Just a quick update before I head off for Pittsburgh…
I had a tough time deciding on a food last night, but finally decided to go with Dick Van Patten's Natrual Balance L.I.D. in fish and sweet potato. The only carbs in it are potatoes and sweet potatoes and the protein is salmon. They also make matching treats so the pups can have some treats while on this trial without creating problems. So far so good…the dogs are "wolfing" it down. Heh heh.
It was $12 less per bag than the Wellness and while the feeding amounts are slightly more than Wellness, they are still much less than the prescription food. The ingredients are all pretty basic looking, no grains, no by-products or artificial coloring or preservatives. I am sure it probably isn't quite as good as the Wellness food, but it didn't have any grains in it which will make it easier to move on to something else if it doesn't work…and if it does, it will save me some money. My only concern is the "natural flavor" – I am really hoping that it is fish flavor. If I remember later tonight I will see if I can find out from the company.
Anyone have any bad (or hear of any bad) experiences with this brand of food?