Hi Dr, Are there is any list of brands that you can suggest for puppy's food? It's really confusing to choose the right one. I've seen videos on picking up puppy food. When you say, crude protein do we need to look for min or max ?. Also, could you please comment on grain-free food for puppies? Do you recommend grain-free food?Category: Nutrition
You will find that most crude protein values are similar, that is by design. I am not a fan of grain free foods for any puppy, or at all. Here is some additionalNatures recipe c dIams woof softIams Eukanuba small bites dRoyal Canin c dPro plan savory softAuthority (ProPlan for Petsmart) c dHills ideal balance c dCastor pollux organicallySimply nourish c dWellness c dBil jac frozenc-can d-dry kibbleOriginally grain free foods were offered to provide some relief to dogs that had allergies to common grains like corn, wheat or soy. They did work well in those situations. Now it is like many dog food traits it has become a marketing tool and fad to offer or use grain free products. The manufacturers created the feeling that grain free is better for everyone. Nutritionally I have no problem with dogs eating diets containing well designed amounts and types of grain. There are many valuable nutrients in grains. Using these diets to help manage allergies in adult dogs can work well but I do not see any advantage for young, growing dogs.