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      We're on ProPlan Sport 26/16.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Abulafia View Post
      We're on ProPlan Sport 26/16.
      Same with us ... knowing their mother’s metabolism (or lack thereof, LOL), I just don’t think the puppies need more protein/fat than that. Their growth has slowed a bit in the last month, but they are doing well.
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      Yeah. Hoku went to this (on breeder's rec.) when she was about 12 weeks old. She hasn't been on puppy food for a dog's age (as it were). With her gigantic weight gain at about 5 - 6 months, I can only imagine if she'd still been on the puppy food.

      Although I was annoyed by the Vet, I'm glad that we checked in on her weight when we did. Her gain has slowed considerably, and she's slimmed down / muscled up (or at least, you can see the muscles more). She looks absolutely like the dogs in her line, but it's clear that an unwatchful eye could lead to weight gain with this line. Without any scraps or snacks, she's a big girl.

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      Just going to chime in and agree about Pro Plan Sport. Daisy has been on Pro Plan since she was a puppy and her breeder recommended it.
      I kept her on it but when she was about 1 year and a half I switched her to the lightest version of Pro Plan Sport. Daisy always gets compliments on her shiny coat and has always done well on the food.
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      Sam was raised on Pro Plan Focus large breed puppy then we switched to the Focus large breed adult. Frank is on the Focus all life stages small bites lamb and rice formula. I was actually wondering if Pro Plan is going to be changing packaging/names again. The new bag of the Lamb and rice I just bought had purple on the packaging and it used to be pink.
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      Humm.. It was my understanding that the Pro Plan Sport was for very active dogs... My guy can be active if we go to the park, or play with some neighboring dogs, but generally, would prefer to curl up on his chair! He eats and poops fine, I was just interested if the Sport formula might give more solid poops! (like when he was on puppy food)

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      Quote Originally Posted by old dogmom View Post
      Humm.. It was my understanding that the Pro Plan Sport was for very active dogs... My guy can be active if we go to the park, or play with some neighboring dogs, but generally, would prefer to curl up on his chair! He eats and poops fine, I was just interested if the Sport formula might give more solid poops! (like when he was on puppy food)
      There are 3 Sport varieties with varying levels of protein and fat- 26/16, 28/18, 30/20. The protein and fat content of Focus Adult large breed is 26/12, so little more fat is in the lower Sport choice. A lot of people use the 26/16 for your average pet who gets average exercise and the higher protein and fat varieties for more active dogs.

      Not sure what you're feeding now that doesn't give you firm enough stools. Many things can contribute to sub-optimal poops, including feeding a little too much food or whatever treats or toppers you're feeding in addition to his regular food. Some people don't realize the ProPlan Savor varieties have soy in the shreds and have some issues there. The Sport 26/16 variety is OK to try but may or may not help his poops firm up. You could also try cutting back slightly on the food you're giving him, say 1/4 cup per day, to see if that makes a difference in his poops without causing unwanted weight loss.

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      Thanks very much for the analysis...maybe I will try the Sport 26/16 at some point...does this usually produce lovely poops?

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      My 14 week old yellow is on Proplan focus puppy and my 3 adult dogs all eat Proplan products. Proplan works for most dogs and all breeds

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      Most of the better breeders around here feed ProPlan Sport. I fed it to mine as youngsters. I think they did well on it nutritionally, but both ended up with some sort of mild food sensitivity. One had a goopy ear and the other was prone to goopy eyes. It all went away when I switched to a corn-free (and grain-free) food.

      I think Purina has a lot of history and money in their research on the nutritional needs of the animals they provide feed for (is there a type of food they don't make?). Personally, I don't like all the corn filler they put in the food. Is it a bad thing? Probably not. But, at the end of the day, I don't want to feed my dogs a lot of corn, just in case.

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