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  • in reply to: Need canned suggestions similar to Merrick #80435 Report Abuse
    Lemdem
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    What about CANIDAE? Love them.

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #44540 Report Abuse
    Lemdem
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    What about calcium levels in antlers? Would that not be a good chew for lb puppies?

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #21557 Report Abuse
    Lemdem
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    Thanks so much!

    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #21553 Report Abuse
    Lemdem
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    So I just called Purina and Iams.


    So Purina One: (2*)

    Protein: 28
    Fat: 13
    Fiber: 6
    Calcium: 1.1-1.3

    Iams (2.5*)

    Protein: 26
    Fat: 14
    Fiber: 4
    Calcium: 0.65-0.80

    Nutro Max: (3.5*)
    Protein: 26
    Fat: 14
    Fiber: 4
    Calcium: 1-1.5

    These are all in a similar price range. Which one will do the least harm?

    • This reply was modified 8 years, 3 months ago by Lemdem.
    in reply to: Large and Giant Breed Puppy Nutrition #21544 Report Abuse
    Lemdem
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    I’m loving this thread! It’s really informative!

    I work at Petco, and I have a lot of pet parents come in when they get a new puppy. Not everyone can afford (or is willing to pay for) these more expensive, quality brands, and I was wondering if you might be able to show me a few formulas in the different price ranges so I can recommend the best food for their budget. I’ve always had small breed dogs, so cost isn’t as much of an issue for me as it is for parents of dogs who will eat 4+ cups a day.

    Is Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy a decent food in the $1/lb range? It seems to be the best one i’ve seen in the price range. It’s got a bunch of corn and wheat, but still manages to get a 3.5 on DFA, which is pretty impressive for $30 a bag. Is their LBP formula worth anything?

    Any other suggestions? The cheapo brands we carry at my store are Purina( Chef Michaels, Puppy Chow, Beneful, One) & Pedigree, and a small jump up in price, Iams and Nutro Max.

    Of those foods, in those two price ranges, which one would be the least harmful for a large breed puppy? The Purina and Pedigree are such garbage, does it even make a difference which one you feed?

    Whole Earth Farms is also around the Nutro Max price range, at about $40 a bag. Is the adult formula appropriate for LB puppies?

    I’ve read a lot of different things about LBP nutrition. Is it true that if an appropriate LBP formula is not available, then an adult formula is better than a regular puppy food?

    I really appreciate all of your time! Your list was really, really helpful.

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