only sold in Canada? I don’t think I’ve seen it in my area?

  • Crazy4cats

    They do look great! Thanks for the review.

  • Melina Owen

    Both my dogs are on this. My dogs coats are so beautiful and shiney. Thry are both very healthy and their poops are small andeasy to pick up. I reccomennd this food it is a great product and cost eefficient. I also feed my cats pc nutrition first salmon and brown rice. Love that product as well.

  • audioquest56

    My dog has been on this food for 7 years now. He loves it and is a very happy and healthy boy. This is a great quality product at a fair price.

  • Cannoli

    So true about feeding the same dog food. My neighbor has a big ol’ 130 LB German Shepard that he has fed him the exact kibble for the last 5 years. I gave him a grilled burger last summer and my neighbor chewed off my ear telling me that I just got his dog sick for the next few days. 130LB Shepard getting taking out by a 6oz grilled medium rare burger with no cheese or buns..How pathetic.

  • Storm’s Mom

    Often it depends on how long a dog has been on the same food as well as genetics.. the longer it is, the more likely that a sudden switch to a new food would cause the runs because the dog’s system is not used to switching. My dog is the same as yours, he can switch between completely different foods with no transition, but when I got him at 10 months old, he’d been on the same food since his whole life, so the first few switches were pretty messy even with a very gradual and slow transition.

  • Cannoli

    I disagree on this..Dogs like humans should not require food transition. I don’t do that for my dog and nor do I do it for myself. I may eat raw sushi for lunch and at dinner I have cooked goat curry. I do the same thing with my pup. I feed him raw kangaroo one day the next day I may feed him kibble from a new supplier. He has a normal stomach like a wolf would have. He never gets the runs..

    The sad part is we have created dogs with bad genetics who have food allergies…If dogs are probably bred food transition should never be a requirement.

  • Anna Boone

    if you just switched your food over with no time to slowly change it over….that is most likely why that happened. You should take up to a week to change over the food increasing slowly the amount of the new food, and decreasing the amount of the old

  • Rayrayj

    This food gave my dogs the runs,I thought I would try it because of the reviews and my local Pet store was closed for holidays and what a big mistake that was,i will never try that again it took me two weeks to get my dog to have a hard poop,he and she has always had orijen or acana and I will never ever change them ever again, I have learnt my lesson and won’t do that again…

  • Nesdamycart

    Thank you so much for taking the time to update – sorting through these reviews is tricky!

  • Crazy4cats

    I would contact the company for that information. BTW, good luck, I was just on their site and it is a little busy! They have a lot of products.

  • MĂ«lisah JaynĂ« C

    Is PC Nutrition 1st dog food approved by AAFCO? One more question, isn’t salmon in dog food usually farmed salmon which means they have been treated with chemicals?

  • Crazy4cats

    Here is a link to the request a review form:


  • Cassie Holland

    Will there be a review of the sensitive skin & stomach formula? Its lamb and oatmeal (not the lamb & brown rice – that’s a different formula). Thank you!

  • DFA

    Assuming things haven’t changed in the last year or so (I was employed at Loblaws head office at the time), the supplier for this dog food was Nutreco Canada, and I believe their dog food is made in St. Mary’s Ontario. As I feed my dogs the grain free formula, it was pretty convenient looking it up, and actually talking to some of the folks who actually sourced it from the vendor. Or, as one person in the office put it, “this stuff is better than people food – we still eat stuff from China, but the dogs don’t!”

  • Boogietronix

    We tend to stick with ‘premium’ brands for our Golden as the cheaper stuff disagrees with him (ears/digestion) however, we have introduced PC Grain-Free Salmon & Potato into our rotation with great success. He loves it, there have been no reactions, and you can’t beat the price point… it’s half the price of what we usually pay. If the ingredients are as legit as they appear, we will be continuing with this food.

  • Chris

    A dog’s reaction to food must be mostly due to the dog than the food. It seems like any dog food will work for some and not others. Having said that, I have 4 dogs that eat the grain-free formula mostly, and the Sensitive Skin and Stomach formula when the store is out of the grain-free (which is getting rather frequent). It’s a non-issue for all of them, which seems to be the best thing you can say about dog food. They’re all their unique selves – some super energetic, one rather low-key.

    One thing I’ve learned is that lots of dogs are somewhat allergic to chicken. Even foods that are seemingly not chicken-based (Like the PC Lamb dog food) have chicken. So we’re thankful for the grain-free and sensitive dog foods.

