26% Protein and under all life stages dry dog food suggestions

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    Steve T
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    Hi I have a dog that the vet and breeder recommended 26% and under protein content. Do any of you have suggestions? This would have to be dry food. I’d like to have a 30lbs under $55 or so.

    Thanks

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    Steve T
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    I’d also like for there to be grains. So no grain free.

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    anon101
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    https://www.gofromm.com/fromm-family-classic-adult-dog-food

    $41.26 for 33 lbs (today’s price) Grain inclusive.

    You won’t go wrong (imo), use this as a base, add a tablespoon or more of cooked chopped chicken meat or canned food. A splash of water and always have fresh water available 24/7

    I feed a quality kibble as the base, about 2/3rds of the diet, I add a little chopped boiled chicken, plain chicken broth or water, sometimes scrambled egg or a little tuna or something.
    My chicken broth recipe https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forums/topic/grain-free-2/#post-109751

    For science based veterinary medicine go here http://skeptvet.com/Blog/category/nutrition/

    Check with your vet if you don’t believe me, most vets speak highly of Fromm.
    PS: Feed twice a day, measured amounts (don’t leave food down/free feed). Maybe an occasional snack.

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    Sanne
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    Take a look at Victor Select dog food. Awesome stuff. Their Beef, Chicken, Lamb, and Ocean formulas are all 23-26% protein and grain inclusive. These are typically $40-$50 for 40 lb bags or around $25 for 15 lb, depends on store/location. Some of their Classic Multigrain formulas meet your needs too and are typically even a bit cheaper

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    joanne l
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    Victor’s is good just like Sanne said. Also Holistic select and health extensions is good, but a little more money.

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    Steve T
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    anon101
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    I would stay away from small companies, new companies and boutique type foods.

    Fromm has been around since the 1940’s

    Fromm cannot be bought at chewy. What does that tell you?

    PS: None of the foods you mentioned appeal to me. Never heard of Victor till I came on this forum and I have no interest in trying it.
    Holistic Select sounds boutiqey.
    Companies that have been around a long time are more likely to do testing and have a veterinary nutritionist on staff.

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    Sanne
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    Someone on a forum having not heard of Victor before doesn’t say much about the brand. It is also quite an old brand, around since 1950 or so…

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    haleycookie
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    Out of everything mentioned here I’d go with Fromm, canidae, or victor. Canidae is excellent. I always recommend it. It’s a great company who grows their own produce and sources most of their meat from family farms.
    However I must ask. Why have u been told such a low protein? Does your dog have some health problem that requires it?

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    InkedMarie
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    My dogs do excellent on Victor.

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    joanne l
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    Hi Steve seems like you picked good ones. Those are good and also what the others mentioned are good too. I know that doesn’t help b/c too many choices. I been there too. I don’t know what would be best, but they are all good foods.

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