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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Picking the right food for puppy...

I'm trying to decide on a good food for our new puppy.
Right now he's still at the breeders and is eating Bil Jac
http://www.bil-jac.com/store/product...puppy_food.asp
and it seems like a good food but the closest store to me that sells it is 45 minutes away. I bought a bag to transition with but I would rather feed a food that is available locally.
I went to a nearby holistic pet food store and picked up some samples of foods that they thought might work for him.
I have Halo (spot's stew)
Timberwolf Organics (Wild and Natural Dry)
Fromm (Surf and Turf)
Wellness (Just for Puppy)
and Solid Gold (Wee Bit)
I thought that we'd try them out as treats and see what he thinks of each one.
I'm open to other suggestions if you have any.
I'm kind of overwhelmed by all of the choices out there.
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Hi Eva,
You should probably feed your new puppy the same food the breeder as been feeding it for awhile and then if you want to change the food you should introduce small amounts slowly of the new food.

My second havanese dog was sensitive to alot of different types of food and as soon as I switched her to a different food than what the breeder was feeding her she had problems. I would not recommend too many treats at first but lots of chews. Get some Merrick flossies for chews.

All the foods you listed are good...my dogs now only eat Solid gold dry and wet.
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My new pup was eating canine caviar prior to coming home with me and i'm continuing to give this to her. From what i've read about it, it seems to be of really good quality and she loves it. might be worth a look.
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Doc came to me eating Canine Caviar too, and I've stayed with it. I have to order it online or go see my daughter in Columbus, Ohio, 8 hours away, to get it!! So far, it hasn't been a problem, but you could goodle search and find out where to get it.
I had Izzy on Solid Gold, so when I put Doc on adult food, I mixed a little Solid Gold with the Canine Caviar and that's what they both eat now.

I believe that some recommend not feeding puppy food and going right to adult.....there are many with much more wisdom than I on this subject so maybe you will hear from them........

BTW.....they eat the canine caviar much better than anything I tried with my granddog and continue to do so....granddog is eating it now too...

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Thanks for the replies
I'm planning on feeding Bil Jac to our puppy until the bag gets low(it's 7lbs) and then we'll start transitioning over to the new food.
I picked up some Bully sticks and I have a Kong and stuffin' for chewing.
I looked at flossies but they were so BIG...I thought puppy might be overwhelmed by the size at first so I picked out a Bully stick instead.
I'll look into Canine Caviar...hopefully it's available locally so that we can try it.
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Eva~ You can find some help in choosing the best food for your new little one at:

dogfoodanalysis.com

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Wow - I've never heard of Canine Caviar - it's a first for me. Fromms, Wellness, EVO, Natural Balance, Orijen, Solid Gold Wee Bits are all excellent foods and fed by many here.


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Lisa~ The Canine Caviar looks like a pretty good food. Check it out here. I was just at the feed store yesterday talking to the owner and he said it's become one of his best sellers. I bought some canned to mix w/Tori's Taste of the Wild kibble.

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Thanks for the link

What about Chicken Soup (for the puppy lovers soul)?
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_f...duct=908&cat=3
I feed it to my cats and have found it to be an excellent food for them.
Does anyone here feed it to their Hav?
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My 1st pup came to me from the breeder supposedly eating that brand. However, I could never get her to eat it here It seems to be a good one, if they'll eat it...

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