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New Owner Looking for Advice on Feeding

Good Afternoon, I am a first time Golden Owner and new to your forum. My little guy was 8 weeks when we brought him home. He will be 6 months this week. We have been feeding him grain free all along. With the recent articles on DCM and low taurine diets, I am confused and at a loss as to what to feed him. He is 41# at 6 months. I welcome any suggestions. Thank you!
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I'm with you my girl is almost 4 and I'm in the process of switching her with all this news coming out.

The only thing is she is so picky with her dry food, i tried a few times over the years to try other flavors of her current food (she has been on this since she was 6 months old) and she wouldn't eat it i also tried to switch brands and that was a no go.

I would like to try and see if i could get samples before i spend a lot money on big bags of food if she isn't gonna eat it.

right now I'm deciding between

Purina pro plan and
Royal canin GR blend.


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Please stop feeding grain-free. If you need any reassurances why, join the Facebook Group "Taurine-Deficient (Nutritional) Dilated Cardiomyopathy." It's run by a group of veterinarians and there is a ton of information on there, even what you should be feeding. There are over 50,000 members at this point. None of the BEG(Boutique, Exotic, Grain-Free Foods) are safe for your pet.

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Purina Pro Plan is the food used by most performance dogs and show dogs. I've used PPP for my dogs for years and have had good success with it. I never got on the grain free band wagon, so I didn't have to make the switch. The sooner you switch, the better.


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Purina Pro Plan is the food used by most performance dogs and show dogs. I've used PPP for my dogs for years and have had good success with it. I never got on the grain free band wagon, so I didn't have to make the switch. The sooner you switch, the better.
My dog is is neither a performance dog or a show dog is this still a good brand to switch too?


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My dog is is neither a performance dog or a show dog is this still a good brand to switch too?
My pup is doing just fine on it, our previous Golden's have been on either the Sport or Large Breed versions and never any issues. I wouldn't use the Sport unless they're an actual working dog though. It's higher in protein.

I'll most likely switch my pup to Sensitive Skin/Stomach at the first of the year.

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My dog is is neither a performance dog or a show dog is this still a good brand to switch too?
My boy is a Pound puppy-I adopted him from my County Shelter. I have been feeding the PPP SSS for 8 years ever since I adopted him at the age of 2 based on many many recommendations from members here on the Forum.

He was having stomach issues, was under weight 15-20 lbs., he had come into the shelter as a Stray. Within a couple of days of eating the PPP SSS, I noticed an immediate improvement in his stools, he gradually started gaining the weight he needed over the course of several months and his coat started coming in..... he's done extremely well on it.

Just want to add, my boy does not have any allergies and he's never had a hot spot........

Before the member recommendations, I would never have considered a Purina product of any kind. The Purina Pro Plan line is a very good line.
As mentioned above many of the Performance and Show dogs are eating Purina Pro Plan formulas.
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I recommend Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach! My vet recommended me this along with many others on this forum and we have never looked back.

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Also what a cute puppy!!!

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Also what a cute puppy!!!
I agree, he's a good looking boy!
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