|Barked: Thu Jan 9, '14 10:58am PST |
|I think it all depends on the particular ALS or puppy food you are feeding. Not all ALS foods are good or bad, just like not all puppy food are good or bad. To me, Natural balance is pretty low in protein and fat for growing puppies, most of their formulas being around 21% protein and 10% fat. If a dog needs a hypoallergenic diet or is suffering from pancreatitis, then I will suggest Natural Balance as an option, but otherwise I think there are much better puppy or ALS food out there. Some of those options are high in protein and fat, while others are moderate in protein and fat. Which is best all depends on the dog it's being fed to, in my opinion.
According to Dog Food Advisor, "AAFCO only recognizes two dog food nutrient profiles, adult maintenance and growth and reproduction. However, manufacturers are permitted to market a dog food as suitable for “all life stages” so long as it meets the more stringent guidelines for “growth and reproduction”.
In other words, any dog food suitable for “all life stages” is also suitable for puppies, too."
Edited by author Thu Jan 9, '14 11:06am PST
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