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    Just reading through some of the nutrition stuff on here, and I'm finding it quite baffling.

    My 4.5 month old is on 'Latham's Puppy Large Breed'

    Composition: Turkey Meat Meal (26%), Rice (26%), Oats, Chicken, Barley, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat, Linseed (2.5%), Sugar Beet Pulp (2.5%), Digest, Seaweed (1.25%), Alfalfa (0.5%), Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Chicory (0.1%), Calcium Carbonate, Glucosamine (0.05%), Chondroitin (0.03%), Yucca Schidigera Extract (0.01%)

    As far as what I've read the above is ok, but I'm still not sure. His coat is amazingly good quality (esp. after a good grooming session, looks like a doggy l'oreal advert, haha!), his stools are mostly solid (kind of like soft play-doh) with the occasional runnier one, but this seems to be linked to excessive play sessions or sometimes if I give him a carrot! His teeth are in good condition, although his breath is a little smelly sometimes, even with teeth brushing and using dentastix (do they even work?!).

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    I think you forgot to ask your question.
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    Oh yeah! Oops...

    The question is... is the food ok?! Haha!

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    (I'm a natural rambler and often forget what my original point was, haha!)

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    I'm not familiar with that brand but honestly, you are better off going with what works well for your dog than on someone's opinion online. I don't mean that as offensive, but you can play the food game for the dog's entire life, just to find out he was perfectly fine on the food you originally fed him. If it ain't broke, why fix it?

    I don't see anything in the ingredients that throws red flags up, so if it works for your dog, why question it?

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    That's fine, he seems very good on it. I know it ticks the protein as the highest ingredient box, I just didn't know if there would be any niggles with other ingredients e.g. if they are known to be bad for dogs. Bilbo is my first dog so I'm a bit of a hypochondriac about what is and isn't good for him, I'd rather ask on here than go to the vets every 10 minutes :P

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