I am currently having to buy Dog and large breed puppy chow.
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We adopted my dog from a shelter when she was 8 months old. We have been feeding her Purina Puppy/Dog Chow for the past 6 years. Initially, she happily ate the dry kibble mix. We soon started adding additional food sources to her pet food for two reasons: to improve the quality of her diet and because she slowly began to lose interest in her dry food. We added eggs, homemade chicken broth, chicken/turkey/beef/pork, and veggies. As time passed, she became more and more reluctant to touch the Purina dog food, but she GLADLY ate everything else. As time passed, we've had to put more effort into hiding her kibble mix with other foods, otherwise she would avoid it. But eventually, even that was not enough. I can't even count how many times I had to dump out all of the food in her bowl and make her a new meal that completely excluded Purina. Then, and only then, would she eat. Within the past few months, she has also become more and more picky with commercial dog treats and certain fresh veggies/fruits. I didn't think anything of this behavior at the time.
In the past two weeks, we have lost two puppies being fed Purina puppy chow. After seeing two different vets, and running every test in the book, both puppies died, we will never feed Purina foods again. Symptoms include loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting and loose stools. Please don't feed your dogs or puppies ANY PURINA FOOD.
Purina Dog Chow Puppy Complete Dry Dog Food (16.5 lb
Purina Puppy Chow Complete & Balanced Dog Food ‑ Shop Dry at HEB
Entropion is a condition where the dog's eyelids turn inward toward the eyeball rather than outward as they should. This causes irritation to the eye and if left untreated, can lead to blindness. Entropion is usually inherited but can also be acquired later in life as a result of eye injury or infection. Entropion isn't always apparent in young puppies. When you're shopping for a puppy, you should expect to see, clear, dry sparkling eyes on the parents of the litter. Runny, inflamed eyes or crusty eyelids are not normal for a Chow and should be treated by a veterinarian.Another source of healthy Chows with good dispositions is through Chow rescue adoption programs. Most homeless Chows became that way through no fault of their own. Their owners had to move, divorced, or met with family tragedies that forced them to give up their dogs. Experienced Chow rescue volunteers screen dogs for good temperament and health and look for families especially suited to each one. These dogs are usually young adults although puppies and older dogs are sometimes available. Despite the Chow's reputation as being a one-family dog, rescued Chows are adaptable and adjust well to a new home. Many of us are just too busy to raise and train a puppy. An older, rescued Chow may fit into your busy lifestyle much easier.Good temperament in Chows is partly inherited and partly made by good training and socialization. Almost all Chow puppies are friendly and irresistible. Your puppy won't be little for long and you want to be happy with the adult dog who'll share your life for many years to come. Start out on the right foot by choosing a puppy from parents who have the kind of temperament you want! You should be able to touch and handle the parents of your puppy. They shouldn't be overly shy nor aggressive toward you with their owner present. If you don't like the disposition of the parents or can't handle at least one parent of the litter, do not buy the puppy!I have been using Purina Dog Chow, Puppy Chow, Dry Food for well over 15 years with no problems... all of my dogs have been healthy and happy. I have recently upgraded to Purina One (locally available easily) and hate to see the bad reviews! I don't know that I would change their diet unless it was medically necessary- my dogs have always had good weight and remained active. On another note my AGING cat will not touch any other food except Purina Cat Chow. Tried to sub generic in a emergency one time and his stubborn old self wouldn't touch it. Regular or indoor formula, don't matter... picky picky he only eats his brand. Stop with all the complaints and give some praise for once.