    Finally, I am curious about where/how this food is made. The grain-free formula has gone through some kibble changes, varying in size from big to small. Also, I use to notice the occasional kibble that looked a lot like cat food (redish with a hole in it). Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, but it seems to have stopped in the last year.

  • HM

    My pug (a breed very prone to weight issues) has been on the weight control variety for nearly a year now. He lost 5lbs and he is rarely gassy anymore (royal canin and science diet foods were both awful for that) very healthy stools (science diet left them grey and royal canin made them runny) with a good coat and teeth. I love the price tag and resealable bags and he seems very happy with the taste (not that he’s picky)

  • Ashley

    After doing tons of research, I decided to try my dog Gypsy on the PC nutrition first grain free salmon and potatoe food… All was going well (2 months of feeding her this) until 2 weeks ago when she wouldnt eat her meals and only nibble a little here and there but she devoured anything else we gave her. I thought she may have been sick as she was losing weight but no she was still otherwise healthy. One night when serving her her supper, something red in a piece of kibble caught my eye. I picked it out of the kibble to find it was a piece of plastic wrapper folded up and embedded in the kibble. I contacted PC and the food is on it’s way to them to be analyzed (I highly doubt anything will be done about it). I have since switched onto Veteranarian Royal Canin Adult dry and tadaaa! No more issues!! She is back to her healthy hyper self! And guess what?? PC still hasnt made anyone else aware of this issue!! For a company to allow this happen… They have lost all my trust and respect! So just a heads up for anyone feeding this to their pets!! Who knows what else they hide in there!

  • Lindsey

    After feeding so many different high quality expensive grain free foods,additives etc. I finally gave in and tried the sensitive skin and stomach formula for my boy. I told myself if its at the grocery store it has to be crap, but I was wrong. I did the research and thought I would give it a shot, and this is by far the best he has been since being on this. He has so many different allergies and food intolerances and this food seems to be the key to success, so I will not argue with that! Nothing but good things to say with this formula.

  • Carol

    Hi we have 2 toy poodles whom we feed this PC dog food to. They love it and we’ve had no problems yet. We feed them recommended amount. It seems to be a good quality for the price. The puppy chow has a rating of 4.5 which is good. Apparently this food had been upgraded last year, according to a friend. Give it a try. It’s sure better than most dog foods. This one has brown rice which is much better for your dog for a filler than corn or other grains. One of our dogs is 10 yrs old and one 10 months old and I feed them both the puppy chow. Its the PC Nutrition First puppy chow.

  • Carol Stevens

    Update: Shortly after posting this problem with a new batch of dog food, I took my dog to the veterinarian. Turns out he had an intestinal infection likely caused by eating deer feces. He seems to love deer poop, among other things! After a round of antibiotics and a couple weeks of special food (gut rest), he was good as new. So – please don’t think the PC Premium First Chicken & Brown Rice caused his gas and diarrhea problems. I was a bit hasty in writing the above posting. We are back to Chicken & Brown Rice and have no complaints about it at all. In fact, when we first switched our dog to this brand a couple of years ago, I did a lot of research comparing labels, etc. Shortlisted three types of dog food and took the shortlist to the vet. He and I agreed that the Premium First Chicken & Brown Rice was the best choice for us. It hasn’t disappointed. Turns out the only problem we had was completely unrelated to the food, and more to do with the abundance of deer in our backyard!! Also, the company responded promptly to my original posting and concerns, and I was very impressed with their reaction to this blog. Please be aware that I am a satisfied customer and continue to feed this brand of dog food to my precious pet.

  • Carol Stevens

    I ended up taking my dog to the vet. Tests confirmed a bacterial intestinal infection most probably caused by eating deer poop! My husband has witnessed the dog eating deer feces on his walks. After two weeks of special diet and antibiotics, he was like new again. No more stinky gas or diarrhea. We are back on the PC Premium First Chicken & Brown Rice with no problems. Also worth noting, the company responded very quickly to my inquiries and offered to follow-up with the manufacturer to ensure nothing had changed regarding quality control, but I told them I had discovered the problem had nothing to do with the food. I was impressed with their response. So – no complaints here about the Premium First dog food from PC.

  • Jewel’nScotty’smum

    TY for all the info. That’s the whole things with this kind of dog food, they can change the formula without notice and voila a sick dog. I’m in dilemma with both dogs. I was a local dog food store this morning and will try something else.

  • A S

    Yes. I just posted about this. I have not had good results with this product. However, I suspect that they really do want to remain in the dog food business, seeing as they’ve already spent a lot of money trying different formulas and packaging. I just received a trial bag of this food and will post back with the results. I am going to guess that it will be same old results (runny stool and foul odor). Right now we are using this just for treat training.

