April 19, 2014

Is Purina Puppy Chow a good food for my puppy?

Question by sam: I feed my puppy Purina Puppy Chow is this a good food for him?
I have Jack Russell. He is about 10 weeks. He is of healthy weight. I just want to make sure that i am feeding him food that will help him thrive.

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Answer by Maddie R
yup purina is one of the best brands you can get after science diet and other more expensive sold at vets

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  1. Purina is a reliable brand and contrary to popular belief your dog can eat Purina dog food and live a long healthy complete life. If you take a look at most of the boutique brands mentioned above most of of them are all manufactured by a handful of companies and nearly all source their dry ingredients from the same rendering plant. Also check for recalls you'll see that Purina has fewer than most of those expensive brands and they have a much longer history of producing quality pet food for generations of animals that far exceed the knowledge of many of these new independent boutique style brands which haven't been around more than 10 years or so. Many of them lack actual feeding research behind these products as well. You'll do well by feeding Purina.

  2. ♥Friends with says:

    Here is a site that will show you which dog foods are the best and the worst. I suggest that you get any one of the dog foods that are top rated. http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/
    Most of grocery store dog food formulas, like Purina, Pedigree,and etc contain "meat and bone meal" which has been known to contain dead dogs and cats that were euthanized in animal shelters. Their bodies are picked up and bought by the truck load by "rendering plants" , that also pick up road kill, dead live stock, and etc. They are shredded, and boiled. They skim off the fat on the top of the "soup" and collected it and sell it to pet food companies as "animal fat", the rest of the animals' remains are crushed up, dried and sold to dog and cat food companies as meat and bone meal.
    You can read more about it here. http://earthisland.org/index.php/projects/project
    Here is an article where the owner of a rendering plant talks about it. He says that cremating the dead shelter animals would cause pollution, and that rendering them is good.

    Here is further information on what you shouldn't see in the ingredients list in your dogs' food. http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badi
    Top rated dog foods like Canidae contain good healthy ingredients.

  3. Yep

  4. Ruckus1 says:

    Purina is not what I would consider a quality dog food. It's full of junk ingredients & fillers which are nothing but empty calories which means your pup has to eat a greater quantity to get the nutrition he needs which means too many calories and too much poo. Try gradually switching to a superior quality food like Innova, Solid Gold, Canidae or Blue Buffalo. You can find these at Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Petco, etc. They cost more, but your puppy won't have to eat so much, so you should find that a bag will last longer. Check out the Natura (makers of Innova, California Natural and Evo) and play around with their product comparison tool. It's rather educational and will help you pick the best quality food for your guy. Good luck!!

  5. Cavalier KCS mom says:

    No way. Purina is loaded with By-products and fillers that will make your dog poop more. I'm currently taking care of a Samoyed dog at my house. The owner feeds her Purina. She has skin a condition. She is constantly itching. She has cronic ear infections. Her ears are swollen shut from the scar tissue from the ear infections. Since she's been at my house i've been feeding her Wellness dog food and she loves it. The saying is true "You are what you eat." I feed all my dogs Wellness and none of them have ever had an ear infection or any kind of skin condition.

    When looking for a dog food ALWAYS read the ingredients. There should not be any by-products, corn, or wheat in the food.

  6. ex-geek now trains d says:

    NO! According to the website http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/ Purina Puppy Chow's first few ingredients are: Whole grain corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, soybean meal, and animal fat. Corn is two of the first six items: it is a frequent allergen and primarily a filler. Any by-product is a left-over component; whole meat or meal is by far superior, and it could only be worse if it was more generic in nature, like poultry (any bird) or meat (limitless) by-product. Brewers rice is another filler and left-overs from another process. Animal fat – what animal? When such generic sources are used, it often means that they're taking whatever they can get at the lowest price.

    You want to feed a quality food, and your best source is likely to be your local specialty pet food store. Talk to them and they can help you find the best fit for your dog. – g^2

  7. singleworker1230 says:

    It's okay but not the best. Some of the better ones that are available everywhere even in the rural areas include Science Diet, Eukanuba, Iams, and Purina One. While these may not be the best foods in everyone's eyes. They are good foods that are distributed across the country. Some of the foods listed on this board are only available in some markets or online which definately adds to the expense.

  8. It's worked for my dogs and they love it. Fancy dog foods are great if you can afford them. My girl prefers Beneful to all other foods. Test with small bags when the dog is older and watch their hair coat and stool. Bonnie does best with Beneful. Weird. I had a dog that was devoted to Iams!!!

  9. islegold says:

    I have used this food for several years now to raise pups and have found it very good

  10. Susan J says:

    Yes, that is a good brand. They eat puppy food for the first year and then go to an adult food. If he starts gaining too much weight you can put him on diet food. Senior food at 7.

  11. Purina is crap – full of by products, animal digest (the crap at the bottom of the barrel after they process all the by products and fillers), and other non-essential things.

    That said, there really is no ONE food that is good for all dogs. If someone asks me what food I'd recommend, I give a long list: Canidae, California Natural, Natures Variety Prairie, Taste of The Wild, Innova, Timberwolf, Royal Canin Natural Blend…

    There are alot more but these are good. You'll pay more for these foods but you'll also have to feed less because you're not feeding fillers and crap – that your dog will not process and will leave on your lawn for you to clean up!

  12. Purina is a cheap grocery store brand. It is full of fillers and lacks nutrients. You should go to a pet food store and get one of these brands:

    california natural
    innova
    evo
    science diet
    eukenuba

    these brands are a bit more expensive but have alot more nutrients for the price.

  13. ♥KISSES N ROS says:

    purina is one of the BEST dog food brands!! good choice! n dont worry u will have a healthy puppy! xx

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