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When it is time to put Wolf on adult dog food, I would like some advice. He has allergies, so I go wheat/soy free and chicken/turkey free. He is currently on BB Lamb/Rice. I want to get something that I don't have to go to a specialty store/order for convenience sake and I don't want to go raw. He is doing well on the BB, but the adult version is said to be too grain heavy and not enough meat. I am considering Wellness Core Ocean as that it has a good rating and is easily accessible. Any problems with switching to a fish protein from a meat protein? He is currently on Salmon oil.:help:
i think core is a top notch food, but if he is still growing, i wouldnt feed it. ii could go on one of my spiels, but ill just post the following from the wellness website:

I have heard that some of these high protein diets can’t be fed to large breed puppies. Why?
  • Research has shown that large breed puppies should not be fed a diet that is over 1.5% Calcium or they run a significant risk of developing bone abnormalities. Many of the high protein diets on the market today are well in excess of 1.5% Calcium. We do not recommend any large breed puppies be fed our CORE dog diets, or any of the other high protein diets on the market today. In fact, we would conservatively say that puppies in general should not feed higher protein diets that exceed 1.5% Calcium. Again, this is why we feature a maintenance claim and promote the diet for dogs over 1 year in age.
Why is CORE Dog listed as appropriate for maintenance but CORE Cat is listed as all life-stages including cats and kittens?
  • We feel very strongly about providing only proven nutrition to your dog. Research has shown that large breed puppies should not be fed a diet that is over 1.5% Calcium or they run a significant risk of developing bone abnormalities. If we listed our CORE Dog diets as suitable for all life stages, we would be irresponsible knowing inevitably that large breed puppies may be fed these diets (by no fault of their loving owners). In contrast with the CORE Cat diet, there is no supporting evidence that kittens suffer any bone abnormalities from higher calcium levels. We still strived to maintain low mineral content in CORE Cat diet to reduce the occurrence of FLUTD.
 

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I am going to switch to adult after he turns 1 year old.

if you want a high quality grain free food that is safe for a still growing pup, you could look into orijen.
 

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I also would like to suggest TOTW. I moved my 8 month old from Core Wellness to TOTW and he loves it. ;) The do have Salmon and Lamb formulas.
i still maintain that Core (and TOTW for the same reason...see FAQ from the wellness site i posted above) are not designed for large breed pups.
 
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