I have a couple questions for the experts on here. 1) how long should I feed the puppy formula food or what age should I start weening her over to adult formula? 2) I was wondering what others recommend feeding? The breeder I got her from give me a 20# bag of what he has used for years for all his puppies, she seems to really like it, I was finally able to find it and buy more, it is called showtime premium puppy 30/20. I have read mixed reviews on the net about showtime,which I am positive it is all 100% true since its on the net (lol).
I hear some bad things about Purina such as dogs getting sick, losing weight, developing itchy bumps and weaker bodies due to bad batches from this company.
I did some research while looking for dog food for my puppy and found a lot of horrible complaints about Purina, the company seems to have a very bad reputation, and very shady practices as I have read complaints where the company agreed to pay for customers vet bills when threatened with lawsuits for dog ilnesses.
I also looked up the ingredients, there was an analysis and Pro Plan has about 12 controversial ingredients, mostly by-product garbage from slaughterhouse waste.
I had someone else grab dog food, and they got a couple bags of Purina Smart Blend and my boy ate 1-2 bowls but I took him right off it after researching and now I have him on Orijen for puppies as it is great quality canadian fresh made food and not processed in high quanitity by big corporations.
I have reead some bad reviews on several different brands that has been suggested, thats the reason for me asking about the type of food everyone is using or their suggestions. I think any brand is going to have some bad reviews.
Agree. No offense to Purina buyers, whatever works for your dogs. In my research I found there is a lot of people whose dogs love it and do great on it so really it's not a big deal which food you buy. I just get a little wary about these corporations and their motives.
I'm thinking about putting my guy on a raw prey-model diet when he's older because it's complete nutrition for a carnivore animal.
Look up BARF (Bones And Raw Food) and Prey-model Raw diet for dogs if you are interested.
I just get a little wary about these corporations and their motives.
Another thought is these bigger companies have more qualified people monitoring their product as it comes off production. I am on my second shorthair in my life & must say they both did well on Purina products.