What you feed your puppy is very important. We start our puppies out on Bil-Jac when they are first starting to eat food at three weeks old and slowly add in Purina Pro Plan Puppy which we keep them on through their first year.
If you choose to feed your puppy a different food you will need to switch them over gradually to avoid any upset stomach issues.
Studies suggest that grain free and a diet high in legumes/potatoes, is potentially causing early Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs.
According to a recent report released by the FDA and published by the New York Times, there may be a link between certain grain-free dog foods and a specific type of heart disease in dogs. The condition, known as Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), is normally a genetic condition affecting large breed dogs. However, a recent rise in cases in dogs not normally predisposed to the condition has prompted a closer look by the FDA into the matter. Researchers suspect diet may play a key role in the rise, but admit the issue is “complex”. The research is ongoing.
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