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Anyone use purina?

Okay, so I have had my puppy on Purina One smart blend for puppies that are large breeds for 7 weeks. I gave him one single beneful-baked dog treat, and about four hours later he has now thrown up a total of three times, he's whining, and can't seem to be comfortable one second and then lethargic the next. Has anyone else had issues with this dog food?
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Please, take him to the vet.

I will add that I don't like Purina One. Every animal I've had on it, cat or dog, has not done well.

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Please take him to the vet ASAP.

Purina is not a quality food IMO.

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I do feed Purina but I don't feed any of the Purina products that are available in grocery stores. But Purina ProPlan (either Salmon and Rice--aka Sensitive Skin and Stomach or Chicken and Rice are basically my fall back foods. I've had very good luck with them and frankly I'd rather feed products which are tested on dogs than those developed as computer models.

I don't think either Purina One or Beneful are great foods. And I know nothing about treats since my dogs really don't get treats and or training I use either their own kibble or make my own if I need something that is really high value.
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Would not feed Purina of any kind, Iams. One of the main things you would like to see in a food is more than 1 named meat proteins in the first 5 ingredients. Not getting proteins from plant based ingredients. This also goes for treats. Also no Corn, Wheat or Soy.

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Originally Posted by mrussell1789 View Post
... Purina One...Has anyone else had issues with this dog food?
My puppy ate it until I got her - lots of loose stool. I read a few bad things about it (similar to advice above).

I gradually switched to Blue Buffalo large breed puppy. It hit more of the marks, and is readily available. I know its not "the best" but it certainly seems better than Purina One. Firmed up stool and she seems happy. I later tried a gradual transition to their "Freedom: Grain Free" with no observed differences, fed it for a couple bags, then transitioned back to the normal Blue Buffal0 - again with no observed difference between the two.
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I'm glad I ran on to this post. I've been feeding my puppy Purina proplan per my breeder's recommendation. He loves the food. Can't get enough. Don't worry, we don't overfeed. But it makes him terribly flatulent. Occasionally our other dog, an 8 lb rescue, will sneak some.of our dobie's proplan and also become flatulent. So we know it is the food. I hate to go against breeder's recommendation, as their dogs really are top notch. (World class, not embellishing here). They did also recommend supplementing with yogurt, meats, & pumpkin, which we have done.

Anyways, should I drop the proplan for another brand. We like Nature's logic with our other dog, but her stools aren't as solid as the dobie pup's on proplan.

Suggestions please. Thank you.
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