Our breeder will be starting our puppy on Nutri Source (we pick her up in just under 5 weeks). Is this something we should continue with or is there a better choice to slowly introduce? My friend got her lab just under a year ago and she uses and recommends Eagle Puppy Pack. Any thoughts?
I think that you should keep her on whatever the breeder has her on for a least a few weeks, and then slowly switch to whatever food you choose based on your own research (as everyone and their brother will have an opinion on what you should feed her). You want to try to keep as much the same as possible when puppy comes home, to make a HUGE transition a little less stressful.
Some good links re:feeding dogs to get you started:
There are many, those are just a few of my favorites.
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Never heard of the food your breeder is feeding. I would probably keep the pup on it for awhile until they are fully used to living in your home, and then if you feel like switching you can. If it's a decent food and the pups are doing well on it, there is no reason to change initially...
We are from Canada so perhaps NutriSource is only available here?
I was told at our Pet Valu (they carry higher quality dog food) that they don't carry it. I'm pretty sure I've seen it at one of the other pet stores though. They recommended Performatrin Ultra Puppy which is their house brand. Here is a link to that:
Has anyone heard of this one or have an opinion on the ingredients? I feel like there are so many choices (Eagle Puppy Pack, Canidae, Orijen...). I am willing to spend the extra on a quality food as we have waited years to add this special new member to our family and plan to take good care of her!
Regardless, I will definitely buy some of this NutriSource and gradually transition over to whatever I decide to use.
Performatrin looks like a great food!! I would do that.
FWIW, I have fed NutriSource in the past as it's a "local" food for me, and I consider it to be pretty decent quality (it's made in a single plant and their quality control is strict). My dogs did very well on it and I'd definately feed it again. Of course, this is just my experience. Good luck deciding!
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