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Innova 40 6.98%
Orijen 95 16.58%
Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul 11 1.92%
Acana 71 12.39%
Taste of the Wild 118 20.59%
Go! Natural 12 2.09%
Nutro Ultra 18 3.14%
EVO 18 3.14%
Beneful 4 0.70%
Science Diet 12 2.09%
Royal Canin 26 4.54%
IAMS 18 3.14%
Eukanuba 12 2.09%
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King (3 months old) is on Orijen Puppy Large, but he is having gases, i think its too protein rich for him, and because of that many advise mixing it with Acana, but here we have only the Acana Regionals (Grasslands, Ranchlands, Pacificaе and Wild Prairie). Is it okey to mix it with any of these, and what would you recommend?
I noticed your boy is red. I personally (from limited experience of owning 2 reds and 1 black and multiple fosters) feel that reds are gassier than blacks. I also noticed that probably for the first year my bitch was gasier than she has been since but I also added a few things to her diet. A Probiotic might help. Also maybe try adding a bit of Tumeric and ground pepper to his food (1 teaspoon for every 10lbs and 1/8 teaspoon for the ground pepper). You could also look into Kelp as well.
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Yeah I don't get it.

I also don't understand how kelp tumeric and pepper will help with gas?
There is already either kelp or salt in the kibble adding more is not always Better! (interference with normal thyroid function and all)

A Doberman is a Doberman and a healthy Gi tract a healthy gi tract. Coat colour has absolutely zero bearing on that.


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Some foods just don't agree with some dogs. If the dog is experiencing excessive gas on certain food, I'd quit feeding it, no matter how many "top of the line, super premium, best food you can feed, blah, blah, blah..." recommendations it gets.
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What Rosemary said ^^^^^

Lots of puppies have problems with an extremely rich kibble like Orijen. Loose stools and gas are the most common symptoms. I kept our youngest on the 4 star large breed puppy food that was recommended by his breeder. He thrived on it. Never an issue. At 14 months I transitioned him over to Orijen and Acana with absolutely no problems. He has always has added food. Organic Greek yogurt, non-fat cottage cheese, eggs, pumpkin, fish oil, fresh and frozen fruit, berries, vegetables, fresh and cooked meat, a high quality wet food.

McCoy has never had a single gastric issue. No allergies at all and his coat and skin have always been perfect.

Personally, i would take what the "food gurus" say with a grain of salt and feed your pup something that he likes and his body agrees with.

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We feed Freia Royal Canin kibble, roasted or poached chicken breast and steamed carrots/peas.
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We use Diamond - High Energy for both of our dobes. They are constantly running on our land so we get the high energy which has more calories. Diamond has many different sub-categories available depending on your dobe.
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Yeah I don't get it.

I also don't understand how kelp tumeric and pepper will help with gas?
There is already either kelp or salt in the kibble adding more is not always Better! (interference with normal thyroid function and all)

A Doberman is a Doberman and a healthy Gi tract a healthy gi tract. Coat colour has absolutely zero bearing on that.
Kelp aids the GI digestive tract through cleansing. Yes, kelp is sometimes added to dog food but not nearly in the dosage needed to be truly effective.

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory which can also aid in digestion. Ground pepper aids in the absorption of Turmeric.
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I've had good luck with nutrisource, although I found that their large breed puppy makes my dog a little stinky and more gassy than their LB all life stages formulas. His coat and skin are very good with every formula that I've tried though. I found that I can't give him raw eggs anymore, or he leaves behind deadly eggy-smelling farts, which are NOT something you want to wake up to in the middle of the night, when the fan blows it into your face. I would just look for something in the 3-5* range, maybe change the protein source (i.e. chicken to beef or lamb or fish etc) and see if that helps. You don't have to spend a fortune on dog food to feed your dog well.

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Strife: combo of Wellness Core Large Breed, Fromm whatever we think sounds interesting to mix in or he gets bored [this month is peas and pork] with raw meats/eggs mixed in. Last week was venison, this week is beef.

Kira: combo of Wellness Simple and Fromm. She has a super sensitive gut.

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Hey Guys what do you think about this dry food, its the same company that makes Taste Of The Wild. I am planning to feed it to my 6 month old puppy which was on Blackwood Puppy dry food.

Nutra Gold Holistic Large Breed Puppy
Ingredients
Chicken, turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, barley, whole grain brown rice, white rice, oat flakes, millet, potatoes (3%), egg derivatives, tomato pomace, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), duck, salmon, linseed, ocean fish meal, natural chicken flavor, salmon oil (source of DHA), potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, dried kelp, carrots (0.1%), peas (0.1%), apples (0.1%), tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberries, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-Carnitine, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamins and minerals..