  • A S

    We fed our dog this brand a little over a year ago with disastrous results. My guess is that they have changed the formula (not sure by how much). When looking at the ingredients alone, it doesn’t raise any red flags. However, we do not forget the negative results of runny and foul smelling stools when she last had this brand.

    We long since switched to Acana & Orijen with much better results. We are considering switching to an entirely GRAIN FREE dog food and were recommended Wellness Core by a close friend.

    I received a trial bag of the new formula and I am going to treat it with caution. I will try this for treat training and see how she handles it and will post back.

    My only word of advice then is to proceed with caution because we’ve had bad results with this in the past.

    One huge caveat: I have heard that the “natural flavor” in this product *could* be made in China. So a big FYI.

  • Squid

    I too would love to know how this recipe compares. My girl is on it, loves it, and is doing very well.

  • Squid

    My girl LOVED this recipe, but had soft-ish stools and smelly farts. She is doing much better now on the sensitive skin and stomach formula they make, although it is not fully grain free. I believe its corn free and wheat free.

  • Crazy4cats

    I have not tried this food, but looks like it does have a 5 star grain free variety. Give it a try and let us know how it goes. Good luck!

  • Jewel’nScotty’smum

    Has any one tried the grain free President’s choice dog food. I don’t want to give my dog food with rice in it and want to go to a grain free inexpensive food. I thought I would try this one.

  • Sharlee

    I was wondering the same thing! I would love to know how it stacks up against the others.

  • disqus_2eSlJd8p7h

    I noticed a new variety on the shelves….sensitive stomach and skin. When are you going to have that one rated?

  • Crazy4cats

    Hmmmm? I’ve reread your post and the first sentence says: “Why the change to a different kibble?” It does not say anything about TotW not making a large breed formula. I’m sorry if I misunderstood. Anyway, I’ve learned since coming to this site how to read a label. I have two large breed dogs and have come to realize that most foods marketed for a large breed dog have lower protein and fat levels. Which means they are higher in carbs. I try to feed my dogs with the higher protein levels that I can afford now that they are full grown. I think Taste of the Wild is a fine food for a full grown large breed dog as long as they are aware of recall history.

  • Bob K

    Please reread my post. Taste of the Wild does not make a formula specific for large breeds.

  • Crazy4cats

    Why not switch foods? Don’t you think it is healthy to change it up a bit?

  • Crazy4cats

    Hi Craig-
    Do you think that your pup is full grown? I don’t remember seeing TOTW on the recommended list of foods for large breed pups. If it is done growing, then this would be an ok food as long as you are aware that it is made by Diamond. They have a recall history unless you live in the area where the food is manufactured in their California warehouse. If it is not full grown, then you should choose a food with the appropriate calcium level. How big is your pup now? I hear they are great dogs!

  • Bob K

    Craig – Why the change to a different kibble? If your dog is over 60lbs I would suggest a 4 or 5 star kibble for large breeds. Remember to transition slowly to a new kibble.

  • Craig Lancaster

    I trying to get someone thoughts on Taste of the wild dog food for Great Danes over 1 year old.

  • Bob K

    Write down all the bag details, lot number, expiration date, etc…… Call the mfg and ask and state your concern and complaint. Take the bag back to whoever sold it and ask for a bag from a different lot number if possible or return for your money back. Anything else your dog getting into? Pesticides, Rivers, creeks, dead mice, other foods and treats, anyone spraying fields or their lawns? Best of luck.

  • Carol Stevens

    My yellow lab has been eating the Chicken & Brown Rice PC Premium First dog food for well over a year now, with no problems and no weight gain. It has been great so far. However, I just purchased a new bag and now my dog has terrible smelling gas and severe diarrhea. There have been no other changes to his diet. Has anyone else noticed their dog develop intestinal problems with a newly purchased bag? I’m wondering if there was a quality control problem with the last batch?

  • Liz Randall

    Thank you so much. It can be so confusing, you think you’re doing good only to hear that you really are not.

  • It’s 4 stars. The brand received 4 stars, but any particular formula that is not 4 stars is notated.

  • Liz Randall

    PC Nutrition First Weight Control Chicken and Brown Rice is on your list of foods, but does not have a star rating. I am wondering how you would rate this?

    I have 2 English Bulldogs are a bit overweight. My vet recommended their brand of food for weight loss, so that is what I went with (expensive). A few days later I had seen this dog food on a consumer affair show, stating that it was no better than any other weight control food. And the vet on the show said the exact, word-for-word, things that our vet had said about this food. Like it was a script from the brand. So I then switched to IAMS weight control to be told that that was no good for my babies. Now I am on the PC brand and an wondering if I am doing the right thing…. or should I switch it yet again?

