I've had my Corgi pup for 5 weeks now, he is now 15 weeks old.
The breeder had him on Redwitch Puppy Complete: (Poultry meal (30%), brown rice, whole maize, chicken fat, sugar beet pulp, yeast, poultry digest, fish oil, minerals, linseed, yucca)
And said Royal Canin was the closest to it: (Dehydrated Poultry Meat, Rice, Animal Fats, Vegetable Protein Isolate, Maize, Beet Pulp, Maize Flour, Hydrolysed Animal Proteins, Maize Gluten, Soya Oil, Fish Oil, Minerals, Fructo-Oligo-Saccharides, Hydrolysed Yeast, Marigold Extract, Pentasodium Triphosphate, Antioxidants).
He was fine on Redwitch - regular poops nice and solid and dark of colour, but it isn't here on the site so can't tell how good it was.
As we slowly introduced Royal Canin it became obvious it wasn't good - stinky farts, orangey poops that were less solid. I was coming up needing a replacement from Redwitch as it was running out and no local stockist, pet store recommended Arden Grange after showing them the label for Redwitch.
(Fresh Chicken 18%, Chicken Meat Meal 18%, Rice, Maize, Beet Pulp, Chicken Oil, Whole Dried Egg, Yeast, Fish Meal, Chicken Digest, Linseed, Fish Oil, Prebiotic FOS, Prebiotic MOS, Cranberries, Yucca Extract, Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin, Nucleotides.)
He is mostly ok on this but I'm not happy with the quality of it. So upon going back they suggested grain free freeze dried foods such as Acana, Canagen and the like. I picked up Canagen and tried to introduce it slowly but he ended up having really watery diarrhea so we took him off it. (Freshly Prepared Chicken(26%), Dried Chicken (25%), Sweet Potato, Peas, Potato, Pea Protein, Alfalfa, Chicken Fat(3.1%), Dried Egg(3.1%), Chicken Gravy (1.6%), Salmon Oil (1.2%), Minerals, Vitamins, Glucosamine (1000 mg/kg), MSM(1000 mg/kg), Apple, Carrot, Spinach, Psyllium, Seaweed, Fructooligosaccharides, Chondroitin(700 mg/kg), Camomile, Peppermint, Marigold, Cranberry, Aniseed & Fenugreek.
I didn't know pea protein was bad as I discovered this site trying to find out why he was having such a bad go on Canagen.
So here I am seeking advice. Is grain free high meat content good for a pup or was it just too much too soon? What would you recommend for a good quality puppy food? Should I try Acana maybe?
Many thanks, Freijya