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Question What food are you guys using for your adult goldens?

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So, my golden puppy is 20 weeks as of now, and I wanted to start thinking early for what adult foods she should go on! I think at a year I would swap her? What foods do you feed your golden? Thanks!

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I stuck with Purina Pro Plan Focus Large Breed Adult chicken and rice. Rukie seems very healthy, loves to run and only poops twice a day.


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I've been feeding Purina Pro Plan for Sensitive Skin and Stomach, the Salmon formula for over 8 years. My guys have done great on it.
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Nature's Variety be natural line, not the grain free and Nature's Variety instinct frozen raw. High levels of meat protein and taurine levels. Started feeding the kibble form 3 months ago, doing amazing and no soy or wheat in the food.

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My two big boys are eating Nutro Ultra.

Baby boy is eating Purina Pro Plan Focus Chicken & Rice (regular, not the large breed). By the time he's 4-5 months old, will switch him to Nutro Ultra too.

Gotta add, he utterly refused to eat the kibble he came home with. It's an all ages kibble, so rather than waste it, I'm going to mix it in the adult dogs food and let them eat it.

I switched the baby cold turkey to PP - and his poops have been perfect. <= He still wants the adult dogs food more than his puppy food + I'd rather be just buying one big bag of dog food every month. That said, any time a dog does well on a food, you feel OK leaving them on it a little longer if it comes to that.

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I've been feeding Purina Pro Plan for Sensitive Skin and Stomach, the Salmon formula for over 8 years. My guys have done great on it.

Same here. Shala was eating Pro Plan Adult Chicken and Rice, and doing great, but I switched her to the SSS Salmon about two-three years ago and she thrives on it. Your dog doesn't need to have skin or stomach issues to be on it. I just wanted to switch Shala to a salmon based food for the extra Omegas, and that was my best option. For her, it was a really good choice.

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My two big boys are eating Nutro Ultra.

Baby boy is eating Purina Pro Plan Focus Chicken & Rice (regular, not the large breed). By the time he's 4-5 months old, will switch him to Nutro Ultra too.

Gotta add, he utterly refused to eat the kibble he came home with. It's an all ages kibble, so rather than waste it, I'm going to mix it in the adult dogs food and let them eat it.

I switched the baby cold turkey to PP - and his poops have been perfect. <= He still wants the adult dogs food more than his puppy food + I'd rather be just buying one big bag of dog food every month. That said, any time a dog does well on a food, you feel OK leaving them on it a little longer if it comes to that.
I guess you don't know that all the the major food companies and overall about 90% of food companies guarantee their food 100%. All you need is the original bag and at least half the bag of food to get a full refund. You just take it back to the place you bought it.

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I guess you don't know that all the the major food companies and overall about 90% of food companies guarantee their food 100%. All you need is the original bag and at least half the bag of food to get a full refund. You just take it back to the place you bought it.
I vaguely knew that, but I didn't give that a thought at all. I also had the receipt for the food in my purse + the petstore guarantees the food they sell or full refund.

I felt that returning a bag of food for $20 or whatever was more annoying than just mixing it in the adult dogs food. It's a good quality food and my other dogs will eat anything. They nommed the mix of food this morning.

*** Guess I should add, I just bought the small bag because I had been planning to transition to Pro Plan anyway. <= I would have returned a big bag!


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I vaguely knew that, but I didn't give that a thought at all. I also had the receipt for the food in my purse + the petstore guarantees the food they sell or full refund.

I felt that returning a bag of food for $20 or whatever was more annoying than just mixing it in the adult dogs food. It's a good quality food and my other dogs will eat anything. They nommed the mix of food this morning.

ahh lol ok. Most people don't really know the foods are guaranteed and can return them

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I just switched to Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach, Salmon flavor a few months ago. She loves it which surprised me because she had been on the same food since she was 6 months old (she will be 4 in Oct) and i had tried several times switching her over the years (different flavors of the brand she was eating and different brands all together) and she hated everything.


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