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    Our pup is 12 weeks and looks the same way. She weighs 23lbs. Has LOTS of energy. She just looks a bit more lean than my previous pups. We’re feeding 1 1/2 cups of ProPlan Focus Chicken puppy twice a day. 3 cups total and she acts like she’s starving. I may bump up her portions. THOUGHTS???
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Maddox View Post
    Our pup is 12 weeks and looks the same way. She weighs 23lbs. Has LOTS of energy. She just looks a bit more lean than my previous pups. We’re feeding 1 1/2 cups of ProPlan Focus Chicken puppy twice a day. 3 cups total and she acts like she’s starving. I may bump up her portions. THOUGHTS???
    If she would be mine, I would bump her up to Performance rather than more food. I have my puppy on performance because she is going to the trainer next week at 4 months.
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    I have fed Dr. Tim's kinesis all life stages since my puppy was 7 weeks. He is a year-and-a-half now and doing great. It is expensive though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Maddox View Post
    Our pup is 12 weeks and looks the same way. She weighs 23lbs. Has LOTS of energy. She just looks a bit more lean than my previous pups. We’re feeding 1 1/2 cups of ProPlan Focus Chicken puppy twice a day. 3 cups total and she acts like she’s starving. I may bump up her portions. THOUGHTS???
    Maybe I'm just not feeding enough. Only feeding 1 3/4 cup for the whole day, but in separate feedings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billie View Post
    Its marketing Carol. Dont see too many commercials or any for other foods (that are worthy that is). To the OP, I have used Eukanuba Large Breed puppy for 20+ years. I highly reccomend it of course.
    Me too. Not for 20 years, but my 3 FT dogs were raised on Euk Large breed Puppy formula, and I’m pretty sure I’ll stick with it when #4 arrives in a couple weeks! 🤣🐾🐾🤣 I was just really curious what draws so many to Blue Buffalo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Me too. Not for 20 years, but my 3 FT dogs were raised on Euk Large breed Puppy formula, and I’m pretty sure I’ll stick with it when #4 arrives in a couple weeks! I was just really curious what draws so many to Blue Buffalo.
    I fed Euk many moons ago, but was told the formula changed and it just didn't seem to be the same.
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    When did this change take place, what changed and was it just the Large breed puppy formula?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leddyman View Post
    I have fed Dr. Tim's kinesis all life stages since my puppy was 7 weeks. He is a year-and-a-half now and doing great. It is expensive though.
    There are several dogs on the truck that are on Dr Tims from pups on and they look great. No doubt it's a good food but we just looked at it for a switch for my older dog and he is just right on the PPP, but maybe too easy of a keeper for a switch to Dr Tims Momentum or Glacier. We discussed it. I had fed Eukanuba for over 20 years but with being bought out by Mars I decided to change to what all of the pros I use were feeding, PPP, plus kk per cup went down to 389 on Euk I believe for the performance. I also was told that flax can interfere with reproduction/fertility by a repro specialist in Michigan so I feed all flax free foods now to all and Farmina for bitches.
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    Even though still a Mars company, my Royal Canin rep (who is the ONE rep I like), told me that Royal Canin has taken over the Eukanuba line and have improved it to be back to what it used to be before P&G bought up Iams. We will see, I used Euk Puppy food for several pups but was sure to keep them slender. My last pup got a bacterial infection right after I opened a new bag, responded well to antibiotics, but I switched him to Dr Tim's Pursuit as he was 12 months old. Probably a co-incidence but Eukanuba did refund me a bag. I switched from Euk Performance to Dr Tims Pursuit for my primary diet a few years ago. Can feed a bit less as Dr Tims is higher calorie, no doubt the dogs have plenty of energy, sometimes too much <LOL>.
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    Our last three have done great on Pro Plan large breed puppy. Since every pup is an individual due to variables in the pups genetics, personality and training regimen, etc, results may vary and food may need to be tweaked or changed completely.

    One fun note....when our boy Sam was ready for adult food we switched him from Pro Plan large breed puppy to Pro Plan Savor with chicken...lol....big mistake, it gave him gas that could peel paint from our living room walls.

    As adults our dogs have done great on PP Sport large breed. We adjust amounts based on the amount of excecise they get as winters get busy and the dogs don’t get out as much as spring thru fall.

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