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Old 03-31-2006, 09:19 PM
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Question Yet another dog food question

I have finally found a small organic store in my area that sells innova Hooray Well, my question is .... Chloe is supposedly a "sheperd/lab mix (which I guess both are considered large breed dogs) Well, when we last went to the vet he said that she is probably (sp) going to be a medium sized dog... and I was wondering should I feed her the large breed puppy food or the regular puppy food or maybe the all life stages? I have seen on this forum many time that regular puppy food will cause large breeds to grow to fast and I dont want Chloe to have and joint problems.. I have went through hip dyplasia before and its sad I lost a dog to it...
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:24 PM
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Well, I am not sure and had this same question. Innova only packages Large Breed in the big bags. I have to put the bag of dog food on shelf in the laudry room and the big bags dont fit. So I have been buying the regular. Does it really matter? I have no idea.
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:05 PM
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I dont know.. I am hoping that someone will know
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:34 PM
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from what I've read around the forum, I think the biggest concern for larger breed puppies is to stay away from regular "puppy" food.

Generally better to go with an all lifestages or a large breed puppy food.
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Old 04-01-2006, 05:45 PM
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from what I've read around the forum, I think the biggest concern for larger breed puppies is to stay away from regular "puppy" food.

Generally better to go with an all lifestages or a large breed puppy food.
That was basically my question because as I have said she is a supposedly mix of 2 large breed dogs but the vet said she would probally be a medium sized dog.. So I guess a all life stages would be better but I dont know
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Old 04-01-2006, 05:49 PM
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you're probably best doing the all-lifestages. it's the safest choice considering the circumstances.

main point is to stay away from the regular "puppy" formulas....
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you're probably best doing the all-lifestages. it's the safest choice considering the circumstances.

main point is to stay away from the regular "puppy" formulas....
Thanks for the advice, I think that would be the best also
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Definitely all lifestages! Tips is 45lbs and has been on it since he was 9 weeks, and he's doing great.
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Definitely all lifestages! Tips is 45lbs and has been on it since he was 9 weeks, and he's doing great.
Thanks I am going to go buy my first bag Monday
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Old 04-02-2006, 12:04 AM
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Feed her adult.

I asked my breeder the EXACT same question about Riot.. b/c hes borderline medium/large..

my breeder said that the ingredience in the adult are better for a growing puppy his size then the Lg Breed.

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