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      What food to feed

      I have a 7 week old puppy that I got yesterday. The breeder had him on Puppy Chow so I stopped and bought a bag as I don't want to shock his system at the same time as I troducing him to a new home. I do plan on switching him very slowly in the next week to a better food. I have a 2 year old pit bull/bully mix and she eats Pure Balance Salmon and Pea Grain Free. I was wondering if it would be okay to switch him to that being a puppy. I have always had bull dogs/pit bulls. This baby is my first lab and first AKC registered dog.

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      I fed my puppy Purina Pro Plan Focus for Large Breed Puppies. He loved it and did really well on it. I can't help with Pure Balance Salmon and Pea Grain Free as I have never heard of it but I don't know why you couldn't feed it to your lab puppy.
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      Keep him on the puppy chow at least 4 weeks. A new home is very stressful for a young pup and you don't want to add more stress with a food change. If you insist on changing the food, try something that will be easier to transition to. I personally feed all pups Proplan. Its highly recommended for lab pups as well

      As far as the food mentioned, no I don't not think its appropriate for a lab puppy at all. Its not a puppy food and I don't believe its an ALS food either. I also would not feed a grain free or salmon based food to a pup under a year old

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      I would stay on the breeder's food as well.
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      You can probably move to Pro Plan Puppy very easily. But I would leave him on that until he's done growing.
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      I would not take your puppy off of a puppy formula. It is important that he stays on a puppy formula for proper growth and nutrition.

      Many Lab pups do nicely on Pro Plan Puppy (the formula without the shreds)

      Natural Balance grain free Salmon is not appropriate for a growing puppy.

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      Thank you all for the advice. I wasn't sure about changing him to her food, even though it is an all life stage food, that is why I asked and I am glad I did. I will probably go get him the pro plan as soon as the puppy chow starts getting low. I buy the pure balance at WalMart and I don't think I have ever seen pro plan there. I will look at the pet store next time I go. I guess I should get the large breed puppy.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jagersmom View Post
      Thank you all for the advice. I wasn't sure about changing him to her food, even though it is an all life stage food, that is why I asked and I am glad I did. I will probably go get him the pro plan as soon as the puppy chow starts getting low. I buy the pure balance at WalMart and I don't think I have ever seen pro plan there. I will look at the pet store next time I go. I guess I should get the large breed puppy.

      Any Petsmart carries Proplan, its easy to find. No need for large breed, labs are a medium breed and its mostly a gimmick anyway

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      Thank you!

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      Quote Originally Posted by lovemylabby View Post
      I would not take your puppy off of a puppy formula. It is important that he stays on a puppy formula for proper growth and nutrition.

      Many Lab pups do nicely on Pro Plan Puppy (the formula without the shreds)

      Natural Balance grain free Salmon is not appropriate for a growing puppy.
      Rocky's vet said the same. adult and puppy food are not the same. what brand is up to you. I happen to use Iams.

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