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I have always been under the understanding that the food should be enough, if the food is high quality of course. What does your vet think?
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I looked up the ingredients to a puppy vitamin and saw the following:

Dicalcium Phosphate, Maltodextrins, Natural Flavoring, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Whey, Montmorillonite, Non-Fat Dry Milk, Brewer'S Yeast, Lecithin, Taurine, Choline Bitartrate, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Ferrous Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vegetable Oil, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Palmitate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Silica Aerogel, Vitamin D 3 (Cholecalciferol), Biotin, Riboflavin, Cyanocobalamin, D-Pantothenic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Pyrodoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Carbonate, Cobalt Carbonate, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite And Vitamin K (Menadione).


Some of those are not in the food I feed.  I do find it interesting that they list Taurine as an ingredient.  That is also in Red Bull.  If anyone wants a little history lesson, Taurine is named after Taurus as it was first isolated in an Ox.  It is also a major part of bile.

The food should be more than enough for the puppy as long as it is a quality food.

There are many dogs that were never given puppy vitamins or even dog vitamins in their life and lived long lives.  Elizabeth is 18 months and doing great.  I changed her food from IAM's Large Breed Puppy to Nature's Variety Large Breed Puppy and when they stop producing that and only made the Large Breed Puppy in the Raw Boost I switched to that.  Gus is somewhere between 5 and 9 years old and was found as a stray and afraid of everything.  Needless to say, I highly doubt he was fed a premium diet as he went from about 110 to 140 under my care.  He was too skinny when I saw and eventually got him.  I forget what they had him on but it was better than the "BIG" names.  I moved him to Nature's Variety Raw Boost and he is doing fine as well.

For many centuries dogs have been pets in one form or another and yet they didn't have vitamins.  Look at the origins of the pet food industry.

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That is weird that they have the same ingredient as red ball, thank god it doesn't have the same effects lol...
I have found a local company that delivers so I have been looking into what they offer, but everything seems high protein and from what I understand that's not always a good thing correct ?
https://nssandiego.secure.force.com/NSCart__productDetail?id=01t37000000FMjCAAW
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In the past I bought locally but when my go to local (mom and pop) shop closed so she could take care of her parents I have been getting my food online.  It takes three to four days to get food but I have it set to a recurring schedule.

As for the high protein...that is what they say.  I'm no nutritional expert and everyone has an opinion.

Here is a review of the food you are looking at:
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/natures-select-dog-food/

I feed both of my dogs a grain free diet.
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I have been reading about the grain free and I'm very interested in doing that.. I just got updated pics of Sumo yesterday ... His 5 weeks old now, I can't wait to get him.. His growing so fast

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If you think he is growing fast now, just wait until you get him home.  He won't be little for very long. [wink]
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Lol that's true .. I will just have to take lots of pics
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Something much more important, spend as much time as you can with them.  They grow up very quickly.

Other suggestions:
Socialization
Obedience training
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