I've been looking through the forums about food for corgis, and I have seen an alarming trend. I'm sure most people responding are trying to be helpful, but some of it seems like "guilting." When an owner says they feed Purina Puppy Chow, it's a little unfair to trash the food. Not everyone has the funds to feed the really high quality $40 a bag food, and no matter how much someone loves their corgi, they can only do what they can afford to do. Just want people to remember that. We all love our dogs, from the Purina to the Blue Buffalo feeders.
A similar thing happened to me at a local pet store about 2 years ago. One of my dogs has to have a prescription diet from the vet and the other is on Eukanuba Lamb and Rice, but that pet store made it sound like I was throwing them scraps of garbage. I escaped without buying anything, but felt like a terrible parent. The result was I never returned to that store.
Bully sticks give Jack the runs, and I can't say I mind because now I have an excuse not to feed them. :-)
He adores Dentastix and says "Arrooo-rrrr-roooo" when he sees me go for them. They have, like, 70 calories each in them so they only get them once a week or so, but both mine adore them. Of course, Maddie also adores bark, rubber, and grass, and they both like dead worms and cat poo. So their taste is not exactly discriminating.
You know, it's funny. Growing up, before my family knew about quality food, we just used IAMs or Purina. And that dog was very healthy. Now my parent's border collie is VERY spoiled with only the best food, shampoos, ect. He's also very healthy. I think though, that the time of our previous dog, was before there were so many quality issues and recalls on the cheaper foods. Lately things seem to have been fine though. I'll be sticking with Blue Buffalo since they haven't had any recalls that I know of, and the Whole Dog Journal highly recommends it.
I'm kind of rambling now. I guess what I'm saying is, cheaper foods weren't always "bad." Or at least, not that we knew of at the time.
I also love the Whole Dog Journal:)