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Best grain free dry puppy food?
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TreeMenDos · 07/12/2019 11:59

My heads spinning with choices

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BiteyShark · 07/12/2019 12:35

Have you looked at allaboutdogfood.co.uk.

I wanted something with a named meat/fish of at least 60-70% and I picked millieswolfheart (before my dog went off the flavours) as it was suitable for both puppies and adults.

The thing is what you choose isn't sometimes what your dog prefers so maybe get some small bags of different brand to try.

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MarleyMooChick · 07/12/2019 13:04

I second Millie's Wolfheart. They have a product advice line.

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GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman · 07/12/2019 16:19

Is there a specific reason why you want grain-free? Dogs have evolved to digest carbohydrate and there has been research that has implicated grain-free diets in health issues.

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Soubriquet · 07/12/2019 16:24

I use seven.

The kibble is tiny which is perfect for my two and it’s completely grain free

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TreeMenDos · 07/12/2019 17:49

Because my dog has a grain allergy, why else?

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TreeMenDos · 07/12/2019 17:49

I'll try Millies thanks :)

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TheFaerieQueene · 07/12/2019 17:54

Orijen is v good. Our 9 year old lab loves it. I’m sure their puppy food will be just as delicious!

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Bonkersblond · 07/12/2019 17:56

DDog is on grain free for health reasons, currently on Grain free James Well beloved, seems to suit her tummy as no tummy aches.

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GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman · 07/12/2019 18:14

Because my dog has a grain allergy, why else?
Because some people opt for grain-free because they think it's closer to a dog's 'natural' diet.
Because some people think it's healthier for dogs in general.

If you ask for advice, posters try to help. Being a touch snarky doesn't encourage them to help next time you ask.

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MrsAgassi · 07/12/2019 18:17

Canagan. We’ve been using it for a couple of years now. Happy dog and beautiful shiny coat!

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Veterinari · 07/12/2019 18:28

Because my dog has a grain allergy, why else?

Which grain exactly and how was it diagnosed? Grain free diets have been linked to cardiomyopathy and other health problems so I wouldn’t opt for a grain free diet. There are a whole variety of grains and it’s very unlikely your dog is allergic to all of them.

If your dog has a specific allergy then a hypoallergenic or hydrolysed diet would be a safer option and ensure all appropriate nutrients are provided.

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Ihuntmonsters · 08/12/2019 02:47

My dog has cardiomyopathy caused by a taurine deficiency that the vet thinks is related to eating grain free food. No hard evidence has surfaced yet as to why non grain kibble seems to be correlated to DCM, but my dog's heart health has improved massively now he is on large taurine and L cartanine supplements. We are thinking about moving him to a raw diet now.

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Savidog · 08/12/2019 03:34

I would avoid grainfree until they figure out what exactly is causing the DCM link on those foods....The fda reports are only the tip of the iceberg and it's a worldwide issue not just american at this point as the uk and Australia are now screening and seeing potential nutritional dcm cases on these foods. There's multiple other allergy foods out there that are safer. Go with companies that prioritise nutritional research and safety trials not marketing and spin. Most dogs can tolerate carbs just fine,dogs are not wolves and evolved to scavenge from humans. Even homemade is safer is a better bet if you have the time to balance it right.

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dreichXmas · 08/12/2019 03:46

The FDA is researching grain free dog food which I see has been mentioned.
It is thought it may cause heart issues.

www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigation-potential-link-between-certain-diets-and-canine-dilated-cardiomyopathy

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