what kind of dog food do you feed your puppies or dogs?

United States
July 30, 2007 11:02pm CST
I feed my puppies purina puppy chow, but I seem to have a slight problem, they have a lot of poopy. Is it just the puppy or is it the food? I have one puppy that is 8 weeks old, and one that is 15 months old. They are 3/4 mastif 1/4 pit, and 1/2 pit 1/2 boxer. The mastif mix goes like three times everytime I let her out and the other puppy goes like 20 times a day.. I tried different food, but that just gave them diarriah, and they don't seem to be able to eat the cheap food.. (of course not that would be too easy) So here I am going through a 20 pound bag of purina every 4-7 days.. HELP my dogs are eating me out of house and home.. What kind of food do you feed your dogs? Is there an alternative that is as good if not close to the name brand that is cheaper?
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@glgcpa (143)
• United States
2 Aug 07
I feed my puppy Science Diet. It's not the most expensive dog food on the shelf, but it's not the cheapest either. My puppy likes it a lot better than Purina Puppy Chow. I couldn't get him to eat that at all. Best wishes.
• United States
3 Aug 07
Thank you for the wishes and I will definately have to check that out.. Thank you for taking the time to post.
• United States
2 Aug 07
We have a 6 month old St Bernard puppy and we feed him the purina puppy chow for large breed dogs. He does just fine with it though. I know we only feed him what the bag says but only because he is a large breed and he can get medical problems if we feed him to much. Do you think that maybe you feed them to much? Not saying you do lol I had never thought you could feed them to much untill we got our puppy now and the vet told us to feed him only what the age/weight on the bag says. I have also found that the purina is cheaper at petsmart then at walmart lol just fyi. not sure if thats the case everywhere :)
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• United States
3 Aug 07
I don't think I feed him too much?... Maybe well who knows. I will have to see. I know I don't feed him a lot at least not what I concider a lot. But who knows. I will try it. see if it is cheaper than at walmart. thank you for taking the time to post.
@Seraphine (385)
• Finland
31 Jul 07
I'm currently feeding a mix of Royal Canin and Orijen for my pup, but I'm still testing to see what he really likes and neither of these seem to really do it for him. Eagle Pack is next on the list to try. I'd stay away from all the supermarket brands as they're normally junk food. It might be more expensive to buy a good brand from a petstore but the dogs will eat less of higher quality food so it's still not really more expensive. Canidae is a good quality food if you're on a budget. If cost is not much of an issue I'd try to find Orijen, Innova or Timberwolf Organics.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
I have never heard of any of these, but I will surely check them out. thank you for taking the time to post.
@lajaded1 (96)
• United States
31 Jul 07
try biljack its a great food and it limits the way the dogs go its all protein so they use more of it and poop less .http://www.biljac.com/
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• United States
31 Jul 07
I will check it out thank you very much for taking the time to post.