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Hello everyone!

I currently have Amy on the following kibble mix:
  • Tiër Holistic Senior Dog (Crude protein min 26%, Raw fat min 12%, Raw fiber max 4.5%; Chicken meal (chicken meat), white rice, brown rice, oats, pearled barley, fish meal, chicken fat (preserved with tocopherols), canola paste, sorghum, beet pulp, rice polishing, pea protein , Natural flavors (chicken liver, chicken), flaxseed, dehydrated egg, canola oil, brewer's yeast (saccharomyces cerevisiae hydrolyzate), potassium chloride, salt, dehydrated cranberries, dehydrated carrots, Dehydrated celery, beetroot dehydrated, Dehydrated parsley, Lettuce dehydrated, Watercress, dehydrated, Dehydrated spinach, choline chloride, DL-methionine, L-lysine, taurine, L-carnitine, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, folic acid, biotin, Manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, L-ascorbyl 2-polyphosphate (source of active vitamin C), zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate , Sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, vitamin B12 supplement, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei (270 CFU / g), yucca schidigera extract.)
  • Merrick Lil' Plates Real Chicken + Sweet Potato ( Crude Protein (min) 34%, Crude Fat (min) 17%, Crude Fiber (max) 3.50% ; Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Chicken Fat, Whitefish Meal, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Chicory Root (source of Inulin), Sunflower Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Choline Chloride, Apples, Blueberries, Salmon Oil, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Niacin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Citric Acid for freshness, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product. Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product. 2B38410)
  • & a local hedgehog kibble recommended by my vet called "Exotic's Hedgehog's Diet Premium" (28% protein, 9% fats, 5% fiber; Powdered cricket, marine origin flour, chicken flour, soybean meal, wheat and wheat products, fish stabilized oil, soy lecithin, vitamins extruded shrimps, choline chloride, special minerals, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), phospates, carbonate, antifungal, antioxidant, omega 3 and vitamin E.)
However, as the Merrick is approaching it's expiration date (and I also read since it was bought by Purina it may not have quality ingredients) I thought it would be a good a idea to re-evaluate her food mix. I was thinking of doing a mix between
  • CANIDAE PURE Grain Free Limited Ingredient Real Bison, Lentil & Carrot Recipe ( Crude Protein (min.) 25.00%; Crude Fat (min.) 14.50%; Crude Fiber (max.) 4.00% ; Bison, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, peas, lentils, carrots, pork meal, tapioca, canola oil, suncured alfalfa meal, natural flavor, taurine, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract.)
  • Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Freeze-Dried (Crude Protein (min): 41.0%, Crude Fat (min): 21.0%, Crude Fiber (max): 3.0% ; Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Montmorillonite Clay, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Taurine, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Chicken Heart, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.)
& keep the Tiër Holistic and Exotic's.

What do you guys think? Would it be a good mix considering the percentages of protein and the ingredients?


Thank you in advance!
PS: I also feed her superworms, mealworms, and sometimes dubia roaches.
 
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