FROMM LARGE BREED PUPPY FORMULA is what we use and recommend.
We will send you with 5 pounds of Fromm Large Breed Puppy Gold when you come to welcome your puppy.
Even if the label looks similar ingredients are probably really different between the diets, so switching the animals slowly between the two diets, taking 7-10 days to make the switch, would be the way to prevent transitional problems.
Start with a 25% new, 75% old food ratio. Feed that for several days, and move up to a 50:50 mix if the stools are normal, and no other problems noted. Hold for several days, as before, and move to a 75:25 mix.
When should I switch foods?
If you can’t find Fromm in your area you can use another food but definitely use a high quality food! PURINA PRO PLAN SHREDDED CHICKEN & RICE or EUKANUBA or something high quality would be fine. We have found dogs do respond differently to different foods. Make sure that you use a high quality food, which is actually more economical because you feed a lesser amount and get great nutrition instead of great amounts of filler. Watch their stools, feel their sides, it shouldn’t be where the ribs are showing but you should be able to feel the ribs without too much trouble, watch their coat. Be sure to transition your pup when switching foods so that they don’t get stressed. Stay consistent with the quality food that you choose. When shopping, look for an AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials ) certification on the bag. This means it was formulated to be a complete balanced food for your dog.