First off, hello everybody! I'm a new member here, it feels good to join 'the family'
As a new dog owner, I wanted to get some advice on what kind of food I should feed my 7 month old Pitbull puppy. When we adopted him from the shelter on the 27th, they gave me a small bag of Science Diet to start him out with. I went through the small bag and he seemed to like it okay (he mostly just eats 1/2-3/4 of it), however, upon reading into it and seeing the disadvantages it offers as far as nutrition goes, I wanted to ask if anybody recomended anything specifically for my puppy?
Like many members mentioned, I DEFINATELY dont want my dog eating 'junk food' when he's not going to pull anything out of it. I see this as the equivalent of giving kids McDonald's for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Though its CHEAPER, its not a great substitute. On that note--I'm 24 and am actually pretty financial stable and not doing so bad (aside from rent and GAS ) so I was looking for something that would be GREAT for my puppy that's within a pretty reasonable price range. I'd rather cheap myself out on certain luxuries and/or my expenses to get the best for my boy, so price isnt too much of an issue.
Also, should I feed him dry dog food all of his life, or do you also recommend any type of other foods to substitute or mix it in with? And also, what kind of schedule would I have should I want to give him a little mix meals? I.e. only every other day, once a week, twice, etc?
Thanks in advance for all your help guys, I really appreciate it! I figured I'd make myself look like a newbie and ask here instead of just "going by what i know/hear" and being an irresponsible owner.