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12-21-2012 10:33 AM
carmspack " I am a Police Officer and when he gets old enough he will be going threw K9 training so of course I want him big, strong and healthy --"I got my first German Shepherd puppy well I will pick him up January 23rd and I have been researching dog food for him"

had you in my thoughts and mentioned your post in the 15 month old GSD extremely immature thread.

wonder what you chose - pedigree ? -- individual pup , especially since you aren't getting him till the end of January , how was this dog evaluated for your future plans -- and then the raising of the dog --- and then the necessity of you being able to either accept the dog as a dear pet , or if you are serious about a k9 partner the possibility of the dog being unsuitable and washing out and needing to get a replacement .
12-21-2012 10:21 AM
demofficer1988 Okay i will look more into orijin
12-21-2012 10:08 AM
Ken Clean-Air System As far as kibble foods go, Orijen and Acana are among the best you can buy. I'm not sure what reviews you read, but the only negative thing I can think that would be said against them is that not all dogs do well on a food as high in protein as Orijen and even some formulas of Acana.

I would recommend Orijen or Acana by far over any of the foods you mentioned. A few others I would recommend over those on your list are Fromm, Back to Basics, Dr. Tim's, Annamaet, and even a lower cost alternative like Victor ... there are others as well, but that's a few of them. To be honest, I'm personally not particularly fond of any of the brands on your list.
12-21-2012 09:21 AM
carmspack It is one of the highest rated foods .
12-21-2012 09:20 AM
demofficer1988 I had just read a lot of mixed reviews on orijin so i didnt consider it
12-21-2012 12:53 AM
12-21-2012 12:47 AM
Originally Posted by demofficer1988 View Post
I read where a lot of people say the food amount guidelines on the bags ar are way off so how do i know how much I need to be feeding him as he is growing?

If I fed my boy according to the guidelines he would be nothing but skin and bones. As with people, individual metabolism and level of activity play a large part in necessary caloric intake.

Pay attention to your pups overall physique and adjust as needed.
12-21-2012 12:39 AM
carmspack Here are some alternative foods , Carna4 | Hand Crafted Pet Food. Synthetic Free, All Natural Dog Food , products that this shop carries What we carry

new to market Orijen raw freeze dried Orijen Freeze Dried Dog food - ONLY4PETS Orijen

or raw fed
12-21-2012 12:28 AM
marshies Have you looked into Orijen? It's not on your list, but I have had GREAT success feeding it to my dog. She eats one 70 dollar bag per month, and only eats 3 cups a day (2.5 cups when she was younger). Her poops are tiny, compact, and GREAT. If you are going into the 40-50 range a month for your dog, you might want to consider upping it by less than a dollar a day and going for the Orijen. They are made in Canada, and I haven't had any problems to date in terms of recall.
12-21-2012 12:18 AM
demofficer1988 Okay that makes sense
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