Best food for 6 week pup? - 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 12-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Creeden6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 68
Default Best food for 6 week pup?

I realize this is a very subjective topic but we would like some input from others. We have a 2 y/o Dane that eats a kibble/raw diet but can't feed his kibble to the new pup. We have only ever had giant breed dogs so we know nothing of kibble for a GSD. Help!


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Creeden6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-09-2013, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
nikon22shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 253
Default

I like Purina pro class


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
nikon22shooter is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2013, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Jenkintown,Pa.
Posts: 15,199
Default

do your research and find a high quality food. you may have to
switch foods several times before you find something that your
pup likes and something that works for your pup.
doggiedad is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Galathiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,069
Default

You could feed him totally raw. Otherwise, there are several high quality foods you can feed. I currently feed Fromm Gold Lrg Breed Puppy. Have also fed Blue Buffalo LBP and he did well on that one as well. Some have an issue with it being too rich? (they might have been overfeeding the BB.. easy to do as it has a LOT more calories than a lot of other puppy foods).
__________________
Xan Varik von Fernheim (born 4/3/13)
Galathiel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2013, 11:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Creeden6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 68
Default

Thanks for the help!


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Creeden6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2013, 04:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 264
Default

I have a thread of foods that are suitable. I also have a 2 year old Dane. They can eat same food depending what kibble you feed


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
My5dogs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2013, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Momto2GSDs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,263
Default

I would not feed anything that has BY-PRODUCTS or UN-Named ingredients, such as "Animal Fat" (what animal?) or "Poultry Meal" (what birds were used") . Some dogs can develop sensitivities to foods containing Brewer's Yeast, Corn & Wheat.

IMHO, I'd feed Non Grain kibble.

Acana All Life Stages: Acana Regionals | Acana
Fromm's All Life Stages: Four-Star Gourmet Recipes for dogs - Fromm Family Foods

And by all means, add some raw to the pups feeding program!

Was there a reason they took him away from his mother so young?

Moms
Momto2GSDs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2013, 07:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Creeden6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 68
Default

Mom was a stray picked up preg, pups were born in the shelter. Mom is extremely aggressive and the shelter folks are hoping that by splitting her from the pups It will help with her aggression and maybe they can work with her. Such a shame she is a beautiful black GSD.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Creeden6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2013, 07:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Creeden6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 68
Default

Also we currently feed Wellness complete health and incorporate a raw diet. Anyone ever use their puppy food? Gunnar was on Chicken Soup for the Soul Puppy ( which I am not crazy about, horrible gas) when we got him and so we continued that until 6 mos and transitioned to Wellness adult.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Creeden6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2013, 08:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,673
Default

I like Orijen and Acana for kibble, but now that I've changed to raw, I'll never go back!!

If you do raw, just change right over, don't mix
blackshep 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 12:05 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