help choosing food for 9 week old puppy - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-11-2012, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default help choosing food for 9 week old puppy

I am having trouble deciding what to feed my puppy due to all of the mixed reviews I'm hearing. He is on wellness core puppy and has been doing very well. I am concerned about the calcium and phos levels. I would prefer to feed him a grain free food like origin LBP but it is more expensive. Has anyone else tried wellness core puppy? I have also been researching earthborn holistic and TOTW puppy. Are any of these safe? Just looks g for a good grain free food with safe cal/phos levels. Thanks
jmcolter is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
Default

I would not necessarily avoid grains, we actually chose Wellness puppy with grains as I liked the ingredients better.
Rice is considered a "safer" grain than wheat or corn, and brown rice would not be a bad choice, either.
Is there a specific reason you're avoiding all grains?
msvette2u is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default

Not really any specific reason. I have heard mixed things concerning grains in dogfood. I am not really against it. Do you use the Wellness super 5 mix? The rice sounds like it would be good.
jmcolter is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2012, 03:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default

Has anyone tried Taste of the wild for puppies? Or earthbound holistic?
jmcolter is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2012, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master Member
 
GrammaD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 529
Default

Wellness Core Puppy's calcium is just fine. If the product is working for your puppy I wouldn't switch. Let the little guy settle in
GrammaD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 09:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 8
Default

We have two Shepherds now and are getting a puppy next week.We feed our dogs Taste of the Wild because one has EPI and the vet said to get no grain food so it would help him keep weight on and it works and they both love it.
I went to a pet food store for advice for the puppy and the girl thought TOTW was good but she recommended Orijen for all three dogs.So we will go back and talk some more and probably get that stuff.
Hope that might help a little.
Julio is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-14-2012, 09:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
Default

Blue Buffalo, not the grain free, is what we used w/the last litter of puppies. It was regular puppy as they were small breed.
But they did fine on it
msvette2u is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:20 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com