These are the two foods I've considered, due to a few factors. I'm having a hard time choosing between the two. I'm slightly leaning towards Wellness, because it has more meat content. Any advice/suggestions? Thanks!
Try this website. Just type the name of the food into the search bar and it will come up with the star rating and other info for each. If I remember correctly there are several different kinds of each brand - from grain free foods (less chances of food allergies) to ones that contain some kind of grain in them.
I feed my guys - including my 7 month old dachsie pup - Nature's Variety Instinct. There's 3 variations and lots of options meat wise (vension and lamb being 2) of it, dry, canned and raw. It's formulated to be a rotation diet so that the dog isn't eating the same thing every day. I have no problems getting them to eat (small dogs of any breed can be picky) now. I ask them if they want supper and they beat me to the kitchen and wait patiently for me to get their supper.
I think the main thing for me when I used to choose foods for my guys was whether or not they would eat it...but you don't want to change foods drastically because it will upset the pup's tummy. I know I wasn't much help with this, but I'm slowly moving toward feeding my guys more of a raw diet - I'm seeing some wonderful results with them just being on the rotation diet already - and lots of people have mixed reviews about raw feeding.
I have feed mine both but have stuck with Blue Buffalo Turkey & Potato because the local store doesn't carry the Wellness sensitive stomach formula.
My terrier Frazer easily gets an upset stomach and the Turkey & Potato and Salmon & Potato have both been good for his stomach. Both Oscar and Frazer seem to like the turkey flavor the best so that is what I get.
Both brands get top ratings so I can't see you going wrong with either.
Ive read feeding multiple brands at the same time is a great way to get them the best of both worlds. I used to give mine blue buffalo and a dachshund specific hip and joint food. Now i just give him hip and joint supplaments. Figure better try something to keep his back healthy before theres an issue