What is the best dog food to buy for my Saint Bernard puppy?

beautyofthesea: What is the best dog food to buy for my new puppy Saint Bernard?
I have a new 10 week large breed dog, saint bernard/mastiff mix and was wondering what you recommend for feeding it? Also are veggies and fruits ok to add to his diet? And what about raw hide? My boyfriend told me it can cause trouble in their intestines if they eat it?

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puppy chow

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  1. momofmodi says

    You need to feed your St Bernard puppy a large breed puppy dog food. I use Purina One Large Breed Puppy and my puppy seems to like it. He sure eats a lot of it. We've also used Iams Large Breed puppy also. You should hold off on the rawhides for awhile, they do get pretty gummy and sticky.

  2. Great Dane Lady says

    Large breeds have special nutritional needs. You don't want to feed a high protein puppy food to them. They gain weight faster than their immuture bones can handle. This can cause all kinds of bone related problems later. We feed Dane pups a protein level of no more than 23%. You can do this by just feeding a good adult food. Large breed puppy chow is no more than adult food in a fany wrapper, costing more. I learned this from a vet who holds a degree in nutrition.

  3. a44arana says

    you're best bet is using Purina Puppy Chow, and gradually as he grows switch it to the adult formula. Purina has several types of chow for different dog types and its easy to understand. right on the front of the bag it has a generic picture of the dog size for easy reference. idk much about fruits and veggies, but never feed them raw hide, i had a dog get worms like that once.

  4. vannie says

    I would just feed the dog plain dog food because some foods might cause worms in the dog. I feed my lab mix pedigree my vet said that is good.

  5. Lanna B says

    I agree, Eukenuba is very good. All 4 vets at our clinic use it for their animals and recommend it. Most all of us techs use it too. Science Diet is also good.

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