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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: shepnterrier] #190464
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Found this helpful:

"Nutrition and Skeletal Health in Dogs – Relationship of Nutrition to Developmental Skeletal Disease in Young Dogs" by Daniel C. Richardson Phillip W. Toll
http://www.joint-health-for-dogs.com/nutrition-dogs.html

Summary:
http://www.dogster.com/forums/Food_and_Nutrition/thread/663911


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: shepnterrier] #190500
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That's what I bought, Innova Large Breed Puppy, with 0.9% Ca:
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/showproduct.php?product=2281&cat=all


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Elly von Rescue, GSD, CGC, HI(C)
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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: shepnterrier] #190845
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Originally Posted By: shepnterrier
Found this helpful:

"Nutrition and Skeletal Health in Dogs – Relationship of Nutrition to Developmental Skeletal Disease in Young Dogs" by Daniel C. Richardson Phillip W. Toll
http://www.joint-health-for-dogs.com/nutrition-dogs.html

Summary:
http://www.dogster.com/forums/Food_and_Nutrition/thread/663911


Authors' credentials:
http://www.k-state.edu/media/mediaguide/bios/drichardsonbio.html
Veterinarian and nutrition specialist, his career mostly at Hill's Science Diet (hm). That is also where the co-author is acc. to his publications in veterinary journals.


Sarah
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Elly von Rescue, GSD, CGC, HI(C)
Captain Jack, Mama Blue, Little Orca, Bübchen, Tux, Cherub (pocket lions)

Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: shepnterrier] #190892
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I have fed Wellness a couple times. Or attempted to feed it. I've decided there is something that doesn't agree with GSD tummies in it. Or at least something that the GSD's that come through my house. I tried to give it to 2 fosters and Medo. All had the runs on it. Booo!


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: GSDElsa] #190929
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Wellness didn't work for Halo either. She did fabulous on Orijen LBP - figures, since it's so expensive!


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: Cassidy's Mom] #191014
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I've tried the Wellness Core for my adult dogs and while they didn't get the runs, they had room clearing gas on it.

I may have used the one of the other Wellness formulas for Caleb when he was a puppy and he was generally OK on it.

(Isn't this helpful, Sarah - telling you things that didn't work? laugh )

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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: Woodreb] #191158
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Johanna - Dante had room clearing gas on Wellness Core as well, I finally decided it was the 'taters


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: Barb E] #191453
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I've used other grain free kibbles that have 'taters in them without a problem. For my guys, I was suspecting flaxseed. If I stay away from that in the food, they don't have a problem.


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: Woodreb] #194531
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I changed Riva's food again. She has been on Canidae Beef and Fish but has been itchy lately. I had planned on putting her on grain-free in a few months, but decided to do it now, in case it is allergies. She'll be 1 yo in a few weeks. (Although the itchies could be from dryness in the house since we've started the heat recently) Started the switch over to Wellness Core a few days ago. The calcium and phosphorous are not bad at all for grain-free. And do I still need to be concerned about that since she seems to have stopped growing, or if she still is, it's not very apparent.

Now I see the posts about Wellness Core and gas. So far no problems and no change in poop or anything else.


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: AgilePaws] #194586
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crossedfingers Hope the Wellness Core continues to agree with Riva.


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: Woodreb] #194593
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Good luck with the Wellness Core - Tara's been on it and never had any gas issues.


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: cassadee7] #203473
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hey,i just bought german sherpherd puppy..now he is around 2mth old,I heard those petshop says that dog poo shouldn't be soft..but I don't know why my puppy poo is soft,do anyone know why??

Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: Yean] #203589
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Hello Yean, welcome

Can you tell us what you are feeding your pup?

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I feed my pup dog food (biscuit) brand is Science Plan chicken flavour. But yesterday I soak the biscuit with water and let him eat,today his poo look better.
Should I continue do that for him?

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I would encourage you to have the vet check out the soft stools (many things, including parasites can cause this, very common in pups), and look for a better food, that contains no corn, sorghum, or byproducts.


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: shepnterrier] #211568
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I'm feeding Orijen LBP...I think she may be eating better than I am on a student budget. Just bought a new bag, and thinking of switching to regular Orijen after this.


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Zefra (and Stark) are raw fed. smile


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: elisabeth] #219503
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Any new thoughts on this thread?

Thinking about getting a pup in a couple of months. Eventually I'm sure I will switch to a homeprepared diet, but until I get that put together and balanced, will want a good kibble, and may use it for training and other things - good to have a kibble that they can tolerate as a backup, travel, etc.

This will be a medium aized breed, probably...but the concepts are similar.

I like jean's idea of increasing tolerance by starting simple.


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: MaxaLisa] #219524
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Lisa - I'm feeding Kaos California Natural Chicken and Rice (The adult version)
She's doing well on it and I'm happy with the simplicity of the ingredients.

I will probably move her to Nature's Logic down the road because I so love the idea of no synthetic vitamins


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Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: Barb E] #219542
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Thanks Barb, I had forgotten that about nature's logic.

I will have to wander to the feed store and see what kind of a selection they have nowadays.


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