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    Webba is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultGood kibble WITH grain?

    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!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javasmom View Post
    Don't get hung up on "5 star" foods.....feed the food that works best for your pup.
    Amen, those dogfoodanalysis sites have everyone brain-washed.

    Look at Pro Plan Sport 26/16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvBrown View Post
    Amen, those dogfoodanalysis sites have everyone brain-washed.

    Look at Pro Plan Sport 26/16.
    +1 totally agree. Many top breeders feed Pro Plan. They are certainly quite invested in their dogs and are happy with the results they get with that food. I fed this specific food to an emaciated foster I had and he looked amazing in just 3 weeks.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unearthed View Post
    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.
    Is corn a digestible grain for dogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel_Dawg View Post
    Is corn a digestible grain for dogs?
    I'm pretty sure it's just as digestible as any other grain once it's been ground into nothing and used for kibble binder...

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    how about a spoonful of plain pumpkin?

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