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Not the worst, not the best
on November 17, 2013
My dog likes this food just fine, although there is almost nothing she won't eat, so that's not necessarily an endorsement. I don't actively avoid corn and wheat in my dog's food, although I sort of "passively" avoid them; all things being equal and my budget being balanced in a given month, I'll choose foods that don't contain these. If you scan the ingredients list, you'll see the Hill's Science Diet Active Longevity contains fairly high quantities of both. It also contains no "plain" meat, although chicken meal is the first ingredient (and despite its mystery meat connotations, is not really a bad protein source).
There is always a tradeoff between ingredients and price, whether you're shopping for your human family members or pets. At Amazon's price point, this is not a bad choice. I'm usually more impressed with Science Diet's marketing than with their foods, though, and the Active Longevity is no exception. However, in all fairness, my dog seems to do fine on it, and I don't feel any guilt pangs about choosing it for her. In those months when the budget is stretched, I would consider it among my "second tier" choices.