|Barked: Thu Jul 13, '06 9:14am PST |
|When Mom got me she quickly found that Science Diet Puppy screwed up my digestion - we think it is because it had too much corn. I either had the runs or was stopped up. There were probably other problems going on to, as I was a rescue dog, but Mom switched my food anyway. I get Nutro - Natural Choice Lamb and Rice Large Breed Puppy - which is actually cheaper than Science Diet anyway. Of course they have it for adult dogs too, and even the lamb and rice kind for large breeds. http://www.nutroproducts.com/
Mom decided on the Lamb and Rice and not their regular large breed food because she thinks it is easier on on my tummy. She said if she remembers right, back in the days when she worked reception at a vet clinic, the dogs with sensitive stomachs would get lamb/rice mix foods. We could probably switch to the regular kind now, but I am happy with what I have.
Mom heard from other people, and read online in several places that Nutro is supposed to be a good food. Some people wont buy it because they think it's costly - but Mom is on a budget, and thinks it's affordable. Besides, she's always not cared about the price of pet food. Sasha, our kitty, has to eat science diet sensitive stomach or she'll puke, so Mom hasn't been able to buy cheap food for a long time anyway. One of her co-workers has her dog on Nutro too - She's the one who told us about it.
One more thing - when you do switch food - take your time. Only mix a little bit of the new food for the 1st week, and gradually over time add a little more as you are gradually decreasing the old food.. I think it took like 3-4 weeks for mom to switch my food.
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