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View Poll Results: Which food would be best for a 7 week old puppy?
Wellness Core 0 0%
Innova Large Breed 1 33.33%
Innova Prime Grain Free Chicken & Turkey 0 0%
Merrick Grain Free Chicken & Sweet Potato 0 0%
Other Merrick Grain Free 0 0%
Merrick Classic Chicken or One of other classics 0 0%
Merrick Classic Chicken - Puppy version 1 33.33%
Blue Buffalo Chicken - Puppy version 1 33.33%
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:50 PM
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Okay, sounds like ill stick with nutro then fr the time being. I forgot to mention however, that the breeder had said she would be willing to help accustom the pup to the new kibble of my choice before I pick her up, and that I just needed to tell her which type of food I'd preferred for my pup. Thanks guys!
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Okay, sounds like ill stick with nutro then fr the time being. I forgot to mention however, that the breeder had said she would be willing to help accustom the pup to the new kibble of my choice before I pick her up, and that I just needed to tell her which type of food I'd preferred for my pup. Thanks guys!
Sounds like your breeder is very accomodating.
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None on the list are appropriate for a small puppy.

Did you consult your breeder about food choices?
I was wondering about Holistic food options. I forgot that was an option, and as I mentioned my breeder had stated she would try to introduce Lightning (My puppy!) to whichever choice I gave.

Would Innova Large Breed Puppy still be inappropriate?

Sorry to the other answers, but I really am looking for Holistic options! I want my puppy to be as healthy as possible!
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Of those you listed, the Innova LBP is the only one I'd even consider feeding to a young pup, but I generally say stick with what the breeder feeds. I'd be more concerned with the breeder letting the pups go so young.
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If the breeder is feeding Nutro, I would stay with that.

Ask the breeder why they chose to feed Nutro and what their experience has been feeding the product. (I don't feed Nutro, but it is on our list of recommended products.)

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Which version of Nutro is the breeder feeding? Mine are on Nutro Ultra LBP and it is certainly advertised as "holistic". I see the word "holistic" tossed around so much these days, I am not even sure what it means anymore.
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I have to chime in with my opinion. It is what I am best at. Not only would I keep them on Nutro (if it is Natural Choice LB) I would select the new Young Adult, Teenager food for Large Breeds from 6 months to 2 yrs that Nutro Natural Choice just developed. Not a choice though. It is best IMO because it is 42% whole food ingredients, 100% natural, developed to enhance continued growth and further development with good Omega 3's and 6's. Designed to prevent weight issues and growth spurts but still promote development of the muscles and brain. I never fed it to mine since it is new but I am a believer and will feed it to the "teenagers" in my future.
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I would keep them on the food they are on currently for quite a few months. Let them transition into the new home for weeks before transitioning the food. Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed puppy comes in more than one protein. I would try the "other" protein first.

I like LB specific food for the "benefits" that promote joint health as well as good cognitive health. ALS food promotes that dogs need the same protein and the same protein amount throughout their life. I disagree with this philsophy. I believe in targeted nutrition that includes switching protein sources and protein amounts based on life stage AND activity level. Additionally based on needs or solutions.
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Which version of Nutro is the breeder feeding? Mine are on Nutro Ultra LBP and it is certainly advertised as "holistic". I see the word "holistic" tossed around so much these days, I am not even sure what it means anymore.
She is feeding Lightning Nutro Natural Choice Puppy, Large Breed. Is there any difference between this, and Ultra LBP?
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She is feeding Lightning Nutro Natural Choice Puppy, Large Breed. Is there any difference between this, and Ultra LBP?
The Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy is a Limited Ingredient diet and the proteins are either lamb or chicken. Ultra Holistic is ingredient intensive. It has 3 proteins, lamb salmon and chicken. Ultra is a blend of Superfoods. Holistic means for the whole. All 3 are great foods.

I always fed mine the NCLB Chicken. I have said many times, "Everything this food claimed it would do for my dogs it did and then times 10 for the cats." My favorite benefit would depend on the day or recent activity but the healthier skin and coat or skin and fur guaranteed impressed me in the beginning and the food just gets better and better.
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