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Is purina puppy chow good or bad for your puppy?

I've been feeding him blue but he doenst seem to like it and I go to my aunts and he devours her puppy chow food when left out for her other dogs... Is it good for puppies? I'm thinking about just switching over to that if so.
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puppy chow is terrible for your puppy


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check this out Purina Puppy Chow | Review and Rating

the first ingredients are : corn, corn meal, chicken by product meal, animal fat

Look for something that has meats as the first ingredients


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Diamond is a good brand, and it's a reasonable price.

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Purina Puppy Chow is one of the worst foods out there, IMO.

My first dog was raised on Purina Puppy Chow, because I didn't know any better, and there weren't a whole lot of choices back then. I always wondered why she had soft stools. At about 5 months of age I switched her to Purina Dog Chow. The vet scolded me for this, so I put her back on Puppy Chow until she was about 9 months old.

As I got older and wiser and had more money, and my dog got older, she started getting better and better food and eventually raw and home-cooked.

She was fit as a fiddle all her life, and lived to be 16 years old.

I've heard stories about dogs and cats living into obscene old age on stuff like Pedigree, Friskies, Purina Dog Chow, etc., so there's clearly a lot about pet nutrition we still don't know.
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My children like chips and junk too.

If he doesn't like Blue, there are many other healthy options out there. Look at the dog food advisor.com

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Is Iams healthy? Or beniful? I don't want to have to buy an expensive dog food that he doenst even like when he likes the cheaper kind. He'll eat my other dogs Iams adult food all the time. He won't eat the blue unless I mix it with soft food...
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Authority at PetSmart is a pretty good food and isn't too expensive.


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Beniful is horrible. They spend more money on marketing and pretty bags than what goes into the bag.

Iams not so bad. Purina one isn't that bad.

Look at Fromm, not many dogs turn that down. Small company that doesn't outsource production. Never had a recall. The price isn't that bad either, cost you the same as the better supermarket brands.

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