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Old 02-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, Duelly is 8 months old. I wanted to start feeding him boxer 26 from royal canine but it says he shouldnt be on it until 15 months. So for now im feeding him there maxi puppy food for large breed. Is there any suggestions as to if 15 months is when we should start feeding him or if I can start on the boxer 26 formula earlier? Has anybody fed boxer 26 before a about a year old and how were your dogs on the food? He likes the maxi puppy and has no problem eating his full portion twice a day but I just thought I would ask and see what everyone thinks. I wouldnt start on the boxer 26 formula for another two months or so but I thought I would ask.
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Sorry- can't help you with your question. I've never fed Royal Canin. Not a fan of their food.


http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_f...uct=1529&cat=6


http://www.dogfoodscoop.com/dog-food-comparison.html

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-fo...pecific-adult/


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Im not a fan of their food either....honestly I believe "large breed" and breed specific foods are purely a gimmick...not to mention you could probably get a higher quality food for less :/ thats just my opinion

Ive never fed a puppy puppy food, all of mine have been switched to either and All life stage food or adult as soon as I got them. I know MANY people that do this as well. A lot of them being on a boxer forum
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I was on orijen which was rated top dog food in canada last year, alot of places rate it good because its chicken not chicken meal and is also grain free, well my dog and my sisters dog didnt like it and were getting upset stoumachs because of it and would barely eat when I fed them. Anyway you could find a dog food rating anywhere that says its bad or the best.


Royal Canin MAXI Canine Health Nutrition Boxer 26 Reviews | Buzzillions.com

Reviews, Tests of Royal Canin Breed Boxer 26

Also I read a post on here the other day that was out of 100 and for certain things you minus points for certain things you add points. Well Boxer 26 had an A+ and was rated 103 out of 100 rating so I guess it all depends. Im not trying to argue at all but you could find a bad review for any food or a great review for any food, I just wanted to ask about what age I could feed my dog the food that is all.
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My main reason for dis-liking this food is related to bloat. Boxers being deep chested dogs have a higher incident of bloat and a study was done by Purdue University showing that fat in the first four ingredients of a dog food can increase the chances of bloat. Sorry if my response has upset you, but I have your pups best interest at heart.

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If you wanted you could switch now or you can wait....either is safe.

I personally had to put "dog food reviews" behind me and we went with Diamond Naturals,.....a food I told myself and everybody else that I would NEVER feed due to past recalls on it...well the Diamond brand, not specifically the naturals line. But I had to do something because my boy was just getting so pathetic looking, partially due to worms that are resolved now, but we could never find a food that would agree with him and it honestly broke our bank account. So we downgraded...its decent and for a decent price 40lb bag for $25 cant beat it. and HEY its working! Hes eating and hes THRIVING on it! My point to this almost pointless thread is the rating really doesnt matter, atleast to me, all dogs are different! All my childhood dogs thrived on "dads", dog chow, kibbles and bit ect ect. Our lab mix lived to be 16 years old and thats all he ever ate! He NEVER had to go to the vets except for his neuter and routine vaccines....ok Im done rambling lmao this post probably doesnt make much sense and Im sure you all think Im crazy by now lol
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Your post did not upset me what so ever.. I was just showing you what my research had come up with and how it compared to yours thats all. Anyway thank you guys for your input it is appreciated to this yes somewhat useless thread lol. BTW gypsiemouse thanks for that article it was helpful
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Your post did not upset me what so ever.. I was just showing you what my research had come up with and how it compared to yours thats all. Anyway thank you guys for your input it is appreciated to this yes somewhat useless thread lol. BTW gypsiemouse thanks for that article it was helpful

You are welcome.
There are a lot of very healthy foods on the market, but I have found that there is not ONE food that is best for all dogs. Some can't tolerate high protein, some have allergies or food intolerances, and then you have to find something your dog actually likes. I have switched foods many times, and have done tons of research, not just on the foods, but on the individual ingredients.

As far as your original question on what age to feed adult food? Probably depends on the food and the dog.

Anytime I tried to switch my two to an adult formula, they would get scrawny looking. I have to keep them on a puppy formula or an all life stages formula. But that's just how mine are. Yours might be different.

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We switched at about 8 months. Gracie developed a very sensitive tummy at that time. She eats California Naturals Grain- Free Lamb or Venison. She does very well on it and we get a lot of comments on how healthy she looks.
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oy LOL I didnt mean this thread was useless! I worded mine wrong, or it was taken the wrong way lol I meant MY post was useless LOL Im sorry about that
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