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claudia666 February 5th, 2005 06:27 PM

what's your favorite puppy food?
 
Hey,
I'm not very sure what kind of food to feed my puppy when i get her. What puppy food do you think shows the best results???? :confused:

GunnerX February 6th, 2005 10:54 AM

We've been feeding Ariel Wellness Puppy and she loves it.

Writing4Fun February 6th, 2005 11:00 AM

Hi there. There are a lot of threads on here about the benefits/downfalls of different brands of food. You might want to perform a search to check them all out. Personally, I just moved my dog from Nutro (which is a pretty good food) to Wellness (which is a great food). Generally speaking, you should stay away from anything you can buy in a grocery store. Check out the ingredients. The first five should not contain anything called a "by-product", nor should they contain any corn. Don't let the price fool you. Just because a particular brand is more expensive, doesn't mean it'll cost more in the end. My dog was originally on Iams (before I found out all the negative aspects of it). She was eating easily 4 cups++ of food per day (and producing an equal amount of poo :eek: ). When we switched to Nutro, she went down to about 2 1/2 to 3 cups per day. Now, on Wellness, she's down to less than 2 cups. So even though the bag costs more, it lasts longer, and there's less waste in the yard. Hope this helps!

claudia666 February 6th, 2005 11:21 AM

I saw a commercial for Eukanuba puppy food. Do you know anything about that stuff? I heard it's supposed to make your puppy really smart.

Writing4Fun February 6th, 2005 11:47 AM

LOL! Yeah, and Slimfast and Bowflex will make me stunningly beautiful, 5' 10" tall with rock-hard abs and legs for miles. Sorry, I didn't mean to laugh. :o No, Eukanuba isn't good food. It's made by Iams, first of all. Look at the first 5 ingredients in their original puppy formula (the first 5 are what makes up most of the food): Chicken, [COLOR=DarkRed]Corn Meal[/COLOR], [COLOR=DarkRed]Chicken By-Product Meal[/COLOR], Ground Whole Grain Sorghum (??), Fish Meal (source of fish oil) - not the greatest. Now look at the first 5 ingredients in the Wellness puppy formula: Deboned Chicken, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Barley Flour - not a by-product or kernel of corn to be found. :)

lucyvanpelt February 6th, 2005 11:52 AM

duffy eats Medi-Cal Development Formula. It's all natural so there's no preservatives and it's full of lots of good stuff but you can only get it at your vet and i can imagine it would become pricey if you were feeding a big dog. for a little dog, i think it's worth it.

kayla February 6th, 2005 12:11 PM

I feed my boxer mix medi-cal and since she's been on it her hair loss and gas problems have cleared up (very thankful for the reduced gas :yuck: ). it's expensive but probably saves on vet bills in the long run!

meowzart February 6th, 2005 04:10 PM

Medi-cal is an awesome food, and not more expensive than any other [U]premium [/U] brand. i've done the math. That said, it was recently bought out by royal canin and they changed the cat food somehow that my cats were on - I could tell it was different - and within a month their fur was dull and icky so I switched them to natural balance.

My dog (11m) is on eagle pac, but is shedding a lot, so i'm considering switching to medical or nutro. I had had my cats on eagle pac and found it dulled their fur, probably not enough essential fatty acids.

I had my other dog oh "N-R-G" [URL=http://]http://www.nrgpetproducts.com/[/URL] - it is dehydrated food and was an awesome food - but harder to get here. My dog went nuts for it.

TobsterMom February 6th, 2005 05:18 PM

Medi-Cal is a great food. We sell it at our Vet clinic and our vet feeds it to his 5 dogs!

There is development formula for your puppy, and as she grows you can switch her to preventative formula. It makes their coat shiny and shed less, and it's soooo nutritious, many benefits. It is a bit more expensive, but not much, it's well worth it.

claudia666 February 6th, 2005 05:58 PM

My mom ordered her some wellness puppy. I went to their site and i think it sounds like some pretty wholesome puppy food and i've read some good things about wellness on this site. Now i won't have to worry about her health so much. :thumbs up


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