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Old 01-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want my baby to have the best and healthiest food. Does anyone have any suggestions? My vet says any puppy food as long as it is large breed puppy formula. I have been feeding him Purina One large breed puppy. I put 1/2 a hard boiled egg on it in the morning and the other 1/2 in the evening. His coat is beautiful and shiny he is very fit also.
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Our pup enjoyed Solid Gold Wolf Cub. You might want to try Royal Canin for GSD pup. We used the adult food and our dog liked it better than most dry foods, but for health reasons we ended up feeding raw.
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I had that problem when I got my puppy's at 8 wks. He was getting purine chow and I did some research and came up with BLUE BUFFALO but u can do your own research and some people give raw food too good luck

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i've never fed puppy food to my dogs. you can always
add some fresh meat, fish, chicken, raw egg, whole egg
(bake the shell, place the shell in a grinder and serve
the shell and egg), human grade oils, can food, certain
fruit, canned fish (in water no salt added), etc.
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I have read about soooooo many different dog foods my head is spinning. I decided to try Blue Buffalo. Dies anyone have any input on this food??


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We use blue buffalo and we are very happy with it.


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If you want to feed the bst then its raw meat, do your research. All "dog"food is crap that I most certainly wouldnt eat, and dogs are ruled by their senses so they must certainly appreciate the difference in a chicken vs a kibble product.
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Not everyone can or feels capable of doing a raw diet, and some people work into it slowly. OP, Blue Buffalo certainly has better ingredients than Purina. I've fed it for some years with great results.
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Our breeder recommended "Solid Gold Hundchen Flocken Lamb Flavor Puppy Dry Dog Food". She has a strong opinion against chicken and chicken fat which most foods use, I have heard this from another source as well, stating that many dogs are allergic to chicken protein.

My husband is in a medical filed and has been researching this by looking at actual studies and not just random word of mouth. Our previous shepherd lived a very healthy long life on lamb and brown rice.

Hope this helps =) we have been researching food for our future pup for over a month now.
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P.S. it also depends on the dog. My brothers dog started out horrible on Blue Buffalo, but is doing amazing on Fromm.

We are going to start on the same food as the breeder for 3 months and than gradually switch to adult food (still researching this), but we are probably doing Kirkland lamb and rice.
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