Angie H Posted July 23, 2008 Report Share Posted July 23, 2008 I know this must be covered elsewhere, but I searched with Puppy Kibble and went through 5 pages and did not see what I am looking for. Most of you know by now since I've suddenly turned into a posting machine, that Binx is my 7 month rescue pup. When he was at the farm, he ate what all of our rescues ate - which is a mixture of whatever is donated - some puppy kibble, some senior kibble, some all life stages, whatever - and I pour all of the bags into a large garbage can that is kept in the kennel, and scoop it out. So from about 17 weeks when he came into rescue until 6 months, when I adopted him - that's what he ate. I put him on Innova Puppy when he came home with me. My other fosters get either California Natural Lamb/Rice or Natural Balance or a combination thereof. I have read that it is not good to keep them on puppy food too long as it can cause them to grow too quickly. He is 7 months old, but he has not been on Puppy food until recently. So my question is, should I switch or leave him on it? He was a wee bit underweight when I brought him home, but he has filled out a little bit already. I was considering a grain free kibble, but of course it has high levels of protein (some are 42%)...is that a no-no for a puppy? I've also read that puppy's should not be on EVO - which is grain free - even though they state it is for all life stages. Can anyone put this in a nutshell for me and vote whether Binx should stay on puppy formula, switch to adult formula, or go grain free?! Note: I do give my dogs a raw soup bone once or twice a week and I also add some fresh food to their dish a couple times a week, such as canned salmon or mackeral, cottage cheese, yogurt, veggies (if taking weight off), left over chx breast or hamburger, etc. Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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