When we picked up our dog from the breeder she said she has been to a breeder's conference and the expert there on food said she would never recommend a puppy food for a large breed dog (because of the amounts of calcium, etc.).
She was feeding her Red Flannel Adult Formula food. Do you think we should keep with this food or switch to a large breed puppy food?
What brand of food do you recommend if you don't think the Red Flannel is a good choice?
Thanks in advance
Sorry! I did not mean to post this twice...not really sure how that happened.
You should continue to feed what the breeder is feeding. Changing the food is really hard on a puppy. They know their lines the best.
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I've honestly not heard of Red Flannel. Me personally, I will only feed my puppies and dogs ProPlan. I know who makes it and I know the effort they put into their foods as well as the research. Having said that, I would continue to feed what the breeder said to feed. I am not a believer in LB puppy foods and feel they are not needed for Labs. I normally switch my puppies to an adult food at about 3-5 months anyway.
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If you want to switch to a puppy food then go for it.. You should make a gradual switch (by mixing the food she is on with the food you want her on). I personally feed Eukanuba Large breed puppy to my 8 month old male lab, and I mix the Eukanuba with Natural Balance Lamb and Rice for my 5 month old female. They are both doing fine.. There are many good foods out there for dogs and puppies.. You have to find what works for the dog and your budget.
I just read the ingredients in Red Flannel, I would personally look for a little better food.. I can say that there are things that they use for fillers CORN being the main one, I can't say much about it Eukanuba uses it too.. But they don't use it with Soy and Wheat, they also don't put corn gluten in their foods..
Choice is yours to make, I am not expert but I do know my stuff about dog food.
Last edited by Haylie; 04-19-2010 at 11:08 AM.
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Red Flannel (based on what I have read) is really quite crappy food. I'd find an alternative without corn and with a quality protein source.
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