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What is the best food for a german shepherd puppy?

asked 2017-03-05 21:08:54 -0500

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answered 2017-03-06 16:42:00 -0500

a GSD requires a high-quality diet that provides enough protein to support muscle health and fat for energy. Protein and fat are the two most important components of a German Shepherd’s diet but these nutrients shouldn’t come from just any ingredients – they should come from high-quality sources. Ideally, your dog’s protein should come from whole meat sources like poultry, fish and beef as well as organ meats.

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answered 2017-03-08 16:14:44 -0500

Great questions! While it would be great to get advice on this topic from your veterinarian who specializes in canine nutrition, not all of us have that luxury at our disposal. I've found sites like Dogfoodadvisor.com to be very helpful in my search for an affordable but nutritionally sound food for my dogs. I search for at minimum a 4 star (hopefully 5) food that has meat as the FIRST ingredient and price match on sites like Chewy, Amazon, and in my local wholesale stores (I know some people have found 5-star foods as Costco, BJ's wholesale etc) for a well rated food that is in my price range. Currently I feed Eagle Pack: Power and am considering a switch eventually to raw feeding once I can find someone to advise me further on this and help me source locally. It's a hard decision, and it's important for your dogs health, but your first step should be to invest a small amount of time into research on sites that have rated foods. Hope that helps! :)

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