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Offline MParlier

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Re: Giant Breed Nutrition and Feeding
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2010, 09:29:25 AM »
Has anyone heard of Sierra Naturals pet food?  It is a small holistic dog food company based in NJ. I am trying to get the protein, fat and calcium ratios from him but just wondering if anyone has heard of this. Website is sierrajack.com

Here's some info...  Just click on any variety on the left side of the page.

http://sierranaturalpetfood.com/HolisticPremiumChicken.aspx
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Re: Giant Breed Nutrition and Feeding
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2011, 10:35:55 AM »
This is way too much information for me.  I have been clicking on links, reading other peoples posts and would like some direction.  I have a 9 week old AM.  We are currently feeding her Purina One puppy large bread food.  I have read pros and cons but would like some suggestions for what is the 'best' food to feed my puppy. 

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Re: Giant Breed Nutrition and Feeding
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2011, 10:52:29 AM »
I also looked into Purina One LB Puppy but decided to go with what the breeder was feeding Mookie... And that was Nutro Natures Choice LB Puppy.  Mookie loves it, doesnt gorge himself and looks great!  We free feed and measure out the proper amount he should be consuming given his age and weight.  In the mornings and evenings he gets one scoop of pumpkin and during the day he gets healthy treats.  I figure we will keep him on Nutro LB Puppy until he is 18 months and then start to transition him to LB Adult... Probably sticking with Nutro or maybe moving to Blue Buffalo (Ive heard good things).

We also give Mookie special treats sometimes such as left over chicken or steak, with any seasonings rinsed off.  Pretty soon here I am going to start adding in fresh veggies as well, just to see what he likes!

The choice is yours to make, but its always better to err on the side of caution when it relates to your pets health!
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Re: Giant Breed Nutrition and Feeding
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2011, 11:59:40 AM »
This is way too much information for me.  I have been clicking on links, reading other peoples posts and would like some direction.  I have a 9 week old AM.  We are currently feeding her Purina One puppy large bread food.  I have read pros and cons but would like some suggestions for what is the 'best' food to feed my puppy. 
At that age I would be feeding what the breeder fed and if there are no problems keep them on that until 18 mths.


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Re: Giant Breed Nutrition and Feeding
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2011, 06:36:21 PM »
This is way too much information for me.  I have been clicking on links, reading other peoples posts and would like some direction.  I have a 9 week old AM.  We are currently feeding her Purina One puppy large bread food.  I have read pros and cons but would like some suggestions for what is the 'best' food to feed my puppy. 
At that age I would be feeding what the breeder fed and if there are no problems keep them on that until 18 mths.

I completely agree!!!   :sun_smiley:
 

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Re: Giant Breed Nutrition and Feeding
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2011, 08:51:52 PM »
It's a personal choice, but with such a fast-growing pup, I would be very hesitant to feed Purina anything.  Their food's not top quality (actually, some is very low quality compared to a premium dog food), the protein may be too high (a good place is no higher than 26%).  I'm not a fan of the ingredients, either.  Like others have said, I'd be feeding what he was on with his breeder until he either has issues with it, or reaches 18 months when it would be appropriate to switch him to a premium adult food.
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