Hi all, after trying several grain free kibbles (TOTW, Acana, Fromm) I'm starting to think our 6 month old choc pup needs grain. All of those foods resulted in soft stools and his anal glands have been filling up monthly like clockwork. Our vet recommended feeding him a kibble WITH grain but none of those are 5 star foods.
Can anyone recommend a healthy kibble with grain for a puppy? Any suggestions are appreciated!
Fromm makes excellent grain inclusive foods.
I feed all grain free Fromm (and all grain free foods in general) but if I were to feed a grain inclusive food I would still feed Fromm.
Don't get hung up on "5 star" foods.....feed the food that works best for your pup.
If your pup is only 6 months old grain free food may just be too rich for him right now. You can try again when he is over a year old.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Fromm puppy gold is a great food, I do not care for their large breed. I think it's 4 star, but who really cares. If you really want a 5 star grain inclusive, Dr Tim's Kinesis and Pursuit are good and fit the bill. Most of the 5 star foods have very high protein, and remember you are feeding a puppy...it can give them loose stool!
Last edited by Unearthed; 06-01-2013 at 06:23 AM.
I like this site for dog food information: The Dog Food Project - How does your Dog Food Brand compare? You have to work harder on this site. It explains ingredients so you learn the benefits and drawbacks of each to make your own decision. The author has some biases which she states but there is no pressure to go with her ideas. If you did you'd feed raw. I think there is a section which ranks food somewhere but it is very old and should be taken off the site, don't bother looking at it.
FWIW the food I use the most is Eukanuba Adult Maintenance. My Labs have done great on it and my breeder managed Breeder of the Year award using this food. The dog food advisor/analyst sites hate it because of the corn.
Corn has the worst reputation, but some great foods include it. Annamaet comes to mind. I wonder if there is no harm if your dog is not allergic.
how about a spoonful of plain pumpkin?