How do you determine what pet food to buy? How inexpensive it is or the quality of the food/ ingredients?
Bought a stray some cheap food when we first got and it gave him diarrhea. Felt bad the poor dog(and my carpet)
We buy our dog 4health (it's the green one, I believe is a "large breed" mix) and he always loved it. We've even taken him into the store and he points it out.
We buy blue for our cats, also, and their coats have never been softer or more shiny.
I buy Kirkland brand Salmon and Sweet Potato. The first year with Jabba (a Rottweiler) I fed him Blue Buffalo for large breeds. It was good, expensive, but it was so rich, that it gave him soft stools at the end of every day.
Since I switched, he has been normal. I also add boiled and chopped skinless chicken breast once in a while, or lean cooked ground beef to change it up a bit.
Definitely quality. I often make my own.
Our dogs are our family. They get the best.
The same way I determine which people food to buy - quality and whether the cats like it
We really do as much research on our dogs food as you would your child. Actually they eat better, no fast food.