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    QuestionPuppy food...so many brands!

    I would love some information on what are good brands of food for our new lab puppy, Gunny. The kennel said nothing with over 25% protein and to watch the calcium. Any suggestions would be so helpful!

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    Kennel as in breeder or rescue? Ask what they are feeding.

    I feed my puppies ProPlan chicken and rice (NOT the large breed). I will only feed ProPlan to my puppies. It's what mine do best on and I like the way they grow on it. I change them to adult at 3-4 months, ProPlan chicken and rice adult food (NOT large breed and NOT the Shreds). I tell my puppy people if they cannot find the regular ProPlan chicken and rice adult (purple and orange bags) to feed the ProPlan Selects chicken and brown rice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PennySue View Post
    I would love some information on what are good brands of food for our new lab puppy, Gunny. The kennel said nothing with over 25% protein and to watch the calcium. Any suggestions would be so helpful!
    Well, prepare yourself for lots of responses..folks are passionate about this topic!

    When I brought my Tal home, the breeder had been feeding them IAMS puppy food. It wasn't my favorite, or what I would have selected, but I used it until he was a year old then switched to Pro Plan. I think Labby also uses it for her dogs, but could be mistaken. When I brought Barney home, the resuce transitioned him to Pro Plan well before he came home so he has been on it since about 7 weeks. Bottom line is that there are alot good, and not so good, options. IMHO, it would be better to continue feeding Gunny what he is used to already to avoid any tummy issues. Then once he reaches about a year old, transition him to a high quality adult I prefer Pro Plan, but check out the ingredients. The first couple of ingredients should be protein. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by labby View Post
    I feed my puppies ProPlan chicken and rice (NOT the large breed).

    Really. Well. Huh. Knock me over with a feather. Because you know, WIKIPEDIA says....................

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    I looked up the Pro Plan puppy. It says 28% protein. Is this an issue? The kennel seemed quite adamant about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dweck View Post
    Really. Well. Huh. Knock me over with a feather. Because you know, WIKIPEDIA says....................
    *snort*



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    I've fed it for years and haven't had a problem. I'd be more concerned with the calcium content which is perfect in that food. Purina spends millions in research. If their foods have 28% protein, there's a reason for it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by labby View Post
    I've fed it for years and haven't had a problem. I'd be more concerned with the calcium content which is perfect in that food. Purina spends millions in research. If their foods have 28% protein, there's a reason for it.
    Plus, if I remember correctly, Purina develops their foods using Labradors. Not certain but I seem to remember reading that somewhere. I personally don't think you can go wrong with Pro Plan.

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    Since I have put my girls on proplan, their coats are shinier, ears are cleaner, itchy skin is almost non existent. I can't say enough good about it. Laura's (Labby) recommendation was and is enough for me. Her dogs are beautiful and she is very knowledgable and experienced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by myfavoritedog View Post
    Plus, if I remember correctly, Purina develops their foods using Labradors.
    Yep they do. The majority of Lab breeders in the US use ProPlan as their main food.



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