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Today I had an appointment with my Vet for Marvel's last shots. During his routines check, vet asked which food I'm using. I said Taste of Wild. First thing my vet asked was if if it was a grain free formula or not. I said I chose a grain free formula since it was highly recommended in most online resources. Vet said to not use a grain free formula since they were linked to heart diseases for dogs. I asked what was his food recommendation and he recommended me 2 brands. Royal Canine and Hill's Science Diet. I also asked if I should use a puppy formula or all stage formula and he said to use a large breed puppy formula since the combination of ingredients (like protein calcium etc) is optimized for puppies. I was also thinking to use a all stage food for Marvel. But after my vet's comments, I am very confused now.

What you think? All of this was kinda very surprising for me.
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I'd look into Pro Plan over those two (tons of show dogs do very well on it), and a large breed puppy formula is fine until about 6 months, then switch to an All Life Stages or adult formula.

Yes, there is a lot of talk about this. There is evidence pointing to a possible taurine deficiency causing heart problems in goldens.

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Concerning grain-free foods, we had a good discussion on here just a few weeks ago.

Check out this thread:
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I truthfully still feed grain free, but not all grain free kibbles are created equal. I will say that I would stay away from what your vet recommended, and agree that Pro Plan is a better diet.... although I think there are better diets than pro plan as well.

I'd read the thread that was mentioned above.

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There is a lot more information in this sticky, too: https://www.dobermantalk.com/doberma...d-renamed.html

I feed Proplan. It meets WSAVA guidelines for food (https://www.wsava.org/WSAVA/media/Do...r-your-Pet.pdf)

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