I am going to put Mambo on some better food. Right now we use Purina Beneful. I know some dont agree with that. I would like to put him on a better food and I am going to go look after work. I just have no idea whats good and whats not. What should I look for besides not wanting the fillers. Should I get adult now. He is 7 months old. He has put alittle weight on and could stand to lose 2-4 pounds. Any suggestions would be great. Hopefully this doesnt turn into a heated conversation. I am truly clueless and need to be pointed in the right direction. Thanks
Picking the right food really depends on the availability of certain brands, your budget, your dogs individual needs, etc. No one can give you a single recommendation and say that it will work for your dog. We can only give you rough idea of what to look and what to avoid in foods. Picking the brand you want to try is totally up to you.
On the website read the sections regarding what to look for and what to avoid in dog food.
Next up is picking a brand. Again, this comes down to what you have available in your area. There are all kinds of different foods from "middle of the road" foods like ProPlan, Nutro, Eukanuba, all of which are readily available to almost everyone. These are not the best foods in terms of quality ingredients but they are certainly not the worst and dogs tend to do well on them. They are definitely a big step up from Beneful.
If you want to feed a high quality "premium" kibble you should look into Eagle Pack, Canidae, Solid Gold, Innova, Timberwolf Organics, California Natural, etc.
For a comparison, here are the ingredients of Beneful Orginal:
I mainly look for a meat Meal to be in the first ingredient or a meat then Meat Meal. Then make sure there is no BHA preservatives or tons of fillers. Alot of it depends on your budget and selection in your area. If you want something that is pretty easily available. ProPlan seems to be a popular choice. Diamond, Kirkland brand also seem to be popular even though there was the scare last year I doubt there is a problem with them and they are affordable.
Mocha's on ProPac L&R which is available at the Feeder's Supply stores around her but I don't know who else sells it.
Nutro is another pretty good food I beleive that's not to hard to find.