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Large Breed Puppy Food

September 7th, 2006, 06:40 AM
I have come to the conclusion that Sydney is going to be a large dog (not a surprise) . So I was looking at the large breed puppy food and wondering "Is this a gimmick?" I was looking at the Nutro Natural and Authority brands, and noticed that the large breed versions contain corn and beet, both things that I think I have read here are not great to have? She is on Pedigree Puppy now, so I figure either would be better. Any opinions?

September 7th, 2006, 07:57 AM
The nutro Natural Choice large Breed Puppy Lamb and rice formula does not contain corn

Some of the Nutro natural choice formulas do contain corn, they have 2 Large Breed puppy formulas.
THe nutro contains a fair bit of fillers same with Authority, price wise you are better off going with a food like Canidae it is more money per bag but you feed less per serving so is a better vaue than Nutro products.

The Canidae all stages formula means you can feed from puppy hood right on to old age, no need to change foods later and it is a much quality of food

September 7th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Wolf Cub is also a good puppy food. The large breed aspect supposedly is just related to the density (it's more dense so they don't eat so much that they get bloat :shrug: ) and to the calcium content, which should be slightly lower for big dogs and much lower for HUGE dogs.:)

September 7th, 2006, 08:27 PM
Thanks for the input, you all are always so helpful! The store that I had looked at did not have the Nutro Large Breed Lamb and Rice, thanks for the info though. I went to a different store today, and got the Canidae all stages. Thank goodness they did not have small bags of the Wolf Cub, so the decision was easy. I was really impressed with the store, and the owner (it is a new family business) so, which ever brand I end up using long term I will happily give them all my business! :thumbs up

September 8th, 2006, 01:06 AM
Good luck. Be sure to switch foods really gradually though.:)

September 8th, 2006, 12:20 PM
Canidae is a good food. As Prin said, make sure you switch over gradually.