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Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby marley671 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:14 pm

Hi! I been researching online on the different kinds of food to feed my 3 month old pup. Currently, I feed him "Eukanuba Puppy Natural Lamb & Rice Formula." Upon further research, I found that not much folks are a fan of Eukanuba, so I am looking for another choice. I hear good things about Innova and Merrick, so I am currently doing my research about those brands. So I need some advice and help....... What do you or what did you feed your pups growing up??

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Re: Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby wink03 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:37 pm

wellness large breed puppy max

it is great

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Postby rambler72 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:51 pm

what are you wanting to spend? a grain free kibble or raw is best. All life stages as well.

Orijen
Evo
Acana
California Naturals
There are sooo many! lol those are just a couple high quailty foods

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Re: Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:26 pm

Evo is BAD BAD BAD for puppies... even their website will tell you so.

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Re: Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby ProudMommy77 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:27 pm

Earth Born Puppy Vantage, is a great grain free food.

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Postby starrlamia » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:30 pm

I did Orijen for gren as a puppy and he had gas and loose stool issues, I did Arcana Grainfree with brie for a month and she had gas and loose stool issues. So Im in the no grain free foods for pups bandwagon right now.
Brie is eating Fromm Puppy Gold and doing well on it.

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Re: Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby marley671 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:56 am

rambler72 wrote:what are you wanting to spend? a grain free kibble or raw is best. All life stages as well.

Orijen
Evo
Acana
California Naturals
There are sooo many! lol those are just a couple high quailty foods


I am looking to spend a good amount, nothing crazy. I been reading about Merrick Puppy Plate Dog Food and so far I like what I see. Is Merrick a good choice to go?

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Postby pblove » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:46 am

My $.02 worth re Merrick:
I feed several brands on rotational basis and Merrick "USED" to be one of the kibbles I fed. I am no logner comfortabl;e feeding it.
They have had several recalls in the apst fw mothsn of some of theri treat products. My sister found a large cooked femur in one of her bags of Merrcik, then heard of someone else finding a piece of metal in their bag of Merrick.
I think somone on PBF foudn some large metal stapels in Merrick can food a few yuears back.
If I hadn't heard of these horror stories then I probably would still be feeding it occasionaly as I was happy with the results on my three dogs when I did feed it several years ago.

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Re: Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby Mya&theSiebenDackels » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:52 am

There are also Blue Buffalo, Avoderm, and Natural Balance.

If you are looking for an inexpensive but good puppy food, there is also Diamond Naturals.

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Postby rambler72 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:57 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:Evo is BAD BAD BAD for puppies... even their website will tell you so.


I thought Evo now had a puppy kibble?? Was that just a falsity??

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Re: Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby ProudMommy77 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:17 pm

Innova makes the puppy kibble. For grain free, puppy kibble like I said Earthborn Puppy, thirty bucks for 28 pounds..and it's a premium food.

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Re: Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby FBODGRL » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:00 am

wink03 wrote:wellness large breed puppy max

it is great


Pit bulls aren't generally a large breed dog and shouldn't really be fed a large breed formula.

The last puppy I had was several years ago and he was fed diamond naturals...which is what his breeder had him on.

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Re: Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby marley671 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:10 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. After much research, I thought I would give Natural Balance a try. Hopefully, this should clear up some allergies my puppy's been having.

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Postby starrlamia » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:13 pm

FBODGRL wrote:
wink03 wrote:wellness large breed puppy max

it is great


Pit bulls aren't generally a large breed dog and shouldn't really be fed a large breed formula.

The last puppy I had was several years ago and he was fed diamond naturals...which is what his breeder had him on.

They arent supposed to be, but if you expect the dog is going to be over 50lbs then it is recommended. It isnt bad for them in anyway if they dont turn out to be a large dog.

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Re: Puppy Food Suggestions

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:44 pm

marley671 wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions. After much research, I thought I would give Natural Balance a try. Hopefully, this should clear up some allergies my puppy's been having.


What makes you think he has allergies? Is puppy itchy? It's not common for food allergies to show up in puppies but the earlier onset, the worse they tend to be so I really hope it's not allergies!! If it is, I would suggest doing the allergy testing while he's young so he doesn't end up on steroids his whole life.

I actually like Natural Balance. If I was going to buy a commercial kibble, this is what I would buy. My friends dog was just diagnosed with underlying allergies which caused an MRSP infection and the dermatologist recommended the natural balance venison formula.


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