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I was thinking that I would eventually switch Sierra from the Iam's to a better food. I would appreciate any suggestions. I was actually considering Royal Canin.

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Iams is actually a perfectly good food. We feed it. Is Sierra doing well on the Iams? How do her stools look? If she is healthy and happy on the Iams and has plenty of energy, I would be extremely hesitant to change foods. We tried Tucker on all kinds of supposedly "better" brands of food, but they were all way too rich for him and his stools were a mess and he was having much more frequent bowel movements. There is no one food that is right or better. All dogs are different. Some do well on the more "premium" and higher protein foods and some don't. After we started Tucker on Iams large breed, he was 100% better and had nice, firm stools and he has a nice and soft coat, plus has a ton of energy. Lots of people try for months and months to find a food that their dog does well on, so if she is doing fine on the Iams, I would stick with that. My theory is that if it isn't broken, don't fix it. Of course, it is totally up to you if you really watch to change. Just make sure to do it slowly.
 

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Iams is actually a perfectly good food. We feed it. Is Sierra doing well on the Iams? How do her stools look? If she is healthy and happy on the Iams, I would be extremely hesitant to change foods. We tried Tucker on all kinds of supposedly "better foods" but they were all way too rich for him and his stools were a mess. After we started him on Iams, he was 100% better and had nice, firm stools. Lots of people try for months to find a food that their dog does well on, so if she is doing fine on the Iams, I would stick with that. Of course, it is totally up to you if you really watch to change. Just make sure to do it slowly.
Actually, I am having a hard time getting her to eat it. She maybe eats Breakfast only and that is if we sit there an force her to eat. I don't think she cares for her food.
 

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I would not put her on the large breed dog food. Some people have had good luck with that food but mine did not like it. Wouldnt eat it for almost 2 meals so I switched. Even Beau my chowhound wouldnt eat it.
 

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Dodger ate Medi-cal puppy food, which is the same company as royal canin and he did well on it.

Apparently at the local royal canin plant, they have a scanning machine to test the quality of the products as they arrive and if it isn't up to par, there is a little Italian lady who sends the trucks away.
 
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