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Old 06-25-2013, 01:01 PM
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I know you are local and suggest Authority from Petsmart. they have a chicken formula although we use lamb. I would switch him cold turkey and the hell with what the "breeders" do. You will get bashed by someone no matter what food you choose. the 18 lb bag of food is 18.00. not to bad and Sheen loves it.

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3792726


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Old 06-25-2013, 01:09 PM
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Grain free foods do not make a dog grow too fast. You have to watch calcium phosphorus ratios in any food sure but grain free in and of itself does not make them grow too fast (and this is coming from someone who would raise danes on it). There is the old protein myth where people used to thing that high protein causes growth issues but that has been disproven.

Personally, I would not feed proplan. Its not absolutely horrible no, but its not something I personally would feel comfortable feeding.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:49 PM
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It's your dog. Feed him what you like and feel comfortable with. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:29 PM
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It's your dog. Feed him what you like and feel comfortable with. Just my 2 cents.
Yeah that.

Pro Plan is far from the worst food you could be feeding. If it was Ol Roy or something, I'd say absolutely get him off. But many dogs do very well on pro plan.
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Do you all agree that the calcium/phosphorus ratio in Go, Acana, and Orijen would be ok for a growing Golden? I don't know what the proper levels should be. These are the 3 foods that I alternate but also sometimes Annamaet salcha.
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Quinn was on pro plan when he came to me. Breeder gave me a bag. I switched him over slowly to what we were feeding (infinia and totw) then to raw. I know a lot of ppl that feed pro plan but personally its not for me, I prefer corn free diets.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:05 AM
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As a show person I do not feed pro plan. My close friends who show/breed some of the top dogs here don't feed it. A few people I dont lik feed it but I don't consider them good breeders. A few show dogs have done ads for it, it doesnt mean its what all the show dogs eat, far from it.

I would switch, there are lots of other foods out there he can do just as well on and personaly I dont feed more than one type of food, unless there are allergies. To much of a pain
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It's your dog. Feed him what you like and feel comfortable with. Just my 2 cents.
Yep. Zen gets a scoop of ProPlan (performance, not select) in his food. I started doing this a couple years ago when I couldn't get his stools to firm up on anything else.

Check out the ProPlan performance if you'd like to stick with the brand, It's rated slightly higher than the select varieties.
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Thumbs up ProPlan is really bad...

Hello Goldiefur,
All Purina products are horrible and Proplan Select Chicken and Brown Rice is certainly no different.
It contains only one meat ingredient, chicken (which is 75% water) and is a huge 41% carbohydrates... dogs have a ZERO need for carbs and good kibble will be under 30% carbs... kibble must have starches (carbs) to act as a binder.

All these ingredients in Proplan Select Chicken and Brown Rice are horrible and must be avoided: brewers rice, whole grain wheat, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, animal fat, corn bran, animal digest, dried egg product, salt and menadione sodium bisulfite complex. .

Grain-free Fromm is OK, EVO (but they’ve had a voluntary recall after being bought by P&G), Orijen, Wellness Core... grain-free wet is better than kibble. Roger Biduk
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I've fed proplan To my dogs without issue for a couple of years now. They do well on it and its affordable.

I agree with laurelin, though...
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