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    DefaultPuppy food question....

    We just picked up 2 lab puppies and the breeder was feeding them Purina One for large breed pups. What is the proper protocol for getting them switched to a different food? We would like to feed them Taste of the Wild puppy food as we have read good reviews on this brand. Any input is appreciated.

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    Start gradually mixing a little TOTW with the Purina One. Increase the amount of TOTW over about a 2 week period. If you notice loose stools, back off on the switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd11 View Post
    We just picked up 2 lab puppies and the breeder was feeding them Purina One for large breed pups. What is the proper protocol for getting them switched to a different food? We would like to feed them Taste of the Wild puppy food as we have read good reviews on this brand. Any input is appreciated.
    You should be able to switch in 3 to 5 days. Just increase in equal amounts.

    However, you said you just picked them up. Leave them on what they are eating for a few weeks.

    Get them situated and early potty and crate training going before you change.

    I can't see why TOTW is better.
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    Here's a link you might find helpful: Switching Dog Food Brands
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    Pups coming to a new home are under stress. Please do not switch their food yet (it can add more stress). Go thru a bag of what the breeder was feeding and when you get down toward the bottom of the bag than start your switch over.

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