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Choosing a puppy food

We just picked up our new puppy Yogi and the breeder had him on a brand that I did not wish to continue him on. Any suggestions on which puppy food is good.

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Hi - that is really such a personal choice. Do you want grains or no grains, raw?organic?, etc. Many people reference this site that has reviews of the different foods. It should be a good start: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/

I personally feed Taste of the Wild to my puppies. The breeder started them on the puppy version and they have done great on it. I just recently switched them to the adult version and they seem to really enjoy all the flavors.

Best of luck in whatever food you choose






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I have heard nothing but good things about Acana. Acana's puppy food is made under the name Orijen in the states. So you would feed Orijen while puppy, then switch to Acana for adult food. The Acana rep told me that the reason for this is due to the supply/demand of local ingredients required to make the foods....

http://www.chewy.com/dog/orijen-pupp...-food/dp/29733

http://www.chewy.com/dog/acana-grass...rmula/dp/28677
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I have heard nothing but good things about Acana. Acana's puppy food is made under the name Orijen in the states. So you would feed Orijen while puppy, then switch to Acana for adult food. The Acana rep told me that the reason for this is due to the supply/demand of local ingredients required to make the foods....

http://www.chewy.com/dog/orijen-pupp...-food/dp/29733

http://www.chewy.com/dog/acana-grass...rmula/dp/28677
Acana and Orijen are two completely different lines, both made by Champion Petfoods in Canada

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Yes. Acana and Orijens are different but made by the same company. Both are supposed to be good for dry food.





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Does anyone know anything about Fromm puppy food or Merrick?
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Fromm is great….Merrick not so good. They have had a ton of recalls. I don';t trust their stuff anymore. Only thing I use is there knee caps but I should stop. My guys just enjoy them so much…!





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Fromm is one of the better dry foods. All there food is sourced and made in the USA.

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As I understand it the whole 'puppy' food thing is spurious - puppies don't need a different food from adults, it's just a marketing ploy....I think it's from this forum that I learned that piece of wisdom, and others may disagree, but I've since done a bit of sleuthing around and it appears to be true; there is no difference in a puppy's protein requirements or any other special nutritional need - quantities are obviously different, and numbers of meals a day, but not actual nutritional content as far as I can discover.
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My Zoey didn't do well on Acanna but does really good on Forumms. No but baths. I have heard that puppy's do need more its some vitamins added and more of something else. I feed blue buffalo puppy because I liked that the added vitamins were freeze dried and so the nutritional stuff wasn't cooked out.One time my bag had too many of the added vitamins and they totally refunded me a large bag and communicated with me. I really liked that about them. Its not rated the best but they are a nice company.

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