  • Dori

    You have to read all the ingredients in the food, not just what the manufacturer has decided to call it. So many foods contain some type of poultry somewhere in the ingredients. I have a dog allergic to anything that has fowl in it so I’ve learned that you really have to scrutinize ingredient list. If one of your dogs has issues with chicken then you need to switch the food to something else. Good Luck

    Oh, just a thought. It shouldn’t take an entire bag for a dog to acclimate to a food. I know some will advise you to add pumpkin, kefir, yogurt, digestive enzymes, etc. but if a dog has allergies and/or intolerances to ingredients there is no reason to subject him/her to the food. There are many good foods out there (well, maybe not many) that do not contain poultry, chicken fat, etc. etc.

  • Amy Lynn

    The PC Lamb has chicken in it…that could be why you are dealing with the runny stools from the younger pup…I have moved my guy to the Grain Free Salmon and he is doing great on it. He was on Go Salmon.

  • cyn

    Does anyone know about the recall on the PC Nutrition First dog Treats?

  • Sharlee

    We have four dogs, a Bichon Shih Tzu cross, a Pomeranian and two huskies. Our dogs love this food and are doing really well on it. We switched to it when our Bichon shih Tzu was have reactions to her dog food and treats. Once we switched all her issues resolved. We have add the other three dogs over the years and they are all doing really well on it. Huskies have sensitive stomachs but we have had no problems on this food. I am not a fan of the PC treats though we do see some issues with our dogs on the PC treats.

  • Sharlee

    I find the same thing we love the PC food but don’t use the treats.

  • andy’s mom


  • Owl

    I emailed the company a while ago and they told me that the Vitamin K was K1 (derived from plants) not K3 (synthetic, menadione)

    And just to add, I also asked if their fish product was preserved with ethoxyquin and they told me it was not.

  • andy’s mom

    Is the Vitamin K in this food a menadione derivative? It is highlighted in red…suggesting that it is? I missed that, as I read the review of the food…and the controversy wasn’t discussed, like it is in all of the other reviews on food with menadione derivatives in them. So, I’m confused. I’ve read these reviewers’ article on this controversial ingredient, and the conclusion was that it should be avoided….and I always have avoided it. I was keen on this food, based on the review…then noticed the Vitamin K highlight. According to the review, menadione derivatives can be listed simply as Vitamin K on the label, which is likely why it is highlighted in red, here? Can anyone clarify?

  • Andrew Gordon Wayne

    Made in St. Mary’s ontario at shurgain Nutreco.

  • Andrew Gordon Wayne

    It is made in St. Mary’s Ontario at the ShurGain Nutreco facility formerly ShurGain Maple Leaf Foods. As a former employee I can assure you that they make a quality product there and I have always fed my dogs one of their products.

  • Kelly

    oh that’s good to know. we are switching ours to this one today so maybe ours will stop with the smelly farting too.

  • doggymomma

    Hi there, So sorry to hear about your doggies tummies! Have you tried canned pumpkin by chance? NOT pumpkin pie mix, JUST pumpkin. It has helped my dog with digestive issues.

  • Amanda Sizer-Youmans

    Unfortunately too many companies put there money into advertising and fancy packaging instead of ingredients and research.

  • Amanda Sizer-Youmans

    As posted above

    In regards to our PC Nutrition First Adult Dog Food – Chicken & Brown Rice, this product is not sourced from China, and is manufactured without adding any fillers, such as glycerin. Our products are manufactured in our vendor’s Canadian owned and operated, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    (CFIA) approved facility in Thailand. As such, we control all
    of the parameters of manufacturing including ingredient sourcing and quality testing.
    Hope this helps.

  • Charl

    They want a clone not the truth to be known

  • Char

    They put us inssppaamm thats a scccaam. They lie and cheat and mistreat.

  • Charl

    They delete and mistreat buyer beware it is not fair

  • itsallascam

    Wrote to presidents choice about the ingredients and manufacturer of this food, they did not tell me who the manufacturer is but they did assure me that all the ingredients came from the us, canada, europe and one ingrdient from india. No sourceing from china!!!

