So as most know, the Spectrum SPOT test showed Ace with an allergy to Soybean, Pork, Rice, Kelp and Oats.
I have found several normal kibbles, (not grain free), that do not have these ingredients. However, I have no idea what is "bad" or not. I know Dobebug says stick to the large companies because they put more efforts into their testing.
I've found 4 different brands that have options for us. Granted, I am also basing my search off of the size bag we can buy. It is absolutely not feasible for us at this time to buy a $60+ 24lb bag of dog food. So I've been trying to find things that come in ATLEAST 35lb bags, preferrably bigger. Below are the cheap, more affordable options I found that I would be interesting in trying.
Anyways, I've been trying to find something, and was hoping for a little guidance on what I have found.
- Diamond Performance Formula
Chicken, chicken by-product meal, whole grain ground corn, wheat flour, egg product, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried beet pulp, fish meal, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, salmon oil (a source of DHA), dried yeast, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
- SPORTMiX High Energy
Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Meat Meal, Ground Wheat, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Meal, Flaxseed, Salt, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Copper Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Oxide.
- SportDogFood - K9 Police
Chicken Meal (30%), Whole Ground Sorghum (29%), Whole Grain Millet (20%), Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols) (12%), Whitefish Meal (3%), Natural Flavors, Salmon Oil, Calcium Propionate, Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Culture (Probiotic), Chicory Root, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (Chelate), Iron Amino Acid Complex (Chelate), Manganese Amino Acids Complex (Chelate), Salt, Yucca Schidigera Extract (Probiotic), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Cranberry Powder, Dried Blueberry Powder, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Selenium Yeast (Probiotic), Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B 12 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B8), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Copper Amino Acids Complex (Chelate), Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product (Probiotic), Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product (Probiotic), Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Product (Probiotic), Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product (Probiotic).
- Iam's ProActive Health - Adult Large Breed
Chicken, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken By-Product Meal (Source of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine), Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Caramel Color, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Carrots, Choline Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Acetate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid
Is there any reason any one of these options should not be fed? Any glaring issues that I have missed? I have been researching these for the past two days, but I feel like I am missing something obvious.