I have a 6 month old female Pit Bull/Bull Mastiff mix. I have been feeding her Purina Puppy Chow and she seems to be pretty healthy. There are so many types of dog foods to choose from and I just have a hard time deciding what is best for my dog. I have read articles and websites about what you should feed, but I wanted to get people's personal experience on what worked best for their dogs. Especially anybody that has PBs or Mastiffs. Thank you.
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I have a 6 month old female Pit Bull/Bull Mastiff mix. I have been feeding her Purina Puppy Chow and ... get people's personal experience on what worked best for their dogs. Especially anybody that has PBs or Mastiffs. Thank you.

Hills Science Diet Large Breed Puppy
Hills Science Diet Large Breed Puppy

Blechhh.
I'd personally go with a high quality adult food, such as Wellness, California Natural, etc, but if it's sticking to a grocery store brand, Iams LB puppy is probably one of the least offensive.
Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
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Hills Science Diet Large Breed Puppy

Blechhh. I'd personally go with a high quality adult food, such as Wellness, California Natural, etc, but if it's sticking ... Boss Best Friends Dog Obedience "Nice Manners for the Family Pet" Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com

Your personal choice. I wouldn't feed any of your suggestions myself. I can't see why your comments are more valid than mine. Do you always put people down?
MY choice is based on scientific research. Yours is based on label reading hysteria and misinformation.
I didn't put YOU down Diddy. I made a comment on Hill's SD. I didn't say my comments were more valid - I offered an OPINION.
MY choice is based on scientific research. Yours is based on label reading hysteria and misinformation.

Now who's putting someone down? Talk about pot-kettle-black! Thanks, but I'm quite capable of doing actual research. I don't feed dry food at all BTW.
Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"
Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I have a 6 month old female Pit Bull/Bull Mastiff mix. I have been feeding her Purina Puppy Chow and she seems to be pretty healthy.

Not from personal experience, but people on the Great Dane board do not recommend that giant breed puppies (Mastiff puppy would fit, but Mastiff/PB is maybe a large dog and not a giant?) be fed even large breed puppy food, let alone plain old puppy food. There is only one Giant Breed Puppy food on the market, and I believe that it is Eagle Pack.

Suja
Your personal choice. I wouldn't feed any of your suggestions myself. I can't see why your comments are more valid than mine. Do you always put people down?

I don't think there's one answer to the question and I thought you answer wasn't particularly useful because 1) there's not one answer to the question, and 2) you didn't describe the bases for your choice - you just flat-out asserted that your choice was the best.
And frankly, for the dogs I've had your choice was not the best. I had far better experiences (better coat, better poop) with Eukanuba puppy food than with Science Diet. If/when I get another puppy I'll start with Eagle Pack, since that's what's given the best results for my adult dogs. You start someplace reasonable and you make adjustments, and your advice started someplace marginal, by dictum, and left no room for adjustment or experimentation.
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I had far better experiences (better coat, better poop) with Eukanuba puppy food than with Science Diet.

Eukanuba makes a LB formula as well, but I tend to think of it (and in the "higher premiums", Innova as well) as too rich for large/heavily built dogs.

My vet gave me a copy of a puppy food study a few years ago, which was very interesting and thorough in what nutrient amounts were ideal for larger breeds (I THINK it was a Tuft's study, but can't find it). The study only looked at "popular" brands, but reading the details (whether Diddy believes it or not, some people can do more than fall into "label hysteria" as she puts it) gave me some very good information.
If/when I get another puppy I'll start with Eagle Pack, since that's what's given the best results for my adult dogs.

I think understanding ingredients and how they affect your dog(s) is obviously a smart move! When choosing foods for my dogs, I look at other dogs, talk to owners and breeders, and more than anything, see what the food does for MY dogs. SD would never be on the list by ingredients alone.

Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"
Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Blechhh. I'd personally go with a high quality adult food, ... Pet" Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com

Your personal choice. I wouldn't feed any of your suggestions myself.

Really? California Natural is a fantastic food - the only thing, including raw, that has helped my itchy boy stop itching. I've not fed Wellness, but heard great things about it. Never heard anything bad about either, the way I have about SD foods.
I
can't see why your comments are more valid than mine.

She expressed an opinion.
Do you always put
people down?

Do you manufacture Science Diet??
MY choice is based on scientific research. Yours is based on label reading hysteria and misinformation.

Whose research - Science Diet? Yeah, that's an impartial source! Sorry, but label reading is pretty simple - if the food is full of filler, it isn't as good as food full of food. Not hard to comprehend at all. SD does work for some folks, apparently, but that doesn't make it a quality food, or make it worthy of recommending.
Christy
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