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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Blue buffalo vs Nutro vs Totw

We want to switch our 4 month old from purina one to one of these asap after reading about what garbagre purina is. What is the best i know each dog is different but say im headed to the pet store now what would be the most advisable and healthy bag to havr on my shoulder as i walk out
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They are all good. It depends what your dog would do best on. Blue Buffalo was too rich for my dog, as was Orijen and Wellness. I feed TOTW Pacific Stream. Some stores sell sample sizes of dog foods. It would be great, if you could purchase some of those, rather than buy a huge bag you may not be able to use. If they don't have the samples, buy the five pound bag for starters.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 12:56 PM
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We are currently feeding BB LBP and I think it's too rich for our guy too. Breath smells like dead fish and poops are soft at best. The food itself has a fishy odor to it.
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Think ill give bb a go, atleast a small bag to see if his stool is hard. The natures variety i might try to
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I've fed my pup BB LBP and he's done great on it, much better than the Chicken Soup he started on (always had semi-loose stools). However, I'm currently transitioning to Fromm LBP at the moment. I'll stay on that until he's an adult and then revisit if I'm going to stick with Fromm.

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I'm using BB and it seems to be good. Breath is ok (I mean, it'll never be great eating kibble!) and no issues otherwise.

I highly recommend mixing in pure pumpkin (1-2 tbsp per meal) during a change of food, and so it very gradually. I had some issues initially but once I used pumpkin everything firmed up within 24 hours.

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roxy is 9 months old and Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy is what we use...everything has been fine for us.
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My experience with Blue was terrible. I do not recommend it for a GSD, especially so young. It's too high in protein for them.

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I've used Nutro but right now my girls seem to be doing well on the bison /venison blend of Taste of the Wild Mobile


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