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Q: Food Suggestions

July 20, 2009 | By RudyHopkins | 6 answers | Expired: 1820 days ago

RudyHopkins

What is the best food for a 13 week old cocker spaniel puppy? He is about 7 pounds. And active.

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Emily M.
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Jul 22, 2009

Because a lot of cockers end up with allergy issues when they get older it would be best to start your puppy on a high quality food right away.
I'm a HUGE fan of the Purina Pro PLan diets. They have no preservatives, fillers or food coloring. And everything is grown here in the U.S.A. :)

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VetTech81
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Jul 22, 2009

a high quality puppy food is best until he's done growing. puppies require more calories than adult dogs, so puppy formula is important. beyond that, there are several brands (some are mentioned in other answers) which are excellent. the important thing is to find a list of ingredients that sound like food you would eat! (ie chicken, beef, lamb, potato, etc) Avoid foods filled with things like chicken-meal, by-products, and corn as these are mainly fillers and offer no nutritional value. California Natural, Wellness, EVO, and Natural Balance are all excellent foods, but if you didn't want to spend that much there are other brands which are a "step down" from those but still good quality and more affordable. (Nutro Max is a good one, as is Iams/Eukanuba.)

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BroLex
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Jul 21, 2009

We love Wellness. It avoids all of the major allergens and is full of good vitamins. Our vet approved it and our dogs do good on it. For treats....look up Buddy Biscuits at Cloudstar.com. They are a great treat that uses only the best ingredients. Both of our dogs love them:)

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Mary C.
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Jul 20, 2009

They tend to have skin and coat issues so whatever you choose opt for a high quality meat based food and watch the grains. Dogfoodalylisis is a great start to finding the perfect food for your pup. Good luck

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Theresa L.
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Jul 20, 2009

I love this site www.dogfoodanalysis.com

You can get the 1-6 star ratings of the food that is out there.... good information on what to feed your dog :)

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Debby
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Jul 20, 2009

I like Natural Balance and By Nature dog and cat foods.

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