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Categories: Basic Puppy , Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Food

Q. Is Honest Kitchen Preference plus cooked meat a balanced diet for a growing German Shepherd puppy?
Would you recommend Honest Kitchen Preference + meat for a 10 month old German Shepherd weighing in at 80lbs? Would this be balanced for a growing puppy? Or is it best to feed one of their "balanced formulas" until he reaches full maturity?

If so, is it OK to just add a variety of cooked meats with it and that is all? I would also supplement with fish oil/vitamin E, as usual.

Thank you!

A. I would probably recommend one of the balanced formulas (Embark is first choice for pups) until he's more mature. Of course if the choice is Preference vs. Kibble I would choose Preference over a highly processed food.

For a growing pup, even if I was feeding one of the complete formulas I would still likely add extra meat, the directions for how much extra to add is on the package. I would recommend keeping the meat raw if possible and if your dog can tolerate it. Cooking meat destroys the enzymes that are so important.

You could rotate the formulas for greater nutritional diversity, as well.

Cindy Rhodes
  
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