I usually start my puppies on one of these foods:
Recipes that are real and wholesome, made with USDA-inspected deboned meat and fresh produce. Recipes have higher-quality protein and industry-leading levels of glucosamine and chondroitin. None of their ingredients are ever imported from China.
Taste of the Wild High Prairie (Bison, venison, lamb, fish, poultry) A grain-free formula for all life stages with sweet potatoes and peas provides highly digestible energy for your active dog. Made with real roasted meats, this formula offers a taste sensation like no other. Supplemented with fruits and vegetables, this hearty formula delivers natural antioxidants to protect your friend's body from the damage of everyday living, supporting a healthy immune system and overall good health.
Innova Puppy (dry food) * Made with healthful ingredients from all five food groups
* Includes nutrients from fresh fruits and vegetables
* Preserved with Vitamin E
* Contains a source of live naturally-occurring microorganisms normally found in a healthy digestive tract
* Offers DHA and EPA to help with neurological and retinal development.
FirstMate Fish and Potato Puppy
*A Potato & Fish diet is nutritionally balanced and with a protein content of 28% and a fat level of 18% it is available for puppies *Preserved with vitamin C & E *Active enzymes to promote digestion *Omega 3 Fatty Acids for healthy skin and coat
Raw Food Diet
This diet is gaining a lot of popularity. I don't have a lot of experience with it, yet, but many dog owners swear by this diet. I have read one wonderful (somewhat short and entertaining) "how to" book regarding this diet and may give it a shot if I am feeling courageous. If you are interested in feeding your dog a raw food diet, I recommend "Raw Dog Food"(Make it easy for you and your dog!) by Carina Beth MacDonald.
A puppy could become ill if transitioned to quickly to a different food. I will send at least a weeks worth of puppy food with each puppy. If you will be changing the puppies food, please wean them from the food that they have been on (slowly decrease the amount in the mix as you increase the amount of the food you have decided to use).