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Old 01-23-2014, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is there a right answer for food?

After a lot of reading and questions to vets and my trainer I still have no answer on a dog food. I have a 17 month old female. I have looked into raw but may be too expensive for what I am looking for. I believe at this point I am between Fromm Large Breed and Natural Balance Large Breed. What do people recommend and what supplements would you add along side either of these foods?

Side question, I am likely getting a puppy in the next two weeks. Typically I have continued with whatever food the breeders have given for a long period afterward but was wondering if there was a good food for a decent price?

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I think there are a lot of good suggestions but ultimately you have to choose what works with your dog, your philosophies, and your pocketbook. A lot of us started pups on Fromm Large Breed Puppy Gold and were happy.
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I agree, large breed puppy Fromm is popular. And mostly don't take a vets advice on food.


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I'm feeding Fromm LBP right now. At his pre-agility class, one of the other owners asked if he had just had a bath, because his coat was so shiny (he's solid black). I just said, "nope, not since the end of summer." I also give him Vitamin C and Solid Gold Seameal supplement every day.

I think it really just depends which food your dog does best on. There are some I wouldn't feed, but there are many good brands to choose from.
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As gala said, I also give 1,000 MG of vitamin C


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I was always under the impression that dogs can biosynthesize their own vitamin C supply, humans are unable to do so.

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My breeder requires vitamin c supplements as part of her health guarantee. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and supports ligament and cartilage integrity, good for growing joints.
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I agree, large breed puppy Fromm is popular. And mostly don't take a vets advice on food.
Our vet recommended Canidae and according to the dogfoodadvisor.com it is a 5 star food.
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My breeder requires vitamin c supplements as part of her health guarantee. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and supports ligament and cartilage integrity, good for growing joints.

Wonder where your breeder dreamt that up ??

Maybe he/she owns stock in a vitamin company??

I remember my first dog came with a giant bottle and I mean GIANT BOTTLE of vitamin C, she insisted that the dog be given some everyday. I asked three different vets and they all said exactly the same....dogs synthesize their own vitamin C.....probably still have that GIANT container of vitamin C in the basement somewhere...

Maybe something has changed since then?

Just a curious question....what source supplies all the feral and wild canines with their vitamin C ?

I'm being curious not insulting


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