I have a golden retriever that's about 18 months old and looks at least as healthy as every other dog I've ever had. We feed him Science Diet lamb and rice dry food for large breed dogs, which is what both of our vets have recommended. We pretty much just leave food in his bowl all day long, and if he finishes it off, we fill it back up. I never worry about over-feeding him because he isn't overweight, but he does get a lot of exercise too, so that probably keeps him in good shape. Well my wife has been researching dog nutrition lately, and she's finding out that store-bought dry food is about the worst thing you can feed your dog. I'm not sure if this applies to "healthy" food companies like Science Diet or not, but I'd like to find out. The problem is, who do you trust on this thing? If a vet recommends a food, I have a hard time believing that it's bad for my dog, but the vet obviously sells the product and therefore has something to gain from it. At the same time, I'm hesitant to believe online "experts" that recommend other feeding plans because I don't know their credentials. I remember this issue being discussed on hornfans about 6 months ago, but I can't find the thread. I've heard people say that the best option is to make your own dog food, but I'm afraid that will require a lot of extra time and money. I want my dog to be healthy, but I'm not gonna focus more resources on his health than I do my own. Does anyone have a good (and practical) recommendation?