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Any suggestions for a high quality puppy food? Looking to switch my 5 month old lab off of the pro Pac stuff the breeder had her on to something better
 

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I am using EVO - super high quality, made in California, high protein and great ingredients.

My breeder was using Eukanuba Performance and I transitioned her to EVO starting at 8 weeks. It is now 6 weeks later and she is lean, muscular and has never had a soft stool.

I have fed my 2.5 year old the same EVO his entire life and he is also super healthy, lean and muscular. Great coat and all. Never has EVO had a recall either. All of it's ingredients are from the USA and have high quality standards.

Not related to the company at all, just love the results. It is expensive, though at $2 per pound.

Whatever you feed, make sure it has DHA or add your own fish oil. Several studies have proven that DHA improves mental function and problem solving in developing puppies.

Jennifer
 

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I feed mine Orijen LB puppy. He loves it and high quality ingredients and you feed a lot less than with other brands
 

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Tazman- Not at all, in studies they say anywhere from 1%-2% is acceptable in large breed puppies. They say giant breeds (Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds) should be on the lower end of the spectrum. Seeing that my dog is not going to be a Giant breed I don't see 1.7% (max) as an issue as it falls in the parameters.

Here's the link for the information on Calcium in large breed puppies: http://www.thensome.com/hod.htm
 

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Tazman- Not at all, in studies they say anywhere from 1%-2% is acceptable in large breed puppies. They say giant breeds (Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds) should be on the lower end of the spectrum. Seeing that my dog is not going to be a Giant breed I don't see 1.7% (max) as an issue as it falls in the parameters.

Here's the link for the information on Calcium in large breed puppies: http://www.thensome.com/hod.htm
I went to the link and it is a statement and not research. Where is the research that says that 2% is ok?? I prefer this research article http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/health/skeletaldisease.htm.
I will continue to feed Large Breed puppy for most of their growth period with 1-1.3% calcium where they grow slower. It has worked for 30 years with my dogs with good hips.
 

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Thanks for the input so far, I'll be looking into them this evening when I get off work. Hopefully I can find something I'm happy with. No soft stools with her on uldpp current food but its frequent stools, I'm feeding the suggested amount and have spoken to my vet about it she suggested to look into some different foods. Just wanted to see what some of you guys are using with success
 
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