Purina and other lower grade foods like it are often coated in things that make it taste good and very palatable to the dog. Sort of like junk food...it may taste really good, but it's not particularly good for them.
So your pup might be attracted to the food, but you really shoulnd't give in and allow him to eat it.
Also TOTW High Prairie is not really acceptable for Large Breed Puppies either. While a much better food (I feed TOTW to my adult dogs) the calcium and phosphorus ratios are generally considered to be too high for puppies.
When Tag was 10 weeks he was eating about 3 times a day, only about 1/2 to 3/4 a cup at each meal. I would put a full cup down in his bowl, give him about 10 minutes but when he walked away from his food I would pick it up and he was done. Dogs shouldn't be free fed, and he shouldn't be able to get to the other dog's bowls.
Bianka vom Eisernen Loewen IPO3, CGC, TC 1-3-08
Cade vom Eisernen Loewen IPO1, CGC 3-25-09
D'Artagnan (Tag) vom Eisernen Loewen BH 2-2-10
G Aiko von Burkndeiros SchH 3, IPO3, FH, TC, KKL2 9-17-02 (Retired)
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