I haven't been around here in a few years but there used to be an amazing sticky in the old forum about dog food choices. Does that exist anymore?
In a nutshell our dog when we first got her 7 yrs ago was on Iams. She used to have explosive diarrhea and ear infections periodically. Well our dd turned out to be allergic to everything under the sun and when she started to crawl I wanted to find a dog food that was safe just in case she got into it. We switched to grain free Natural Balance and our dog got so much better! No more diarrhea or ear infections. Her skin got super nice. We've been using that ever since so for about 4 yrs.
However I think Natural Balance must have recently changed their formula. The kibble is a different color and sure enough Chipper is the gassiest dog in the whole world now. I've given it almost 2 months thinking she just needed to adjust but it's still just not treating her well.
When we first moved here a few years ago I tried to switch her since we couldn't get Natural Balance locally - I tried Taste of the Wild and she did not do well with it at all. She was so disgustingly gassy we would keep her away from us and couldn't let her sleep in our room at night. I mean it was bad. She was also throwing up quite a bit. So Taste of the Wild is out.
Any suggestions? I'd like to stick with grain free since dd and dh have celiacs and I just don't like bringing gluten into the home but they're 4 and 34 yrs old so I don't think I need to worry about either one of them eating it ;) lol.
What about the new grain free Nutro?