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PostSubject: What to feed at 8 weeks   Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:24 pm

Hello all,

Yesterday I brought home my 8 week old Puppy. I am a first time dog/husky owner and have no clue what would be best for my pup. The breeder was feeding the puppies Diamond Natural Extreme Athlete twice a day. I plan on feeding my puppy at least 3 times a day. Could someone please point me in the right direction on which food would help my puppy grow properly?
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PostSubject: Re: What to feed at 8 weeks   Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:48 pm

Dan, what your breeder was feeding is not all that bad, there is a few members here who also feed Diamond. I do recommend grain free, and a quality brand. Stick to a puppy blend is best, but an all life stage is ok, although, puppy food includes dha which is important the first 4 or 5 months of life, which can't be found in all of the all life stage foods. Dha will show up as fish oil in the ingredients list. To be honest I wasn't aware of that, and at 4 months did switch to an all life stage, but I really think it's major impact of dha (it's for growing minds and eyes) is for puppies under 6 months, and probably under 4 or 5 months. If money isn't a problem Acana, Fromm are probably the best out there. Diamond, 4 health, Taste of the Wild, and Nature's domain come in a close to the Acana and Fromm, and are somewhat cheaper. Earthborn I highly recommend, but do not believe they offer a puppy food. Btw, although I did switch to an all life stage at 4 months, I do not believe it negatively impacted my girl, fwiw.....
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PostSubject: Re: What to feed at 8 weeks   Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:06 pm

@MiyasMomma wrote:
Dan, what your breeder was feeding is not all that bad, there is a few members here who also feed Diamond. I do recommend grain free, and a quality brand. Stick to a puppy blend is best, but an all life stage is ok, although, puppy food includes dha which is important the first 4 or 5 months of life, which can't be found in all of the all life stage foods. Dha will show up as fish oil in the ingredients list. To be honest I wasn't aware of that, and at 4 months did switch to an all life stage, but I really think it's major impact of dha (it's for growing minds and eyes) is for puppies under 6 months, and probably under 4 or 5 months. If money isn't a problem Acana, Fromm are probably the best out there. Diamond, 4 health, Taste of the Wild, and Nature's domain come in a close to the Acana and Fromm, and are somewhat cheaper. Earthborn I highly recommend, but do not believe they offer a puppy food. Btw, although I did switch to an all life stage at 4 months, I do not believe it negatively impacted my girl, fwiw.....

Thanks for replying so fast! The breeder gave us enough food to last us till tonight. I'm going to buy a bag of the Diamond Natural Extreme Athlete. Would buying a fish oil supplement be ok to compensate the lack of DHA in the all life stage?
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PostSubject: Re: What to feed at 8 weeks   Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:11 pm

Dan yes it would....fish or krill oil are fine.....
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PostSubject: Re: What to feed at 8 weeks   Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:34 pm

Sticking with what your breeder fed is a good idea! It makes the transition a bit smoother
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PostSubject: Re: What to feed at 8 weeks   Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:27 pm

Thanks for all the info and help!
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