Originally Answered: What type of puppy food do you recommend for my puppy?
I would suggest Orijen, they have a puppy line too. I feed my Chihuahua Orijen and Nature's Variety Instinct which is for all life stages and she sometimes gets dry mixed with Nature's Variety Instinct canned and Taste of the Wild canned. I agree that Science Diet is crap and so are all the other brands that are loaded with corn and cheap fillers, soy, wheat, by products, and artificial flavors/colors/preservatives. Other good brands are Wellness/Wellness CORE, Blue Buffalo/Wilderness, and Acana. Big difference in ingredients compared to Science Diet.
Here's the ingredients to the Orijen I feed :)
Fresh boneless chicken, Chicken meal, Fresh boneless salmon, Turkey meal, Herring meal, Russet potato, Peas, Sweet potato, Fresh boneless turkey, Fresh whole eggs, Fresh chicken liver, Fresh boneless lake whitefish, Fresh boneless walleye, Sun-cured alfalfa, Pea fiber, Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Organic kelp, Pumpkin, Chicory root, Carrots, Spinach, Turnip greens, Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries, Licorice root, Angelica root, Fenugreek, Marigold flowers, Sweet fennel, Peppermint leaf, Chamomile, Dandelion, Summer savory, Rosemary, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Niacin, Thiamine mononitrate, Riboflavin, D-calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine, Folic acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12, Zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Copper proteinate, Selenium yeast, Lactobacillis acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium
And the ingredients to the Nature's Variety Instinct I feed
Duck meal, Turkey meal, Salmon meal, Tapioca, Canola oil, Tomato Pomace, Pumpkinseeds, Herring meal, Sun-cured alfalfa meal, Montmorillonite clay, Natural flavor, Vitamins (Choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, Ascorbic acid, Biotin, Niacin supplement, Vitamin A acetate, D-calcium panthothenate, Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin B12 supplement, Carotene, Vitamin D3 supplement, Folic acid), Potassium chloride, Minerals (Zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Copper proteinate, Sodium selenite, Ethylenediamine dihydriodide), Sea salt, Dried kelp, Peas, Cranberries, Blueberries, Direct-fed microorganisms (Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast culture, Dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract), Inulin, Mixed tocopherols with citric acid (a natural preservative), Rosemary extract, Freeze dried turkey, Freeze dried turkey liver, Freeze dried turkey heart, Freeze dried ground turkey bone