This group is SO helpful and I've learned so much from all the posts, but I still feel really overwhelmed when it comes to feeding my new pup. I want to do things right when it comes to nutrition and diet, but don't know where to even begin.
My little guy (standard goldendoodle) is coming home soon at 8 weeks and the breeder has been feeding him 4Health (link below).
I've read not to transition off the breeder's food for at least 2-3 weeks, but I have so many questions! I would be so appreciative if someone could help steer me in the right direction, because from what I've read, I'm not sure I can rely on the vet to give me good food options.
- What's a good option to transition to from 4Health? I've read a lot of good things about Orijen and I'm open to grain-free, though his current food has grain in it and don't want to upset him.
- What's a good process to slowly transition foods, should I be mixing to start?
- Should I gradually mix or add anything to his food? A topper, or mix in some raw nuggets like Primal? I've read so many benefits of raw. I also know some people use pumpkin. If so, how much and how often?
- Should I wait to give my pup any training treats in the beginning, and for how long?
I appreciate any help or insight to make sure I make the best choices - thanks so much in advance!