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I will be getting a Malt Pup next weekend and want to be sure I provide him with a good dogfood. In the past I have used Nutro for larger dogs but am not sure what is best for these little furballs.

I do worry about too much Protein in his diet. A friend of mine gave her Schnauzer too much Protein and the little fellow almost died.

How do you feel about Lamb and Rice for these little guys?

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Rex is on Nutro Lamb and Rice puppy formula food, bones and treat sticks (all Nutro l&r) He is doing well on it and likes it! The vet said for us to keep him on puppy food until 1 year old, when he changes we are going to get the Nutro small bites food as well. As far as long term health benefits or problems, I am not sure?
 

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Originally posted by RexsMom@Jun 24 2005, 09:04 AM
Rex is on Nutro Lamb and Rice puppy formula food, bones and treat sticks (all Nutro l&r)  He is doing well on it and likes it!  The vet said for us to keep him on puppy food until 1 year old, when he changes we are going to get the Nutro small bites food as well.  As far as long term health benefits or problems, I am not sure?
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Thanks for the information. I am really stumped about what to do. I have always liked Nutro but want to make sure the protien level is ok.
 

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I just posted under another topic about a discussion I had with my VET regarding dog food. He is recommending that I switch from puppy food to adult at 5 months because of the lower protein content. I feed purina one lamb and rice.
 

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Here are some premium puppy foods you may want to try:

Royal Canin Small Breed Puppy Food
Chicken meal, chicken, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), brown rice, dried egg product, beet pulp, natural chicken flavor, brewer's yeast, salmon oil, potassium chloride, sodium silico aluminate, rice hulls, chicory extract, salt, choline chloride, salmon meal, dried apples, dried blueberries, taurine, vitamin E supplement, brewers yeast extract (Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles), ascorbic acid, flax seed, marigold extract, monosodium phosphate, folic acid supplement, zinc oxide, iron sulfate, manganese proteinate, biotin, sage, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium pantothenate, dried ginger, garlic, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, vitamin A supplement, rosemary extract, pyroxidine hydrochloride, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement.

Artemis Puppy Food:
Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Vitamin E, C and Rosemary Extract), Oatmeal, Dried Eggs, Fish Meal, Natural Flavoring, Canola Oil, Flaxseed, Fresh Potatoes, Fresh Carrots, Fresh Peas, Whole Fresh Apples, Cranberries, Dried Chicory Root (Prebiotics), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Lecithin, Garlic, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Inositol, Dehydrated Kelp, Chelates of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper and Cobalt, Potassium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sage Extract, Aspergillus Oryzae Fermantation Soulubles (Digestive Enzyme), Enterococcus Faecium and Lactobacillus Acidophilus(Probiotics)

Innova Puppy Food
Turkey, chicken, chicken meal, barley, brown rice, cottage cheese, tomatoes, hemp oil, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed, potatoes, herring, apples, carrots, alfalfa sprouts, eggs, garlic, dicalcium, phosphate, eggs, garlic, dl-alpha tocopherol, sodium ascorbate, chicory root extract, freeze dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, freeze dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, freeze dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, freeze dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, potassium chloride, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, zinc proteninate, iron protenate, carotene, niacin d-calcium pantothenate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, thiamine mononitrate, pryidoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, calcium iodate, biotin
 

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Originally posted by puppymom@Jun 24 2005, 08:23 AM
I just posted under another topic about a discussion I had with my VET regarding dog food.  He is recommending that I switch from puppy food to adult at 5 months because of the lower protein content.  I feed purina one lamb and rice.
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I had actually read your post before! I went and found your other post again to refresh my forgetful memory and I have heard this too, that is why I asked my vet. Maybe he isnt as familiar with this breed. Anyway Rex is almost 10 mos and a bag of food last us a good while (over a month), so I think I will go ahead and get the adult small bites Nutro and begin the switch over with mixing the two for a few weeks until the puppy food is all gone. Thanks for sharing this info!

The Nutro puppy is 26% protein. The Nutro adult small bites is 21%. What % should it be at?
 
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