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Puppy and Dog Food

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by jfecteau, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. jfecteau

    jfecteau ActionHandguns

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    Love the new Forum!!!

    I have a new puppy coming in a couple weeks. A little Rotweiller
    Female is on its way! ;f ;f I am so excited!! Well my question is
    what puppy and dog foods are you guys feeding your little critters?
    I have read a lot about the high quality foods and what you should
    look for in a good kibble food. I dont have millions of dollars to
    spend on food but am willing to spend more to buy a good food. So
    what do you guys think I should feed the new Pup?

    Thanks a lot for the help.
    I am going to do the selection on Saturday and then I pick her up on
    the 20th. I will have pictures to post on Saturday of her.;f

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  2. cashisking

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  3. AAshooter

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    I have used Nutro through my dog's life. I have been pleased with the product. It is a little pricer than some but not the high end either.

    I found I was overfeeding my dog as a pup. I also found I probably kept her on puppy food too long. The vet helped get me on track. Now I have a pretty solid 90lb Golden.
     
  4. Bill73

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    I'll vote for Nutro also. The German Shepherd Rescue Group recommends it and the Vet gave his ok. But, he said there are a large number of fine brands.
     
  5. joker1

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    I like Pro Plan. Are rotties prone to hip dysplasia? If so a large breed formula might be better. I'ld check with your vet though.
     
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    We recently switched from Nutro to Solid Gold Health. Our GSD was having stomach issues and the brewer's yeast in the Nutro was the culprit. All of our dogs like both, but the new stuff agrees with them better.

    It's more expensive per pound, but you don't need to feed teh pooches as much since there is little/no filler.
     
  7. jfecteau

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    THanks for the recommendations. Rotties are prone to Hip Dysplaisia
    so I am suppose to get some sort of Large Breed Formula so they get
    less calcium per calorie. THere are just too many choices and the
    Pet Stores around here Dont carry too many choices of the good stuff.
    Any other recommendations?
     
  8. joker1

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    Post puppy pix when you recieve your bundle of joy!
     
  9. jfecteau

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    Pics have been added. SHe is so cute and we are so excited. Now just two more weeks and we can take her home. We had last pick but we got lucky and made out great she's a beaut!
     
  10. Slobberchops

    Slobberchops WTF?!?!?

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    I would recommend Diamond brand dog food.
     
  11. joker1

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    I don't know. She looks viscious!;f
    give her a raspberry on the tum for me. I've got a thing for puppy bellies.;N
     
  12. ATL Peach Girl

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    I only feed Science Diet........(they do have dog foods I know)

    Nutro is a really good brand too, and I see many on this forum feed that.........

    She is really cute!!! I have to tell you, there is some really cool German names for Rotti's out there......one that sticks in my mind for someone I know who had a really gentle female, and she was as huge as a house (because they fed her table scraps) was "Helga"......

    Helga was the most gentle dog I have ever seen!!!!
     
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    We started out with our dogs on IAMS about six years ago, switched to Science Diet, then we had to start a merry-go-round trying to find out what my female GSD is allergic to.

    Regular chicken-based food caused her ears to stay infected all the time.

    Lamb had the same effect as chicken.

    Fish- never again, she is terribly allergic (vomiting and diarrhea) to anything with fish products in it.


    Come to find out, the only type of food that does not cause some kind of negative reaction is a beef-based type. Right now we are feeding Pro Plan Beef and Rice. Not exactly what I would prefer, but she doesn't break out. Our other dog, Stoner, an app. 1 year old GSD can and will eat anything except ice (WTH?).

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  14. jfecteau

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    I will probably have to try some foods out and see what works best for her. For now I have bought some Wellness Puppy food which looks great and I have heard some good things about it. Here is the site if anyone is interested. THank you everyne for your input and I will proably be trying some of that food in the future to find the right food for her.

    Wellness Puppy Food

    We have decided on Bella for a name. 11 days 1 hour and 7 minutes till we pick her up. I havent bee this excited in a long time.
     
  15. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Iams makes a "Large Breed" formula, which is what I was feeding my ex's Golden before we divorced. The chunks were larger and I think it is designed to help with joints/hips. My little one (dachshund) gets nothing but Science Diet for Sensitive Stomachs.

    Here's an idea--both of my vets I've taken the dachsie to have small "sample" bags. Get some of those and "test" them on your dog if you can. Some foods don't agree with some dogs.
     
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    I use Natural Balance works well for my doggies good luck;f
     
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    Do you ever give them the rolls??? My guys get them once in awhile, and they LOVE, LOVE it!!!!
     
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    Yes my dogs all get individual trips to the pet supply shop and pick out their own roll. I love getting the bags with the free one in it cause then they get a supprise every other week.;f
     
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    I got a free bag of dogfood of my choice by calling 1-800-mypuppy.

    Ol' Zeke loved it! :)