I have a goldendoodle....as before i was trying to choose a name..and the breeder was feeding her diamond chow or something it was good for the mother when she was pregnant. I need to switch the food within about a couple weeks but im not sure what food to put her on? she is only 7 weeks old. thankss any suggestions would be great!!!
nature's variety, holistic, and innova are good choices. In fact you can go to nature's variety to get a free bag of dog food coupon. I forgot, but I think you have to sign up first. They have both raw meat and dry kibble. http://www.naturesvariety.com/
***Edited By: finalsphere on 9/27/2005 3:39:20 AM*** Reason: =)
Any small pet supply store, like that is locally owned, will carry brands like Innova, Wellness, Chicken Soup..., Merrick, etc. I like Merrick canned but their dry food the 2nd ingredient is oatmeal, so I'm not big on that.
Stores like Walmart, Petsmart/co will not carry these foods.
I'm a fan of Eagle Pack Natural and Eagle Pack Holistic. Both come in a puppy version. It's very important to buy the large breed puppy for something that will be a large dog. You don't want those puppies growing too fast. Also, remember that larger breeds move to adult food sooner than small breeds.
There are many high quality foods out there. At least once a week you'll find a food listing on a thread here. You may want to start with small bags. That way if your dog doesn't like it or you have a bad reaction (runny poops or something else) you can change food before it becaomes a larger problem.
Please don't feed the stuff they sell at the grocery store. You may pay more for any of the types of food you will find mentioned here at TP, but your dog will eat less and his body will utilize more of what he's eating (and less poops too). ;)
I will again suggest Natural Balance. It is a life time formula too. You never have to change after you are on it and it is EXCELLENT!! My dogs have loved it! I am getting my pup in a few weeks and that is what he will be on too.