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#306338 - 01/20/14 09:14 AM Re: Puppy Food Vs. Adult Food [Re: MaxaLisa]
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My sister just rescued a 9 month old GSD and I was wondering how much he should be eating per meal. I have a 3 month old GSD but she has been sickly so I have no idea the amount Loki should eat. Need some help!

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#306351 - 01/20/14 01:07 PM Re: Puppy Food Vs. Adult Food [Re: BearsMom]
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At 9 months, I would feed adult food, but no clue how much.

What food is she feeding? That makes a difference.
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#306354 - 01/20/14 01:13 PM Re: Puppy Food Vs. Adult Food [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Pedigree active.

Were hoping that it can help with his stiff hips. He was raised in a crate most of his life and his back legs and hips are so stiff its hard for him to walk. He has an acre of fenced in yard now that he loves to run, well right now he hops in.

He needs some serious protein to help with his muscle mass.

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#306358 - 01/20/14 01:37 PM Re: Puppy Food Vs. Adult Food [Re: BearsMom]
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My recommendation would be to ditch anything that has the name pedigree in it, get a solid food (midgrade to upper level), and for the hips given a dedicated joint supplement, like glycloflex I, springtime, etc.

Here are the ingredients to the pedigree active chicken - find a food with no corn, no by-products, and no sorghum as a base food...

"GROUND WHOLE CORN, CORN GLUTEN MEAL, POULTRY BY-PRODUCT MEAL, MEAT AND BONE MEAL, ANIMAL FAT (PRESERVED WITH BHA AND CITRIC ACID), CHICKEN, BREWERS RICE, PEAS, DRIED PLAIN BEET PULP, GROUND WHOLE WHEAT, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT..."
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#308063 - 02/10/14 05:44 AM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: cassadee7]
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I think you should use breed specific food like Royal Canin German Shepherd Junior or Maxi Starter because that type of food are specially made for particular breed and according to there nutritional requirement.

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#308148 - 02/11/14 03:25 AM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: dogspot]
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RC food was recently advertising a big change from all their meals, like chicken meals, to by-product meals, which I consider a downgrade. Don't know if it's affected all their foods.

Not long ago someone (WDJ???) compared breed specific foods, and found that they were not very breed specific. I think it's mostly a gimmick. However, I know several GSDs that did the best on the RC food (I wouldn't feed it), but that was quite awhile ago, things change.
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#308161 - 02/11/14 08:41 AM Re: Let's Talk About What You Feed Puppies... [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
RC food was recently advertising a big change from all their meals, like chicken meals, to by-product meals, which I consider a downgrade. Don't know if it's affected all their foods.

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I remember seeing something about the change Lisa mentioned. They were trying to put a spin on it that the by-products were better than the chicken meal.
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#310245 - 03/06/14 09:04 AM Good quality Food
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Can anyone recommend a dry food for my GM not cheap, good quality but not to expensive, I’ve been using Harrington’s puppy food but not sure its right for him, I’ve checked many compare sites but have gathered a lot of confusing info on various brands
Thanks

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#310257 - 03/06/14 11:52 AM Re: Good quality Food [Re: Dave]
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GSD NOT GM!!

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#310312 - 03/06/14 08:58 PM Re: Good quality Food [Re: Dave]
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Hi Dave and welcome to the boards!!! I feed my three Taste of the Wild Grain Free. I use to feed Merrick but wanted to go Grain Free and that was just too expensive. Taste of the Wild does have a Puppy Formula but since my pups were older when I switched I never had a need for that. The 'adult' food has too much protein for a large breed puppy as you don't want them growing too quickly. Good luck! Also there is a food section here that might help out more smile
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