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      TLC Whole Life Natural Puppy Food?

      I can find their web page but can't find anyone here that feeds it? This is the food that the kennel feeds their dogs, and Mel asked us to continue feeding it.
      Guaranteed Analysis

      Crude Protein (min) 28.0%
      Crude Fat (min) 17.0%
      Crude Fiber (max) 5.5%
      Ash (max) 8.7%
      Moisture (max) 10.0%
      Calcium (min) 1.5%
      Phosphorus (min) 0.95%
      Zinc (min) 170 mg/kg
      Vitamin A (min) 12,100 IU/kg
      Vitamin D3 (min) 1,100 IU/kg
      Vitamin E (min) 135 IU/kg
      Vitamin C (min) 80 mg/kg
      L-carnitine (min) 100 mg/kg
      Omega-3 (min) 0.57%
      Omega-6 (min) 2.5%
      DHA (min) 0.06%

      Metabolizable Energy: 450 kcal / cup

      TLC Whole Life Puppy Food is 100% complete and balanced and does not require the addition of supplements.
      Formulated to meet and exceed the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Growth.

      Does this sounds like a good food choice?

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      Ash content seems high, which means there's a lot of bone in the kibble, a way of stretching cheaper kibbles out while maintaining protein %.

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      Seems a tad high in calcium too. Maybe from that extra bone? It's 1.5% Ca and .95% Ph. You want more of a 1:1 ratio.

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      Not sure what we should do about food now. I forgot about all the special requirements of puppy hood

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      I also see that the calcium level is a little high for a growing Lab puppy.

      But it is best to keep the puppy on the food the breeder fed when you bring him home...you don't want to cause any digestive upset.

      Many Lab breeders feed Pro Plan Puppy Focus with excellent results... you may want to consider it down the road...you should be able to do a slow transition without any problems.

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      I would probably be feeding one of the big 4 dogs foods, that are known to not cause dietary DCM (Dilated CardioMyopathy), especially since the calcium isn't balanced and the fat is kind of low.

      Pro Plan is a good choice, I wean puppies straight on to what their dams are eating and never feed a puppy formula.
      Royal Canin, Eukanuba, or Hill's foods also meet the WSAVA guidelines for foods to prevent DCM.

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      TLC is what the breeder is feeding, I'm wondering if this is a red flag? All the dogs at the kennel look great, nice coats, good weight, bright eyes, high energy.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Marmot View Post
      TLC is what the breeder is feeding, I'm wondering if this is a red flag? All the dogs at the kennel look great, nice coats, good weight, bright eyes, high energy.
      I wouldn't go that far, as long as all the other boxes are checked, (clearances, titles, good temperaments etc...) The food is OK, but in light of recent information, they should educate themselves on the DCM issue. Maybe initiate a conversation regarding dog food, and a link to the DCM issue might help you feel better and educate the breeder at the same time.

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