We will be getting our new lab puppy in about two weeks. Like many others here, we used to feed our last dog what we thought was good food (science diet Light) and we have since learned otherwise. I wish vets would do a better job of educating us. They always told us the food was good.
Anyhow, we plan to eventually go with TOTW (at least that's the plan now). Until he's ready for TOTW, I'm thinking about starting with either Wellness or Orijen large breed puppy food. I definitely want to go with low calcium and Ethoxyquin free food. The biggest difference I see between these two is the protein content. Welness guarantees not less than 26%. Orijen says 40%. That sounds like a big differnce to me and I'm not really sure what role protein content has in all of this.
Wellness has 366 Kcal per cup and Orijen 450 Kcal per cup. Does this mean that in theory we would feed less Orijen per meal? If so that may make it more cost effective since the prices seem to be comparable.
I'm open to other suggestions as well, but these seem to be the front runners.
Thanks for the help!