  • sdheary

    Have to dogs at home. A 3 year old retriever cross and a 2 year old chocolate lab. Have had issues with both and their foods in the past. Was determined the older one is allergic to salmon, and the younger, chicken. Finally put them both on Lamb and Rice Pro Plan and it worked amazing. However, the new line of PC products and the price made me decide to give it a shot. We slowly switched them over, and now that we have finished the first bag, we are still dealing with runny stools, gas, and burps from them both. We have bought a second bag to give it a chance as they both seem to love the taste. However, if halfway thru this bag, things haven’t changed, then we will have no choice but to switch back. A side note, we supplement them both with tripe to help with the soft stools. This too doesn’t work.

  • Jordan Hill

    Ken & Sue. Have you considered it could be an allergy to chicken or grain? Maybe if you tried the Grain free and Salmon blend? My girls a lab mix and I avoid grain and chicken as she gets itchy, I also found that she has issues with lamb as she gets loose stool. Also, with loose stool you can try adding pure pumpkin to her diet, it can help stiffen up their stool. Just offering some suggestions, as I know how it feels to have your dogs not doing well on a food.

  • shannoncookie

    I did try the pc puppy chicken and rice my dog didnt seem to like it. My dogs somewhat picky but she wasnt too interested in the food… I do often pick up the nutrition first canned for her she does like the canned but prefers other canned food better her fave being merricks.. I will try another variety of pc nutrition first dry in the future -another flavour cus it seems like a reasonably priced good food

  • shannoncookie

    I know this is kind of late but I didnt have any problems with the dog being slow on the nutrition first food.. you may want to try a different food all together if it doesnt seem to be working for your dog. Also because the extra meaty isnt rated in case someone is reading and wondering about the food the extra meaty canned food contains unnamed by products and the dry food contains corn… it looks like the nutrition first food is better out of the 2 linea

  • Ken

    We have been trying PC Nutrition First Large Breed Chicken and Brown Rice dry dog food with our Yellow Lab and our mixed breed large breed dogs since it came on the market and we have noticed that while one bag seems to be OK with the dogs another bag isn’t. Right at the moment we started into a new bag and both of the dogs seem to be having problems, with the lab she has very loose stool and needs to go about every 45 minutes or so and with the mixed breed he has some loose stool but is also having itching problems and we have read other customers comments that state the same thing. The bag that we had before this one did not seem to have the same effect other than with the mixed breed having itchy issues. On previous bags we have noticed this same type of back and forth loose stool and itching problems to no problems. We will be returning the bag that we currently have and go back to what we had the dogs on before which was Nutro and see if the conditions with the dogs change. If the condition changes we will have no choice but to discontinue buying PC Nutrition First dog food. That will be a shame since it was the ingredients and the cost that attracted us to it in the first place.
    Ken & Sue

  • Kat

    Had my 7 year old Pug on the PC extra meaty lamb & rice and he did really well on it. I decided to switch him to the grain free salmon and potato as I thought the salmon might help with the shedding and it actually has helped a bit but he doesn’t seem himself and has lost so much energy. I realize he is getting old but I’m considering switching back. Has anyone else had any issues like this?

  • Megahn

    its funny how some are talking about the kirkland brand yet they are basically the same… difference being kirkland is a grain based dog food and PC is a plant based..other than that if you compare the reviews which i did they are basically the same.

  • Dave

    It has been confirmed that PC Nutrition First is made in Elmira, Ontario.

  • Linda/Farley

    I had my golden on the PC Nutrition First Lamb and Rice and he had loose stool most of the time even when I supplemented with the pumpkin. I switched to the PC Nutrition First Salmon and Potato and he does really great on it. When my boy came to me at 14 months he was on special food from the vet and he had issues with his ears. On switching to the Lamb and Rice he improved but still had to treat the ears now and then. Now he is on the Salmon and Potato and no ear issues. He does get a little itchy now and then but it seems to be when the weather changes. Right now it is very cold so I am thinking too dry. I have itchy skin too now that winter is upon us. I would not hesitate giving this dog food to your buddies.
    I also give my boy lots of fruit and veggies. If I cook chicken or some other meats he gets some too and the veggies. I do not allow him any butters, gravies, fats, etc. I do give him frosty paws I make myself and mostly grain free treats. He loves his raw apple and peanut butter in his Kong.

  • sjcatto

    have you tried adding a tablespoon of pure pumpkin into his meals to help aide in digestion?

  • Kelly Bircher

    I switched my 5.5 month old puppy from Merrick grain free chicken and sweet potato to this presidents choice product. She was having almost constant loose stools on the merrick and even though I felt good about feeding it to her since it is such high quality, it wasn’t working for her…probably too rich. Since switching to PC her stools are solid and healthy! I also bought the treats by PC made for sensitive stomachs and ironically they make her vomit! Very strange that the food is perfect but the treats are terrible for her. Anyone else experience this??

