Originally Posted by demofficer1988
The puppy isnt eating any dog food right now I plan on taking this to the breeder and telling him this is what I plan on feeding him to please start him on it so there wont have a be a transition when I bring him home.
Frankly, as a breeder, I wouldn't do that. Puppies eat the same food, usually in a large dish, and the competition makes them more likely to scarf it down. So it is not like you take your puppy -- you're getting it at six weeks old, and separate it from the group, and feed it something different.
Also puppies that age will still be drinking some of what mom provides. Oh, they can eat solid food and can survive without the dams milk at that point, but mine continue to nurse for as long as she lets them, which is eight weeks minimum.
Mom, in turn, finishes off whatever the puppies don't eat. And while a breeder might consider weaning a litter on your food of choice, the idea of putting his dam on different food, while the pups are lactating, and expecting her to transition -- not happening.
But if your breeder is willing, I guess more power to you.
BTW, I would skip Canidae, Wellness might be ok, but it is made by diamond which makes Canidae. I did not realize Canidae had a large breed food. Just all life stages. But things may have changed since I fed it. I have heard good things from the Wellness SuperMix 5. Nutro is a mediocre food at a premium price. I really don't think the ultra is much better than the natural choice, but I will look at it again. Lots of people like Blue. I have never fed it, and I don't know who manufactures it.