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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Innova Large Breed Puppy food

Ok, so I'm hoping this question is different enough to not be considered repetitive lol.

I feed my 5 month old Innova LB Puppy, but I was thinking about mixing in Orijen LB Puppy food along with it (just to mix it up so he doesn't get bored of the same thing). Would there be any advantage to doing this? I would like to switch to just Orijen once he's an adult, but for now it'll be Innova or Innova+Orijen.

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I do mix two dry foods. I do it because the Innova by itself is too rich for Siena, but she does well as far as keeping her weight on, etc. Then I tried GreatLife Buffalo because it was another option, and her poos were great, but she couldn't eat enough to keep her weight on. Now I do a 50/50 and it works well. She gets the calories and I get the good poos to pick up

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I switched from innova to orijen. It was a very easy switch. Main reason was the selling of innova to P&G
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I just read about Innova selling out to P&G and instantly came here to rant.

Glad it is circulating already. And I loved Innova..>Deebo is doing sooo well on it and I tell everyone about it. Now this.

Looks like I may go with BB. We don't have Orijen where I live...at least I haven't seen it yet.

We have Merrick, Solid Gold, BB, Wellness, TOTW, Canidae(Diamond), and Artemis.

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I always heard it's better not to feed puppy food just start them on adult because puppy food has to much protein and calories and your puppy will grow to fast which can cause other unwanted health issues.

So many brands, I am overwhelmed lol...
I also feel after all my research Orijen is the best kibble made but there are other good foods for less money that would be fine but if money is not a problem Orijen would be my choice of course your dog has to do well on it of course.

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Are you doing this because he is getting bored of the innova or are you just worried that he'll get bored with innova? It sounds like you're doing this as a precaution.

If you're doing this because you think he'll get bored of the innova, what makes you think he won't get bored of the innova and orijen mix?

Ever heard the expression, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I think that kind of applies here.

Now i've been feeding Lucy the innova adult formula without any kind of change other than her wet stuff and she never got bored of it. Now I'm going to switch from Innova to Orijen soon, but it has nothing to do with her being bored of the food.
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if Orijen is grain free...the high calcium will be bad for a pup. (based on my research)

Also, from my research, I've found that you should be feeding a puppy LBP formula so that they DON'T grow too fast.

Of course all of this info. could be wrong.

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Also, from my research, I've found that you should be feeding a puppy LBP formula so that they DON'T grow too fast.

Of course all of this info. could be wrong. __________________

As well as I could be wrong also... I am just learning all about this stuff myself.
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Are you doing this because he is getting bored of the innova or are you just worried that he'll get bored with innova? It sounds like you're doing this as a precaution.

If you're doing this because you think he'll get bored of the innova, what makes you think he won't get bored of the innova and orijen mix?

Ever heard the expression, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I think that kind of applies here.

Now i've been feeding Lucy the innova adult formula without any kind of change other than her wet stuff and she never got bored of it. Now I'm going to switch from Innova to Orijen soon, but it has nothing to do with her being bored of the food.
I just want to feed him the best food I can. The only reason why he's not on Orijen right now is the concern about the protein content. I've heard so many conflicting things about it that I decided to go with Innova. Once he's full grown there's no question about it, but I'm still on the fence about it as a puppy.
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