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hannahm625
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hannahm625

Female Join date : 2019-03-05
Location : Wilmington, NC

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PostSubject: What to feed new puppy   What to feed new puppy EmptyFri Mar 08, 2019 12:57 pm

Hi everyone!

I will be bringing my baby home on Monday and I'm SO excited!!

I would love some help with finding a food for her though, and here's why:
I know there are so many threads on here about what puppy food to feed but none of them have helped me out. For the time being, I need to feed her food that is on the cheaper side. I won't feed her cheap food forever, but just for right now. As soon as I can switch, I plan on switching her to Taste of the Wild, but that's not in the budget at the moment. Anyway, the breeder currently has her on Pedigree Puppy and I want to get her off of that junk ASAP!

I was thinking about feeding her Evolve since a large bag of it is only about $20 at Harris Teeter, and it has 4 stars on dogfoodadvisor but I wanted to ask for advice before I made a decision.

I've also done a lot of research on the regular puppy vs large breed puppy food and I understand that the breed is considered a medium breed, but my pup seems to look pretty big for only 7/8 weeks (maybe she's a normal size & I'm just uneducated) so that makes me wonder if I should feed her large breed?

also: huskies have be fed grain free right? I have heard that there are studies showing that feeding grain free when its not necessary can cause problems, but from what I've gathered on here, huskies pretty much require grain free food.

tldr;
1. what's a decent affordable food?
2. should I feed regular puppy or large breed puppy?
3. do huskies require grain free?

thanks guys!!
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dvflyer
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Location : San Diego

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PostSubject: Re: What to feed new puppy   What to feed new puppy EmptyFri Mar 08, 2019 1:54 pm

If Evolve fits your budget and has 4 stars on DFA, I'd go with that. I would feed puppy food.

Otherwise, feed Costco/ Nature's Domain puppy food.

Dogs don't require grain free food (barring allergies), but it seems to be generally accepted that they don't need grains. And I've heard that they don't have the needed digestive enzymes to break them down. I do not know if this is true or not.
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PostSubject: Re: What to feed new puppy   What to feed new puppy EmptyFri Mar 08, 2019 2:28 pm

I feed Victor Hi Pro plus - not a grain free food but the grain is sorghum, not corn. My guys have no problem with this AND the poops are fine. I started off with Iams because that's what he had been eating before I got him. The poops were pudding. Then I noticed that his poop looked like a moist version of his food - cracked corn in = cracked corn out. Clearly he was not digesting the cracked corn. Switched to Tractor Supply brand 4Health and that cleared up pronto. Then switched to Taste of the Wild, poops continued nicely. Briefly switched to Ameriocan Journey from Chewy.com for price savings. Poop consistency was still great BUT frequency doubled - which was an issue at the time as I had a dog mostly crated and only out on structured walks. So back to TOTW until my guys no longer would eat it (I think I got a bag that probably sat out on a loading dock over an extremely hot weekend and maybe it became rancid.) Then I switched to the Victor when I found it was my best value at my local garden supply place.

Check out chewy.com. With auto-ship you get a 5% discount on most foods. And, with your first auto-ship they knock off an additional percent (I just got 30% my Dasuguin order!) And a larger bag is cheaper in the long run - if you can't an open bag in a month, you can freeze the rest in it's bag.

I would feed puppy food for the first year (not large breed, large means like Great Dane, Saint Bernard, Irish Wolfhound kind of large.) Check out Tractor Supply, BJ's warehouse, Cosco
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