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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Is Taste of the Wild ok for my pup?

the only pet store in town sells nutra and taste of the wild, haven't heard very good things about nutra, and taste of the wild is something i really haven't heard of...but i noticed there isn't distinguishing in breed size or life stage, they have both wetland and high prairie formulas, are these foods safe for a 9 week old puppy? he's about 16 lbs and eating canidae als right now
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TOTW has too much calcium for a LB puppy. Somewhere around 2.3%. I believe you want something between 0.7-1.4%. Personally, I think TOTW is a great food, but for adults. Everyone around my area swear by it. You really need to look at another food for your pup.

Orijen is great, and you can actually get it shipped to you for about the same price as I can pick it up in a store.
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There's a couple places in lexington that sell orijen, it's only a 20 minute drive so i'll most likely go for that, when looking at orijen should i seek an ALS, a puppy, or an adult directed food? I've heard to ignore the separation between puppy and adult for our GSD's
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You should look for the Orijen Large Breed puppy food. Large breed puppy food is appropriate for a German Shepherd under a year of age.

I avoid puppy food for other types/sizes of dogs, ALS foods and many adult foods for a large breed puppy such as the GSD.
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There's a couple places in lexington that sell orijen, it's only a 20 minute drive so i'll most likely go for that, when looking at orijen should i seek an ALS, a puppy, or an adult directed food? I've heard to ignore the separation between puppy and adult for our GSD's
Looking at the label,it's certainly not apparent that there is any difference.
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Ha, i just checked that out too, and the Orijen adult and the orijen LBP are almost identical with the protien, calcium, and phosphorous. Only diff is LBP phos is 1.1-1.3 and adult is 1.2-1.4... even the reg puppy is the same!

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so really its either one
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so really its either one
For a 9 week old I'd play it safe and go with the LBP in case there are subtle differences that are not obvious.
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Yeah I'm sure the price isn't much of a difference, no point in not going with the LB puppy formula.
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