My little dog, Bobbi, is a Yorkshire Terrier. She is 9 years old and we are now noticing some aging problems. For one thing, she has a lot of stomach issues - vomiting on our carpets. Ugh.
I thought it was simply old age or maybe bad teeth that caused this stomach upset. I tried feeding her yogurt to see if that would help - get that probiotic effect! Well, it really didn't help a whole lot.
Then I tried what I thought was a natural dog food - that didn't help at all. I simply paid more money for nothing.
THEN, I went to a local pet supplier and talked dog food in length with the owner. I found out that I knew very little about dogs and their nutritional needs! I had thought that grains would be good for them - after all, they're good for people! It turns out that dogs need meat - big surprise, huh? What made me think their needs were based upon me, a person, rather than an animal as God had made them? Corn, in particular, is not good for my dog.
The dog food supplier sent me home with a big bag of various dog food samples - all little bites and all of them natural and without all of the grains and fillers that make dogs ill. I have now used up all of the little bags of samples and my Bobbi did not throw-up once while on any of the food. She did have a problem one time last week when my daughter filled her dish with the old stuff I was previously feeding. Hmmm. Now I know.
You can read a good article about dog food here.
Some of the samples we tried are:
Evo Red Meat Formula
Innova Small Bites
Nature's Variety Instinct, Rabbit Meal Formula