In the shelter, I was eating Hill's Science Diet Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice. Unsurprisingly, lamb and rice were the first two ingredients. Off to a good start! But then, the ingredients list went downhill, with whole grain wheat and corn gluten meal. The folks at the shelter knew that this wasn't the best food for me, but it was what they had. They recommended to Matt and Alicia that I stick to a "grain free" diet.
Grain free basically means no wheat or corn. Rice is okay. That's why they switched to Avo Derm Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula - Puppy Dog Food. While Alicia says they went with this brand on the recommendation of a friend with a pit bull mix, I think she really chose it because it's made with avocado, her favorite food. The natural oil in avocado helps keep my skin healthy and my coat shiny.