OK, it seems we're now veering away from my original question... which was "at what age is it safe to begin weaning her off of the Iams and onto a higher grade food?"
Thank-you for your detailed response, but in my post I didn't require, nor ask for, any advice regarding what types of food to buy for my pet. I have already figured this out after very much research, and in speaking directly to veterinarians, and many others in the know. (but for the record, I will add that Elmira's Actrium Holistic line comes very highly recommended, and it does not
contain vitamin K3... and "DCP = cement"
?... really?) I chose Actrium as it is widely considered to be one of the best, healthiest dog foods available. If it is not available in the USA, this would not be an indication that it is an inferior product. OK, I get
that everyone has a preference, and an opinion, but we must understand that this does not mean that someone else's healthy preference does not measure up. (I wonder if one might not be quite so quick to question my brand choice, had I not mentioned it was sold at Walmart?)
Now getting back to the topic of this discussion, I simply wish to hear from those of you who have successfully weaned their young dogs onto another brand with no issues, or whether I should even attempt to do so at such a young age.
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