Luke is 7 months and during my last vet visit I ask, because it seems to be so controversial, when I should put him on adult food. My vet said to do it at 9 months for Luke. He has been doing so excellent with Wellness Large Breed puppy food, but it is like 55.00 for 30 lbs. Obviously I want a good food for him, but it is coming down to dollars and cents. Since I am going to have to switch him in the next couple of months I was wanting some opinions of a cheaper food that I can transition him too in an adult large breed formula. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
You might consider the Kirkland Chicken, Rice & Vegetables formula I feed Puff. (Kirkland is the house brand sold at Costco member only warehouse clubs.) The price for a 40 lb. bag has been gradually rising over the last several years; currently it's about $23 incl. tax.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient in the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient profile
3,754 kcal/kg (393 kcal/8 oz cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy
Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials procedures
substantiate that Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice &
Vegetables Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
I appreciate the suggestions. I was trying to find someone who had a Costco card so I could get the 2nd card. In doing my research from your mention of Diamond I found a feed store that carries the Diamond for 28.00 per bag, I thought that was a good price, and no membership fee. Thanks alot!!!
I recommend you get the "Diamond Naturals" rather than the plain "Diamond"
There used to be just one line but they've split it in two. "Diamond" now has various grains and fillers and is cheaper. "Diamond Naturals" is the higher level line and without any grains (wheat, corn, etc.).
Hmmm...interesting. I bought a bag of the Diamond Naturals 60 + yesterday to start about a 2 week weaning process and I was thinking to myself, this has no nice ziplock bag like my Wellness bag and it is 40lbs. as opposed to the 30lb. Wellness bag. I was already trying to think of a way to keep it fresh. I could be lucky and it will be no problem, but ziplock freezer bags are a good idea. Hopefully he will like the food and I will have good results. It is about 28.00-30.00 difference per bag tax incl.