After reading the Nutro post below, I'm looking into new LB puppy foods (Ellie is 5 months). One person said Eagle Pack, Canidae and Innova were good, and another said Nature's Variety. Are there any other foods I shoud look into? I'm not sure how to choose...also, should I mix the new food with Nutro at first to get her used to it?
I have heard that when you switch you should do it over several days. The first couple of days, 1/3 new food, 2/3 old food, third and fourth day half and half, 5th and 6th days 2/3 new and 1/3 old then full new food.
I feed Tal IAMS and he does well on it Poop is good and firm and his coat is shiny and has a nice texture to it. The reason I went with IAMS is because that is what the breeder used and I continued to use it because I didn't want to upset his little puppy tummy.
But regardless, what will work for one dog may not work for yours. Good luck and I can understand why you would want to switch. I thought Nutro's response, or rather the lack of resonpse was lame.
If you do feed Innova, don't feed the Innova EVO until your dog is 18months-24 months old due to the calcium content
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And someone will say that Nutro is good too. You going to switch every time someone post something bad about a dog food? If thats the case you will be changing every 3 weeks. How is your pup doing on Nutro? Anyone you know on Nutro? You show me a good article about a dog food, ill show you 2 bad ones. Just dont jump to clonclusions. Just remember its very hard on a pup to change his dog food in some cases. I know my Davis had a hard time when I did that to him. But yes, Myfavoritedog had it right on the portions.Originally Posted by sblab
Thanks for the advice!
Bryanj - no, I don't plan to switch everytime someone says something bad about a food, that would be ridiculous. My pup is doing fine on Nutro, however she isn't too excited to eat it when I put it down. She waits a while. I have researched and have heard a great deal about animals getting sick on Nutro over last few days. I would rather not take any chances with my precious puppy. Here is a blog my husband found that has a lot of bad reports:
Well there is no doubt that its a very alarming thread. Although i think many of the posts are sever hype, it is something to think about. I feed Davis the lab Nutro lamb and rice and it has been wonderful thus far. A couple lab friends of mine also feed their dog Nutro. I hesitate to switch food cause it seems like wherever you go you read something bad about every dog food out there. And i mean EVERY dog food. Seems like you just cant win. So my choice is to do what I have been. Feed the same food and watch very carefully for signs.
On a side note, What age do you switch to adult food? Davis is not 11 moths old. Is it at a year?
I like Professional Pet Food LB Puppy, Eukanuba LB Puppy and ProPlan LB Puppy.
You want something that lists the type of protein first. Not any by-products. I personally prefer rice rather than corn or wheat. I also try to stay away from artifical colors and preservatives. Natura (makers of Innova) have a good comparison chart on their website. Lots of good foods you're thinking about there.
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We just recently switched from Iams to Premium Edge.
Bailey has stopped with his dandruff and is packing on some serious growth.
I am very happy with the results so far...