Yuyis wrote:As we plan on buying a dog shortly, interesting topic!
I heard someone say that 'Ricocan' is bad. But without any arguments...
Anyone could confirm this? Or which other brand is good on a price/quality basis?
I wouldn't say that Ricocan is 'bad', (although some probably will!) but generally any dogfood with corn or corn meal as the first ingredient (maiz in spanish) is not as good as one with meat as the first ingredient. Dogs don't digest corn well and it is used mostly as filler in the food. So even though the dog food will be cheaper, you end up feeding your dog more and you'll find that a lot of it ends up going right out the other end (large, yellowish stool). Higher quality foods, which you typically have to buy at pet stores or vet's offices, are much more expensive, but you can feed smaller amounts and much more of the food is absorbed and used by the dog. Good for the dog, and good for you too, because you end up with smaller, firmer stool that's easier to clean up.