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seanbrunett
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PostSubject: Couple questions    Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:22 pm

Hi all,

My fiancee and I picked up our new pup last Friday and could not be happier. The breeder sold us 1 bag of National Performance Plus. I've been doing much more food research the last few days and National is not very highly rated. She hasn't had issues (her stools were initially pretty soft, but adding yogurt seemed to do the trick). But I'm concerned about raising her with foods rated as National is. I'm very interested in Taste of the Wild, but still have a lot of food in the initial bag. My question is: should I finish the National bag since I've already paid for it or should I try to transition her as soon as possible to something like Taste of the Wild?

Thanks for all of your thoughts! and if you have other brand recommendations, I'm all ears!
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PostSubject: Re: Couple questions    Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:29 pm

its up to what you want to do, the way i feel is if a pup has soft stools all ready mine as well switch cold turkey to a new food and give it 2-3 weeks to see how she is adjusting. what i liked about TOTW when i feed it was i could switch the flavors with out mixing the bags with no tummy issues, my 2 do fine with cold turkey switches. if she was doing ok on the food and you just wanted to try a new brand of food i would blend the 2 together over a weeks time making the newer food the main blend by the end of the week.
i take it you have read all our food threads and have checked out http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ ?

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PostSubject: Re: Couple questions    Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:27 pm

As Jenn said, it's a matter of personal preference. There's no harm in finishing out the bag of food the breeder sold you and switching once you run out. If you really don't want her on the food there's also no harm in switching sooner and giving away or donating the unused portion.

We could give lots of brand recommendations but it might be easier to just browse the "What are you feeding your husky?" sticky for what a lot of people are feeding.

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PostSubject: Re: Couple questions    Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:56 pm

@Huskyluv wrote:
As Jenn said, it's a matter of personal preference. There's no harm in finishing out the bag of food the breeder sold you and switching once you run out. If you really don't want her on the food there's also no harm in switching sooner and giving away or donating the unused portion.

We could give lots of brand recommendations but it might be easier to just browse the "What are you feeding your husky?" sticky for what a lot of people are feeding.

Thanks for the response! I have been reading the sticky that you suggested and am feeling much more educated, just a little overwhelmed too Smile There seems like there are a lot of quality brands and each dog is unique, so it's a trial and error process. I'm leaning towards Blue Buffalo, Taste of the Wild or Acana or Nature's Variety. Will read up some more and compare prices. Thanks again!
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