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Sslitovkin 03-24-2014 02:38 PM

Food question
 
Hey everyone, my 8 month old GSD is on Fromm Large Breed Puppy and has been on it since we first brought her home. She seems to be doing awesome on it, shiny coat, good weight, etc. But it seems she is starting to become picky about it and doesn't eat it right away when I feed her. My brother in law was recently over with his dog and just to see I grabbed a few morsels of his dogs food and mixed it with my dogs dinner and she ate it all up. Does she just need variety? Can you mix two brands of food, or what food would you all recommend switching too? I did so much research when deciding to put her in Fromm and now I feel like I'm back to square one! Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!

LaRen616 03-24-2014 02:46 PM

Some members mix different kibbles together and some members switch up the dog food every month.

I try to stay on one kibble, I am feeding all of my animals Wellness. My Dalmatian puppy gets Wellness Complete Health Deboned Chicken & Oatmeal recipe. My GSD gets Wellness Core and my cats get Wellness Complete Health Indoor Health.

Shade 03-24-2014 02:49 PM

I fed Fromm LBP until Delgado was 1 and then switched him to their Four Star grain free line. Now I swap each bag through all their flavours of the grain free line and even my picky poodle never turns her nose up

She's old enough you can switch her and allow her to have some variety and still keep with Fromm if you wish. They have both grain and grain free flavours and you can switch between flavours without having a period of mixing which is a bonus for me.

Otherwise you can spice up the current Fromm LBP if you want to continue feeding that for a while longer. I use Tripett, raw eggs, coconut oil, olive oil, and warm water on top of the kibble regardless. Other toppers include sardines, yogurt, cottage cheese, carrots, apples slices, green beans - these are all just off the top of my head. They all have health benefits as well as making the kibble extra tempting for those picky eaters ;)

Sslitovkin 03-24-2014 02:50 PM

I would love to feed her Orijen but it is a little bit out of our price range, would I be able to mix a small amount of Orijen to the Fromm LBP?

wyoung2153 03-24-2014 03:04 PM

From what I understand, Fromm makes food so you can easily switch them around.. (all the 4 star you can just switch, etc.) I am just not sure how many puppy versions there are. Though you don't HAVE to feed "puppy" recipes, you can feed your puppy "adult" food.

Sslitovkin 03-24-2014 08:51 PM

Would it be better to mix the LBP with the four star or could I mix Orijen with the LBP? I

wyoung2153 03-24-2014 09:03 PM

Either really, it's up to you on what you want to do.. honestly.. one is not better than the other, it's what you want and what your pup does well on.

If you dont want to switch completely you could always add a topping to the food you want too. I probably went through 12 different types of foods for titan when he was a pup.. He'd be fine for months then would stop eating.. I just switch it up now in the sense that I have the same kibble some randomly I'll add things. He also get the time it takes for me to get ready to eat.. if he doesnt eat.. up ut goes til dinner.

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SunCzarina 03-24-2014 09:17 PM

Yeah you can mix it with another brand. That's exact what you would do when you switch her to any different food - even puppy to adult of the same brand.

Venus went from Fromm large breed puppy to adult gold when she was 7 months. The kibble is much larger than the puppy kibble - she might just be frustrated because it's more work to eat those tiny bits!

I mix in Fromm large breed adult sometimes. My dogs like the change up. The 4 star line is too rich for Otto, that's why we're on adult gold.

Love Fromm, Morgan was a fussy eater, she was 7 before I found Fromm. She went from not finishing her dinner all the time to no kibble left behind - although she'd throw a couple pieces to the cat. She had coarse fur too, Fromm 4 star duck and sweet potato made her fur very soft. Really popped up her colors too.

Sslitovkin 03-24-2014 09:45 PM

Fromm recommends the LBP until the dog is 12-18 months of age which is what I have been going by, but it would be ok to give her Large Breed Adult, or any of the four stars? I just want to make sure I'm doing/giving the best food for my pup!

Thewretched 03-24-2014 09:46 PM

We switch between all the flavors of 4 star Fromm, we have a very picky eater. And our girl is 5 months


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