What to feed Cara?

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  1. Upendi&Mina

    Upendi&Mina Mainstreme Elitist

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    My big girls get TOTW, but I don't want to start Cara on that until she's older. So does anyone have puppy food suggestions?
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    maybe more pictures would get the juices flowing ;)
     
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    Fromm makes an excellent puppy food. As does Orijen.
     
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    Solid Gold wolf cub was what they recommend in puppy class, Romeo gets solid gold and its a hit with him
    plus they sell it at petsmart/petco and stuff now, which is awesome because I am the worst dog food orderer in the world lol
     
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    I wouldn't use TOTW on a pup either, the calcium is a little off for a large breed puppy especially.

    If money weren't on object, I'd feed Orijen.
     
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    I started Quinn on Orijen Puppy and while she went crazy for it and the ingredients list was amazing, it was just too rich & high protein for her. She got quite gassy and her stools were loose.

    After that bag I switched her to Acana Grasslands, which is very similar to their puppy formula IIRC. It was a bit lower in protein than Orijen (plus Orijen has increased the meat % now, which I knew definitely wouldn't agree with her!) The difference was amazing! No longer gassy, and perfect poops. Her coat is in beautiful condition. It's what Dally is being fed as well and she's doing great on it, too (although you could feed her anything and she'd be fine, lol).
     
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    My mom has a Toy Poodle puppy and had no luck with grain free foods with her. They were too rich and caused diarrhea. So far she's had great results with Blue Buffalo.
     
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    Cara's in that in-between, not big and not small size, so I'd lean more toward a good all life stages food than either a puppy or large breed puppy formula.
     
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    Fromm and Orijen are out because they're unavailable in our area. I can get solid gold, and wellness
     
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    I'd choose Solid Gold, or Blue Buffalo for puppies. We feed Kirkland Signature from Costco but not sure if you can get that there.
     
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    Solid Gold Wolf Cub is really good food. My friend raised his enormous GSD on it, and he is structurally very sound and healthy. :)

    I had my foster puppy on Wellness Just For Puppy, and he had loose poops and HORRIBLE. GAS. I googled it and found countless posts/questions/complaints about puppies getting gassy and diarrheaey on Wellness puppy. After that, I wouldn't recommend it, but I'm sure a lot of people have good results with it. The ingredients look good.

    Can you get Natural Balance? The Ultra formula is a quality, all life stages food.
     

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