  • Lulu 27

    My dog is 8 she has been eating PC first choice lamb and rice for the last 4 years . With out any problem . I used to feed expensive brands and never had good luck with many . She does well on this food and has had no health problems .

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Hi Lilly –

    You’re misunderstanding the article.

    Dr. Becker states:

    “If you’re going to feed kibble to a large breed puppy, I recommend you
    look for special large breed puppy formulas or a formula that is
    ‘Approved for all life stages.’ This means the food is appropriate for
    growing puppies or adult dogs.”

    A food designed for a large breed puppy is a “growth” formula – large breed puppy formulas are just lower in calories and calcium (typically) as stated in the article.

    An “all life stages” formula is the equivalent of a “growth” formula. If you’re familiar with the AAFCO nutrient profiles you’ll know there are only two – growth and maintenance. A formula that conforms to the “growth” nutrient profile can be labeled as either “growth” or “all life stages.” So an ALS formula is a puppy formula.

    “Maintenance” formulas are not appropriate for puppies that’s what I was pointing out – I would even argue that most maintenance formulas aren’t appropriate for adult dogs.

    I would, however, disagree with Dr. Becker that because a food is “als” or labeled for “large breed puppies” that it’s more appropriate than a regular puppy formula. After analyzing the nutrient levels of numerous foods I know that this isn’t always true. Almost every 4 and 5 star large breed formula I analyzed had calcium levels much higher than the levels recommended by veterinary nutritionists. ALS foods are hit and miss – some are okay and some aren’t. Large breed pups should have 3.5 g. of calcium per 1,000 kcal or less.

    Ensuring appropriate calcium levels in one of the most important nutritional factors when evaluating a food for large breed growth. This is why I’ve put together a list of growth/als foods that have calcium levels appropriate for large breed puppies:


  • Lilly Tilly

    Actually Dr.Mercola and co, disagree with this, and for good reason. here is the site…very interesting.


  • Lilly Tilly

    I also thought the Lamb/Rice was a good product… but only 3 stars? I wrote the company to find where their mutton comes from, and was informed New Zealand/Australia. Over there sheep are raised on grass, free-range for most of their lives (often penned and grained last few months to fatten). THIS appeals to me much more than what I suspect to be farmed salmon (AVOID)… that’s my opinion anyway, but open to new info as always.

  • LillyTilly

    PC is President’s Choice … SuperStore’s private brand. You should find it in all and any SuperStores (or their sister stores,succ
    as Maxi in Quebec)

  • Bre

    No, it is not. It is manufactured in Thailand, according to a response I received from Presidents Choice.

  • Devon

    NF kibble is made in Ontario

  • Carol

    My Pug and Boston Terrier eat the PC Nutrition First Adult Chicken and Brown Rice with no problem — it is a medium size pellet

  • Bethie

    Where is it made?

  • Troy Way

    While this does answer the question of “where is the food manufactured”, it doesn’t answer the question of where the source of the ingredients comes from.

  • Lee

    I heard some of the PC brands are made in Elmira at Elmira Pet Foods. Any one else heard this?

  • Betsy Greer

    It sounds like it’s not the best choice for your lab, but to find a food that works well for three out of four dogs in your home is quite good.

  • Samantha Gray

    There are 4 dogs in my house eating this food right now. My purebred lab is the only one with a bad reaction to it. She was perfectly healthy before I started this food and now she is dropping weight like its a game. It is reasonably priced but its not very good if it made one of my dogs lose a fair amount of weight fairly fast.

  • Bre

    I inquired specifically about where the product is manufactured, here is the response I received today:

    At Loblaw Companies, like our customers we are dedicated to providing our animals with the highest quality pet food that meet their needs and preferences.
    We understand the importance of providing animals complete and balanced nutrition in quality products at great value.

    In regards to our PC Nutrition First Adult Dog Food – Chicken & Brown Rice, this product is not sourced from China, and is manufactured without adding any fillers, such as glycerin. Our products are manufactured in our vendor’s Canadian owned and operated, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    (CFIA) approved facility in Thailand. As such, we control all
    of the parameters of manufacturing including ingredient sourcing and quality testing.

    We want to assure you that the health and safety of animals is very important to us and we continue to work hard in providing our customers a variety of safe quality products for their pets. To learn more about PC
    Nutrition First products, we encourage you to visit our website at http://www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnline/special.jsp?spid=700002.

  • J Newsom

    We are near the end of our first bag of this PC dog food and I will most definitely NOT be repeating the purchase.
    Digestibility is the issue, evidenced by loose, gassy and poorly controlled movements out the back (that are impossible to pick up); and/or basic post-feeding regurgitation… this morning down a furnace vent. Nice.

