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What's the best food for a Puppy?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by amanda123, Jul 13, 2009.


  1. amanda123

    amanda123 PetForums Member

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    Hi All

    We are getting a new puppy in a few weeks. What food would you recommend? Wet or Dry? Any particular brand or type?

    She is a French Bulldog/ Miniature Pinscher cross

    Amanda
     
  2. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    i would keep her on the food she is used to initially as pups tums are sensetive to sudden change.

    if she is doing well on it i wouldnt change it.

    but if you do have a preference for a different food buy a small bag / just a few tins and change her over very gradually a little bit of new a bit less old keep going over about 10 to 14 days until she is on the new food on its own.

    as for preference it is a huge market out there and loads of choices.

    depends on your budget and if she has / develops allergies to certain food stuff etc.

    there is a site that compares foods , dry and wet but for the life of me i cant remember what it's called. someone here will know.
     
  3. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    Hi

    I asked this question too, not long ago, as I am getting my pug puppy on Saturday.

    Most people advised a mix of dry (Arden Grange) and wet (Nature Diet). Both do puppy versions.

    I went to my local petshop and they gave me some free samples of the Arden Grange and I have bought a couple of packs of Nature Diet.

    My breeder is currently feeding Chum and I will gradually add the new food in the with the Chum until I have completely changed over.

    Good luck!
     
  4. staceydawlz

    staceydawlz PetForums VIP

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    my puppy is on bakers but it is really not good for dogs as it is basicly full of s*** lol so i have orderd a 15kg bag of alpha sporting puppy...around £18 pound if u have a local pet shop they can order dog food in for you..i changed my pups diet as soon as i got her didnt take her long to adjust!! but yeh i was adviced alpha depends what ur price range is!!:) i was also told to keep her on dry...she passes really bad wind on wet food lol
     
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    Jazzy PetForums VIP

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    Our 13 week old puppy is on Puppy/junior Nature diet and she loves it and is doing really well on it. It's 79p at Pets at Home but I found some online for £11.95 for a case of 18 which works out at around 66p each so not bad.:)
     
  6. amanda123

    amanda123 PetForums Member

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  7. rona

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    It's best to keep your puppy on what the breeder is feeding, at least until he/she has settled in
     
  8. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    if youre feeding dry always make sure meat is the 1st ingredient & never buy a feed that contains animal derivatives:) i fed mine on Arden grange.
     
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