My new Vizsla is about 14 weeks old. I have started him on Nutro Natural Choice Lamb and Rice. He absolutly LOVES it but I was wondering if fellow Vizsla parents could tell me if they like/dislike that food. I raised Labs before, Mason is my first Vizsla. I just want to make sure that I am giving good food to my growing Vizsla.
We personally have our 8 month old male on Nutro Natural Choice large breed puppy chicken and brown rice formula because he isn't a fan of lamb. Not only does he love it but I like the ingredients in his food and can identify what the first few listed are. I also love that they have a large breed formula, not only for puppy but also for young adult (1-2 years old) and adult that will grow with him. Both our trainer and our vet approve so I know we aren't feeding him something awful.
There's a variety of brands used by different people on the forum but I believe that if your dog is eating it and you can identify what the first few ingredients are (my rule of thumb is that I would eat them myself) then I think that is a good food for your pup.
Thanks for the link to that site, threefsh. I'll definitely be checking it out to see what other food options we may have out there. Despite our boy loving his food he seems to be going through his phase of not being interested in food.
Higher protein is not good for growing 'larger' puppies - it can make their bones grow too fast and cause loose stools. And since when are Vizslas a large breed? Last I checked they were a medium sized dog!
Baxter is now 14 weeks and he has a mix of James Well Beloved kibble and nature diet wet food. I also had him on raw food natures menu but have to limit the amount I mix that with nature diet on the same day because he was going hyper and the vet said it was because of the high protein. You should only give 24% protein.
He is much better on mixing kibble and wet over 3 to 4 meals a day. I don't actually mix in the bowl though, I mean one meal kibble and one meal wet etc.
If I give Baxter the same food for all meals he won't eat. He is a fussy eater and likes variety. But then I think is get bored of eating the same thing all the time