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Hello! I’m scheduled to get my baby on the 29th. I’m looking for the best dog food. Please advise what I should be looking for and what I should stay away from. Thank you
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We use Purina Pro Plan Focus for my Hoss.
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We use Purina Pro Plan Focus for my Hoss.
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Hey LadyDi,

Is there a Purina Pro Plan Focus for large breed puppies - im not able to find it. For my pup, that I'll be getting in about 4 weeks, he will be 10 weeks old and I was planning on feeding him Purina Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy - here is the Amazon link - https://www.amazon.com/Purina-Pro-Pl...upplies&sr=1-4

Just wanted to get your thoughts on this food for the puppy.

Thanks!
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The best food is one the dog does well on, likes to eat, and that you can afford.

It's best to keep puppies on whatever the breeder was feeding for a while, even if it's not something you would normally feed.

As far as brands go, I like Pro Plan.


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Hey LadyDi,

Is there a Purina Pro Plan Focus for large breed puppies - im not able to find it. For my pup, that I'll be getting in about 4 weeks, he will be 10 weeks old and I was planning on feeding him Purina Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy - here is the Amazon link - https://www.amazon.com/Purina-Pro-Pl...upplies&sr=1-4

Just wanted to get your thoughts on this food for the puppy.
Don't know where you are or why you would be buying dog food (any brand but especially Purina) via Amazon.

Purina has a new option and will sell and ship their food to you if ordered through their on line plan. You should be able to find that if you Google Purina ProPlan and look for something like customer direct. Also that way you can check for the specific food you are interested in. I know ProPlan does have a large breed puppy formula but as Rosemary suggested when you are getting a new puppy I also recommend feeding whatever the breeder was feeding for at least three or four weeks before transitioning to the food you want to feed.

Also Chewy offers pretty good discounted rates for most of the foods they sell and ship direct.

For a puppy a move from a breeders home, his litter mates etc is a big enough of a change without changing the food too.

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I'd stick to what your breeder is feeding your pup, just for the first couple of months then do the transition. As stated earlier, its a whole new world for your pup and so having that one constant will help.

But all my dogs (adult husky, malamute/husky mix/, and dobie) are on a raw diet but that's my choice. I'm a firm believer of feeding the dog in front of you. Just because it works for one person doesn't mean it will work for all.
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Don't know where you are or why you would be buying dog food (any brand but especially Purina) via Amazon.

Purina has a new option and will sell and ship their food to you if ordered through their on line plan. You should be able to find that if you Google Purina ProPlan and look for something like customer direct. Also that way you can check for the specific food you are interested in. I know ProPlan does have a large breed puppy formula but as Rosemary suggested when you are getting a new puppy I also recommend feeding whatever the breeder was feeding for at least three or four weeks before transitioning to the food you want to feed.

Also Chewy offers pretty good discounted rates for most of the foods they sell and ship direct.

For a puppy a move from a breeders home, his litter mates etc is a big enough of a change without changing the food too.

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Thank you. I should have mentioned that I was planning on slowly transitioning to Purina from the breeder's choice of dog food. I will definitely check out getting the dog food directly for Purina. Thank you for all your help.
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Hi Gina... And welcome from the Pacific NW!

McCoy's breeder was feeding Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy when I picked him up almost 6 years ago and that was what I continued to feed him . After a few months, I talked her and asked if I should transition to a different food.

She asked how he was doing on his current diet and I answered that he was thriving on it.
She suggested that I stay on the food for a while as there was no real reason to swap it out.
He stayed on Eukanuba until he was 14 months old. Today, we feed ProPlan with great results.

I have a PetCo very close by and used to pick his food up from the brick and mortar store.
Once Covid regs kicked in, I started buying from Chewey. It is a great way to go. I usually get my order 2-3 days after placing it. The biggest advantage, however, is that I don't have to carry a big bag of kibble up the 60 stairs to my house! LOL

I any case... Can't wait to see photos of your new pup.

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I also feed Proplan.

I order from Chewy, because they have great customer service and fast shipping. I have ordered from Amazon because they occasionally have a great sale on Proplan. I've also bought it locally. Whatever works!


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I'll add that I also order pretty much all my pet supplies from Chewy. As mentioned, they have great customer service, and I only have to tote things from the front porch to the pantry.

They claim I've saved over $425 on auto ship and sale items since my first order in November 2015, but when you add in the fact that I don't have to spend the time and gas to go to the store, select everything, get it in the cart, then get it from the cart to the car, and then from the car into the house.... yeah, I've saved a lot more than just $425.


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