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 26%
Crude Oils and Fats 14.0%
Crude Ash 6.5%
Crude Fibres 3.5%
Moisture 10.0%
Calcium 1.2%
Phosphorus 1.0%
Vitamin A 11,500 IU/kg
Vitamin D 800 IU/kg
Vitamin E 175 IU/kg
Iron Proteinate 60 mg/kg
Copper Proteinate 7 mg/kg
Ferrous Sulphate 60 mg/kg
Copper Sulphate 7 mg/kg
Potassium Iodide 1.5 mg/kg
Manganese Proteinate 20 mg/kg
Manganous Oxide 20 mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.6%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.4%
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Hey Guys what do you think about this dry food, its the same company that makes Taste Of The Wild. I am planning to feed it to my 6 month old puppy which was on Blackwood Puppy dry food.

Nutra Gold Holistic Large Breed Puppy
Ingredients
Chicken, turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, barley, whole grain brown rice, white rice, oat flakes, millet, potatoes (3%), egg derivatives, tomato pomace, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), duck, salmon, linseed, ocean fish meal, natural chicken flavor, salmon oil (source of DHA), potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, dried kelp, carrots (0.1%), peas (0.1%), apples (0.1%), tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberries, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-Carnitine, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamins and minerals..
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Best review site: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/dry/
- Nutra Gold Holistic Large Breed Puppy >> not listed


Overall Verdict: https://nekojam.com/brand-spotlight-...ood-singapore/

Based on the formulas above, and their ingredients, we would rate the following:

Affordability: 4/5 stars for NutraGold Holistic, 3/5 for NutraGold Grain Free

Quality: 3/5 stars for both

Palatability: 3/5 stars for both


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Pros: First, second and third ingredients are named meat products.
Cons: Minimum acceptable meat content.

The first, second and third ingredients in the food are named meat products. The first two of these, chicken and turkey, are inclusive of water content and once this is removed - as it must be to make a dry food - these ingredients will end up weighing around 20% of the original weight. It is thus likely that these ingredients would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list.

The second is a meat meal, which increases our confidence in the meat content of the food. However, we know that it accounts for less than 34% of the total (but not how much less), which we consider insufficient. Further meat products in the food are duck and salmon each with 3% of the total (wet weight). This makes negligible contribution to the overall meat content of the food. It is this lack of confidence that precludes a higher rating, though it was considered.

The main grains are whole brown and white rice. These are decent quality, but this begins to look like a very grain heavy food, and it is likely that if the rice ingredients were not "split" that this would be the true first ingredient in the food.

We appreciate the inclusion of a range of fruits and vegetables in the food, but consider the inclusion of shellfish powder and poultry cartillage to be, at best, a gimmick.


PS - Where is Diamond dog food made?
Diamond Pet Foods is produced at five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across the U.S. In addition to our headquarters in Meta, Missouri, we have plants in Gaston, South Carolina; Lathrop, California; Ripon, California; and Dumas, Arkansas.

In 2013, a recall of Diamond cat food was initiated because of potentially too-low levels of thiamine. In 2012, a large recall involving Diamond and several pet food companies that Diamond Pet Foods manufactured for was initiated after people who worked at the plant were found to have been contaminated with salmonella.


Edit - As a former pet food dealer, we use Nulo Medal Series Adult Lamb and Lentils now...5 star.
https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-f...-medal-series/
- and dried 100% Liver treats, from Costco
- plus we always skipped the puppy foods, and started 10 week old pups on All-Life-Stage (ALS) kibble

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Looks like a perfectly decent food based on the ingredients and guaranteed analysis. Try it, and if your pup does well, great. If he doesn't, try something else. Not every food is right for every dog.


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Had my Dobe girl on Raw with added supplements. That did not work out for her but I wanted something as close as I could get to it. I have her on The Real Meat Company's Lamb and since I didn't want an entire lamb diet (Copper) She also gets Ziwipeak Beef. Its expensive but you feed less of it than a kibble diet. Its all meat no grains no potatoes. Vitamin Supplements are added so it is complete and balanced. CHEWY.com has the best price.
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we have been using Fromm's large breed puppy grain free (started at breeder) and Loki has been doing great on it. (stools are fine and no gas). We have had to feed more than the recommended amount however.

He wants to chew on grass when outside, so we have been giving him some lettuce from our garden which adds some fiber to balance out the cheese/other high value treats for training. (yes - he will eat a bowl full of leaf lettuce or romaine, but stops at cucumbers!)
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