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      Pro Plan adult food

      I apologize for the subject matter here. I need some suggestions on Pro Plan adult food. I have been feeding Maggie a different brand (Wellness) of puppy food- she was doing ok with it, some soft poo occasionally, but seemed very healthy. I attempted to gradually switch to an adult formula recently and it was disastrous. The worst diarrhea I have ever seen a dog have, going much more frequently, scooting bum on ground, etc . Her energy and behavior otherwise was unchanged. I thought it had something to do with the food change, but wanted to be sure, so vet checked a stool sample and it was negative for everything. He suggested I try to feed either Pro Plan or Eukanuba and see if the change would help. I decided to try Pro Plan (she ate this for her 1st several months, it is what her breeder feeds). So I got another bag of the Focus Puppy (one with the adorable lab pup on the bag) and within 24 hours her digestive system was much better, and within 48 she was doing great. In fact, doing a lot better digestive wise than she ever did on Wellness. My question is, can anyone recommend an adult formula? There are so many! I wanted to get a bag of adult, but got the puppy again because I was not sure which to buy. There does not seem to be an adult focus that is not either large or small breed. In reading the bags the Sport formulas seem to be the most similar ingredient wise to the focus puppy- but there are three if them. Suggestions? Ingredient wise I really liked the Wellness, but so far the Pro Plan result has been much better. She is 7.5 months, is it ok to do at least one other large bag of the puppy so as not to disrupt things again? The mineral contents seems to be mostly identical between the formulas. Thank you!

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      You could continue with the Purina Pro Plan puppy, or switch to one of the Sport formulas. I like the Sport 30/20 for the fat and protein content for growing puppies, and it is appropriate to feed to puppies. I fact I wean directly on this food and bypass puppy food altogether. You could also use the Sport 28/18, but I personally wouldn't do the 26/16 for a Labrador.

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      I like Sport 30/20 too. You can look at the Select Formulas too. The Chicken and Brown Rice would be my choice there.
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      Thank you very much for the information. I really appreciate the help.

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      Just avoid the savor formulas!
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      What is wrong with the Savor formulas, out of curiosity?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Meeps83 View Post
      What is wrong with the Savor formulas, out of curiosity?
      I think it has Soy.

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      Savor has "bits" that look like meat, and they are made of soy.

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      I'm probably one of the few, but I have always liked the Focus large breed formulas for Sam. We raised him on the large breed puppy, then switch to the large breed adult. We've fed a bag or two of different Pro Plan formulas but always go back to the Focus large breed.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Meeps83 View Post
      What is wrong with the Savor formulas, out of curiosity?
      Yep as said their are little soft bits in the food that have soy in them.

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