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Instead of reading the hundreds of replies, as I am at work, I want to know the absolute 3 best PUPPY food that I can buy right now.I ask for 3 because my resources are limited to just a couple pet food stores locally. I have got to go today to buy some for EVERONE, Dixie and babies, and want to start them on the best.

When Dix was switched to Puppy Chow, it started problems. And the pups have the never ending runs from it. So I am going for the best.

She used to be on Diamond, buy had to switch, vets orders.
 

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My guys are raised on Ol Roy Puppy Food -- Beef Flavor. I know it doesn't rate very well on the indexes, but it is healthier than the Puppy Chow. Maxine loves Ol Roy Kibbles and Chunks. They are all extremely healthy dogs.
 

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My guys are raised on Ol Roy Puppy Food -- Beef Flavor. I know it doesn't rate very well on the indexes, but it is healthier than the Puppy Chow. Maxine loves Ol Roy Kibbles and Chunks. They are all extremely healthy dogs.
Lol! I have a really old healthy dog raised on Ol Roy! But Dix is different.

I didnt get a reply fast enough, so I printed the foods already scored and bought Nutro Pro Plan large breed puppy formula.
 

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Just curious why your vet ordered you to take her off Diamond...
In this entire town of Bradenton, there is not one store that sells Diamond Puppy Food, and she HAS to be on a puppy food during nursing. However, when switched to Iams puppy, then to puppy chow, she started itching by her tail alittle, and now she is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo skinny it isnt even funny. Not putting weight back on at all, getting worse, you can see her spine.

I started the pups on mush necause they are chewing on momas teats, so I do not want them to nurse full time, and figured why not kill 2 birds w/ one stone and get Dix and the babies rolling on a good food for once and for all. The Nutro scored better then the Diamond.

$35 for a 50 lb bag, but if it saves her its worth it.
 

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Poor girl! I hope she gets better. $35 for a 50lb. bag is a pretty good price, I think.
 

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Ya, that is not bad, especially if it works. She has eighed 60lbs forever, and she is down to 53. They are draining her, but I have caught it in time.

I have had advice to feed her as much as she will eat 3 times a day, and she ate 5 cups this afternoon. She wants more and more, but it hasnt made a difference, so hopefully this will. We should start to see in a short time, if its filling her better, if shes reatining nutrients, etc.

Plus, the pups will benefit too. What sloppy eaters!!!Lol, they gotta step in it, dunk their noses, shake, smear it on each other, try to eat each other, its a zoo at feeding time!
 

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What about adding a little canned food? I know when I worked at the shelter when we would get real skinny dogs in we would feed them canned and dry and they put on weight fairly quickly. I'm no expert but just a thought.

Kelly
 
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