    Interesting how our four year old golden retriever can better digest socks and lego than this engineered food offering from PC.

    We’ll be switching back to Kirkland Brand.

  • Alexis

    President’s Choice Nutrition First Premiere, is the only dog food my dog is able to digest properly, I have had him on top end Vet brands as well as all the high, low and middle end dog foods. Finally someone suggested President’s Choice, and it worked. His stomach has settled he can digest his food without bringing it up or it coming out completely runny. Finally a great healthy choice dog food that works for me. I am completely impressed. I have a Potcake – which is a dog from Bahamas, that has many different breeds mixed into him. Normally these dogs have very strong stomachs, but not mine. 🙂 Thanks President’s Choice.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Read here to learn more about what the issues are regarding feeding large and giant breed puppies


  • Craig Lancaster

    I have chosen PurinaPro Plus giant breed my Great Dane puppy it seemed to meet all the essential needs that l have been told my puppy needs.I would like your opinion on this decision.

  • Storm’s Mom

    You can try asking them for a list of where (what country) each of their ingredients are made/from. Be very specific about your request, and request exactly what you want.

  • Natalie

    Trying to find out where the food is made, if “main ingredients are from Cda & US”, what about the rest of it? If it’s made in China, we all know they don’t follow the same regulations as we do. I hesitate to feed my dogs anything made outside of Canada or the US.

  • Natalie

    Good points! I am trying to find out where the food is actually made; I refuse to buy it if it’s made in China as many of their dog treats are not fit to feed dogs. (watch Marketplace). I’m currently feeding my dogs Holistic Blend; this is a Canadian company and the food is all made in Canada.

  • Sarah

    My rotti/shep had the same reaction to that food! I just filled out a complaint form. My dog has had lamb treats before with no problems so I don’t think it is the lamb in the food that made her sick. I wonder if the cans were from the same batch since I have only had this problem with the lamb and rice as well. She has had their other flavours several times with no problems.

  • ianman420

    No, and I emailed them too and they told me to give them the specific food and they would look it up for me. I asked them why they don’t make the information readily available and said that any good company has it printed on the bag. I have not received a response.

  • Kirsten tames

    Did anything come of this? ?

  • Mat

    I just want to share that I contacted President’s Choice concerning the ethoxyquin and here was their response

    Dear Mr. X,

    I am writing as a follow-up to your recent telephone conversation
    with my colleague Mellissa regarding our President’s Choice Nutrition
    First Grain Free Salmon & Potato Premium Adult Dry Dog Food.

    We have looked into your inquiry and we have found that the main
    ingredients come from Canada and the USA. There is also no ethoxquin in
    this product. This product is preserved with mixed tocopherols, which is
    a source of Vitamin E.

    Thank you for the opportunity to address your inquiry. Please do not
    hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions.


    Jen B.Presidents Choice Customer Service Representative

  • Hound Dog Mom

    A 9 month old dog is a puppy an should be on a growth formula. Large breed dogs aren’t full grown until 18 months and giant breed dogs aren’t full grown until 24 months.

  • misslii

    I remember this happened to my Dane. So most probably the puppy food is now too rich for your 9mo. It’s time to slowly switch to adult food.

  • caske

    how much does it cost?

  • paisley

    my Rottyxshepperd has the same problem..itchy…and now I’ve switched to PC salmon and potatoe grain free..time wiull tell
    .Pollen and dust and wheat can be the cause of the itching
    in the air…My Paisley gets it every Summer…and scratch..scratch..I get so upset..and try to calm her…
    I will keep you post it!

  • Fergie

    I switched my 2yr.old pug to PC Nutrition First Toy and Small breed formula (chicken & rice) from Royal Canin (Pug 25 mix) which he just loves but is getting too fat. I switched the foods gradually over 2 weeks. He is not as excited for his food but does eat it and I am hoping he will further adjust as the price and availability is better. The BIGGEST problem is the little round pellets of food fall right out of his mouth. I wish there was a PC medium sized pellet as the large food pellets are too big for pugs and the small ones are messy and awkward for them to eat. I also buy the PC Nutrition First wet food for skin and coat as a Sunday treat! I would give it more stars if it was shaped better.

  • ianman420

    I am trying to find this out and I can’t seem to find any information on the bag or on the net. I guess I will try to call the 1800 number tomorrow

  • Eldee

    It amazes me that the PC nutrition first dog foods are not flying off the shelves. The quality of the ingredients and the great price leaves my wondering why someone in my Zehrs store had a bag of Beneful in their cart and walked right by the PC brand. I am so glad they are now doing commercials promoting their dog food.

