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    rhettbutler37 is offline Junior Member
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    We purchased a chocolate lab several weeks ago, we pick him up in a few weeks. To help pass the time, I have searched any and everything about labs. I have seemed to hit a snag as far as food goes. I have read so many articles about not feeding him anything with corn, grain, and chicken is not a good choice because of how it is weighed before cooking and losses most of the meat weight during the cooking process. Am I making a big deal over it? I don't want to feed him the mega-store brand starting with by products and fillers. Any suggestions on the right food to feed him?

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    don't overthink it. Keep the puppy on the food the breeder is feeding at least a few weeks to a month (they are going thru more than enough changes, best to not mess around with food).

    If you have researched breeders and made sure to pick a reputable one that knows what they are doing (and prove the parents in a venue, do all the health clearances on both parents prior to breeding) then talk to them. They generally breed to keep a puppy so have lots of experience with food and what works for their lines and have seen the growth of their dogs on a various foods to know what works.
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    What Tanya said. A reputable breeder will advise you what to feed that works for their lines.

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    If what she comes home eating is working, stick with it. Molly came home just fine eating Innova, then it was recalled. I "switched" to a better food, disaster. Went to bland, transitioned back, still no good. Did the same with a different food, still having issues. Sometimes it's worth it to leave the things that are working alone, unless there is a specific reason to change.

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    Agree with Tanya.

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