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    Puppy (New Member)

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    Post Dog food choices for our Pyrenees Golden Retriever mix

    Our boy Rondo is going on 9 years old and we have been feeding him grain free blue buffalo chicken or salmon flavor.

    https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...t-dry-dog-food

    Our previous vet recommended Hills Science brand due to her finding a bug in her dog food twice.

    https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...adult-dog-food

    Also, while shopping in Pet Smart a rep suggested Natural Balance.

    https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...-fish-dog-food

    He is about 90lbs, gets walked every couple of days (sometimes a jog), and has no health joint etc problems and eats his food fine and quickly lol.

    We are hoping to get some insight on weather to just stay with blue buffalo since he doesn’t have any adverse reactions or if anyone has good points for switching.
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    Welcome AKindig & Rondo...and may I say he's a very handsome gentleman!

    If he's happy & doing well, and you feel good about the food...stay with what works....
    at this point in his life, even tho he doesn't have any joint issues, I would still start him on a joint supplement.

    I give Rudy Cosequin DS, that I buy from Costco online. He is going to be 6, no health or joint issues...just planning for the future.

    If you do start a joint supplement for Rondo, make sure that you give it to him with fish oil..again, I use the salmon oil from Costco online. A couple of squirts on his food in the AM & PM....you can always start with a small amount of oil, just to see how Rondo reacts to the oil

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    I am like Nancy, if your boy is doing fine on BB, there is really no reason to have to switch other than if you just want to use a variety just to make sure you are covering all possible nutritional basis. There are a number of dogs that do not do well on BB for whatever reason and so there may be people recommending switch because of that.

    I do rotate kibbles for my dog. It's just something I chose to do. The brands I use in my rotation, all grainfree, include Orijen, Acana, Wellness Core, Merrick, Stella & Chewy. My previous pair didn't care which brand I gave them, but my current teenager clearly prefers Merrick over all others.

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    I feed my dog with blue buffalo . I believe that if my dog is doing fine on it then leave well enough alone. If there was a problem, I would only then consider switching. Some animals do good on a particular food brand, some don't. For more info, read these blue buffalo dog food reviews

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    Hi, I am new to this forum and am finding it very informative. I have 4 dogs, 2 jacks, 1 ****apoo, 1 great pyrenees that I have changed to a raw diet. I buy 25lb box of frozen and follow any and all safe handling of food, dishes, etc. Everyone appears to be doing very well and the poop pick up is better, however, after a recent vet visit I was told that raw is unsafe as we cook food for a reason, and that it is way to high in fat for my 3 senior dogs. The other thing I was told was that it can cause pancreatitis in dogs because of the high fat. I am so confused as to what is what and who to right. My 1 jack was also diagnosed with an enlarged heart.

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    Some vets do not agree with the raw diet and looks like yours is one of them. I feed some raw, but raw is definitely not the majority of my guy's diet, so I can't fairly opine on keeping a dog on raw diet. My vet is not against raw feeding. What I would suggest is have a full blood chemistry done on your dogs to make sure things are within the normal range. If everything comes back normal, that test would also serve as the baseline for your guys. Then I would run that test on all four 6 months later and 6 months after that. If the blood chemistry levels all show normal after the two 6 month testing, then I would do a once a year testing thereafter.

    As for your jack with the enlarged heart, I don't know whether diet affect the progression thereof. I understand medication is necessary to slow down the progression.

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