We use Hills Science Diet Large Breed and Luna's coat is beautiful. So healthy. A lot of people here use Purina Pro Plan. You can't go wrong with either. The number of choices in dog foods and reading all of the conflicting advice can make your head spin. The most important factors are that the manufacturer is a company big enough to do long term feeding studies for safety analysis and serious quality control measures. Small boutique dog food brands simply do not have the resources or longevity to do consistently reliable quality control or long term feeding trials. Purina Pro and Hills Science both employ veterinary nutritionists. Lastly, please do not feed a grain free diet. Grain free diets are associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in golden retrievers.
I have to disagree.....Hills Science Diet has quite a few recalls in the last 3-4 months. The food is more grain based, then meat....and overpriced for the ingredients. The vets sell it, and push it... There is very little meat in this food. Your dog may look healthy now....but hopefully she gets no hot spots, and lipomas eating this grain based food . The ingredients are not great....Here are the ingredients for Hill's Science Diet Large Breed :Ingredients:
Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Sorghum, Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Meal, Pork Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate,
Some of the Pro Plan foods are better with more meat...and less grains. I would feed neither food to my dog.