I have always believed that if you feed your dog the proper food with nutrition that they will be a happier dog and they will, ultimately, live longer. My mother raised me with two big dogs and they always ate Canidae food for dogs, including the wet food (we like to give them the canidae dry food once a day with a little wet food mixed in for some flavor for our dogs we love so much...). I grew up using the same values my mother taught me and now i only feed my two golden retrievers the best dog food that there is on the market... canidae. i would never feed my dog another type of food because i do not trust the quality ingredients in them. it is a proven fact that if dogs eat cheap dog food that they will not live longer due to health complications. I will never feed my dog anything but quality food, such as canidae. It is very important to feed your dog good food and to always give them enough exercise.