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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Kathy~ I'm calling you out!

For a question that is

I thought I read somewhere that you said that you give your puppies Innova EVO.

I want to switch Princess over, and found a place locally that sells it.

I know I have always heard that Innova EVO is bad for puppies, but I thought it was only large breed puppies, because it causes them to grow to quickly. I also read somewhere that it was bad for kidney's because they get too much protein. (can't remember if that was in general, or only lg breed)

I was just wondering at what age you start them on the EVO (assuming it was you!), and if you give them any kind of supplements? Do you add in any grains, etc?

Thanks, and sorry for bothering you- we want to get her on a better diet, as I'm not overly fond of Nutro, and even less so knowing who makes it.

Quick, lets get the treats out of the bag before Mom sees!
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Jodi,
EVO is high in protein, but that is what all puppies need to grow. If you look at other commercial kibble's that are supposedly just for puppies, you will see that it is high in protein. I start puppies on it when weaning them. I wrote to the manufacturer after I started using EVO to inquire about using it on puppies and because of the great ingredients was confirmed it is fine and highly recommended. They even gave me the amounts.

Dog's need protein more then veggies. If you feed EVO you don't need any supplements.
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Great, thanks Kathy.

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Sorry about butting in here.. .. but I also feed Innova for puppies to Ricky. I have found it to be a very good, high quality food and he just loves it.

I'm told he'll need to switch to Adult food soon...... anyone know when I should be doing this? He's 6 months now and just had his neutering done yesterday.

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Marj,
The Innova EVO does not come in a puppy formula. You might be feeding another Innova product though. I would not switch to an adult food until he is at least a year old.
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Marj, I used to feed my Havs the Innova kibble for puppies (I assume that is what you are talking about). Unless your puppy is overweight, I wouldn't switch to the adult formula until he's a year old - like Kathy said.

I had to leave the Innova kibble though. The food was just a little too rich for the boy I had at the time. Every little thing would give him a loose stool. My vet suggested getting off the Innova in case his stomach just couldn't handle how rich it is, and sure enough, it changed. I left Innova and never had a loose stool on him again.
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Hi
I tried the Innova and Cosmo could not tolerate it . I also tried Wysong puppy kibble and solid gold and those were a no go too .. He seemed to get be uncomfortable and he was scratching and itching ..
My friend tried it with her dog Tulip - recomended by her breeder at the time . Tulip could not tolerate it either . She has been on Wysong for over 5 years but she has to supplement it with canned ID from her Vet .
Her Vet said she needed the canned to help with her digestion as she was having problems with her anal glands and he blamed it on the dry kibble and also inactivity ..
My little guy is on Home cooked food recommended by the a different vet and he is doing well . I know everyone does not have the time to do this but I could not handle the raw diet that everyone is so keen on .. I have to supplement his food with enzymes and vitamin mineral mix and probiotics but he does not scratch and itch the way he used to .. I also think when I try and keep him healthy meaning minimal training treats he does not seem to get as frustrated and his temperment is more even .
I try not to give him wheat and oats .
As to when to start adult kibble I was also told one year when I had Asta .
I was told they were still considered to be a puppy and they needed the extra calories until they are a year .. ..
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Yes, that's right... Ricky eats the Innova dry food, not the EVO. I first had him eating what I bought from the breeder, but I didn't like what it contained - was not the healthiest of foods - and Ricky was always ravenous. I mean, really hungry! There was just too much cereal in there and I knew it wasn't the best. I went to a local pet supply store that only sells organic, holistic and whole foods and was given 5 diff. brands to sample. Ricky loved them all !! lol

Anyway, Innova is what I've been giving him since he was 3 mths. old and so far so good.... Touch wood! I'll give him some canned food from Wellness once in a while just for a change and he loves that too. He's not at all fussy as you can see! lol

I'll be sure to keep giving him puppy food 'til he's a year old. Thanks!




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