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      Quote Originally Posted by JenC View Post
      Breeding is not all about spitting out litter after litter. It's about learning and preparing too. Doing clearances, gathering titles. But if you need to split hairs, yes, my first litter was in 2008.
      Hey Jen, my intent wasn't to offend you! I just thought I was missing something, honest! I don't think we knew each other 15 years ago, so I really didn't know if you'd had a litter before that or not.


      I agree about mentorship, research, studying pedigrees, clearances, to prepare etc... leads up to actually breeding, and it is not an easy road. I also agree it's not about "Spitting out litter after litter", I believe in quality over quantity, thats why I haven't had a ton of litters and each one is carefully planned.

      So sorry to high jack the post, my apologies!

      Many many breeders feed a Pro Plan product, like Jen said, is moderately priced and easy to find, and most of all, it works!

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      Quote Originally Posted by JenC View Post
      Breeding is not all about spitting out litter after litter. It's about learning and preparing too. Doing clearances, gathering titles. But if you need to split hairs, yes, my first litter was in 2008.
      Hmm .... using that way of looking at it (which does make a lot of sense) I’ll have been doing this for 20 years (in June), even though we had our first litter this past summer! A lot of preparation led up to that though, LOL.
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      Another ProPlan user here. I've had my labs on it since the 90s, and they've always thrived.
      mom to:
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      Hex (UKC CH Stormy C's Black Magic)
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      Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
      Especially since my girls have eaten far worse things LOL
      Uh, yeah. Like cat poop (she did look guilty). Dirt. Lumber.

      I eat very healthily (mainly vegetarian, we don't keep junk food around the house, nothing with additives, no soda, little to no refined sugar), but... how do I want to say this? I know vegetarians whose diets are crap—no protein, not enough greens, lots of sugars, loads of junk food. They think they are healthy ("no additives!" "no meat!"—though lots of vegetarians eat food with loads of additives) but they are missing the point. I know people who eat very very expensive food whose diets are crap. I know people who are on trendy diets that are making them sick.

      ProPlan is balanced. Animal digest sounds like something it isn't, and has received really bad press from trendy, non-tested or under-tested food companies whose only job is to sell their food (and that should be there job; they are a company). Think of all the trends in human food: non GMO (I have various opinions on this, but am not solidly against), organic (I generally buy organic, but not because it's healthier for me—it usually isn't), or no BGH (I don't buy dairy w/ BGH), or "gluten free" (I won't get into this one here). Heck, the whole "fat free" thing was only a scam to sell diet products (which make you want to eat more, which actually kind of contributes to weight gain). Fat is good for you. It fills you up, and is good for your skin. It's a good idea not to eat too much, but "fat free" was nothing but a marketing trend.

      There are similar trends w/ pet foods. It's very easy to read articles online and get scared about all the descriptions of the horrible ingredients. If you pay attention, however, you can almost always see that there is another company behind the scare tactics.

      You can feed your dog well in a variety of ways. But for now, I'd follow what your breeder recommends.
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      Sam's breeder fed Pro Plan and I raised Sam on it. I had dogs for years and never fed It because I was a dog food snob. Not anymore. Pro Plan is my go to food. I've tried a couple different brands since Sam is not a puppy anymore but he does best on Pro Plan.
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      Mine did great on Pro Plan. Ava was raised on it. I only switched to Victor to save money and they still look good. If I could not get Victor, I'd go back to Pro Plan.
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      Maverick and Mia loved it. We switched Maverick to grain free, not because we're dog food snobs on the new fad, but because he had recurrent yeast infections in his ears. He also had itchy feet/body and a gross coat. He doesn't like salmon or lamb based foods so.......grain free it was.

      He he did not come to us on pro plan....he came to us on nutro maxx large breed. It isn't sold in this area so we switched. I do think that dogs best with as few switches as possible.

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      We now have a 1 1/2 year old English yellow lab....a very mellow fellow....and has been on Pro Plan all his life. Switched from the Focus large breed puppy to adult at about a year..
      But lately, his poops have been a bit soft. Wondering if switching to another, like the sport formula might be better. BUT I think it is for "active" dogs. Robbie is a couch potato, but will run and play with other dogs when given the opportunity. Goes for walks in the am and long walks in the evening...but otherwise would prefer to curl up in his chair.!! Any suggestions??

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      I would try one of the Sport formulas with your boy. I like the Sport 30/20 or 28/18 because of the fat levels, I feel Labradors need a good level of fat for healthy coats and skin.

      If you are feeding one of the formulas with the 'shreds' not very many dogs do well on that, so I would switch to something else anyways. I feed Sport 30/20 to everyone here, even to my older girl that isn't super active, they all have good coats and skin, but that could be hereditary too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by old dogmom View Post
      We now have a 1 1/2 year old English yellow lab....a very mellow fellow....and has been on Pro Plan all his life. Switched from the Focus large breed puppy to adult at about a year..
      But lately, his poops have been a bit soft. Wondering if switching to another, like the sport formula might be better. BUT I think it is for "active" dogs. Robbie is a couch potato, but will run and play with other dogs when given the opportunity. Goes for walks in the am and long walks in the evening...but otherwise would prefer to curl up in his chair.!! Any suggestions??
      When my girls slowed down, I switched from Performance/Sport 30/20 formula to the 26/20.
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