  • DFAfonso

    All 3 of my dogs (2 Shepherd crosses, 1 Chow Chow) are on the Salmon and Potato GRAIN FREE and they love it. A reasonably priced 5 star dog food that my dogs love – can’t complain. I haven’t tried any of the other PC dog food as the only one I’ve tried for them is the Grain Free, and it seems to compare favourably to some of the other expensive dog foods I’ve had them on (Wellness Core Ocean, Blue Wilderness, etc..)

  • TinaNB

    I just picked up Presidents Choice grain free salmon and potato for my dog Willow! I switched her to Grain free last summer and she no longer has very stinky farts! I’ve had her on GO! Fit & Grain free.. It’s been awesome. But was hoping to find some dog food available closer to home! She’s a large bread. Big the large breed is not grain free

  • There’s a section in the forum for large breeds.


    There’s also this site for large breeds:


  • Lynn

    Try Back to Basics turkey.

  • Hazel Hoyle

    I have been feeding my 9 month Lab P.C puppy food. He is really gassy and has really soft stools. I am in the process of changing his food, as I am sure it is this food that doesn’t agree with him. Any recommendations?

  • cloe

    thanks so much for reviewing this brand! it is one of the most reasonably priced (cheaper than a lot of ‘standard’ foods) and available in common supermarkets. i looked into the ingredients myself, and it seems good (too good to be true??) but i was finding it was giving my dog rashes. i did a little research and narrowed it down to what i Thought was a lamb allergy… however, when i switched to one of the more expensive foods from the natural health food store, all symptoms cleared up, and then returned when i went back to the PC, even the lamb-free recipes. i’ve since developed a hunch that maybe it’s the supplements, too many too hard to break down? anyway, thanks again, it’s really great to have someone breaking down what’s behind the labels. cheers.

  • Yarmouthian

    I’d like to know who actually produces this kibble. Does Loblaws produce this in their own plants or is it just rebranded from another company?

  • I am quite interested to know myself

  • I bought lamb and rice and my poor baby girl who I’ve had since she was 5 weeks old an she almost pooped herself inside out with diarrhea. severely allergic to lamb apparently. now feeding her salmon and potato grain free and her stomach can handle it, she is still burpy and gassy and itchy with no fleas. just irritated. not red or losing fur/patchy. just itchy. idk still working on figuring things out.
    – proud mama of a 2.5 year old female boxer/shepherd mix.

  • Lynn

    Well, I tried it and it didn’t work out. I am back on the expensive Back to Basics turkey. Don’t think my dog can tolerate the barley/gluten. She needs grain free and gluten free. She was really gassy and burpy after she at the PC brand and wasn’t herself.

  • Lynn

    I am just about to transition over to this food, but the one for the large breeds. I like that it has pro and prebiotics and glucosime and chondritin. Everything I read about it sounds good, good enough to go head to head with other more expensive brands. Not so sure about the rice but I am willing to give it a try.

  • Lynn

    Yes, my Zehrs store in Orangeville carries it and they now carry the larger bags of it.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I can tell you that I’ve never seen it before. See if they have a store locator on their website.

  • Hi… I have just recently started on this site.. as i just got a new puppy, she is now 7 months old. and i was looking at different foods to feed her, (my last dog passed from liver toxicity) i think that i would like to go with this PC grain free, salmon and potato… my question is this. Is it easy to locate? do most stores carry?

  • Jeeves

    RIice grown in the USA contains unacceptable levels of arsenic. If you can, avoid at all costs. I avoid rice for the most part for myself and my dog anyway. Try the rice free varieties.

    My concern is whether or not any ingredients come from China? Loblaws has a lot of their products made in China. I will try the Salmon and see if it agrees with my dog then post back the results.

  • Elsbeth Dishington

    Started feeding our golden doodle Adult Lamb & Brown Rice
    about a year ago as he has a sensitive stomach and he loves it, keep trying to purchase Salmon & Potato Grain Free but the stores never have it in stock that’s how popular it is.  Keep up the quality of this product and we’ll all stay happy.


  • OceanSkye

    Have you ever done an analysis of PC Extra Meaty Chicken & Brown Rice Formula? Just wondering how it would compare to the above…


  • Hock

    Wow, Presidents Choice grain free salmon and potato gets 5 stars. That makes me so happy as I have been feeding it to my girl for a year now.  She looks and acts great.

  • Is
    arsenic in foods really a health risk?