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Old 01-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just brought our new puppy home and know already I need to switch food the breeder had him on. He is on Royal Canin medium puppy. Number one reason is the amount of grain in this food and number two is the smell coming out of this pup. Oh my lord he is the stinkiest puppy ever. I think I am going to put him on BB Wilderness puppy any of you have any other suggestions?
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I have recently switched Sally back to Royal Canin because her tummy wasn't doing well on Wellness Puppy, which is lower grain than Royal Canin... I am giving her this and (maybe one more) for her tummy to settle n then I might try a different better quality food. There seems to be less variety of grain free food here in Aus, compared to the States n Canada. And most of the ones that you can get I have to travel an hour to get them and an hour back!
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My dogs would not touch BB. So for that reson I would go against it. Tried it on four different bread dogs too
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I am currently switching my pup to the Blue Buffalo Freedom Puppy (grain free) and she loves it! I put the food we got her on in first (Nutro Max) and she sits there and waits until I put the Blue in. Haha.


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We have switched Bodie's food twice since we got him from the breeder in May. First we switched to BB Freedom (Grain Free). His stools improved, but he wasn't extremely interested in eating it - and he still had one loose stool a day. After a few months we switched him again (by weening him off with a mixture of the new and old) to Wellness Core Puppy (Grain free). His stools are GREAT now and he is going less frequently (3-4x daily vs. 5-7x). He still doesn't love his food, but we are hoping once he can eat adult kibble that we can offer him different varieties in the grain free and maybe find one that he likes. The grain free high quality kibbles doesn't have a big variety of flavors.

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We have switched Bodie's food twice since we got him from the breeder in May. First we switched to BB Freedom (Grain Free). His stools improved, but he wasn't extremely interested in eating it - and he still had one loose stool a day. After a few months we switched him again (by weening him off with a mixture of the new and old) to Wellness Core Puppy (Grain free). His stools are GREAT now and he is going less frequently (3-4x daily vs. 5-7x). He still doesn't love his food, but we are hoping once he can eat adult kibble that we can offer him different varieties in the grain free and maybe find one that he likes. The grain free high quality kibbles doesn't have a big variety of flavors.

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You could try one of the Earthborn grain free kibbles. They're all life stages so he should be able to eat it. I've been debating doing this for Bruno because he has a similar stool issue with BB Freedom. Earthborn has a puppy kibble too, but it's not from their grain free line.
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That wellness is great stuff. My pup was on that first, then tried BB and she refused to touch it.
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Both of mine are on BB Freedom. They have no issues with it at all. It all comes down to trial with what works for your dog.
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