I have a 4 month old German Shepherd that weighs a little more than 50 pounds. I wanted a modest priced dog food that was good for my pup. The Pure Balance Dog Food seemed to be a good product because of the absence of fillers in the food. However, Pure Balance does not have any information on the package as to what age the food has been formulated for -- which I think is an unfortunate oversight on Ole Roy's part. I called Ole Roy and was assured that the formula was good for dogs of all ages, to include puppies like mine. By the way, I encouraged them to add such language to the package to help consumers. So, I bought the Chicken and Brown Rice product and my pup loves it. He has been eating it now for a few weeks and seems to be more active, his coat seems brighter, and his dumps in the backyard are smaller and less frequent. He also is scratching less. I wanted to point out something very important from a cost standpoint. Nearly all other dog foods prescribe 5 cups of food for a dog weighing 50 pounds. Pure Balance only prescribes 3 3/4 cups of food for the same weight. I asked Ole Roy whether their directions were accurate and I was told that since the food had less filler, it required less food to nourish the dog. I can tell you that I free feed my Pup and he is satisfied with around 4 cups of food per day. Whereas, he was eating 5 cups of both Ole Roy Puppy Food and Purina Puppy Chow fed to him in the past. So, this food may be more expensive, but you actually feed the dog less food -- this food is actually cost effective. Plus, I can pick it up at my local Wal-Mart during regular shopping and not have to make a separate trip to a Pet Store. For these reasons, I concluded that this a great cost effective dog food for puppies. The less dumps in the backyard is just icing on the cake -- okay, bad analogy.
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