I fed my GSD Solid Gold Wolf Cub when he was a puppy and he did great on it.So im really torn here, my puppy eats Royal Canin GS puppy mix, but i have seen a few posts around the forums where people say its not bad but i could do a lot better, my puppy eats it, and his coat is shiny and soft but i also want the best for my dog long term. so is Ryal canin really that mediocre? the only issue i have seen with it is that their feeding instructions say 6 1/2 cups a day which mmy 6 month old pup only eats four to 5 unless he had a really active day.
Ingredients for Wellness:Chicken meal, rice, oatmeal, brown rice, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten meal, chicken fat, natural chicken flavor, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), sodium silico aluminate, anchovy oil (source of EPA/DHA), dried egg product, fructo-oligosaccharides, psyllium seed husk, soya oil, potassium chloride, salt, sodium tripolyphosphate, L-lysine, taurine, dried brewers yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), DL-methionine, Vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), inositol, niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], choline chloride, glucosamine hydrochloride, Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), chondroitin sulfate, rosemary extract, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E) and citric acid.
Notice how Wellness has a lot more meat in the first line of ingredients. There are certainly better food than Wellness but if it's equally available to you for around the same price as RC but better quality then why not make the switch?Deboned Chicken, Deboned Whitefish, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Peas, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Salmon Meal (a natural source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Tomatoes, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil (a natural source of DHA - Docosahexaenoic Acid), Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Salt, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation products.
How old is your girl? Raven barely ate until a little after a year old. I would feed her a cup in the morning and it would sit there until 10pm before she finally ate it. Even now that she eats better, she still only gets 2 cups of food a day.I was feeding Solid Gold wolf cub but after she just went on hungerstrike for some reason I looked up all the brands on dogfoodanalysis.com and I found out that Solid Gold isn't really that good...a bit grainy so I changed to Orijen. But even with that she doesn't eat as much as I wanted her to eat, sometimes she will eat like she's going to the chair and sometimes she eats 1 to 2 cups a day. I was stressing this but she is healthy and is gaining weight so I'm starting not to worry about it as much. I do sometimes mix or top the food with a canned food just to change the taste around a bit or if she didn't eat in a day or so.
How old is your girl? Raven barely ate until a little after a year old. I would feed her a cup in the morning and it would sit there until 10pm before she finally ate it. Even now that she eats better, she still only gets 2 cups of food a day.
How much they eat and what they weigh really depends on the dog. For some, 4 cups is too much for others it's not.Really? Raven that makes me feel so much better. She came down with worms at 5 months old and she started loosing weight, when we got her cleared of the worms she wouldn't eat at all so that's when I changed foods and she ate. Now she is 7 months old and is getting a bit picky for some reason? Anyway, I was just trying to go by the recomendations on the back of the bag and for her age it says she is supposed to have up to 4 cups a day? Too much you think? I don't want her to grow too fast but she was 12 lbs underweight because of the worms but since then she has gained 10 or so lbs. So she is 7 months old and 48 lbs....am I ok? Raven I do have to say I always read your posts and I feel you are very knowledgeable so your oppinion is welcome. I have had boxers in the past and have done almost every kind of training you can think of, I have worked with Shepherds in the past but this is my first time owning a Shepherd and I can say they are a lot different than a Boxer lol.
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