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fascinating info about raw diets online. anyone ever used it on puppies? what do owners really think?? also a pet store owner said innuvo ( sorry if misspelled) wasn't good to give a new puppy , she said too much protein could make them put on too much weight too soon , but science diet was allright... what does anyone think?? thanks..
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The breeder should tell you what they have been feeding...and for me...I think it's best to stick to that food to begin with so you don't upset his stomach...and he gets use to his new home. Then you could change...slowly...to a better food. I do think sometimes we made a picky eater if we try to change food to much.

I tried Cicero on raw once and he got sick. My vet told me she had rather I kept him on kibble. She said she didn't eat raw because she didn't want to catch anything and get sick...and the same with dogs. You have to be more careful with raw...and harder to do. Much easier to throw good kibble in a baggie for traveling.


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Thanks so much. Cicero what a cutie!!!!
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NO SCIENCE DIET!!!!!! Pleeeeese, no! Here's a couple of great dog food resources:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/

The products you are asking about are made by Natura: http://www.naturapet.com/ which in my experience has been a very reputable company. Lots of folks on this forum feed Evo (including me) with excellent results. As far as weight gain goes, like any food, high protein diets just need to be portioned properly.

1.) There's Innova Evo, which is the grain-free high protein you saw in the store, which is not recommended for large breed puppies.

2.) Then there's regular Innova Adult, and Innova Puppy which has grain and is not high protein and I think most forum members will agree is a premium quality dog food - a great start for a puppy.

My Saydee is 5 months old and I have had her on Innova Puppy with no problems at all and just recently switched her to one meal a day of Evo kibble/wet food and one meal a day of raw (Nature's Variety medallions) with absolutely no ill side effects. I prefer to tone down the high protein from the Evo kibble with canned food. The upside of this new grain-free diet is that Saydee's tear staining seems to be letting up!

The dog food quest is an ongoing thing. Whatever you decide, just be sure to transition slowly until you see how your dog adjusts to the diet change. I recommend doing lots of research before you make any changes at all. You'll find lots of good information in the many threads dedicated to that very subject in this forum.

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I had my guys on Innova and they did extremely well. However, I am now a raw feeder. I don't buy the packaged raw but make my own. http://havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=4799

As per above, keep away from Scient Diet. Who ever told you to feed that obviously doesn't know anything about nutrition. A good site to read about the various kibble's is www.dogfoodanalysis.com.
They rate all foods based on content and nutrition.

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I agree with Daniel. In fact I'll go so far as to say Hill's Science Diet is EVIL. I can tell you stories about my little diabetic Maltese... Clearly the salesperson didn't have a clue, or was on Science Diet's PAYROLL... like most veterinarians.

If you are curious about homemade raw diet, Daniel is the raw diet GOD and is very willing to share his knowledge. I like Daniel...

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A great thanks to all!!
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If you are unsure as to what food to feed your little one, please visit http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com as it is a GREAT resource for dog food. I would look around the review section in the 6- and 5-star categories and pick whichever food you like best. Good luck!


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I had my guys on Innova and they did extremely well. However, I am now a raw feeder. I don't buy the packaged raw but make my own. http://havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=4799

As per above, keep away from Scient Diet. Who ever told you to feed that obviously doesn't know anything about nutrition. A good site to read about the various kibble's is www.dogfoodanalysis.com.
They rate all foods based on content and nutrition.
Wow, thanks so very much.. I thought my breeder mentioned it once on the phone but I will see when receive my puppy as she is sending some with her some type of weaning formula. I asked my pet store owner and she seemed to say that science diet was allright . She owns a mastiff. Don't know what she feeds it though..Your recipe is amazing...
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