I feed my 8 month old chocolate lab puppy Nutro NC Ultra Puppy, Wellness Super5Mix Chicken, and Wellness Fish & Sweet Potato. We were told awhile back that it was ok to put her on some adult foods. The thing about it is Hershey still acts and looks like a puppy. Sure she's a big puppy, but she prefers the taste of puppy foods. She's not very fond of the taste of her Wellness foods probably since the ones I bought weren't puppy ones. Chances are that we will continue giving her Nutro NC Ultra Puppy since she loves it a lot and does well on it. We're thinking of feeding her puppy foods until 12-18 months.
Has anyone fed their puppy Wellness Super5Mix Chicken Puppy Dry Foods?
If you are feeding nutro you may as wel switch because it is way over priced for the ingredients. Diamond is a higher quality and cheaper. Although I thought wellness was one of the better brands so maybe stick with that. Of course the dog will go for the candy tasting one when given a choice :)
***Edited By: joce on 10/12/2005 5:21:02 PM*** Reason: m
I have heard something different. To my understanding you should feed your dog puppy food until around 10-12 months or until they quit growing in height. My vet also told me it is important to keep puppies on puppy food until they are grown, because it offers things for puppies that adult food does not.
I feed my pups diamond puppy...and did try Canadea and all my pups began crapping like geese...so I switched back...When I had a pup that I kept I fed puppy food for a few months then large bred puppy and then switched to adult since large breeds have growth problems...my vet suggests it..
I use Natural Balance. It is a life cycle food.....you never have to worry about switching. Koda, who is 3 years old, is on it and our puppy who we are getting tomorrow will be on the exact same food as him. It is an EXCELLENT food!
(You can buy it online at petco(or other online stores) or in the store)
Several months ago I heard that it was best to feed a puppy with a mixture of puppy and adult dry dog foods. I think the reasoning behind that was the belief that doing so would slow down a large breed puppy's growth. Not so sure about that.
I also heard around the same time that a puppy should only be fed puppy foods until 12-18 months with the reasoning that puppy foods have added nutrient ingredients specific for them.
Well, at the time I made the decision to feed my chocolate lab puppy both puppy and adult dry dog foods. At that time, I thought that I had made the right decision. Well, I'm not so sure now that I made the right decision back then. If ever I get a 2nd puppy, that puppy will only get puppy foods until 12-18 months. For now though, I will feed my 8 month old chocolate lab puppy mostly puppy foods. I have no intention at this time of changing her brands of dog foods since she does very well on Nutro Ultra Puppy and also Wellness. Well, I do plan to introduce her to Wellness Puppy. Hopefully, she likes it much better than the Wellness adult dog foods.
i'm with you katz ! i have tried sooo many different foods before i finally found one that actually made a huge difference in my frenchies allergy problem. i also feed the natural balance potato and duck allergy formula. fantastic stuff ! what a difference it has made. no more crusty nose, goopy eyes or raspy breathing. i wont use anything else again.
Wellness is a very good food,its hypoallergenic.The nutro ultra is way over priced,for the quality,the pet stores that sell puppies always want you to buy this.I buy natural balance potato and duck.Canidae is also very good.