Re: food driven puppy question
to me the innova lg breed puppy is worth the extra $ because my girl had been to the vet several times as i was worried she may have parasites causing the loose stools. tests always came out negative. i would have kept going to the vet only to find out nothing was wrong. i wish the canidae would have worked, as the ingredients and meat content are very good and the price is great compared to any other foods on the level of canidae. for some reason, she just had loose stools on the canidae. if the canidae can work for your dog, then i would see no reason to pay more for innova.
ill gladly pay some extra money, have good stools, and quit worrying. quality wise, i think innova and canidae are very similar. chicken soup for the puppy lovers soul has pretty good ingredients. i personally wont feed any products made by diamond, so i wont consider that food. if you dont have a problem with diamond as a compay, then that food cost wise is also cheaper than innova.
once my girl is about 14 mos, ill try wellness core ocean with her, as i think it is as close to the perfect grain gree food there is, and my other two dogs are thriving on this food.
keep in mind, if you are going to switch from a grocery store/petsmart type food to a super premium like canidae, innova, etc...many people will see loose stools for a while while the dog is adjusting to the change. many people advocate a slow transition over a 1-2 week period.
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Frisco (gsd) 6/21/02
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