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Miller is currently on royal canin small breed puppy, and is not eating very much. I was wondring if this is a good food. It was reccomended by the vet. Does anbody else feed this? I was thinking of changing him to blue buffalo or wellness. What do you guys think? thanks!
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Does your vet sell it?

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Does your vet sell it?
Yes, my vet does sell royal canin and reccomended it to me.
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Just teasing you. I try not to advise but feel free to seek out the opinions. Just don't fall into the trap of changing too often . Dogs can test us out for better options. Are there healhier foods . Yes. in my opinion.

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There may be healthier foods, but Kodi was raised on it, and it sure didn't stunt his growth. he played the "picky puppy" fame for A bit too, but I refused to cabe, and he learned to lick his plate. There are many ways to raise a healthy puppy.

I understand that different people make different choices, but for us, kibble, supplemented by good quality fresh food is the best answer. (and Kodi is a good drinker, so I don't worry about his liquid consumption). When he was about a year old, we switched to Natural Balance Organic, and if I were to start with a puppy now, I'd probably start them on that.


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There may be healthier foods, but Kodi was raised on it, and it sure didn't stunt his growth. he played the "picky puppy" fame for A bit too, but I refused to cabe, and he learned to lick his plate. There are many ways to raise a healthy puppy.

I understand that different people make different choices, but for us, kibble, supplemented by good quality fresh food is the best answer. (and Kodi is a good drinker, so I don't worry about his liquid consumption). When he was about a year old, we switched to Natural Balance Organic, and if I were to start with a puppy now, I'd probably start them on that.
Didnt stunt Millers growth eather, he weighs in at around fifteen pounds. I was thinking of switching him to BLUE freedom small dog. Its grain free, but I will check out Natural Balance organic.
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I don't feed kibble much at all, but do keep a bag on hand 'just in case'. I found that wellness was too rich for Tillie and she would throw up her meal right after she ate, every time. I got a bag of Natural Balance Lamb and rice and she seem to digest that just fine.
I give it to her about once a week and she hasn't had a problem with it!

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Didnt stunt Millers growth eather, he weighs in at around fifteen pounds. I was thinking of switching him to BLUE freedom small dog. Its grain free, but I will check out Natural Balance organic.
Natural Balance Organic is not grain free, if that's important to you... It isn't to me. Kodi does not show any signs of grain intolerance. It does not contain corn or wheat, though. It is GMO free and the vegetable ingredients have never been sprayed with pesticides. That is what was important to me.

By all means, if a dog shows allergies to a certain grain, it should be avoided. But there is no reason to completely avoid grains. It's just that protein of one sort or another should be the main ingredient in a good dog food. In the case of NB Organic, it's organic chicken.


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Natural Balance Organic is not grain free, if that's important to you... It isn't to me. Kodi does not show any signs of grain intolerance. It does not contain corn or wheat, though. It is GMO free and the vegetable ingredients have never been sprayed with pesticides. That is what was important to me.

By all means, if a dog shows allergies to a certain grain, it should be avoided. But there is no reason to completely avoid grains. It's just that protein of one sort or another should be the main ingredient in a good dog food. In the case of NB Organic, it's organic chicken.
Grain free isnt a must, but it would be nice. I am thinking that he will be switched to BLUE freedom small dog chicken.
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