• Hello - I'm new to the forum and have a 3 month old tri. We are currently feeding her Diamond brand Chicken and Rice Puppy (this was what the breeder was feeding her). She doesn't eat very much food - maybe a cup a day. Her weight is good (12 lbs) and she is very energetic. She also is very itchy which I suspect could be caused by her food. I would appreciate any suggestions about a better brand of food.


  • There are many good quality foods…. Diamond brands use lots of fillers (corn/beet pulp) and very easily could be causing allergy problems. I would go to a totally grain free or something like Natural Balance Potato and Duck....

    Who did you get your girl from? And welcome to the Forums, would love to see pictures


  • Here is a good link to check out the quality of dog foods. They are ranked from 6 star (best) to 1 star (worst). Kipawa is on Taste of the Wild Bison with a little Taste of the Wild Salmon mixed in to keep his coat in good shape. I also add in 1 tsp. of olive oil. for his skin/coat as well.http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/


  • I'm feeding Orijen Puppy Forumla…it's one of the 6-star rated foods at the website to which Fran gave the link.


  • It is also important to consider the breed of your dog when choosing the food. Larger dog breeds will always require higher levels of nutrients that prevent bone issues and other health problems later in life. Discuss nutrition with your veterinarian if you aren’t sure about the levels of protein your puppy might need.I would recommend Nature's Variety, Wellness, Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, and Solid Gold.


  • It is also important to consider the breed of your dog when choosing the food. Larger dog breeds will always require higher levels of nutrients that prevent bone issues and other health problems later in life. Discuss nutrition with your veterinarian if you aren’t sure about the levels of protein your puppy might need.I would recommend Nature's Variety, Wellness, Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, and Solid Gold.

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