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Old 04-28-2010, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Royal Canin Vs. Eukanuba

I am scheduled to pick up my new Puppy next Thursday and am wondering what you all think is a better food?
The breeder has them on Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy Food.
We have our Lab on Royal Canin as that is what her breeder feeds her dogs and Pups. We have been pleased with the RC and are possibly interested in switching the New Puppy from the Eukanuba to Royal Canin Large Breed Puppy. Should we keep him on the Eukanuba for a while or start right away with weening him off of it and onto the Royal Canin?
We will probably put him on the Royal Canin 24 German Shepherd food when he reaches an acceptable age unless we find a better food or he does not do well with the Puppy Food.

Any other suggestions for food are appreciated.

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Both are mediocre choices at best. You can do much better than both of those brands.

Personally, I wouldn't feed either. There are plenty of threads discussing good kibbles to feed if you just look around a little.

Some brands that I suggest are innova, orijen, wellness to just name a few.
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I have fed both. Not going back to either if I can help it. We get much better results with foods of much higher quality and at a comparable price.

They are about comparable between the two, I guess.
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I feed Royal Canine GSD blend and my pooch is doing great on it... Every dog is different and will react to the different foods differently... A lot of folks on here feed RAW, Others feed TOTW (Taste of the Wild) and other grain free foods, I tried TOTW and Ginger just didnt do as good on it... So we slowly switched back to RC GSD blend... It really depends on how you new puppy responds to the different foods... My only advice is switch foods slowly, dont just get one kind feed that only than switch... You will need to mix them for the best results...
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I think Royal Canin is expensive for the quality food you get. If you can afford that I would go with Nutro or something with better ingredients for the same price. Tons of Threads on here for food choices. Depends on what you can find in your area.
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I'll disagree with the nutro recommendation. While it's not a terrible food like purina or beneful, it's about on par with the two brands you're contemplating.

You can do much better than nutro too.
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I had my boy on Solid Gold Wolf Cub as a puppy and he did absolutely amazing on it. Great food in my opinion. My friends switched their puppies and dogs over to Solid Gold and they loved the results as well.
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Got to www.dogfoodanalysis.com . They have a lot of helpful information about good vs. bad ingredients, and the foods are rated on a one star to six star scale. Both Eukanuba and Royal Canin are either one or two star brands from my recollection, where you could pay the same price for a 4 or 5 star rated food.

If you are considering switching foods at all, your best bet would be to do some research on common ingredients and the potentially pos. or neg. impact on your dog and go from there. Weigh the quality of ingredients and the amount you are willing to spend on food and you will find that several commercial brands are priced much too high for what you are actually getting....
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i've never fed puppy food to a puppy.
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i've never fed puppy food to a puppy.
I don't either, but large breed puppy food is fine, just don't feed regular puppy food.
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